Fairness concerns delay BOE search for superintendent

Fairness concerns delay BOE search for superintendent
Updated: Mar. 12, 2017 at 2:58 PM HST
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The search for the next school superintendent is delayed over concerns about fairness.

The Board of Education was supposed to post the position yesterday but announced on its website that the process is on hold for now.

On Thursday, the Harold Castle Foundation suspended its $50,500 grant to fund a nationwide search indicating that one candidate may have an unfair advantage.

BOE member Darrel Galera resigned on Monday to apply for the superintendent's job.

After a board meeting earlier this week, search committee member Pat Bergin said all applicants would be considered on an equal playing field.

The delay is the latest development in the search for a new superintendent.

In October, BOE Chair Lance Mizumoto announced that current superintendent Kathryn Matayoshi would not be offered a renewed contract.

Her contract ends in June 2017.

Copyright 2017 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.