Ryan Carter, Staff Writer
Posted: 06/22/2011 07:10:53 PM PDT

SAN BERNARDINO – The search for someone to fill the gap between outgoing and incoming superintendents of San Bernardino’s public schools will officially begin on Tuesday, as the district’s board holds a special meeting to discuss the issue.

Trustees will talk about a plan to appoint an interim chief of schools and get the process going on a search for a permanent chief in the wake of Superintendent Arturo Delgado’s departure.

He resigned from San Bernardino City Unified School District to take the top spot for the Los Angeles County Office of Education, a job he will start on July 1.

Trustees will likely not actually pick an interim chief on Tuesday for San Bernardino public schools, but rather will plan to chart out a course of how to go about doing that, board member Judi Penman said.

“Right now, we don’t have any expectations (of picking an interim chief),” she said. “We’re trying to have a timeout so we can clear our heads and form a plan.”

That approach also goes for picking an actual chief, she said.

During the meeting on Tuesday, the board plans to review proposals submitted by superintendent search firms.

Officials have been approached by firms who want to handle the search for a new superintendent. Such firms will be a major topic of discussion.

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