The school board has named Hayward Unified School District Superintendent Donald Evans as its only finalist in a search to fill the top job in Berkeley.
Evans who has been in the $229,000-a-year position in Hayward for just 18 months, said Friday he already notified his school board of the possible move, although he has not yet signed a contract in Berkeley.
"I just felt it was a good fit and the timing was right," Evans said. "I love the community here, but I really believe in Berkeley's vision. This is going to be great."
Currently, the Berkeley district is headed by two administrators who were named interim superintendents last fall. Berkeley's district, with 9,000 students, is less than half the size of Hayward's, which has over 20,000.