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Board member asks to consider Taylor contract extension

2 years 1 month 23 hours ago December 16, 2014 Dec 16, 2014 Tuesday, December 16 2014 December 16, 2014 11:09 AM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

BATON ROUGE - Outgoing school board member Mary Lynch requested an item be added to an upcoming school board agenda which would allow the board to extend Superintendent Bernard Taylor's contract for another year.

Lynch sent an email to board president David Tatman and vice president Tarvald Smith shortly after 8 p.m. Monday asking that the item be added. Taylor's contract is set to expire in June.

Lynch was appointed to the board in May to fill the seat held by Randy Lamana, who passed away in April.  She ran to keep her seat just weeks ago but was defeated and didn't make it into a runoff. Lynch represents the extreme northeast area of East Baton Rouge Parish on the school board.

In June, the board voted not to renew or extend Taylor's contract. The split was amicable, and Taylor even told the board he did not wish to stay.

"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," he said in June 2014.

Whether or not the item will be placed on the agenda hasn't been announced yet.  The next school board meeting is Thursday. 

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