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BREAKING 6-27-08 Board Votes 8-4: Gerald Dawkins New Caddo Parish School Superintendent
Friday, Jun 27, 2008 1:57pm

SHREVEPORT, LA (By: Tom Pace, Talk of the Town) EDUCATION: BREAKING 4pm 6-27-08  Board members voted 8-4 to elect Dr. Gerald Dawkins, of Saginaw, Michigan as the new Caddo Parish School Superintendent.  The meeting, lasted only about 20 minutes, and the vote was conducted without comment from board members, or the public, per Board President Willie Burton.

Board member Dottie Bell made the motion to elect Dawkins, which was seconded by Charlotte Crawley.  Click here to listen as
  Bell tells Tom Pace with the "Talk of the Town" that she believes Dr. Dawkins was the best candidate for the superintendent's job, because he was "...all about the kids." 

Dawkins edged out two other candidates for the top educator's spot, which will pay him a base salary of $197,000, plus travel; an annuity insurance plan; and 27 vacation days.  He's slated to take office August 11, 2008.

According to The Times, in his 8-4 cofirmation vote, Dawkins  was opposed by board members Larry Ramsey, Phillip Guin, Bonita Crawford and Barry Rachal.


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