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Carpenter not finalist for Fla. supt. job
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Local school system executive Dennis Carpenter will not be the next superintendent of the school system in Duvall County, Fla.

According to website of the Florida Times-Union., the Duvall County School Board has selected five finalists for the system's superintendent position, and Carpenter was not among them.

Carpenter has been deputy superintendent for operations in the Newton County School System since July 2009 and was associate superintendent for human resources for Newton schools from April 2008 to June 2009, according to the application he submitted to the school system, which can be read along with other's applications at Duval County schools' website.

The Duval County Public School System has 183 schools, with an enrollment of 124,990 students and an employee base of 14,059.

The system had a graduation rate of 71.2 percent and a drop out rate of 2.3 percent.

Carpenter was one of two finalists for the superintendency in Jackson, Miss. earlier this year, and has also been in the running for superintendent of Peach County recently.

"Having held every position from paraprofessional to deputy superintendent, I have a very in-depth understanding of those micro and macro issues that are prevalent in any school system" reads a portion of Carpenter's letter to Duval County.