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ST. LUCIE COUNTY - At a June 17 meeting, the St. Lucie County School Board decided to extend the search for a new superintendent.
The school district's current superintendent, Michael Lannon, announced last year his plans for retiring at the end of the school year this year.
Since that time, the school district contracted with search consultant Jim Huge to help narrow down the list of interested applicants.
At the June 17 meeting, however, Mr. Huge informed the school board that one of the finalists, Scott Bailey, had withdrawn his candidacy for the position due to personal health issues.
After the board could not agree on the next potential choice, they narrowed their selections down to three potential finalists: Agnella Perera, Mark Rendell and Darci Mohr
After a discussion with Mr. Huge, the selection pool will again widen as he not only contacts the three candidates selected for further consideration by the board, but also contact qualified candidates who were not available when the search process began, but have since shown an interest in the position.
Superintendent Lannon will officially retire in July. During the selection process, Deputy Superintendent Genelle Yost will serve as acting superintendent.