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Dec 7, 2012 9:43 AM by AP

DeSoto's 11 superintendent applicants cut to 3

MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - Eleven men and women applied for the position of DeSoto Parish schools superintendent. Only three remain in the running for interviews.

The school board cut the field down in a meeting Thursday night.

Left in the running are interim DeSoto schools Superintendent Cade Brumley, of Stonewall; Tammye Turpin, of Calhoun, executive director of instruction and interim chief academic officer for the Monroe City School District; and Jon Whittemore, of Jasper, Texas, former Jasper ISD superintendent.

Board members will Interviews the remaining candidates next week. A meeting is set for Dec. 17 to make the final decision.

A superintendent vacancy was created on Nov. 2 with the unexpected retirement of Walter Lee.

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Information from: The Times, http://www.shreveporttimes.com

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