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And the three finalists who are vying to become superintendent of San Diego Unified schools are … we’ll get back to you on that.

The school district called a press conference Tuesday evening to announce the three people who will be publicly vetted to become superintendent, only to cancel it when reporters showed up.

Richard Barrera, president of the school board, said trustees decided they needed to sleep on it before announcing their picks. They will also get some extra time to deliberate: The school board will meet behind closed doors Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., just before it is slated to announce the finalists at 7 p.m.

The candidates are scheduled to be publicly interviewed at a forum Thursday night at the school district headquarters on Normal Street.

The new, more open process is meant to allow more public involvement in the superintendent search. Critics say it could have deterred sitting superintendents from applying because they would be loath to let their home districts know that they were shopping for another job.

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— EMILY ALPERT

Rob Davis

Rob Davis was formerly a senior reporter for Voice of San Diego.

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