New Education Chief Starts Today

Frankfort, KY – After his July 17th hiring by the state school board, Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday took a family vacation. His first day on the job is Wednesday, which is also when the school board meets in regularly scheduled session. "He will be in attendance at the meeting, so he most likely will do some homework before he gets there just to sort of get up to speed. But this is sort of a trial by fire on your first day on the new job."

Lisa Gross of the Education Department says, initially, Holliday will be living in a Frankfort hotel until he and his family can get settled in. He's married with two children in college. The 58-year old Holliday, North Carolina's 2009 Superintendent of the Year, has been offered a four-year contract, at 225-thousand dollars a year.