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GRANGER, Wash. — The Granger School District is inviting the public to meet with two finalists for its superintendent position next week.

The finalists — Brian Hart and Robert Elizondo — will interview with the district’s school board and meet with employees and students before meeting with the public in the Granger High School commons on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Hart, the executive director of teaching and learning in the Sunnyside School District, will meet with the public on Tuesday. Elizondo, the principal of Garrison Middle School in the Walla Walla School District, will meet with the public on Wednesday.

The school board hopes to have a new superintendent picked and sworn in by the end of the month, said spokeswoman Carolyn Cruse. Whomever is selected will replace superintendent Margarita Lopez, who announced her retirement earlier this year.

The meetings will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday in the Granger High School commons, 315 Mentzer Ave.

Granger School District is one of the smaller school districts in the county, with an enrollment of about 1,400 students as of 2015.