Tuesday at 6 p.m., the Orleans Parish School Board held the first of three meetings so people can describe what qualities they want in the next superintendent.

The meeting took place at the East New Orleans library, 5641 Read Blvd. I live-blogged it here.

Later this week, similar meetings will be held in Treme and Algiers.

The Orleans Parish School Board hasn’t had a permanent superintendent for about 16 months, since Darryl Kilbert retired from the post on June 30, 2012. The board probably won’t interview finalists until February.

The board also encourages people to complete an online survey by Wednesday to help guide its efforts. The consulting firm overseeing the superintendent search could present a report on that survey as early as the Nov. 19 board meeting.

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Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams stays on top of the city's loosely organized collection of public schools, with a special emphasis on charter schools. In 2011 she was recognized by the Press Club of New Orleans for her...