Two finalists selected for Port Angeles school superintendent; interviews, meetings next week

By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Two finalists for Port Angeles school superintendent have been selected by the Port Angeles School Board, and they will attend public meetings on Monday and Tuesday.

The finalists, announced Thursday, are Rick Thompson and Marc Jackson, both currently employed as school district superintendents. They were selected from a field of 36 applicants.

The board is expected to select Thompson or Jackson as superintendent at 7 p.m. March 27 during a regular school board meeting at Lincoln High School, 924 W. Ninth St.

Both of the finalists will meet separately with the School Board, district staff and district community members for a full day this week.

Thompson is superintendent of San Juan Island School District, with district offices in Friday Harbor.

Jackson is superintendent of Silver Valley Unified School District, with district offices located in Yermo, Calif., in the Southern California high desert.

Thompson will be in Port Angeles on Monday for a formal School Board interview and two staff and community meetings.

The formal interview will be held during a School Board open session meeting from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Monday at the Central Services Building, 216 E. Fourth St.

A staff and community meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Port Angeles High School library, 304 E. Park Ave.

A final community meeting with Thompson will begin at 6 p.m. Monday at the Jefferson Elementary School gymnasium, 218 E. 12th St.

Jackson will be in Port Angeles on Tuesday for an identical schedule of board interview, and staff and community meetings.

The formal interview will be held during a School Board open session meeting from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Central Services Building.

A staff and community meeting will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Port Angeles High School library.

A final community meeting with Jackson will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Jefferson gymnasium.

The board is scheduled to meet in executive session immediately after the final Tuesday meeting, and will open the meeting to the public at 8 p.m..

Current Port Angeles Superintendent Jane Pryne is retiring on June 30 after five years in Port Angeles.
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Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsuladailynews.com.

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