School trustees plan to vote on their choice for a new school superintendent Tuesday during the board’s regular 5:30 p.m. meeting, board President Jacinto Ramos said late Friday.
Friday afternoon, trustees wrapped up a final set of interviews during a special closed-door meeting, which began at 10 a.m.
After several days of interviews over a few weeks, the board has narrowed its list of applicants to one, Ramos said.
Technically, what will happen Tuesday is that trustees will vote for a “lone finalist” for superintendent. They are required by state law to then wait 21 days for public input before they can vote to officially hire the candidate.
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In February, trustees voted unanimously for a lone finalist after an almost six-month search that drew more than 100 applicants. Sixteen candidates were interviewed via teleconference, and the board met in person with seven semifinalists, then board President Norm Robbins said.
The finalist was Joel Boyd, school superintendent in Santa Fe, N.M. During the 21-day waiting period, a handful of trustees yanked their support from Boyd, and he withdrew from consideration.
Interim Superintendent Pat Linares, a former district associate superintendent who retired in 2010, has been leading the district since June 2014, when former superintendent Walter Dansby abruptly resigned.
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