By KERRY LYNN FRALEY
The Washington County Board of Education expects to name an interim superintendent early next week to replace longtime Schools Superintendent Wayne F. Gersen, Board President B. Marie Byers said Thursday.
The school board has two excellent candidates for the post, said Byers, who said she hoped to be able to announce the board's choice on Tuesday.
The interim superintendent will serve until a permanent replacement for Gersen takes office, Byers said.
A Denton, Md., consulting firm has been contracted to help with the search, she said.
The consultant, Bill Ecker Enterprises, will be paid on an hourly basis with the total cost limited to $5,000, said Byers, who expects it will cost less than that.