PORTLAND — The Portland Board of Public Education on Tuesday will consider naming Deering High School Principal Ira Waltz as acting superintendent this summer until a new superintendent is hired.

Waltz would begin as superintendent on July 1 and remain that position until a new superintendent begins work or August 31, whichever comes first.

The board is now considering candidates to replace out-going superintendent Jim Morse, whose last day is June 30.

Waltz worked as an administrator for the Portland Public Schools in the 1990s. Â He served as interim principal at Reiche Community School (1997-1998), Deering’s assistant principal (1996-1997) and as teaching principal at Peaks Island Elementary School (1993-1996).