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BESE leader: No national search for superintendent

4 years ago November 29, 2011 Nov 29, 2011 Tuesday, November 29 2011 Tuesday, November 29, 2011 12:56:35 PM CST in News
Source: Associated Press

BATON ROUGE - The head of the state education board doesn't expect a national search for candidates to be state education superintendent.

Penny Dastugue, president of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, says she expects any search would be brief, if there is one.

Dastugue says BESE may not search at all. She says she believes Gov. Bobby Jindal's choice for the job - Recovery School District John White - will get the support of the new board seated in January.

She says education board members aren't circulating other names to be superintendent.

Jindal was unable to get enough support on the 11-member BESE for White this term. But several incumbents were unseated in the fall elections, and the new board is packed with members expected to side with Jindal.

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