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District 200 reveals superintendent finalists, gears up for public forums

Published: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 4:55 p.m. CST • Updated: Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 11:02 p.m. CST

WOODSTOCK – Candidate forums for the three finalists to be District 200's next superintendent start Tuesday.

Each candidate gets their own day to visit schools and meet the public, starting Tuesday with Mike Moan, the current chief academic officer in Huntley District 158, according to the district's website.

The community forum, in the commons at Woodstock North High School, 3000 Raffel Road, begins at 3:45 p.m. with a reception. At 4:15 p.m., the candidate is introduced, and from 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., he will take questions from the audience, according to a news release from District 200.

The forums continue at the same time Wednesday with Dr. Michael Popp, who is listed as Executive Director, K-12 for Indian Prairie School District 204. Indian Prairie encompasses nearly 30,000 students and 33 schools, predominately in Aurora and Naperville, according to the district's website.

Jeff Schwiebert, listed as the current superintendent on the website of North Scott Community School District in Eldridge, Iowa, one of the quad cities, will speak to the public Thursday.

After a search conducted by Hazard, Young, Attea and Associates, the District 200 school board chose and interviewed six candidates between Jan. 6 and Jan. 11.

During their designated day this week, each finalist will speak with staff members, tour schools, and have a second closed-door interview with the board, in addition to the public forums, the release said.

The board has aimed for making a selection by late this month, but an announcement wouldn't come until after the candidate has selected the job and several board members have conducted a site visit at his district.

Current Superintendent Ellyn Wrzeski will officially retire at the end of June, with the new candidate taking over July 1.

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