Westside Superintendent Finalists Named

Omaha, Neb -- The Westside Community Schools Board of Education selected Dr. Mike Lucas and Dr. Melissa Poloncic as the two finalists for superintendent Wednesday.

Dr. Lucas is currently the superintendent of York Public Schools and Dr. Poloncic is the superintendent of Douglas County West Community Schools.

They were among four finalists interviewed this week for the job. Board members interviewed the candidates and, based on those meetings, the list was narrowed down to two.

Dr. Lucas and Dr. Poloncic have been invited to tour the district and participate in a second round of interviews with students, staff, parents, community members, and board members on January 17. The interviews are open to the public and will be shared live online via the school district's Facebook page.

A final vote is expected to happen at the school board meeting on January 21 at 6:30 p.m. The person selected will take over after Superintendent Dr. Blane McCann retires at the end of the 2018-2019 school year.