Monday, April 8, 2013

MPUSD officials get closer to picking a new superintendent

Trustees with the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District will meet tonight to select the candidates they want to interview as part of the process to select a new superintendent.

They're not expected to announce who their pre-finalists are, district officials tell me.

The final selection may take about two to three weeks -- in their original timeline, trustees were hoping to have a new superintendent in place by the end of April.

Scuttlebutt, my most reliable source, tells me a certain, very well regarded principal is in the running. This rumor has been confirmed by my personal observations during board meetings: a couple of trustees have made casual mentions about internal candidates, people who already know the community, etc.

The question is: does Dr. Mary White want the job?

This should not surprise anyone who observes MPUSD. No doubt Dr. White is respected, liked, admired. She's done wonders in Seaside and I have a feeling some believe she would do the same for the entire district.

We'll find out in a few weeks. In the meantime, I have no doubt Scuttlebutt will be reaaally busy.

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