FCSD1 Board Chairman Brett Berg.

(Lander, Wyo.) – Fremont County School District 1 Board of Education Chairman Brett Berg said the district plans on hiring an interim superintendent to temporarily replace Michael Bowman, who is retiring. Berg said Bowman’s contract ends at the end of the month.

The school board has held three special executive sessions for personnel since Bowman’s announcement on May 20.

“We’ve decided that we’re going to hire an interim superintendent” for the next school year, Berg said in an interview on Thursday. And then over the winter, the board is expected to launch an intensive search for a permanent replacement.

Who the interim superintendent might be is still to be determined. Berg said the board hopes to hold interviews with candidates next week in executive sessions. He believes the board will have chosen the interim replacement by the end of the month.