The Kentucky Board of Education will hold a special meeting in Lexington on July 2 to discuss its continuing search for a state education commissioner.
The meeting, most of which will be behind closed doors, is expected to focus on feedback from the board's recent interviews with 12 leading commissioner candidates, and whether to trim the list to a few finalists.
Board members also might discuss whether to release the names of the finalists.
About 300 people initially applied for the post.
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The board hopes to name an education commissioner by the time Kentucky schools reopen in August.
The previous commissioner, Jon Draud, resigned because of health problems.