LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The Kentucky Board of Education has scheduled a special meeting Thursday to discuss firing Education Commissioner Wayne Lewis.
The board, newly reconstituted by Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear in his first act as governor on Tuesday, has scheduled an executive session during its 10 a.m. meeting that “might lead to the dismissal” of Lewis, according to an agenda sent Wednesday from the Kentucky Department of Education.
Other items on the agenda include appointing an acting education commissioner, authorizing the board to solicit bids for a national search for a new commissioner, and setting special meeting dates for new board member orientation and the selection of a new commissioner.
Lewis declined to comment on Thursday’s meeting.
David Karem, appointed by