Higley schools superintendent Joyce Lutrey is being considered for a superintendent position in Fargo, N.D., according to The Bismarck Tribune.
LLutrey is one of three finalists for the top job in Fargo Public Schools, a district with 48,000 students.
The news comes just days after the Higley Unified School District governing board gave Lutrey a 4-0 vote of confidence, with board member Kim Anderson abstaining.
In March, Lutrey was considered as a finalist for a superintendent position in Minnesota, but the job was offered to another candidate. At the time Lutrey said she planned to stay in the Higley district.
Shortly after media reports announcing Lutrey’s candidacy for the Minnesota position, Anderson announced the formation of a political action committee to identify qualities wanted in a new superintendent.
Anderson has been critical of the way district administration handled an employee audit following the arrest of a former high school band assistant on charges of raping a student. The employee had not been fingerprinted or had a background check, which at the time was not required provided he was supervised.
Lutrey’s attorney wrote a letter asking Anderson to “cease and desist” personal attacks against the superintendent.
Anderson believed the letter was an “exit strategy” signaling Lutrey’s intent to leave the district.