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GIPS superintendent staying

Kentucky school board hires one of the other candidates for a position
Dr. Tawana Grover will remain superintendent of the Grand Island School District.
Dr. Tawana Grover will remain superintendent of the Grand Island School District.(KSNB)
Updated: Jun. 4, 2021 at 4:05 PM CDT
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LEXINGTON. Ky., (KSNB) - At least for the time being, Dr. Tawana Grover will remain the Grand Island Public Schools superintendent.

Lexington TV station WKYT is reporting that the Fayette County school district has hired Dr. Demtrus Liggins as its new superintendent. Liggins and Grover were among five finalists announced last week for the new job.

Grover has been superintendent at GIPS since 2016. During that time a number of new initiatives were begun, including an academy style program for high school students.

After the finalists were announced last week, Grover released a prepared statement which read in part, “At Grand Island Public Schools, we are doing extraordinary work to provide world-class experiences for our students. To be named a finalist in this national search truly is a testament to the remarkable performance of GIPS students, staff, and of course, our phenomenal Board of Education.

I will continue to work tirelessly on behalf of GIPS.

I am excited about the direction of our district and look forward to the rollout of the GIPS strategic plan GIPS On Track to Thrive 2025 in July.”

WKYT is owed by the Gray Media Group, which also owns Local4.

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