Alta School District officials have narrowed down the search for a new high school principal to three candidates.
They hope to make their final decision concerning the job by the end of this week.
Members of the AHS school board and school superintendent Fred Maharry met with the three candidates for separate hour-long interviews at the high school on Tuesday night, the final step in a process which began in early January, when the district began advertising the position across the Midwest.
The trio made the final cut out of a pool of more than 15 principals and teachers in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Nebraska who were vying for the job. They are looking to fill the position vacated by longtime AHS principal Ron Mueller, who is retiring from his duties at the end of the academic year.
Maharry said he is happy about the credentials of those seeking the opening, and thinks the school will be able to select a quality person to fill Mueller's shoes.
"They're all good candidates," Maharry told the school board last week. "I really feel good about the people we've interviewed so far."
It is unclear at this time whether the new principal will also inherit the role of athletic director from Mueller or will concentrate solely on his/her principalship duties.