MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Six candidates are in the running to be the next superintendent of Minneapolis Public Schools.

Their names were disclosed on Monday evening, and two of the candidates are from Minnesota.

One of the Minnesotans on the list is the district’s current interim superintendent, Michael Goar. The other is the associate superintendent of the Anoka-Hennepin School District, Jinger Gustafson.

The candidates include Jesse Rodriquez, the regional superintendent for Milwaukee Public School; Charles Foust, a school support officer for Houston Independent School District; Kenneth Spells, the superintendent of Alton Community Unit School in Illinois; and Sergio Paez, the former superintendent of Holyoke Public Schools in Massachusetts.

District officials say that in the coming weeks the candidates will undergo rigorous interviews, including some that will be televised and open to the public.

Finalists will be announced at the end of the month, with a “preferred candidate” being named in December.

More on the candidates can be found here.

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