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Parents want new Caddo Parish School Board

In 34 days Lamar Goree takes the helm as superintendent of the Caddo Parish School System. One of his biggest challenges is working with a dysfunctional board.
In 34 days Lamar Goree takes the helm as superintendent of the Caddo Parish School System. One of his biggest challenges is working with a dysfunctional board.

After this year's embarrassing superintendent search, parents say they're fed up. They say change needs to start with the school board members.

Michael Greer says, “They need to get better people in there. That’s really going to do their job.”

Greer is the father of two boys in Caddo Public Schools. Greer's sons attend University Elementary and Youree Drive Middle.

"I'm a parent that cares. When my kids get in trouble, I'm there. If they're sick I'm there."

On July 29th the board was deadlocked between superintendent finalists John Dilworth and Mary Nash Robinson. The exact same thing happened again on August 6th. Just last Friday this very same board couldn't agree between Lamar Goree and Timothy Magner. That’s something parent of three, Kevin Wilson, isn’t happy about.

“Get the right person for the job that way our kids can go forward. Get all these schools that are failing back up to par or find a better system for them."

Greer questions if the board couldn't agree on a superintendent will they agree on a plan to prevent the state takeover of five schools.

"Please school board you guys need to get some new people up in there. Do something with these kids, so they get that education they deserve."

All 12 board members are up for reelection next year. Voters will decide if these board members will serve for another four years.


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