Beatrice school officials are looking for an interim superintendent to replace Superintendent Jon "Tommy" Lopez, who died last week. District board President Tobias Tempelmeyer says the search will begin immediately and may include candidates inside and outside the district. Board members hope to make their selection in the next 10-14 days. Tempelmeyer says the interim superintendent will be in charge for the rest of the school year and a permanent replacement will take over in fall 2013. Lopez was 48 and had been superintendent since July 2010. Lopez died Friday after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer.