INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis Public Schools has begun the search for a new permanent superintendent. The search comes nearly two months after former Superintendent Lewis Ferebee resigned in order to become chancellor of the District of Columbia Public Schools. 

The IPS Board of School Commissioners held the first of three community meetings Wednesday to gather public feedback as part of the search process. The next two will take place March 7 at Arsenal Technical High School and March 13 at George Washington Carver School 87. Both meetings are scheduled for 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The board will also hold three additional board meetings, the first of which takes place tonight, followed by meetings on March 19 and March 21. All are being held at the John Morton-Finney Center for Educational Services in downtown Indianapolis and begin at 6:00 p.m.

Shortly after Ferebee officially received the job in Washington D.C., IPS named Aleesia Johnson interim superintendent at IPS, marking the first time in the district's history that a woman has served as superintendent. Johnson appeared on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick to talk about the district's future plans, which you can watch in full below: