The Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education selects its first candidate for superintendent. The school district announced the selection Monday morning.
"The OKCPS Board of Education has selected candidate #1 contingent on the contract negotiations," said Tierney Tinnin, OKCPS Spokesperson. "A formal announcement of the lone candidate will be planned soon."
The position was vacated last year when Superintendent Karl Springer retired on August 30, after five years with the district.
Former state Secretary of Commerce Dave Lopez has served as the interim superintendent for the remainder of the 2013-2014 school year. Lopez is not a candidate for the permanent job.
The school board voted last year to hire a firm to help with a national search for the next superintendent.