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La. education superintendent gets 'favorable' job evaluation

5 months 1 week 6 days ago August 10, 2016 Aug 10, 2016 Wednesday, August 10 2016 August 10, 2016 1:08 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

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.

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