List for CCS superintendent narrowed to 3

Pictured (from left): John Stanford, David James, and Keith Bell

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Columbus Board of Education will vote on approving a list of three final candidates for the superintendent opening for Columbus City Schools.

The list includes:

  • Dr. John Stanford, current Interim Superintendent of Columbus City Schools
  • David James, current Superintendent at Akron Public Schools
  • Keith Bell, former Superintendent in Euclid City Schools and former deputy superintendent in Columbus City Schools.

Dr. Dan Good retired from the superintendent position in 2017.

After the list of semifinalists is approved, the board of education will conduct a second round of interviews.

There will then be events for the public to meet the final candidates. Details for those events have not been announced.

The school board meets on Monday at 5:30 p.m.