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Placer Union expected to name new superintendent in meeting Tuesday

By: Andrew Westrope, Staff Writer
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Area high schools may learn the name of their next superintendent Tuesday, if their district’s board of trustees has indeed chosen a candidate.

The Placer Union High School District board is expected to name the district’s new superintendent Tuesday in a meeting at 5 in Auburn, at the district office at 13000 New Airport Road.

According to the meeting agenda, available online through links on the district’s website at www.puhsd.k12.ca.us, the board will discuss “Public School Employment: Superintendent” in closed session at the end of the meeting and reveal actions taken in closed session once the open meeting resumes.

If the board makes a decision tonight, it would mark the end of a two-month search that started in February with the hiring of Dr. Wendell Chun and his search firm, Education Leadership Services, and continued with online input surveys; advice from staff, boosters and parent groups; extensive background research by Chun; and several rounds of board interviews.

The new candidate will take over from Superintendent Dave Horsey, who has been head of the district for four yeas, after he retires on June 8.