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Two Finalists Named For Vacant Broward Superintendent Position

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBS4) – The School Board of Broward County has narrowed the list of candidates for the superintendent’s job.

After interviewing five semi-finalists all day Monday on questions ranging from how they would handle crises to naming their worst faults, the board named two finalists.

The finalists are Robert Runcie, who is Chief of Staff of the Chicago Public Schools and Dr. Bernard Taylor, who is currently the Jr. Superintendent of the Grand Rapids Public Schools in Michigan.

On Tuesday the two finalists will hold a meet the press event and then get a chance to answer the public’s questions at a forum at Broward College in Coconut Creek.

That will take place from 7 to 8:30 pm at the JA World Huzienga Center on Coconut Creek Boulevard.

The public forum will be moderated by a representative from the Superintendent Search firm Ray and Associates, Inc., who will ask each finalist questions developed from submitted questions and input obtained from stakeholders. The public forum will also be live streamed on the District’s website at (www.browardschools.com).

The District received 47 applications for the position of Superintendent of Schools and narrowed its search to six semi-finalists on August 29. One candidate withdrew from consideration reducing the pool to five semi-finalists.

Following Wednesday’s second round of interviews, the School Board is expected to name a new Superintendent of Schools to lead the nation’s sixth largest school district.

He will replace Jim Notter who resigned in June.

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