Lakota weighs superintendent choice in 8-hour meeting

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Lakota school board members met for eight hours Thursday first interviewing and then discussing two finalists for the district superintendent’s job, but coming to no announced decision.

Board members convened a public meeting at 3:15 p.m. Thursday but then voted to enter into private executive session, which lasted more than eight hours.

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The board’s executive session discussions, which are allowed under Ohio public meeting law for personnel matters, also included working out contract details for the next superintendent.

Neither candidate — West Clermont Schools’ Superintendent Keith Kline nor Mentor Schools’ Superintendent Matt Miller — accepted an offer from the Journal-News to comment after their Thursday evening interviews at Lakota’s Central Office in Butler County’s Liberty Twp.

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Lakota school board members met for eight hours Thursday first interviewing and then discussing two finalists — Keith Kline (left) and Matt Miller (right) — for the district superintendent’s job.

Lakota school board members met for eight hours Thursday first interviewing and then discussing two finalists — Keith Kline (left) and Matt Miller (right) — for the district superintendent’s job.

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Lakota school board members met for eight hours Thursday first interviewing and then discussing two finalists — Keith Kline (left) and Matt Miller (right) — for the district superintendent’s job.

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Board members have scheduled an announcement at a 5 p.m. public meeting Friday to reveal their choice for the next superintendent.

Lakota Board of Education President Ben Dibble said “we will have a decision to announce then.”

Dibble and other board members, however, declined to comment further when their meeting ended at 11:05 p.m.

At the Friday meeting, the board could also vote on approving an employment contract for their new superintendent if the details have been worked out by that time.

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