Monday evening Superintendent Jack McLaughlin was directed by the school board to give a call to the successful candidate for the job of principal of Berkeley High School.
The board interviewed three candidates in a closed session meeting that lasted almost six hours and unanimously selected one person, said board president Juaquin Rivera.
The name of the candidate will be released once the person has negotiated a contract. That could be as soon as today.
“We are all excited about the possibility,” Rivera said.
Board member Terry Doran was also upbeat. “I thought that all three candidates were better than (principals) we had in the past,” he said. “All had unique skills to do the job. Each has different skills.”
The candidates were not daunted by the troubles of the past year that included a grade-tampering scandal and fires.
“They were all very upbeat and looking for a challenge.”