La. education superintendent gets 'favorable' job evaluation
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's top school board has given state Superintendent of Education John White a positive job evaluation, but no more job security than the month-to-month deal he's had since the new board's term began in January.
The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reviewed White's performance in a closed-door session Wednesday. BESE President Jim Garvey said White's evaluation was "favorable." White said he was given a nearly 3.2 rating on a 4-point scale.
The superintendent oversees policy decisions that affect more than 700,000 public school students. White's been paid a $275,000 annual salary since his hiring in January 2012.
BESE chooses the superintendent, but White doesn't have enough support on the board for a new contract. He remains under the contract enacted during the previous board's term, on a month-to-month basis.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
BRPD: New camera system installed to increase accountability
SU in the spotlight after Beyonce's Coachella performance
Teen shot, live grenade thrown in Baton Rouge neighborhood Friday
Teen shot, grenade detonated in Baton Rouge neighborhood Friday
National Guardsmen punished over video of oath recited with hand puppet