Beginning today and continuing through 12 p.m. Feb. 14 the Caddo Board will accept letters of interest from residents of District 8, which includes the Broadmoor and Captain Shreve neighborhoods.
Any letters of interest must be addressed to the President of the Board and accepted by hand delivery at the superintendent’s office located at 1961 Midway Avenue. Following the application period, a special-called meeting of the Board will take place at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 to interview applicants.
The format of the interviews will allow each candidate up to 10 minutes to present information including why they desire to serve as an interim Board member, their special skills or experience to offer to the position and their perspective on the role of a Board member. Candidates will be allowed to make final summary statements and the Board is expected to vote at the conclusion of the interviews to name an interim. All interviews will take place in open session and interested candidate names will be released to the public prior to the session.
Once selected, the interim Board member will serve until a special election is held on Nov. 3. Qualifying for the election will take place July 15-17.
The District 8 vacancy comes after Denee’ Locke announced on Tuesday she would be stepping down from the Board after moving out of the district. Locke served District 8 since her election in 2014 and was Board President in 2017.
For more information about the Caddo Parish School Board, visit www.caddoschools.org.