The Little Rock School Board will meet this afternoon to produce a group of finalists for consideration for school superintendent.

Search consultants are to talk with representatives of community groups about the coming interview process at 4 p.m. The Board will meet at 5:30 and go into executive session to narrow the list of 17 applicants. I’ll try to update with the names this evening. There’s no fixed number of finalists expected.

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Morris Holmes has been serving as interim superintendent since the Board bought out the months remaining on Linda Watson’s contract. He’s not a candidate for the permanent job.