The end is near in the search for the Newport-Mesa Unified School District superintendent.
A top candidate has been selected, according to district spokeswoman Laura Boss, but a name will not be released until the decision is final.
The candidate is being visited this week, and Boss said there could be more information by Friday.
School board members interviewed six people from a pool of about 55 applicants from around the country, she said.
The six were chosen after their qualifications and backgrounds were checked.
Three of those candidates, all from California, were forwarded to the community selection committee that was made up of a cross-section of the Newport Beach and Costa Mesa population.