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Meetings set to begin for new CPSB superintendent selection process

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The board plans to have the new superintendent in place by the time Dawkins' contract ends in August. The board plans to have the new superintendent in place by the time Dawkins' contract ends in August.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A series of meetings are set to start Monday as the Caddo Parish School Board works to select a new superintendent by July 30th.

The Caddo Parish School Board laid out the calendar for the selection process, including a series of community meetings intended to gather input from the public on who should become the next superintendent.

"To hear from them weighs in what we feel and what our decision will ultimately be. We want to know from them exactly how they feel about their system and what kind of person they want to run that system," explains Carl Pierson, CPSB Vice President.

Consultants with the McPherson & Jacobson, the search firm hired by the district, along with members of the school board, will meet in eight different sessions over the next few weeks, beginning with meetings at Booker T. Washington, Huntington High School and North Caddo on June 3, starting at 6 p.m.

Captain Shreve, Northwood and Southwood will meet on June 4 at 6 p.m.

Two more meetings will be held on Wednesday, June 5. One will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Sci-Port, the other in the CPSB Board Room at 4 p.m.

A "closing date" of June 13 has been set for the process of gathering public input.

The following schedule lays out the rest of the calendar for the Caddo superintendent search, according to a release from the CPSB:

June 18, 2013    1:00 p.m.   Board of Education Meeting
(Tuesday)                            Review School/Community Group Input
                                            Interview Questions
                                            Interview Procedures
                                            Compensation Package
                                            Identify School/Community Group Chairs

July 16, 2013  1:00 p.m.      Board of Education Meeting
(Tuesday)                            Meet with School/Community Chairs
                                            Review Candidates
                                            Select Finalists
                                            Finalize Interview Schedule
                                            Review Questions

July 22-26, 2013                  Interviews
(Monday-Friday)   

July 30, 2013                       Selection of Superintendent
(Tuesday)

The board made the decision not to renew the contract of Dr. Gerald Dawkins back in January, and his contract will expire on Aug. 12.

Dawkins came to Caddo Parish in 2008 after a year-long search. Before that, he served as superintendent of the Saginaw, MI school system for seven years.

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