Omaha school board to ask superintendent to stay extra year

Posted By: Channel 8 Eyewitness News

OMAHA, Neb. (AP)

        The Omaha Public Schools board has decided to keep its current superintendent on the job for another year while it resets a search for a permanent replacement.
        The board voted 7-2 Monday to start hammering out a new contract to temporarily keep Superintendent Mark Evans, who had previously announced he would retire in June. The decision is a move several members say will keep the district on a steady path while they pause its superintendent search and focus on the district’s other myriad issues.
        Keeping Evans on the job should make sure a leader is in place for the next school year, after the search for a new superintendent stalled out last month when all three final candidates withdrew from consideration.