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February 7, 2014

Fairfield woos Stanford

Corsicana — Kerens school Superintendent Kevin Stanford has been unofficially named the lone finalist for the position of superintendent at Fairfield ISD.

It will be made official at Tuesday’s Fairfield ISD board meeting, according to Kenny Berry, president of the Kerens ISD board of trustees.

“It’s public knowledge that he’s the lone finalist, but they’ll make it official Tuesday night,” Berry said. “I think his plans are to work until the end of March.”

Once a finalist has been named, then there’s a 21-day cooling off period before he can sign a contract.

Kerens is a 1A school, and Fairfield is a 3A school, so it’s a promotion for Stanford.

“This will advance his career,” Berry said. “It’s something to be expected. Usually a superintendent will stay two or three years.”

Stanford has been in Kerens since 2006 when he was hired away from Pine Tree ISD, a suburb of Longview, where he’d been public information officer.

The Kerens school board will meet Monday, one week ahead of schedule, to discuss the issue. At that meeting, they expect to discuss some possibilities for interim superintendent, Berry said.

“We hate to see him got but you go where the job opportunities are,” he said.

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