• Learn more about the three OPS superintendent finalists: Carey Wright, Mark Evans and Stephen Murley.
Omaha Public Schools is well-positioned to give Omaha kids a strong 21st-century education, said Steve Murley, superintendent of the Iowa City Community School District.
With its various magnet schools and the Learning Community of Douglas and Sarpy Counties, Murley said, OPS has shown it's not afraid to take risks for kids.
“I really want to be a part of that success,” Murley said in his interview with the Omaha school board this afternoon.
Murley, 46, is one of three finalists interviewing for the OPS superintendent job. Former Ralston Superintendent Virginia Moon is leading OPS for the remainder of the school year. John Mackiel retired in August after 15 years as OPS superintendent.
Murley interviewed in public with the board for a little over an hour Tuesday, answering questions about his educational beliefs, how he prepares a district's budget and his role with teacher unions and collective bargaining efforts. The board, its attorney and Murley went into closed session for more questions at about 2:45 p.m.
The public will have a chance to interview Murley at 4:30 p.m. at the Teacher Administrative Center, 3215 Cuming St.
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