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Coverstone Fields Questions During Second Interview

By WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff
By news@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON, Tenn.- The issue of who will be the next school superintendent for the Jackson-Madison County School System is now in the hands of the board.

Wednesday afternoon, the second round of interviews for superintendent got underway, and like the two previous candidates, Alan Coverstone hosted a public meeting and question session with parents and community members.

Coverstone currently serves as the executive director of Innovation and Design in the Metro Nashville School District. He told the dozens who gathered that he believe a better district starts with more parental involvement, which he said can be achieved through more informal conversations about good things.

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News spoke with him after the session with the board.

"Well, I hope they would expect a transparency. I'd hope they'd expect a collaborative outreach to the community, a real serious discussion about what we as a community want out of our schools and what we're willing to put into them in order to help, and then great results, cause that's what its all about," Alan Coverstone, superintendent candidate.

The finalists for the district's top position are Coverstone, Verna Ruffin and Dr. Terrance Patterson. The board will hold its regular monthly meeting, Thursday.