MUSD board discusses options. Photo by Michelle Chance

The Maricopa Unified School District Governing Board will meet in special session Monday, and it’s all about Tracey Lopeman.

Lopeman was selected March 26 as the finalist for the post of superintendent. Previous superintendent Steve Chestnut already left to take an administrative post with the beleaguered Scottsdale Unified School District.

Part of Monday’s discussion involves contracting with Lopeman at least part time for the rest of this school year, which ends June 30. As proposed, that would cost the district $20,000.

The board will meet in executive session at 6 p.m. to discuss the negotiations and contracts with the district’s attorney.

Afterward they could approve a 2018-2021 contract for Lopeman, a contract for consulting services for Lopeman and the sole-source purchase of superintendent consulting services.