By John Glidden
The Vallejo school board is expected to announce the hiring of a new permanent district superintendent during its meeting Wednesday night.
Trustees met in closed session at the Antioch Unified School District on Aug. 28 to interview a potential candidate for the position.
The name of the applicant has not been released by the district.
A divided board in March fired longtime superintendent Ramona Bishop.
Trustees Tony Ubalde and Burky Worel opposed the firing, while trustees Bob Lawson, Marianne Kearney-Brown, and Ruscal Cayangyang approved.
Divided along the same lines, the board in May approved the hiring of Leadership Associates to assist the district in selecting a new superintendent.
The firm was the most expensive from a group of four firms interviewed, and will cost the district $32,500.