Seattle School Board selects Dr. Larry Nyland as permanent Superintendent
Posted on 12/10/2014
The Seattle School Board has selected
Dr. Larry Nyland as the permanent superintendent for Seattle Public
Schools. Nyland has held the interim role since last summer.
The 5-2 vote at tonight's Special Meeting of the Board allows Board
President Sherry Carr to negotiate a new contract with Nyland, which the
board will vote on January 7, 2015. If approved, Nyland’s contract
would be extended through June 2017, and his position would switch from
interim to permanent once a contract is approved by the Board.
“I have chosen to evaluate Dr. Nyland not only on his last 17 weeks in
Seattle Public Schools, but his past 40 years in education,” said Sherry
Carr, Seattle School Board President, applauding his career successes
and need for stability in the district.
“We have a lot of work to do to support systems, and to better support
students," said Interim Superintendent Dr. Larry Nyland. “I look forward
to working with (staff and stakeholders). Thank you.”