School superintendent search narrows to five |

School superintendent search narrows to five

A search for the high school district’s next superintendent is nearing the final round.

Nevada Joint Union High School District board members whittled a pool of 16 candidates down to five Wednesday evening, and interviews are set for Nov. 4-6.

It’s possible a new superintendent will be in place at the start of the new year, said board president Mark Heauser.

Four of the finalists are from California and one is from out of state. The district has been working with educational executive search firm Dave Long and Associates to locate candidates, something Heauser said has been worthwhile.

“Being in the search business, they’ve built relationships over the years. A lot of the candidates they already recognize,” he said. “They also bring an objective point of view.”

The board will work with an advisory committee to narrow the candidate pool from five to two people on Nov. 4-5. Those two candidates will interview further on Nov. 6.

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