Gateway Unified Balks on Superintendent Selection

The future of Gateway Unified’s leadership remains up in the air. After a six-and-a-half hour meeting Wednesday, the school board decided not to appoint a superintendent, leaving the decision to a future date.

The board has been eyeing educator Bryan Caples for the job. However, it was recently learned that Caples’ credentials are suspended due to misconduct.  

According to Action News Now, one of the board members’ children suffered “a medical emergency” during the meeting, which may have added to the delay. 

The board did vote 3-2 to bypass the 12-step selection process for hiring a superintendent. That move was opposed by the majority of meeting attendees. 

Assistant Superintendent Steve Henson remains Acting Superintendent for the time being. He has been in that role since December when the board voted 3-2 to terminate former schools chief Jim Harrell.