GFPS Board will interview Thomas Moore for superintendent consideration

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jan 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-24 22:09:13-05
Thomas Moore (MTN News File Photo)

GREAT FALLS – The Great Falls Public Schools’ Board of Trustees will interview Thomas Moore again for the Great Falls Public Schools’ superintendent position during a public meeting Thursday evening.

The meeting will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the District Office building located at 1100 4th Street South.

The meeting will be the second chance for trustees and the public to hear from Moore, GFPS’s current assistant superintendent for grades 7-12, after the board could not come to a final decision last week.

After a meeting last Wednesday, the Board of Trustees narrowed down the finalists to two candidates: Moore and Gregory Nyen, a superintendent for a school district in Wisconsin.

The board then decided they would interview each candidate for a second time.

This past Monday, however, Nyen withdrew from superintendent consideration leaving only Moore as a candidate.

After Moore’s second interview Thursday, one of four things could happen:

One: The board is pleased and offers Moore a contract to be the next GFPS superintendent.

Two: The board decides to keep Moore as a finalist, but also wants to go over additional past applicants.

Three: The board decides to go in a different direction, dismisses Moore as a finalist, and goes over additional past applicants.

Four: Similar to what happened last week, the board comes to no decision.

We will update you as we learn more.

Reporting by Kasey Herman for MTN News