Seattle superintendent named Sacramento finalist

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Updated: 6/22 9:03 am

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Public Schools superintendent Jose Banda has been named the only finalist for the top job at the Sacramento City Unified School District in California.

The Seattle Times reports that Sacramento school board members will visit Seattle next week in the "final phase" of the hiring process.

Banda, who has been Seattle's superintendent since 2012, called it a difficult decision in a letter released Friday, but said the move would put him closer to his family.

Seattle School Board President Sharon Peaslee said the board would quickly create a plan for transitioning to new leadership.

Banda helped the school district pass two levies in 2013 totaling $1.25?billion for operating expenses and school construction. His staff and the school board had gone back and forth over how to redraw school boundaries to account for swelling enrollment.


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