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The Caddo Parish School Board is now accepting applications to fill the interim District 7 seat on the Board.

Beginning Wednesday and continuing through 4 p.m. April 15 the Caddo Board will accept letters of interest from residents of District 7.

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 2 p.m. on April 20 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 after the interviews to name an interim. All interviews will take place in an open session and interested candidate names will be released to the public before the session.

Once selected, the interim Board member will serve until a special election is held on Oct. 9.  Qualifying for the election will take place July 14-16.

The District 7 vacancy comes after Raymond Green announced his decision to retire from the Board. Green served District 8 since Jan. 2015.

For more information about the Caddo Parish School Board, visit www.caddoschools.org.