Board starts work on replacing superintendent
BATON ROUGE - Thursday, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board formed a search committee to begin the process of replacing Superintendent Bernard Taylor.
Taylor's contract is up this summer and it has already been agreed upon that he will leave. The board chose not to renew his contract in June 2014 then ignored an attempt by then-board member Mary Lynch in December to renew Taylor's contract.
The board plans to start working on an advertisement for the job.
"I think people around the country are aware that Baton Rouge will be an open position, and so I think it is just the mechanism that people will have to apply. Anyone watching public education knows this is a significant district in the United States," board president David Tatman said.
"People will be applying and we'll get a lot of good applicants," he added.
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