State B.O.E. Nears Decision on Superintendent of Schools

The state Board of Education is trying to decide if it wants to go with the only remaining candidate for state school superintendent or if it wants to reopen the search. Reynoldsburg superintendant Steve Dackin withdrew his name yesterday, leaving Florida-based education consultant Robert Schiller as the only candidate.

“We’re going to continue exactly the way we intended. We’ll have Dr. Schiller come, the board will interview him, and we’ll go ahead and see what we do to move forward,” said board President Debe Terhar.

The board went into executive session this morning to interview Schiller.
The third finalist, Gov. John Kasich’s education advisor Robert Sommers, withdrew earlier because state lobbying laws would have cut his contact with the governor.