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IPS superintendent among finalists to lead DC schools, Washington Post reports

(WISH) — The Washington Post on Saturday night reported Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Lewis D. Ferebee was a finalist in the search for a chancellor to lead Washington D.C. schools. 

The other finalist, Amanda Alexander, serves as the interim chancellor for Washington D.C. schools, the Post reported.

In April, News 8 reported that Ferebee was chosen as a finalist to lead the Los Angeles Unified School District. He withdrew his name from consideration in that search. 

According to the Washington Post report, people with knowledge of the selection process released the names of the finalists after a Saturday meeting of the committee advising the mayor on the selection. The mayor’s office told the Washington Post a panel on Saturday questioned the finalists for about 2.5 hours.

It was not clear Saturday night when a decision would be made regarding the chancellor position. 

News 8 has reached out to IPS for comment.