As of Monday morning, there has been no one hired to fill the principal vacancies at Lonoke High School or Primary School, for the 2013-14 school year.

Superintendent Suzanne Bailey said she is still accepting applications for the positions and conducting interviews.

"We are still in the search and interview process," Bailey said. "It’s a difficult and time consuming process."

According to Bailey, she has conducted interviews with a number of capable applicants. She said she does possibly have one potential candidate, but she is still unsure at this time. Bailey said is looking for someone who has the mission and vision of the Lonoke School District.

"[We want] someone to help move our school in a positive direction," Bailey said.

Bailey said she will continue to interview and accepting applications until she finds the "best fit" for the Lonoke School District.

"Until we find the right candidate for our school, we will keep looking," Bailey said. "I’m hoping to have someone very soon."

After the new principals are selected by Bailey, she will then make her recommendation to the school board for approval. Bailey said she plans to have both positions filled and the new principals put to work by the by July 1. Contracts for the upcoming school year begin July 1.

The new hires will replace Primary School Principal Ross Moore and High School Principal Phynaus Wilson, who are both retiring and the end of the 2012-13 school year.