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Little Rock School Board selects Suggs as district's next superintendent

by Arkansas Democrat-Gazette | March 5, 2013 at 7:37 p.m.

The Little Rock School Board has voted 6-1 to select Dexter Suggs Sr., the chief of staff for Indianapolis Public Schools, as the next superintendent of the Little Rock School District.

At a special meeting Tuesday evening, Jody Carreiro motioned to select Suggs, who was interviewed along with three other candidates: Walter Milton Jr., superintendent of the Springfield, Ill., school system; Stefanie Phillips, who most recently was deputy superintendent in the Clayton County, Ga., public schools; and Connie Hathorn, superintendent of the Youngstown public-school system in Ohio.

Five other board members were in favor of the selection, with Michael Nellums voting no.

The Little Rock board hired the Omaha-Neb.-based McPherson & Jacobson recruiting firm for $21,500 plus expenses to help with the search, including finding applicants. Nine people applied.

Read Wednesday's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette for full details.

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