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Where the process stands to find new Renton school superintendent

A nationwide search is under way to find the next superintendent for the Renton School District.

Former schools chief Mary Alice Heuschel left the post and became Gov. Jay Inslee’s chief of staff this month. Vera Risdon was appointed the interim superintendent.

Earlier this month the district collected feedback from the community via an online survey and held meetings at area schools. The input will go to Northwest Leadership Associates, the search firm hired to find candidates for the position. District officials and the firm will use the information to create a profile to solicit candidates.

The application period will be open until March 1. The school board application screening will be March 9. The public will get the chance to listen and take notes on the candidate interviews April 1, 2 and 4 at a location to be determined by the district.

The new superintendent will be offered the position on April 17 and they will report to the post July 1.

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