Woodland Hills board opts not to renew superintendent's contract
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The Woodland Hills school board voted Wednesday night to notify superintendent Walter Calinger, who has been on paid medical leave since April, that they intend to find someone else to take the top job.
Mr. Calinger, 72, may have seen the writing on the wall: He applied for the superintendent positon in the Steel Valley School District in May. He didn't land that job -- Steel Valley hired Ed Wehrer in June.
Mr. Calinger has been superintendent since 2008, and his contract expires July 1. Deputy superintendent Alan Johnson has served as substitute superintendent in his absence, and some suggested that the district won't need to look far to find a candidate.
"I don't think you'll have to look any further than Mr. Johnson," Bill Wilson, a Wilkins commissioner, told the board.
Board member Tara Reis agreed.
"We have our candidate," she said, adding that Mr. Calinger is "welcome to apply."
Mr. Johnson, who has been with the district for just over a year, said he was "certainly interested" in the position but said he would give the board time to decide about the process for hiring the next superintendent.
Annie Siebert: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1613. Twitter: @AnnieSiebert.
First Published December 5, 2012 10:44 pm