The field was narrowed to six contenders for the seventh vacant School Board seat Wednesday after the screening panel scored ten applicants.
Washington County Board of Education Screening Panel Chairwoman B. Marie Byers said the seven-member panel will conduct four interviews Wednesday, March 12 and two interviews Monday, March 17, to narrow the applicants to three nominees.
"We wish we had more than one vacancy to fill because they are all of high caliber," she said.
Byers said the panel will send three nominations to Gov. Robert Ehrlich, who ultimately will decide who takes the seventh seat.