CPSB begins process to replace board member who passed away

Caddo School Board accepting applications for interim member

CADDO PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Tuesday was the first Caddo Parish School Board meeting since the passing of longtime board member Larry Ramsey.

Ramsey died at his home Saturday night following a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Under state law, the school board must name a replacement within 20 days.

On Tuesday, the board declared his seat vacant and began the process of naming a replacement. The board will start accepting applications this week.

A special meeting has been called on February 27 at 9 a.m. to interview the applicants.

The replacement will serve until the November election.

Board members also took the first step to name a wing at Southwood High School in honor of Ramsey.

Ramsey's funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at Christ United Methodist Church in Shreveport.

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