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Adrian Schools may have found next superintendent

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ADRIAN, MI (Toledo News Now) -

The search for a new school superintendent in Adrian has come down to one final candidate.

School board president Jed Engle says after numerous applicants and interviews, they may have found the district's next leader. Bob Behnke is current serving as assistant superintendent in Northville.

"He is very strong in curriculum and strong in discipline," Engle said.

Those are two areas Engle says are essential for any superintendent, but those aren't the only reasons they have selected Behnke.

"He's a very community-minded person," Engle said. "Where ever he has lived, he has a track record of involvement."

Involvement and commitment seem to be important to parents in the area.

"Preferably someone who wants to stay, and look out for the best interest of the kids," said Christopher Forille, a parent.

The school board is confident Behnke can keep the district moving forward.

"Regression is not an option," Engle said. "We like where we're going and Adrian is a good place to be."

The board is following up on a few more reference checks but say they hope to offer Behnke the job next week.

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