At a special meeting Tuesday the school board spent an hour and a half in executive session. Leaders remain quiet over Rutherford's suspension, refusing to say why they placed him on leave. After executive session the board approved Fred Dawson as interim superintendent.
Communications Director Devin Sherrill says, "We will be able to update them tomorrow, we wanted to wait until an interim superintendent had been named before we share information with parents."
Dawson served as superintendent for Bauxite, Benton and other districts across Arkansas. Dawson starts March 12th.
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