Things aren’t going well with selecting the new superintendent for the city school system. On May 1st, it was announced that there were three candidates for the position, and that an announcement would likely be made by May 6th. The candidates were: Jean Murray, Albemarle’s assistant superintendent for instruction; James Pughsley, deputy superintendent for Charlotte-Mecklenburg County Schools in North Carolina; and Kriner Cash, superintendent for Martha’s Vineyards Public Schools. Cash, the board’s top pick, rejected the school board‘s offer on Thursday. Pughsley, the second choice, is likely being offered a promotion to be the superintendent of his North Carolina district. It’s hoped that he’ll make a decision soon. If he rejects the Charlottesville offer, that leaves Albemarle’s own Jean Murray. Kate Andrews has the story in today’s Progress.