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First Dubuque superintendent candidate kicks off forums

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At a meeting Tuesday, Dubuque superintendent candidate, current interim superintendent and the district's executive director of human resources Stan Rheingans addressed the crowd. At a meeting Tuesday, Dubuque superintendent candidate, current interim superintendent and the district's executive director of human resources Stan Rheingans addressed the crowd.
DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The Dubuque Community School District is searching for a superintendent. Tuesday afternoon, the district held the first of three candidate forums.

On Tuesday, the community heard from superintendent candidate and current interim superintendent Stan Rheingans. He is also the district's executive director of human resources.

"My family and I have been here for about eight and a half years. My kids go to the school district. My wife works for the district," Rheingans said. "We're very passionate about making sure that Dubuque is on the cutting edge of providing our students with the best education that we possibly can because they're going to need that to be competitive going into the global market."

He discussed the importance of quality technology in the district.

"I think that I have a background in the community. I've built some relationships not only with our employee groups, but also the community as a whole that I think I can leverage to help us move forward maybe a little bit more quickly than we have in the past," Rheingans said.

When asked whether he would leave if he weren't offered the superintendent position, Rheingans said, "Never say never, but, certainly at this point, we don't have any plans to leave Dubuque regardless of this outcome."

School board member Craig Beytien said the board expects to announce its decision next week.

On Wednesday, the community will hear from superintendent candidate Michael Houselog. That meeting begins at the district headquarters at 4 p.m.

Thursday, candidate Karl Kurt will speak.

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