"The applicant pool is still open and we've had many good applicants. We'd like to see someone in place by July 1," School Board President Rob Miller said.
Board members are searching for a highly qualified individual with lots of experience.
Many candidates applying do have doctorate degrees, but not all.
"They (the new superintendent) have to have a genuine desire to be a part of our schools. They have to have continued their education, have administrative experience in a school, a successful professional background and be someone who fits into our schools" Miller said.
When choosing the new superintendent, board members say they also consider public opinion and suggestions.
"We've had several people write in online and people send letters by mail. Hopefully, we've listened, and we really appreciate that. We wouldn't have asked for it if we didn't want it," Miller commented.
The executive session began at 5 p.m. at the CCS Central Office, 9750 North Crawford St., Knightsville. There will be a second executive session Saturday at 10 a.m.
During the session, board members will receive information and interview prospective employees.