Superintendent Interviews Set

The Meridian School Board has narrowed its search for superintendent from seventeen to four.

The four candidates will be interviewed in a community forum setting Thursday, June 17, and Tuesday, June 22, at Meridian High School auditorium.

Two candidates will be interviewed each day, at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Members of the community are encouraged to attend the interview sessions. The names of the candidates will be released on the day of the interviews.

The board says, prior to the actual interviews, proposed questions may be submitted by the general public, or areas of interest for consideration, for the candidates via email to The deadline to submit the questions is Tuesday, June 15 at 12 noon.

Community members will not have an opportunity to ask questions, address interviewers, or interviewees during the interview process.

However, the stakeholders are encouraged to complete a response/feedback form at the end of each interview session.

Members of the community who are interested but cannot attend the interview sessions at Meridian High School will have the opportunity to see a tape-delayed broadcast of the interviews on Comcast Cable Channel 12. The interviews will not be broadcast live.

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  • by Anonymous on Jun 26, 2010 at 08:40 AM
    I know wrote: In the end Larabee will be the super so Judy Miller will be able to continue to run the district from the board. That's what happening now and it will continue. Write it down!" Apparently you do NOT know because Dr. Larabee was not one of the 3 finalists that were interviewed. Maybe you need to seek your information elsewhere.
  • by Citizen Location: Meridian on Jun 17, 2010 at 11:03 AM
    Does anyone know why one of the applicants dropped out or who that applicant is?
  • by I know on Jun 15, 2010 at 04:54 PM
    In the end Larabee will be the super so Judy Miller will be able to continue to run the district from the board. That's what happening now and it will continue. Write it down!
  • by Agreeing with CC Location: Meridian on Jun 15, 2010 at 11:07 AM
    Strict consequences to rules infractions must be uniformly enforced if Meridian is to begin to claw its way back. I can't begin to tell you how difficult it is for a teacher to deliver quality instruction while being forced to keep disruptives in the classroom. Meridian needs a zero-tolerance-super who will support the teachers. At this stage, anything less will ensure failure. The new super needs to hang on to the good things that are in place, and change the ones that continually drag the district down. Any idea who the 4 finalists are?
  • by Guy South of I-20 on Jun 14, 2010 at 09:10 PM
    Hey WTOK, will you have a crew present at the interviews to capture the moments when some busybody goes in there and starts ranting and raving about why (insert name here) should or shouldn't be considered? Also, I wonder how many charges of "racism" will be levied against the board. If the last year or two are any indication, this will turn into a circus worthy of Jerry Springer. That said, I hope the process is smooth and that a suitable candidate is found to lead the schools but, realistically, I expect the circus to come to town during this process.
  • by Concerned citizen Location: Merdian on Jun 14, 2010 at 08:36 PM
    We need someone who can consistently inforce disrict rules like dress code and behavior of students. Someone who can encourage parents to work positively with the school to help their children learn to obey and not interupt the education of our children who want to learn. Teachers have to spend too much time with those who disrupt. Something needs to be done with students who are habitual behavior problems so learning can take place. A really good superintendent can do this!
  • by RC Location: Meridian on Jun 14, 2010 at 06:18 PM
    I hope they pick this superintendent based on merit and not on demographic factors.
  • by Anonymous Location: Too on Jun 14, 2010 at 05:24 PM
    You got to be kidding! Check the background info
  • by Anonymous on Jun 14, 2010 at 04:14 PM
    I sure hope Dr. Larabee is one of these finalists. He has done such a wonderful job since he has taken the position as interim superintendent.
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