LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- The interim superintendent of the Little Rock school district has been chosen for the permanent position.
Board of Education officials announced late Thursday that Morris Holmes will succeed Linda Watson, who left in January. A statement from the board said Holmes has agreed to be superintendent of the 25,600-student district through the 2012-2013 school year.
School board president Melanie Fox says the board has been very impressed with Holmes' work as interim superintendent and members believe he has the experience, talent and commitment to lead and help improve the district.
There were three finalists to fill the superintendent spot, but two of them withdrew, leaving June Rimmer as the sole candidate. Rimmer visited the district earlier this week.
The board's statement didn't mention Rimmer or why she wasn't selected.
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