Meridian School Board members continued the process of selecting an interim superintendent at a special called meeting Tuesday night.
At a meeting last week, board members met with a representative of the Mississippi School Board Association, who helped develop a short list of candidates who are available.
"What we've done tonight is, we've taken that short list and those people who are available for interim and now we are going to contact them, bring them in and interview them and put the best person in that position as we can," said school board vice-president Don Evans.
All of the people on the list of candidates are retired superintendents.
Former superintendent Charlie Kent has requested a hearing concerning his termination.
The search for a permanent replacement can't start until that hearing has been held.