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Board Vacancy

Notice of Vacant Harlan Independent Board of Education Seat



The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the Harlan Independent Board of Education. You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Harlan Independent Board of Education representing the district at large.


The vacancy was created as a result of Mr. Joe Meadors’ resignation in order to take office as the Mayor of the city of Harlan, effective January 1, 2019.


Under the provision of KRS 160.190(2), this appointment is effective until the November 2019 regular election.


This is a public service position and the person appointed will not be employed by the Harlan Independent Public Schools.



Board members must be:

            At least 24 years old;

            A Kentucky resident for the last three years;

A registered voter in the district and voter precinct(s) of the vacancy- Harlan Independent School District;

Have a high school diploma or GED certificate;

Must be in compliance with anti-nepotism state laws;

Cannot provide contract services for the school district.



School board members are involved primarily in the following areas:

            Developing policy that governs the operation of schools;

Providing visionary leadership that establishes long-range plans and programs for the district;

            Hiring the district superintendent and issuing annual evaluation reports

Setting local tax rates and practicing vigorous stewardship to ensure that all school district funds are spent wisely.


Applications should be completed and mailed by January 11th, 2019.


Interviews will be scheduled approximately 10-20 working days after this mail date. All qualified applications received by the date stated above will be considered.


Application forms for this position are available from:

Harlan Independent Board of Education, Central Office, 420 E. Central St. Harlan, KY 40831

The Kentucky Department of Education 502-564-4474 or KDE website: http://education.ky.gov/districts/legal/Pages/default.aspx


All applications must be mailed directly to:

            Kentucky Department of Education

            Commissioner of Education

            300 Sower Blvd. 5th Floor

            Frankfort, KY 40601

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Harlan Independent Schools
420 E. Central St.
Harlan KY 40831

Phone: 606-573-8700