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‘Leading’ candidate ends Richmond Superintendent bid

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Dec 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-20 17:58:38-05

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) - Dr. Anthony Jackson, Superintendent of Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools in North Carolina, has withdrawn his name for consideration as Superintendent of Richmond Schools, a source told CBS 6 anchor Lorenzo Hall.

That same source told Hall that Jackson was the leading candidate for the job.

Earlier this week Jackson and two other superintendent candidates met with parents at a community forum.

The current two finalists are Dr. Dana Bedden, former Superintendent of Irving ISD in Texas, and Dr. Calvin Watts, Assistant Superintendent in the Division of School Improvement and Operations with Gwinnett County Public Schools in Georgia.

The School Board expects to have the next Superintendent chosen by Monday.