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Webster School Board interviews superintendent candidates

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Walter Morgan Sr. spent almost 40 years as a teacher in the Webster Parish school system. Although he's retired from education, he still came by the superintendent candidate interviews Monday evening.

"I was in it 38 years, and one of my biggest concerns was to make sure that children learned," Morgan says.

Webster Parish school board members asked the first round of candidates about their leadership style, what they would do to encourage more parent participation and invited questions from the public.

One person asked Johnny Rowland Jr, Lakeside Junior and Senior High School principal, if he supported librarians for middle and elementary schools since BESE ruled earlier this year that the positions would only be recommended. He does.

Board members have previously said they want a decision by Thanksgiving.

Steve Dozier announced in May that he wasn't going to stay on as superintendent. The board then voted to have Morris Busby replace him, but Busby suddenly decided to retire this fall. Dozier is staying on as superintendent until a replacement can take over.

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