Siers resigns as school superintendent, taking same job in Franklin County

Kevin Siers
Dr. Kevin Siers (File Photo)


The Patriot

Pulaski County School Superintendent Dr. Kevin Siers has resigned to take the job of superintendent in Franklin County.

The official announcement was made Friday in Pulaski County at the same time the Franklin County School Board was holding a special called meeting broadcast on their website to introduce Siers as their new superintendent.

Siers begins his new job on July 1.

In Franklin County, Siers replaces Bernice Cobbs, who announced last year she would not seek a new contract after her current one ends, according to The Franklin News Post.

Cobbs’ contract ends June 30. She has served as Franklin County’s Superintendent since 2020.

In making the move, Siers goes to a much larger school division. Franklin County has 14 schools and 6,533 students.

Siers first became superintendent in Pulaski County in August of 2016.  He received a new four-year deal in early 2019 that was to run through June 30, 2022.

Then, in January of 2022, the board and Siers agreed to a new four-year contract that would be in force from July 1, 2022 until June 30, 2026.

According to the statement in Pulaski County, the school board will immediately begin the  process of finding a new superintendent with the goal of making a selection  as quickly as possible.