NEW BEDFORD - The finalists for the soon-to-be vacant school superintendent position in New Bedford will be announced Wednesday night.

The New Bedford School Committee's Screening Committee will give their report at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the community room at Keith Middle School.

The Screening Committee was charged with vetting applicants for the job that will be vacated by current Superintendent Dr. Pia Durkin on June 30.

Dr. Durkin announced her resignation late last year, citing "major philosophical differences" with current and incoming members of the School Committee.

After the finalists for the position are announced, the School Committee will perform site visits in the finalists' districts during the week of March 12, with final interviews taking place the week after, and a School Committee vote on the new superintendent on March 26.

Once selected, the new superintendent would step into the position on July 1.

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