Who will be MUSD's next superintendent? Tracey Lopeman, Cort Monroe and Heather Cruz are finalists for the job.

Interested in meeting candidates for Maricopa Unified School District’s new superintendent?[quote_box_right]IF YOU GO
What: Superintendent Candidates Forum
When: March 26, 7 p.m.
Where: Maricopa Unified School District Administration Office, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Hwy.[/quote_box_right]

The three finalists will take questions from the public March 26 at 7 p.m. at the district administration office, 44150 W. Maricopa-Casa Grande Highway.

The MUSD governing board selected Heather Cruz, Tracey Lopeman and Cort Monroe from a pool of 30 applicants. To learn more about the candidates click here.

Arizona School Board Association Representative Karen Gasket will moderate the hour-long Q&A session.

Gasket has assisted MUSD in its search for a new leader since November.

After the panel takes questions, attendees can interact with the finalists during an “informal” social portion of the forum.

MUSD will also accept comment cards from the public regarding the candidates to be considered by the governing board during deliberations.

Those discussions will begin in executive session at 8:45 that evening. Afterward, MUSD’s top-pick will be announced publicly at the administration office. Contract negotiations are slated to begin in the following days.