Miller delivers swan song on Action Line

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - There was a swan song interview with outgoing Juneau School District Mark Miller on Action Line Thursday.

    Miller announced Wednesday that his last day on the job will be August 15 and he'll be starting a new job as superintendent of schools in Sonora, California five days later.

    We asked if there were any in-house candidates he would recommend to the School Board to replace him.  He said he has talked to the board about a possible interim selection.  "Right now that's between the board and I," he said.   "But I think there are a couple of people in our current administration could step up and do a fine job."

    The board conducts a special meeting at 5 p.m. Friday.  The initial agenda item is Miller's request to be released from his contract.  There will be a discussion about candidates for an interim appointment in closed session, according to Miller.  "If they decide on some one that could be announced tomorrow night," he said.  "If not, then they would have to go back into open session to say what the process is going to be."

    The meeting will be held in Room 206 at Juneau Douglas High School.

    When asked about the necessary attributes the next superintendent should possess, Miller  said a knowledge of Juneau is very helpful.  He thinks finding someone who understands Juneau and a background with the area would be a real plus.

    Other attributes he listened included being a strong leader, a great communicator, energy, integrity, and trustworthiness.    


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