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Board Decides Interim Superintendent Not Needed

Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor school district's board of education appears united in its desire to find a permanent replacement for Superintendent George Fornero, rather than conducting a search for an interim.
On Wednesday night, six board members said they wanted to start a search soon for a permanent replacement. School board president Karen Cross says members of the Michigan Association of School Boards have convinced trustees that they can find a permanent replacement before school opens in the fall.
Cross says the search needs to start by March first, and she'll hopes to interview potential search firms in the next two weeks.
Fornero announced last month that he would be leaving the district at the end of the school year for a job in Illinois.