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White stays mum on education superintendent job

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Posted: Nov 7, 2011 5:19 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2011 5:19 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: baton rouge, school, superintendent, bese, board, education, john white, wbrz, louisiana

BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal's pick to be Louisiana's next education superintendent says it's not appropriate to talk with education board members about the job until the Nov. 19 election is over.

John White, head of the state-run Recovery School District, says he's focused on his current position and hasn't been talking to the members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education about his candidacy to be state superintendent.

White told the Press Club of Baton Rouge on Monday that he'll talk about the superintendent's job when BESE is settled and its members certain.

Three of the eight elected BESE seats are in runoff elections. The governor also has three appointees to the 11-member board. BESE will vote on a new superintendent after the new terms begin in January.

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