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MMSD Board of Education to hear from consultant on superintendent search

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Board of Education for the Madison Metropolitan School District will look closer at the applicants who want to be the district's next superintendent.

Board members will meet in closed session Tuesday night to hear from a consultant on the search.

At an open meeting Monday night, board president Gloria Reyes said 31 people applied for the job. Reyes said the consultant will refer six or seven of those applicants to the board during Tuesday night's meeting.

Board members will then interview those six or seven candidates December 17 and 18.

Following those interviews, the board will narrow down the list to two or three finalists. At that point, the names of the final candidates will be released.

The district is also looking at buying a building by West High School, which is currently occupied by DiRienzo Monument Company. According to district documents, the owner of the company is looking to sell after an accident.

District officials say they've negotiated a $300,000 price. They hope to finish the acquisition in January of February of 2020.

The full board will vote on the purchase at its meeting on December 16.

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