The Interim Superintendent of the Champaign public school district says his tenure with the district could be over by the end of January.
Dr. Robert Malito was hired in June following the resignation of former superintendent  Arthur Culver, but state law allows him to work only 100 days during a fiscal year.
He says those days could run out at the end of January.
Malito says that the school board has yet to make a decision on who will lead the district for the rest of the academic year.
Meanwhile, the search to find a permanent superintendent  is gearing up.
Malito says 45 to 50 people have applied so far, with October 28th being the final day that applications will be accepted.
He says the public will have a chance to meet the finalists for the position before a new superintendent is selected.
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Malito says the board has established a set of skills and qualifications to be used by a search firm for the next superintendent.
He says the district hopes to have a new superintendent under contract by next January 1st and have a starting date of July 1st, 2012.