Search continues for new CUSD Supt.

FRESNO, Calif.

Clovis Unified board members began their search for an interim superintendent.

Doctor David Cash announced his retirement Friday afternoon, just before he was supposed to attend a performance review meeting.

Clovis Unified board members called a special meeting Tuesday afternoon. Following a brief open session, they retreated to a private room to discuss who will serve as the district's interim superintendent. After an hour and a half, no decision had been made.

Ginni Hovsepian said, "Well, the board had a wonderful discussion about interim superintendent possibilities, and we expect to be able to come out tomorrow night after our five-thirty closed session and have an announcement then."

Board president, Ginni Hovsepian would not elaborate on that discussion or who the candidates are.

"Reporter: Have you narrowed it down?

Hovsepian: Yes, I would say we have."

The board voted seven to zero, to accept Dr. David Cash's resignation Friday afternoon.

Cash has not said publicly why he decided to leave. He's been the superintendent since July of 2009 and still had two years left on his four year contract.

With an annual salary of $232 thousand, Cash will continue receiving paychecks until the end of July.

Kelly Avants said, "He is no longer our superintendent he is still available at the request of the board to consult and report through his retirement date, which is July 31st."

Finding a permanent replacement for Dr. Cash could take several months, and may include a nationwide search.

Still, district officials say they want someone to take over the interim role as soon as possible.

Avants said, "Know our board wants to see that continuity, wants to have someone in that leadership role, but, they don't want to rush to make a long-term decision."

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