HPSD holds public forum to search for new superintendent

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.

[if lt IE 7]> <style> #canvas { width: 530px; } </style> <![endif]Begin mobile comScore Tag

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.


Toggle Closed Captions on/off through the YouTube video player settings


GMH and FOX23.png

Subscribe for Updates

  • Facebook App Icon
  • Twitter App Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon
RSS Feed

WHPM/FOX23 is a proud member of the ADP

120 North 40th Avenue

Hattiesburg, MS 39401


Waypoint Media

© 2021 WHPM-TV