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Langdon to interview for USD 431 top spot
Larned principal on short list of candidates
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HOISINGTON — The USD 431 Board of Education met Monday night in executive session during a special meeting to consider applicants for the superintendent position being vacated by Bill Lowry who announced in 2018 that he would be retiring at the end of the school year. Upon returning to open session, no action was taken and the meeting was adjourned. 

On Monday morning, the district informed the media by email that it would be interviewing its first candidate Tuesday evening. The public is invited to meet Troy Langdon prior to the interview at a reception at the high school. Langdon is the USD 495 Larned High School principal.

According to the email, “Mr. Langdon is the first of the candidates that the USD 431 board of education will be interviewing. Candidates were selected for interviews based on their fit with desired characteristics that were developed with input from focus groups that were utilized throughout the search process.”

Langdon has been principal at Larned High School for the past 10 years. Previously, he served as an assistant principal for four years there. He will meet with the district office staff and district administrators from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and then toured the district facilities and community from 1:30 to 3:15 p.m. 

The public is invited to visit with Langdon during a reception for district staff and the general public at the Hoisington High School Commons from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Langdon will dine with the board from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and the formal interview with the board will be conducted in executive session from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. 

Other candidates will be announced as soon as interviews are confirmed.