Dist. 186 Supt. Milton Turns Down Madison Schools, May Be Looking Elsewhere

District 186 Superintendent Walter Milton decided Tuesday he will not to take part in a final round of interviews for a job opening in Wisconsin’s state capital.

The Madison Metropolitan School District announced Sunday Milton was one of two finalists for its superintendent position – Milton was expected to visit Madison Thursday for interviews and an open forum with the community

In a note posted on the Madison Metropolitan School District website, school board members say that after “thought and discussion with his family” Dr. Milton believes Madison is “not the right fit for him and he will pursue another opportunity”.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Milton’s decision comes amid questions about parts of his background and how much the board knew about them before naming him as one of two finalists for the Madison’s superintendent position.

According to the State Journal-Register, Milton issued a statement Tuesday night saying that “a national search firm contacted [him] Tuesday with a professional opportunity that better fits [his] talents, skills, and qualifications.”

No details on the job opportunity Milton alludes to have been made available.

-WUIS/Wisconsin State Journal/State Journal-Register

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