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The Kentucky Commissioner of Education is seeking applications to be considered for appointment to the Simpson County Board of Education.  You are invited to nominate yourself or someone you know who is qualified to serve on the Simpson County Board of Education representing Educational Division #1.

This vacancy was created by the resignation of a school board member in Educational Division #1.

Under the provisions KRS 160.190(2), this appointment is effective until the November 2020 regular election.

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


Board members must be:

  • At least 24 years old;
  • A Kentucky citizen for the last three years;
  • A registered voter in the Simpson County district and the Educational Division # 1 voter precinct;
  • Have a high school diploma or a 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 evaluations 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 Tuesday, July 17.

Interviews will be scheduled approximately 6 – 15 working days after this mail date.  All qualified applications received before the interviews are scheduled will be considered.

Application forms for this position are available from:

All applications must be mailed directly to:     Kentucky Department of Education

                                                                        Commissioner of Education

                                                                        300 Sower Blvd. 5th Floor

                                                                        Frankfort, KY  40601




The Kentucky Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

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