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Wait continues for superintendent hopeful

Grego_10Hillsborough assistant superintendent Mike Grego was a finalist Tuesday for the top job in Osceola County. But the School Board put off a final vote for two weeks.

Three of the Osceola Board members have stated that they favor Grego for their next superintendent. The other two prefer Alberto Carvalho, an associate superintendent from Miami-Dade. That didn't seem to change on Tuesday, according to Osceola schools spokeswoman Dana Schafer. But a Carvalho supporter presented new data about student performance from both candidates' home districts.

Since the information had not been vetted, a decision was tabled until June 4 to allow Board members time to further interview the candidates, Schafer said. "This is the most important decision they have to make," she added. "It's a two-week wait to say are you comfortable with your decision."

Grego, 50, was one of two finalists for Hillsborough superintendent three years ago and has expressed interest in the open job in Pinellas schools.

(Times file photo of Grego)

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:42am]


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