The first candidate for Hays USD 489 superintendent will be in Hays Wednesday for an interview, but the identities of the four finalists will not be revealed until the mornings they are scheduled to be in town.

The USD 489 school board met in executive session during Monday night’s meeting to finalize a candidate list.

Sarah Wasinger, board clerk and assistant to the superintendent, said in an email to The Hays Daily News Tuesday morning information on each candidate will be sent out the morning of their interviews.

“We do this to give the candidates time to contact their districts that they are coming from,” Wasinger said in the email.

The public receptions are scheduled for 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Toepfer Board Room of the Rockwell Administration Center, 323 W. 12th.

The remaining three interviews are scheduled for Jan. 31, Feb. 6 and Feb. 7.