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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR)–They weren’t going to do it but after our CBS 6 story aired, the Richmond School Board decided that parents and community members can help decide who will be the next school superintendent.

Earlier this week CBS 6 told you how board members were going on with the selection process of the superintendent, without a public comment period, because the two-week deadline was looming.

Under state law, the Richmond School Board had 180 days from when Dr. Yvonne Brandon resigned to name her permanent replacement; that deadline is Dec. 27.

We took your concerns straight to the people in charge, and were told Monday by  Richmond School Board Chairman Jeff Bourne that the decision to exclude the community from the superintendent search was due to fears that too much input would hinder the selection process.

Today the school board said they plan to announce the three finalists on Monday, with a community interview for the candidates to be held next Wednesday.

CBS 6 will tell you where it will take place once we receive that information.