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Who will be the next Nampa schools superintendent? You can meet the finalists on Monday

As Nampa searches for its next superintendent, one of the issues the district faces is aging textbooks, such as these Skyview High School AP Biology texts pictured last year. Candidates are being interviewed this week, and the public can meet the finalists Monday.
As Nampa searches for its next superintendent, one of the issues the district faces is aging textbooks, such as these Skyview High School AP Biology texts pictured last year. Candidates are being interviewed this week, and the public can meet the finalists Monday. kgreen@idahostatesman.com

Nampa residents will get to meet the finalists for Nampa School District’s next superintendent between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday at the district office, 619 S. Canyon St.

Five semifinalists are vying for the job and will meet with trustees, school district employees and community representatives for interviews Friday.

The five are:

▪  Kim Bekkedahl, assistant superintendent, Kuna School District.

▪  William Fritz, assistant superintendent, Indian River County School District, Florida.

▪  Andy Grover, superintendent, Melba School District.

▪  Paula Kellerer, Northwest Nazarene University dean of adult and graduate studies.

▪  Geoffrey Thomas, superintendent, Madison School District, Rexburg.

Finalists emerging from Friday interviews will meet with the public on Monday. The board could make a decision at its May 9 meeting.

The new superintendent will replace David Peterson, who is retiring June 30.

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