The name of the new superintendent for the Southern Oregon Education Service District will be announced at a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the agency's Medford office, 101 N. Grape St.

The name of the new superintendent for the Southern Oregon Education Service District will be announced at a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the agency's Medford office, 101 N. Grape St.

At the meeting, the board of directors will formally vote on the new chief's contract.

About 19 people applied to fill the position after Superintendent Steve Boyarsky announced he would retire at the end of June.

The new superintendent will begin July 1.

The ESD provides distance learning classes to rural schools, teacher and administrator training, special education and migrant programs and a variety of other support services to school districts in Jackson, Josephine and Klamath counties and has about 320 employees.

— Paris Achen