Candidate for Janesville school superintendent job withdraws from consideration; two finalists remain

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JANESVILLE, Wis. — One of the three finalists to become the School District of Janesville’s next superintendent has withdrawn her name from consideration, the district said Wednesday.

Cassandra Schug, who currently serves as superintendent of the Watertown Unified School District, told the Janesville school board she is taking her name out of the running. A news release from the district did not give a reason for the move.

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Two candidates remain in the running: Mark Holzman, the current Manitowoc Public School District superintendent, and Ryan Krohn, the superintendent of the Stone Bank School District.

Steve Pophal, Janesville’s current superintendent, is retiring at the end of the year.