LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - After dissolving the Pulaski County Special School board and firing its superintendent, the State's Education Commissioner has named a replacement.
Camden-Fairview's superintendent Dr. Jerry Guess will take over.
"I'm 60 years old and don't plan to retire soon, I hope," says Dr. Jerry Guess. "I have no reason to doubt those kids can get a great quality of education," says Guess.
Since the district is in fiscal distress, Education Commissioner Dr. Tom Kimbrell dissolved the school board and fired Superintendent Dr. Charles Hopson, and then appointed interim superintendent Bobby Lester, last week.
Guess says his priority is to prepare for the first day of school.
"Everything means everything. Bus routes, text books, desks. Making sure cafeterias are prepared and floors are cleaned," says Guess.