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MPS Superintendent candidate withdraws name

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - WSFA 12 News is on top of some breaking news at this hour.

Fred Primm, Jr., has withdrawn his name from consideration as a candidate for superintendent of Montgomery Public Schools. Primm is the superintendent of schools for Sumter County. It was not immediately known why he dropped out of the running.

The board may choose an alternate candidate at their meeting at 5:00 p.m. today.

A total of five candidates were announced as finalists for the job. The list has dwindled to three after Primm's decision. Last week Dr. Julian Stafford, superintendent of education in Washington, D.C., withdrew from the running.

The three remaining candidates include: Dr. Samantha Ingram, superintendent in Fairfield Co. South Carolina; Clay Slagle, Montgomery's current interim superintendent; and Dr. Barbara Thompson, superintendent for the New Glarus School system in Wisconsin.

CANDIDATE SCHEDULES

The Montgomery County Board of Education revised its schedule for a series of meetings for community groups and government officials to meet the candidates for superintendent. While these meetings are open for public observation, space will be limited in some cases, and questions will come from the assembled groups. The public may submit questions at the meeting at Dannelly Elementary School. 

The board may name an additional candidate or candidates to participate in the interviews in a called meeting this afternoon. If so, that information will be available after the decision is made. If the board names an additional candidate, he or she will fill the spots which are now labeled "CANDIDATE."  If no candidate or additional candidates are named, a revised schedule will be forthcoming. 

June 11, 2009

7:15 a.m. - 10:30. Central Office Auditorium, 307 S. Decatur Street The Montgomery County Board will convene in a public meeting for the first round of interviews with the five candidates. The morning schedule of candidates is: 7:30-8:10 CANDIDATE, 8:15-8:55 Barbara Thompson, 9:00-9:40 Samantha Ingram, 9:45-10:25 Clay Slagle. Candidates will be interviewed by the board.

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PSC, 515 South Union Candidates will be interviewed by a group of principals. 7:30 - 8:10 Slagle,

8:15 - 8:55 CANDIDATE, 9:00 - 9:40 Thompson, 9:45 - 10:25 Ingram,

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 307 South Decatur Street, Room 202 Candidates will be interviewed by representatives of community education groups. 7:30 - 8:10 Thompson, 8:15 - 8:55 Ingram, 9:00 - 9:40 Slagle, 9:45 - 10:25 CANDIDATE.

12:45 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. 307 South Decatur Street, Room 302 Candidates will be interviewed by a group of MPS support staff.  12:45 - 1:25 CANDIDATE, 1:30 - 2:10 Thompson, 2:15 - 2:55 Ingram, 3:00 - 3:40 Slagle.

12:45 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. 307 South Decatur Street, Room 202 Candidates will be interviewed by a group of MPS central office staff. 12:45 - 1:25 Slagle, 1:30 - 2:10 CANDIDATE, 2:15 - 2:55 Thompson, 3:00 - 3:40 Ingram.

12:45 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. PSC, 515 South Union Candidates will be interviewed by a group of MPS teachers. 12:45 - 1:25 Ingram, 1:30 - 2:10 Slagle, 2:15 - 2:55 CANDIDATE, 3:00 - 3:40 Thompson.

12:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Central Office Auditorium, 307 South Decatur Street Candidates will be interviewed by members of the media. 12:45 - 1:25 Thompson, 1:30 - 2:10 Ingram, 2:15 - 2:55 Slagle, 3:00 - 3:40 CANDIDATE. 6:00 p.m., Dannelly Elementary School, 3425 Carter Hill Rd.

This is not a called board meeting, but an opportunity for the public to ask questions of the five candidates. Audience members may submit questions in writing at the meeting BETWEEN 5:30 AND 5:55  p.m. Questions may be written in advance or may be placed on index cards provided at the site. Questions must be submitted by 5:55 p.m. A moderator will ensure no questions of an inflammatory or accusatory nature are asked. Each candidate will give a 10 minute presentation and will have 15 minutes to answer questions submitted by those in attendance. The evening schedule is: 6:00-6:25 CANDIDATE, 6:30-6:55 Ingram, 7:00-7:25 Thompson, 7:30-7:55 Slagle.

June 12, 2009

7:30 a.m. Central Office Auditorium, 307 S. Decatur Street The Montgomery County Board of Education will convene in a public meeting to continue the interview process for each of the five candidates. The morning schedule of candidates is: 7:30-8:10 Thompson, 8:15-8:55 CANDIDATE, 9:00-9:40 Slagle, 9:45-10:25 Ingram.

7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. 307 South Decatur Street, Room 202 Candidates will be interviewed by members of the city council and county commission. 7:30 - 8:10 CANDIDATE, 8:15 - 8:55 Slagle, 9:00 - 9:40 Ingram, 9:45 - 10:25 Thompson.

7:30 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. 307 South Decatur Street, Room 302 Candidates will be interviewed by a group of ministers and representatives from social service groups. 7:30 - 8:10 Ingram, 8:15 - 8:55 Thompson, 9:00 - 9: 40 CANDIDATE, 9:45 - 10:25 Slagle.

9:00 a.m. - Noon  Chamber of Commerce Office, 41 Commerce Street Candidates will be interviewed by representatives from the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce. 9:00 - 9:40 Thompson, 9:45 - 10:25 CANDIDATE, 10:30 - 11: 10 Slagle, 11:15 - 11:55 Ingram.

7:30 a.m. - Noon  PSC, 515 South Union Street Candidates will be interviewed by representative parents and students. 7:30 - 8:10 Slagle, 8:15 - 8:55 Ingram, 10: 30- 11:10 Thompson, 11: 15 - Noon CANDIDATE.

Those involved in the group meetings will be given a comment sheet to provide feedback to the board on their thoughts concerning the candidates.  

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