NEWARK - (AP) - Gov. Christie says ousted Newarksuperintendent Clifford Janey will remain in his post through thestart of the school year.

The process to find his successor is already under way, but thegovernor says it makes sense to keep him on for now.

Christie has criticized the lack of progress in Newark schoolsand Janey was told on Tuesday that his contract would not berenewed.

Janey, who was appointed in 2008 by former Gov. Jon Corzine, hasnot said how long he plans to stay or where he will go next.

Christie and his schools chief will select Janey's replacement.Since 1995, the state Department of Education has had control ofNewark schools.