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July 10, 2014 at 10:20 AM

Highline school board extends Susan Enfield’s contract

The Highline school board has extended Superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract through 2017, squashing any speculation that she might return to Seattle’s top job.

Highline hired Enfield two years ago and the board voted unanimously Wednesday to extend her contract.

Enfield had been Seattle’s chief academic officer for 18 months when she was hired in 2011 as Seattle’s interim superintendent after the school board fired Maria Goodloe-Johnson.

Enfield surprised many by announcing at the end of 2011 that she would not seek the permanent job in Seattle and in July 2012, became Highline’s superintendent.

Seattle hired José Banda, who previously was superintendent of the Anaheim (Calif.) City School District, to replace her. Banda, who has served two years of a three-year contract, announced last month that he is the only finalist for superintendent of the Sacramento Unified School District.

Sacramento’s board takes the formal vote on the hire on July 17, but all indications are that Banda is their man.

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