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July 31, 2015

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Let the interim superintendent stay

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Pat Skorkowsky has been named interim superintendent of the Clark County School District. He will hold this position until a permanent replacement can be found.

Skorkowsky has been in education for nearly 25 years here in Clark County, starting out as a first-grade teacher. He has a master’s degree in education administration and has been an assistant principal at three schools, as well as principal at three others.

In 2006, he became assistant superintendent for what was then the district’s southeast region, working with 108 schools. Skorkowsky is quite familiar with the district reforms and he knows people in and out of the School District.

It would be wise to save the $50,000 it would cost to find a permanent replacement. We have Skorkowsky, who is more than qualified to remain in this temporary position he was selected to hold. We can bet our bottom dollar Skorkowsky will not leave us for a better position somewhere else if the situation came to pass. Promote from within; we have the talent right here in Las Vegas.

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