HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Hattiesburg Public School District (HPSD) will host a public forum Sunday at Hattiesburg High School. The forum will introduce the 3 superintendent candidates.
Director of Communications Jas N Smith said, "The candidates will have a few moments to discuss their qualifications."
Board members met last week to interview for a second time a handful of candidates for the superintendent's position. The board had previously narrowed the applicant pool from 31 to 10.
Smith said businesses and industries look at a city's school system to see if it wants to locate within the city. "It's important for the community, there is a vested interest in Hattiesburg whether or not they have students in the school" said Smith.
After the event residents can submit their feedback on each candidate.
Interim Superintendent Greg Ladner's term ends June 30. Ladner replaced James Bacchus, who resigned in December.
The forum will start at 4 p.m.