Superintendent candidate offered job, withdraws name

The Grundy Center School Board offered the district superintendent position to a candidate who then withdrew his name from consideration.

Bob Johanns, president of the school board, said they offered the job to Lynn Evans, superintendent of Alta and Aurelia school districts, who did not accept the position.

The two finalist candidates were Evans and David Hill, principal of Dysart-Geneseo Elementary School. Both Hill and Evans declined to comment to the Times-Republican on the matter.

No decisions regarding the other candidates were made and the board plans to reconvene next week to discuss its next steps.

“Our game plan as a board is to determine what our options are,” Johanns said.

Johanns said the second candidate (Hill) was an “outstanding candidate” but the “biggest hurdle” for him was the lack of superintendent experience.

The district is looking to replace current Superintendent Cassi Murra, who is resigning this summer to lead Knoxville schools.