Search narrows for new Unit 5 superintendent

By WEEK Reporter

January 23, 2014 Updated Jan 24, 2014 at 11:46 AM CDT

NORMAL, Ill. -- The search for a new superintendent at Unit 5 is now down to seven candidates.

Current superintendent Gary Niehaus is stepping down in June.

The consulting firm hired to screen candidates submitted the list of seven to the school board during a closed session on Wednesday night.

The firm said there were 36 applicants in all.

The board plans to interview the semifinalists this weekend.