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Board decides not to keep Taylor as superintendent

1 year ago June 19, 2014 Jun 19, 2014 Thursday, June 19 2014 Thursday, June 19, 2014 8:13:34 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted Thursday night not to renew Superintendent Bernard Taylor's contract.

It was set to expire at the end of June 2015 and the board chose not to keep him on as the head of the public school system once it ends. Taylor told the board he did not wish to stay.

"The community has been great. We have wonderful children, excellent principals, excellent teachers," Taylor said. "This is not a suicidal moment for me. There's work to be done and it will be done and [on] June 30, 2015, I'll move on to somewhere else and be just fine."

Taylor, described as combative, often times was at odds with the school board. But, board members gave Taylor an overall composite score of 2.27 out of 4 for the 2013-14 school year. That means Taylor scored in the "satisfactory" range, just under the "exceeds" range of 3.0 to 4.0.

Taylor says he plans to continue educating children through the end of his contract.

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