Minneapolis school district looks at what's next in superintendent search


Minneapolis Public Schools does not have a permanent superintendent, despite a monthslong search that came up with three finalists candidates.

So now they need to talk about the next steps.

At a meeting Tuesday night, the Committee of the Whole met to discuss what comes next in the search for a new, permanent superintendent.

The background

The board moved on from its initial choice, Sergio Paez, after a report about abuse allegations at a former school district he headed.

After that happened earlier this month, the board turned its attention to the interim superintendent, Michael Goar – but in recent days, Goar withdrew himself from the race, saying it's become a "distraction" to the goal of educating children.

Paez and Goar made up two of the three finalists. The other was Charles Foust, assistant superintendent of Houston Independent School District for the past three years. His name hasn't really come up since.

So, what's next?

The Star Tribune reports there was a proposal at the meeting, which would tweak things compared to how they were done over the past 12 months. But the committee still hopes to have a superintendent chosen by the summer, the paper says. Check out their story for more on the timeline.

Meanwhile, according to KARE 11, the committee also praised Goar at the meeting, while acknowledging they made mistakes in recent months with the search.

For an even deeper view, the blog Bright Lights Small City – which focuses on education news in Minneapolis – has been chronicling what's happened from its own perspective.

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