The South Bend schools have a new leader, and it is the woman who has done the job for the last few months.
Dr. Carole Schmidt has been offered the superintendent position. A contract is currently being negotiated.
She had been working as interim superintendent since Jim Kapsa retired.
Schmidt was one of two candidates who interviewed this week, beating out Valparaiso assistant superintendent Dr. Robert Haworth.
Schmidt is a a long-time local school administrator. She has also served as superintendent in Benton Harbor and St. Joseph.
She has seen some controversy. Schmidt was ousted from the job in Benton Harbor last year by a school board she butted heads with.
There has also been some concern surrounding the South Bend superintendent search, specifically the lack of minority candidates interviewed.
NewsCenter 16's Mark Peterson will have more coming up tonight on NewsCenter 16 at 5.