Brian McDonald, current Superintendent of the Pasadena Unified School District, has made the short list for Superintendent of the Columbus City Schools in Columbus, Ohio.
By Cheryl Cabot
The Columbus City Schools current superintendent is retiring at the end of the academic year. After a closed session on May 1, (allowed by Ohio law) The Columbus school board announced six finalists for the position.
In addition to McDonald, the other finalists were from Iowa, Alabama, Illinois and Cincinnati. Final interviews by the board will be held the week of May 15th, with a target date for the new superintendent to begin at the start of the 2023-24 school year in late August.
“Each applicant was screened based on their administrative experience, academic backgrounds, and input from the community and the board.” According to a press release stated in the Columbus Dispatch.
The superintendent contract was extended last year to June 30, 2026.
[This article has been updated to include contract extension information. May 2, 4:55 pm.]
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