Lansing School District Superintendent T.C. Wallace is one of two finalists for superintendent of the Pontiac school district, the Oakland Press reported today.

“You have done something that causes me to be here. You have taken bold steps necessary in education if students are going to be impacted,” the paper reported that Wallace said in an interview last week. “You have set the district for success.”

Wallace, 64, is in his second year of a four-year contact with Lansing schools. He was paid $175,000 in his first year and received a $5,000 raise this year. Pontiac’s interim superintendent is making $140,000 a year.

A source told City Pulse that the school district had approached Wallace about his interest in the position.

The Press said that the school board eliminated two other candidates Wednesday, leaving Wallace and Brian Ali, the former superintendent in Kankakee, Ill.

A final decision is due March 4.

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