SIDNEY -- The Sidney School District Board of Education has made a verbal offer to Andrew Farber of Fremont, Neb. to be the District's next superintendent.

"My family and I are very honored and excited at the opportunity to be part of the Sidney community and school system," Farber said in a written statement published by Sidney Public Schools. 

He said they are looking forward to moving here in July.

District Superintendent Jay Ehler submitted his resignation in a recent meeting, effective the end of the school year. 

Farber is currently the superintendent of the Louisville Public Schools. Louisville is a Class III school by Nebraska Department of Education standards and C-2 school by the Nebraska School Activities Association. He has served as superintendent of Louisville since 2015. 

"We welcome Mr. Farber to our community and look forward to his leadership," Sidney School board president Mike Palmer said.

Eight candidates were reviewed for the position; five were interviewed.

The Sidney Board of Education will take action on Farber's contract in an upcoming meeting. The board met on January 9 and will meet again on February 13.

Palmer also thanked the search process, including the interview groups, the Nebraska Association of School Boards (NASB) did in the search process. According to Palmer's statement, the process included meetings with groups from the public, staff and administration, in addition to a formal interview with the Board.