MPS Board Meets

The Meridian School Board met Monday night to begin the process of selecting an interim superintendent.

The board went into executive session to discuss the one item on the agenda, listed only as 'personnel'.

Superintendent Charlie Kent was fired last week. Outgoing board president Edward Lynch says there is plenty of work to do in order to begin the full search.

"Dr. Terry Larabee has been named the short-term interim," said Lynch. "And now what we are looking for is a long-term interim until we can do a search for a superintendent."

A representative from the Mississippi School Board Association met with school board members to get the ball rolling on the process.

This was the last meeting for Lynch, whose term is expiring. In 2009, Mayor Cheri Barry said she would appoint financial and business analyst Teresa Hodges to fill that spot.

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