Outgoing Juneau School District Superintendent Glenn Gelbrich is again a finalist for a position in the Lower 48.
The Red Bluff (Calif.) Daily News reports Gelbrich is one of three finalists for the open superintendent’s job in the northern California town. He’ll interview for the position next week. The Red Bluff Joint Union High School District Board of Trustees plans to make its selection the following week.
Gelbrich could not be reached for immediate comment. His administrative assistant said he’s traveling this week on personal and district business.
In March, Gelbrich announced he would not return as Juneau schools’ superintendent next year. He started in the position in July 2009, and has said he wants to move closer to family in Oregon.
Red Bluff is about 120 miles north of Sacramento. The town and surrounding area have a population of about 35,000. The high school has about 1,400 students, according to an advertisement for the vacant superintendent position.
In January, Gelbrich lost out on the superintendent’s job in Kalispell, Mont. In March, he made the final round of interviews, but was not chosen for a job in Nampa, Idaho.
The Juneau Board of Education is accepting applications for Gelbrich’s replacement through May 21. The board is paying Iowa-based firm Ray and Associates $16,000 to assist with a nationwide search. The advertised salary for the Juneau job is $162,000. Gelbrich’s salary this year is $155,000.
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