A former Idaho deputy superintendent of public instruction and district superintendent is in the running for the superintendent's job in West Ada School District. Trustees say they are inviting Mary Ann Ranells to spend a couple of days touring the district in the next couple of weeks. Ranells is the first candidate trustees have announced as being under consideration for the job to replace Linda Clark, who resigned in October, saying she was the victim of a board "witch hunt." The board never accepted her resignation and terminated her contract last month. The board, which has been reviewing applications ,says it will make public the names of candidates it plans to invite to the district for a closer look. They revealed Ranells as a candidate near the end of a long board meeting/Bill Roberts, Idaho Statesman. More here.