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Three men have been named finalists as Neligh-Oakdale's next superintendent.
Brian Hof, Aaron Plas and Mark Smith will interview next week with the board in hopes of becoming the next administrator, according to Shari Becker, Director of Education Leadership Search Service with the Nebraska Association of School Boards.
One of the candidates is currently a superintendent, another is a principal and the third candidate is an assistant principal and activities director. According to the meeting notice provided by the school, the board had originally planned to interview four candidates next week; however, only three candidates will be interviewed.
Bill Kuester is serving as Neligh-Oakdale's interim superintendent until June 30, 2016. Neligh-Oakdale's previous superintendent, Kimberly Lingenfelter, resigned in December 2014 and is now the superintendent at Cherokee Community Schools in Iowa.
Becker said the candidate interviews will start with a tour of the community and district facilities. The candidate will then meet with representatives from various stakeholder groups including administrators, certified staff, classified staff and community members.
Each candidate will join the board for dinner at Imperial II Steakhouse to be followed by a formal interview with the board which will be held in open session.
Monday, Dec. 14 – Brian Hof, Superintendent at Red Cloud Community Schools
Tuesday, Dec. 15 – Aaron Plas, Activities Director/ Assistant High School Principal at York Public Schools
Wednesday, Dec. 16 – Mark Smith, High School Principal at Plattsmouth Community Schools