The Clinton School Board has begun its search for a new superintendent.

James McGaha is leaving the position at the end of June after five years at the helm of the Clinton School District.

School Board President Kyle Hensley said the board is interviewing six candidates for the position. The interviews began Monday, Jan. 28, and will conclude Saturday, Feb. 2. The interview process is not open to the public.

The six candidates the board has chosen to interview were among more than 20 applications the district received. All are currently superintendents in their school districts.

Hensley said the candidates and their current school districts are:

Scott Jones of Augusta

Andrew Vining of Marshall

Rowdy Ross of Mountain View

Danny Thomas of Junction City, formerly a high school principal at Clinton

Gary Wayman of DeWitt

Brad Spikes of Western Yell County.

Hensley said the board has the option of choosing from the six candidates or continuing the interview process with other applicants. He said no date has been set to have the position filled.