The Petersburg School Board is set to name a new superintendent today (4/13).
It is a challenging job. Only one of the city’s seven schools has ever been fully accredited, and the system has turned over three superintendents in eight years. And the system is dealing with the same financial crisis that is affecting the entire city.
Former Superintendent Joseph Melvin resigned under pressure in October.
School board members have said they want a leader who can help transform the district and plan to introduce their new superintendent today at 2:00 p.m.