OPS Board interviews two superintendent finalists

Posted at 10:54 PM, Mar 06, 2017

The Omaha Public Schools Board interviewed two of its three final candidates for superintendent Monday evening. 

The first interview was with Dr. Jane Stavem, who has been the associate superintendent for Lincoln Public Schools for the last five years. The second interview was with Dr. Paul Gausman, current superintendent of Sioux City Public Schools in Iowa. 

Both candidates, who spent more than an hour in front of the board, were asked the same questions regarding school busing issues and student discipline - problems the district has been dealing with this school year. 

The board also questioned both candidates on their leadership styles and their communication models - both with staff and parents.

The third candidate, Dr. Khalid Mumin, will be interviewed by the board on Tuesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the TAC building. 

The district hopes to name a new superintendent in late March. The person who is selected will take over Superintendent Mark Evans, who is retiring at the end of the school year. 

You can find the complete list for meet and greet sessions with the finalists here