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Wanted: An Oakland superintendent

Anyone dreaming of an Oakland superintendency had better have their resumes polished and their references lined up. Tomorrow, at long last, the Oakland school board will tell the world that it’s looking for a new leader. Officially.

About time, isn’t it?

In the weeks to come Next week, there will be a series of community meetings to discuss the ideal qualities of Oakland Unified’s next superintendent with search firm Ray and Associates. The dates were just posted today, for meetings next Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Not much notice, huh?

You can find a copy of the meeting dates and times here.

In the meantime, each board member taps someone special to serve on an advisory committee, which will interview the two or three finalists before the board does. I’ll bet there’s some healthy backstage politicking for those appointments.

Any nominations for OUSD’s next boss?

Katy Murphy

Education reporter for the Oakland Tribune. Contact me at kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com.