Outgoing Hartford School Superintendent Steven Adamowski says he’s not a candidate to become the state’s next education commissioner.

“I am not an applicant,” he said Wednesday at the State Capitol.

The state’s top education job has been vacant since former Commissioner Mark McQuillan unexpectedly resigned in January. Adamowski has been one of the people talked about as possible candidates.

Asked in January if he planned to apply, Adamowski said it was an interesting opportunity but he would need to be courted.

“I don’t go after those positions, people usually approach me,” he said.

The State Board of Education has been searching for months for someone to lead the agency, but few people have applied. As a result, the board has extended the application deadline until the end of June.

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