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Published 12:00 am Saturday, November 6, 2004

candidate for other position

By Rick Couch

While reports in North Alabama state that he is a candidate, Butler County School Superintendent Mike Reed said he has not applied for a job in Cullman.

In a report on Oct. 26, 2004, the Cullman Times reported that the school board for Cullman City Schools had received a list of qualified candidates for the position of superintendent.

Reed’s name is on the list.

According to a spokeswoman in the Cullman superintendent’s office, the candidates on the list are currently being reviewed with background checks and such and once those are complete, invitations to apply and interview will be extended.

There has been no job interview in Cullman. That was Reed’s response to rumors that he had been in contact with the Cullman school system.

Reed had been rumored to be a candidate for a position opening in the school system and it had been said he had already interviewed. However, this is not the case.

Reed put away any rumors of an interview Friday when asked about the position.

&uot;I have not gone to Cullman and have not even talked to anyone from Cullman yet,&uot; Reed said.

Reed said it would be in everyone’s best interest to hold comments about the position until further notice.

As of now, Reed said there have been no scheduled talks between himself and the Cullman school system.

&uot;Honestly, we have not set a date about when I am supposed to go talk to them or anything like that,&uot; Reed said.

This is the third time in a year that Reed’s name has come up for possible positions elsewhere.

The Times reported that Cullman board president Jim Hoover said the list of candidates reflect some well-qualified individuals. Reed is one of 13 who are on the list. The board will review the applications in the coming week and conduct their own background searches.

Board member Suzanne Harbin told the Times the board will likely select finalists within the next couple of weeks and start scheduling interviews.

Those Interviews will be open to the public as well as the applicants’ resumes and statements of intent.