Caddo Parish School Superintendent Dr. Lamar Goree talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the school board's vote to hire Jeff Roberts as the new transportation director.

Roberts, formerly principal at Shreveport's Southwood High School, has been employed by the Caddo system for 29 years.

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"The selection comes after a review of 85 applications from across the country. Interviewing six finalists including three internal and three external candidates with experiences in transportation, student services and management, a district panel recommended Roberts to schools Superintendent Lamar Goree for approval."

Roberts was approved by the school board at Tuesday's meeting by a vote of 8 - 4.

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