Board approves Baton Rouge school superintendent contract
BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has voted unanimously to a three-year contract that will allow former Zachary Superintendent Warren Drake to take over as superintendent no later than July 1.
Drake would make $235,000 a year in base salary, which is slightly less than what Superintendent Bernard Taylor makes now but more than the $225,000 that Taylor made when he was first hired. Drake, however, will get 3 percent pay raises each year, assuming he receives favorable evaluations.
Drake was not present Thursday night.
He landed the superintendent job in April with a unanimous vote after being one of 10 applicants.
The contract approved Thursday, which starts the day after Taylor's ends, would make Drake superintendent through June 30, 2018.