And there was one.
Rachel Goldberg, a finalist in the Montclair superintendent search and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction at Passaic Public Schools, tells Baristanet that she sent her letter withdrawing her application on March 6, close to a week after the public candidates session.
Shortly after the public session, Goldberg learned from the search firm that the board did not have a clear time period determined in which they could make their decision.
Faced with that, Goldberg said she needed to make a decision for the benefit of her “school district and the team of people she is responsible for leading.”
Goldberg said her application was finalized in December, but once the process became public in mid-February, there was an expectation that a decision would be made — one way or the other.
“I wasn’t left with a sense of clarity as to where I stood, and at that point, without a clear indication, I chose to withdraw,” she said.
Baristanet first reported yesterday that Ross Kasun had also withdrew himself from consideration, after getting similar news from a representative of the search firm, Hazard Young Attea & Associates.