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.
7/1/2013 Related Story: OKC Public Schools Superintendent Karl Springer To Retire
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.
August 26, 2014 Related Story: OKCPS Board Names State Commerce Secretary As Interim Superintendent
The school board voted last year to hire a firm to help with a national search for the next superintendent.