Search narrows for top GVSD spot |

Search narrows for top GVSD spot

Three candidates interviewed Saturday for the soon-to-be open Grass Valley School District superintendent’s position.

They were selected from a pool of 28 applicants for the position, which current superintendent Jon Byerrum said he plans to retire from after 21 years with the district- the last 16 in the top spot. He’ll leave the position at the end of the school year.

“We had three excellent candidates interview,” said District Board President Rob Avery, who said he was pleased with the applicant pool. The candidates also interviewed with a group of 14 parents and teachers.

Avery declined to release the applicant’s names.

The board intends to hire Byerrum’s replacement by June, Avery said. He provided no firm timeline to announce the replacement.

His successor will inherit a district reeling from state budget cuts which needs to chop about $750,000 from its approximately $11.7 million budget in 2010/11.

To contact Staff Writer Kyle Magin, e-mail or call (530) 477-4239.

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