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Parents pack school board meeting as superintendent search continues

Parents pack school board meeting as superintendent search continues

OMAHA, Ne (FOX42KPTM) – Some parents and teachers voiced their concerns Monday night at a school board meeting.

The board members were supposed choose a new school superintendent.

Instead, the search continues with all three candidates now out of the running.

On Saturday, Dr. Paul Gausman, and Dr. Khalid Mumin withdrew as candidates. Dr. Jane Stavem dropped out a week before.

"Different things about different candidates appealed to different board members. We just didn't see that one candidate that was the total package of what we want for Omaha public schools," said board president Lacey Merica.

She said this was determined in a committee meeting on Friday.

Some parents supported the board's opinion, while others expressed their disappointment.

"I'd like to find out if there's any kind of conflict, cultural conflicts, what is the bottom line, what was their reasons to leave," said parent Travis Apel.

Merica did say she is confident the board will be able to find a new superintendent.

She said a permanent school superintendent or an interim one is required by July.

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