The Clark County School Board of Trustees on Tuesday evening voted 6-1 against hiring search firm McPherson & Jacobson to locate suitable candidates for superintendent.
The vote followed hours of public comment on Monday.
However, in a surprise move, the board voted unanimously to enter into negotiations with Interim Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky for the job.
Skorkowsky, a 25-year veteran of the school district, was named interim superintendent in March, beating out two other candidates for the job.
For the last year, Skorkowsky has worked alongside Jones as the deputy superintendent. Some of the reasons why the trustees appointed Skorkowsky to the interim position included his pledge to keep students moving forward, to support teachers and work with Nevada Legislature.
Former Superintendent Dwight Jones stepped down on March 22, citing a need to be with an ailing family member.
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