The Crosslake Community School Board is negotiating with its chosen candidate for the school's director position, and that person requested more time to make a decision.

"Because this is such an important decision for all of us, we want to make sure that we all take the time that we need to get it right," board chair Lori Scharenbroich said in an email, noting the board did not meet Thursday, Nov. 21, as previously planned.

The board gave the candidate a deadline to decide, and set a meeting to approve a new director for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, in the Crosslake Community School commons area.

The board interviewed four candidates Nov. 7 and 8, and then narrowed the selection to the following three candidates, listed alphabetically: Jill Arendt, director of student life at Crosslake School; Annette Klang, a grades 1-2 teacher at Crosslake School; and Cliff Skaagen, director of teaching and learning/principal at Twin Cities Academy, a public charter school for grades 6-12 in St. Paul.

Current Director Todd Lyscio will retire at the end of this year.