Waconia Superintendent 23 May 14

The months-long process of searching for the next Superintendent of Waconia Schools appears to be over.

The Waconia Patriot reports that the Waconia School Board voted unanimously to enter into contract negotiations with finalist Patrick Devine during a special meeting held on Thursday, May 15.

Provided negotiations go smoothly, Devine will replace current Superintendent Dr. Nancy Rajanen, whose retirement is effective June 30, 2014.

School officials say the plan is to bring the contract to the board for approval on June 9.

Devine is currently the middle school principal in the Litchfield School District.