Clark County School District names interim superintendent
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Clark County School Board has finished up a day-long meeting to start the process of hiring a new superintendent.
They also decided who will take over Dwight Jones in the interim. Deputy Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky will serve as interim superintendent when Jones steps down next Friday.
The board still has to decide how they're going to search for a permanent replacement.
After a unanimous vote, Skorkowsky addressed the media as the new interim superintendent with the Clark County School District.
"We are going to move forward, we are going to continue the focus that we have on those students in the classroom," Skorkowsky said.
He beat out two other nominees -- Associate Superintendent Dr. Andre Denson and Chief Technology Officer Jhone Ebert. All three of them were given five minutes to address the board before the vote.
Skorkowsky, who's worked as a teacher and principal in Clark County, said he'll push for higher student achievement and better teacher support.
"I can tell you that the teachers are the backbone of this district," Skorkowsky said. "What they do in that classroom matters the most, because they are the ones that are in the classroom with those students every day."
Skorkowsky will be able to apply for the permanent superintendent position, but board members are still deciding who he's up against. They could make the search local or statewide. Or, they could pay more for a national search, which is how Dwight Jones was found.