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Canby superintendent Steach in running for another position


With Superintendent John Steach in the running for another position, the Canby School District board of directors are preparing for a potential search for a successor.

The board met Thursday with a search consultant to discuss options, process and timelines should the need arise.

In an email to the district staff Tuesday, Steach said he was under consideration for another position.

The original timeline for that position was well before spring break but was strung out by delays, he said. He still was under consideration but would not know anything until next week at the earliest.

The board was aware of the process and had set an early April deadline to start public discussing options and preparing for a possible search, Steach said.

Steach has served as the Canby superintendent since July 1, 2011. Before that, he was deputy superintendent in the Richland (Wash.) School District.

Steach was twice considered for superintendent jobs in Washington state last year. He was a finalist for the job in the South Kitsap School District in February and the Richland School District in April.