Rouse is a keeper

By Chuck Kajer

At their meeting tonight (Thursday), the New Prague Area Schools Board of Education will discuss and possibly decide whether they will reopen the search for a new superintendent or if they will offer the job to interim superintendent Jim Rouse on a permanent basis.

The board's search process last summer resulted in three good candidates, but each candidate, when offered, turned down the opportunity to lead the school district. That resulted in a short search for an interim superintendent that resulted in a divided board voting 4-3 to hire Mr. Rouse.

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