Candidate chosen to fill interim superintendent post in Templeton

The Templeton Unified School Board selected one candidate of three interviewed Thursday three to fill the interim superintendent position at the school district.

An offer will be made to that candidate in coming weeks, said board president David La Rue. The candidate was not identified Thursday.

The trustees earlier this month asked the County Office of Education to assist in finding an interim leader following an announcement by Superintendent Deborah Bowers that she was resigning June 30.

Bowers unexpected resignation adds to a number of several other top administrators who have submitted their intent to resign or retire including the directors of alternative education; technology; and maintenance, operations, transportation and grounds.

The board has filled the majority of those positions, with one exception, with internal promotions as a way of saving money to meet the district's anticipated $1 million deficit. The exception is the director of alternative education position which will be left vacant.