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Firm to Help Replace Superintendent

More than a year after the controversial firing of Supt. McKinley Nash, officials with the Centinela Valley Union High School District have announced the hiring of a Sacramento-based firm to help them find a new top administrator.

Social Services of California Inc., which specializes in screening public school administrators throughout the state, will supervise the search for a new superintendent to head the 5,764-student district. The company charges a one-time fee of $10,000, plus expenses estimated to be under $6,000.

Elaine Boyce, the firm’s director of executive search services, said she would schedule confidential sessions with district parents, teachers, students and other members of the community in mid-October to help school officials define the qualities they want in a superintendent. Applications for the post will be accepted until Jan. 8, 1992. The district’s school board expects to make a final decision by the end of January.

Nash, who is black, was fired in July, 1990. He has filed a claim with the state accusing the predominantly Latino school board of discrimination and harassment in his firing.

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