Board set to pick new Ohio schools superintendent

COLUMBUS, OH (AP) - A decision is expected this week on who will become Ohio's next public schools superintendent.

The 19-member Ohio Board of Education was set to start its multi-day monthly meeting Sunday in anticipation of conducting interviews with the two finalists for the job on Monday. A decision and vote are expected Tuesday.

Board members are choosing between Reynoldsburg superintendent Stephen Dackin and education consultant Robert Schiller. Gov. John Kasich's director of 21st Century Education, Robert Sommers, also was named a finalist but had to drop his bid due to ethics restrictions.

The new superintendent will replace Deborah Delisle, who resigned under pressure this spring. Her replacement will help Kasich usher through an expansion of school choice and a rewritten school funding formula.

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