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Reporter Declares Candidacy for Superintendent of Schools Race

On the last day to file for candidacy for the upcoming June election, a local news reporter declared his candidacy for Nevada County Superintendent of Schools. Paul Haas, a reporter and anchor for KNCO radio, says it was a combination of people asking him about plans the incumbent has for a new administrative building, as well as cuts that have been made over the past several years that led to his decision to run.
Click here to listen to Paul Haas

The desire for a new facility was confirmed by the incumbent in an article in the January edition of The Nugget, a publication put out by the County Office.

Haas, whose wife teaches at Park Avenue Learning Site in the high school district, says other budget cuts directly effect her working environment.
Click here to listen to Paul Haas

Because some people were suggesting Haas should run for Superintendent of Schools, he looked into what sort of financial shape the county office is actually in and was surprised to find there is money available to use for programs.
Click here to listen to Paul Haas

So after working through a transition plan with KNCO which allows him to keep his position while running for office he pulled the trigger Friday morning. Haas will not have an on-air presence while running for office.

Paul Haas says has over 25 years in education as a teacher, principal, and county office administrator,  and knows he has the experience necessary to be a successful Superintendent that will put students ahead of administrative buildings.

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