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Omaha School Board Doesn't Choose Nerad For Superintendent Job

The Omaha, Neb., school district's Board of Education has selected another candidate to fill its superintendent vacancy, not Madison schools Superintendent Dan Nerad.

Officials with the the Omaha Public School District issued a news release on Monday afternoon that the board had selected Nancy Sebring to be the next superintendent. Sebring is the superintendent of the the Des Moines, Iowa, school district.

Last week, Nerad said he was one of three finalists for the Omaha position. The day prior, he said that he would be leaving his Madison job after his contract expires in June 2012.

Madison School Board members said last week that they weren't aware that Nerad was so close landing another job. According to the terms of his contract, Nerad would have to give the Madison Metropolitan School District five months notice before leaving. When he leaves, per his contract, he's also entitled to a $37,500 retirement payout.

Nerad declined to comment on the Omaha job last week, only releasing a statement which said his first commitment right now is Madison.

Nerad has been Madison superintendent since July 2008, when the district hired him away from the Green Bay School District. He came to Madison as part of a national search to replace former superintendent Art Rainwater.

Stay tuned to WISC-TV and Channel 3000 for continuing coverage.

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