Lucia Mar may finalize contract with interim superintendent tonight

The Lucia Mar school board will consider finalizing a contract with Interim Superintendent William Brand tonight.

Brand has been selected to take the post temporarily, following the departure of Deborah Flores. Flores announced in May that she would leave to be superintendent of the Gilroy Unified School District south of San Jose.

According to the proposed contract, the school district will pay Brand $650 a work day until a permanent replacement is found.

The board will also consider approving a $29,500 contract with Orange County-based Leadership Associates to assist with the search for a new superintendent.

And in closed session, the board is expected to appoint a new Arroyo Grande High School principal.

The board will meet at 6 p.m. in the Louise Elliston Conference Room at 602 Orchard St. in Arroyo Grande.

—AnnMarie Cornejo

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