Wichita superintendent the sole finalist for Olathe schools chief

Wichita school officials are preparing to search for a new superintendent after John Allison announced he is considering the top job in the Olathe school district.

Allison spent Wednesday touring schools and meeting with board members for a final interview in Olathe, a suburb of Kansas City. He is the sole finalist for the superintendent post there, officials announced Wednesday.

In a message to Wichita district staff members, Allison, a Kansas City native, said he “did not seek out this opportunity but agreed to be considered after a difficult and emotional process of reflection over the last month.”

(Read more: Wichita Eagle)