Two new superintendents of local school districts officially start

BROWNSVILLE Ky. – July 1, 2020 marks the day that Josh Hurt officially became Superintendent of the Metcalfe County School District, and Brian Alexander became the new Superintendent of the Edmonson County School District.

“There’s a little bit of nerves and some of the unknown especially with the times that we’re in. Overall, I’m excited,” Hurt said.

“I feel great. I’m really looking forward to the job. I feel like I’m up to the challenge and it is going to be a challenging time, especially starting out,” Alexander added.

Challenge being the key word in the midst of a pandemic. Officials from both districts have been communicating with parents and staff through online surveys to get feedback on a reopening process.

“We’ve surveyed parents and teachers, and we’re going to take their thoughts and concerns and ideas into consideration. I’m sharing those with the board of education as we move forward to try to complete our reopening plan,” Alexander said.

The surveys generated some good and helpful feedback. The new district leaders say it makes all the difference in the world.

“Our community is involved, and they’re letting us know where they stand. We need that input; we’re excited about that,” Hurt said.

While the start of their new roles will be days they’ll never forget, both superintendents say, they’re up for the challenge.

“I think we’re going to have a really good and very productive school year. We’re looking at all options that we’ve never looked at before,” Alexander said.

“We have a community that loves its schools. I’m excited about what we’re going to be able to do together,” Hurt said.