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.