Board members Jenny Arneson, Carla Bates, Josh Reiminitz, Don Samuels and Siad Ali preferred interim Superintendent Michael Goar over all five other candidates to lead the Minneapolis district.

The board used a "matrix" sheet to select three superintendent finalists Wednesday, and the Star Tribune requested each board member's worksheet from the school district. The nine elected board members and one student representative ranked each person against the others.

The exercise was used to select three finalists and was not an official vote.

Despite the majority of the board selecting Goar over all the other candidates, he currently does not have unanimous backing. 

Here is the worksheet for each board member, with their preferred candidate

Nelson Inz : Kenneth Spells, superintendent in Alton Ill., not a finalist

Tracine Asberry: Sergio Paez, former superintendent in Holyoke, Mass., finalist

Jenny Arneson: Michael Goar, Minneapolis interim superintendent, finalist

Carla Bates: Michael Goar, Minneapolis interim superintendent, finalist

Josh Reimnitz: Michael Goar, Minneapolis interim superintendent, finalist

Rebecca Gagnon: Jinger Gustafson, assistant superintendent in Anoka-Hennepin, not a finalist

Don Samules: Michael Goar, Minneapolis interim superintendent, finalist

Siad Ali: Michael Goar, Minneapolis interim superintendent, finalist

Kim Ellison: Sergio Paez, former superintendent in Holyoke, Mass., finalist