One candidate withdraws from interim school superintendent search

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The Juneau School Board conducts a special meeting Thursday evening as it works to select an interim superintendent to take the place of outgoing Superintendent Mark Miller.

    Board President Brian Holst said on Action Line Wednesday that the meeting is scheduled to convene at 5 p.m. at Thunder Mountain High School.

    Four school district employees who possess a superintendent certificate initially applied, but one has since dropped out.  Holst wouldn't say who has dropped out and deferred word on that to the school district administration.   He added that they have learned of another person who may be qualified and they have until today to decide whether they want to compete for the interim position.

    Thursday's meeting will begin with an opportunity for the public to meet and greet the candidates.  An hour later at 6 p.m., the board  is scheduled to conduct public interviews with the candidates.   Following the interviews, the board plans to deliberate and make a decision "soon" as Holst put it, since Miller's last day on the job will be August 15th and they would like the interim selection to have a few days to work with him.

    A permanent replacement won't be named until next year at this point in time.  The plan is to have that person in place in time for the 2019-2020 school year.


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