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Superintendent Caulk Leaving for New Post in Kentucky

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Superintendent Caulk Leaving for New Post in Kentucky
Posted on 06/29/2015
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Portland Public Schools Superintendent Emmanuel Caulk has accepted a position as school superintendent for the 40,000-student Fayette County Public Schools in Kentucky. His departure date from the Portland school system will be determined by Caulk and the Portland Board of Public Education.

The school board plans to meet in executive session on Tuesday, June 30, to discuss Caulk’s departure and finding a replacement for him. The board’s meeting begins at 6 p.m. in room 250 of Casco Bay High School, located at 196 Allen Avenue.

“The board will set a timeline for a superintendent search,” said school board Chair Sarah Thompson. “But there is no need to rush. It is my belief that the best course would be for the board to appoint an interim superintendent for a year, during which time we would launch a national search for a new superintendent. That would give us the time to do a comprehensive search and find the best candidate for the job.”

Caulk was hired in July 2012 to head the approximately 7,000-student Portland Public Schools. The school board this past November extended his contract to June 2019. That contract includes a provision that he give six months notice before resigning. Thompson does not believe the board is likely to hold him to that.

Caulk, who got married this month and has family ties to Kentucky, said the new job is a good fit for him personally and professionally. “My wife and I are looking forward to making Lexington our new home,” he said.

Thompson thanked Caulk for his service. She said he’s been “a transformational superintendent” who will be leaving Maine’s largest and most diverse district on a solid foundation fiscally and academically as it looks for a replacement.