Once that happens, board president Lou Petrucci says then they'll focus on the contract language before making an official announcement.
Petrucci and Rosalyn Taylor, the district's executive vice president for executive affairs, on Wednesday briefed the media on the status of the process for selecting the district's next superintendent.
Petrucci says the process involves more than just the sit-down interviews.
"The second part, more importantly, is the contract and the evaluation method. We want to make sure that we have a criterion by which we can gauge the success of this new person," he says.
The contract could also include performance goals, Taylor added.
"... decrease in suspensions, an increase in student attendance, and naturally we're taking a look at our graduation rate," she says.
Petrucci says the board has a special meeting planned for next Tuesday, but doesn't expect an announcement at that time.
When the board does vote, Petrucci says he'd like to see a 9-0 unanimous vote in support of the candidate, but he also adds that a simply majority is all that's needed.