19 voices speak for parish at school superintendent selection forum

About 30 people attended the school board forum Tuesday to get input about what the public wants in a superintendent. Among the speakers were, from left, Persunda Raymond, LaShonda Berryman and Betty Smith.

By Carolyn Roy, carolyn@natchitochestimes.com

Nineteen people spoke to the school board about the qualities they want in a new superintendent when the board hosted a forum Tuesday at the NSU Middle Lab School. The meeting was part of the board’s search for a superintendent who will replace Dale Skinner when he retires in June of 2020.

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At the board meetings Dec. 3 and Dec. 5, the board will use the comments to determine what qualifications will go into advertisements.

There was a common theme among the many remarks at the meeting with several wanting someone with vision, who is inspirational and will have transparency. A majority of the speakers were products of the Natchitoches Parish School System with either children or grandchildren …

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