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  • Iberville Parish School System behind on paying some bills Play Video

    December 20, 2017 6:42 PM

    PLAQUEMINE- A pre Christmas scare came to numerous teachers in the Iberville Parish School System recently when they received letters that their insurance might lapse because the insurance company hadn't received payments. Today, School Superintendent Arthur Joffrion said the school system pays all of its bills and all of them... more »
  • 26-year Louisiana State Police veteran to be interim leader Play Video

    March 22, 2017 2:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. John Bel Edwards has chosen a 26-year Louisiana State Police veteran from north Louisiana to lead the agency as interim superintendent. Maj. Kevin Reeves, who commands a state police quick reaction force, will start the interim job Saturday. He's taking over from Col. Mike Edmonson, who... more »
  • EBR students to return on Wednesday; some schools relocate

    August 18, 2016 6:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE – East Baton Rouge Parish superintendent and school officials gave an update on the status of multiple schools in the area on Thursday afternoon following the recent flooding. Superintendent Warren Drake announced that East Baton Rouge parish students were to report to school on Wednesday, Aug. 24... more »
  • La. education superintendent gets 'favorable' job evaluation

    August 10, 2016 2:08 PM

    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... more »
  • Iberville board approves contract with new superintendent

    August 9, 2016 11:28 AM

    PLAQUEMINE - The Iberville Parish School Board has unanimously approved a three-year contract for the district's new superintendent, Arthur Joffrion. Joffrion is set to earn a minimum base salary of $165,250 annually starting Wednesday until Aug. 8, 2019. The board also agreed Monday night to pay him an additional... more »
  • State Rep. from Slidell calls for firing of state superintendent

    August 8, 2016 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A state representative from Slidell is calling for Louisiana Superintendent John White to be fired from his position. State Rep. Kevin Pearson said that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education should terminate Superintendent John White after his job performance evaluation last week. "In the... more »
  • David Alexander is new Ascension Public Schools superintendent

    July 26, 2016 8:04 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - The Ascension Parish School Board has selected David Alexander as its new superintendent. A native of Ruston, Alexander was formerly employed as a teacher at Lee High for nine years, principal of Dutchtown High School before eventually retiring as Ascension Parish director of high schools. Alexander is... more »
  • Search for Ascension Superintendent starts over Play Video

    June 24, 2016 6:15 PM

    ASCENSION PARISH - Finding a new superintendent hasn't been easy for school board members in Ascension Parish. After narrowing the search down to four finalists, board members decided to advertise the position again. "We have big shoes to fill," said Patricia Russo, president of the school board. ... more »
  • Ascension school board reopens superintendent search

    June 22, 2016 9:06 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board has reopened its search for a superintendent. The board is looking at possibly hiring its next superintendent Aug. 9, the second day of the new school year. The board voted Tuesday to reserve the right to stop the process of winnowing candidates at... more »
  • Ascension Schools to re-advertise superintendent's job

    June 7, 2016 11:39 PM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board was expected to announce finalists for the vacant Superintendent position Tuesday night, but instead the board decided to start their search over again. The board interviewed four candidates for the position last week , and met Tuesday expecting to narrow that list... more »
  • Livingston board to interview candidates for superintendent

    June 3, 2016 8:57 AM

    LIVINGSTON - The Livingston Parish School Board will hold a special meeting on June 9 to interview four candidates who applied to be the district's next superintendent. The board hopes to announce a successor to retiring Superintendent John Watson before July 1. Watson's last day will be June 30.... more »
  • Semi-finalists for Ascension Parish Superintendent to be interviewed

    May 31, 2016 6:27 PM

    GONZALES- The Ascension Parish School Board will interview the semi-finalist candidates this week to fill the Superintendent position. There are four semi-finalists left. Two of the original six candidates who were invited for an interview, Alonzo "Lonnie" Ray Luce and Harrison Peters, withdrew from the process. On May 23, the... more »
  • Ascension Parish names candidates for Superintendent's job

    May 24, 2016 12:23 AM

    GONZALES - The Ascension Parish School Board announced six candidates for its superintendent position. In a press release Monday evening, the following finalists were announced: Rita B. Hernandez (Ed.D. - University of Houston) Area Assistant Superintendent for Middle and Elementary Schools, Brownsville Independent School District (Texas) ... more »
  • Resignations sought after school officials block grad from ceremony Play Video

    May 23, 2016 7:08 PM

    AMITE - The NAACP's Tangipahoa chapter wants the parish's school superintendent and three School Board members to resign after the Amite High School valedictorian was blocked from participating in graduation for refusing to shave his beard. At a Monday rally in support of Andrew Jones, the group's president, Patricia Morris,... more »
  • In superintendent selection process, Ascension to hire search firm

    March 8, 2016 10:12 AM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Wednesday, the school board in Ascension Parish will hear from search firms hoping to get the contract to find the system's next superintendent. Earlier this year, current superintendent Patrice Pujol announced she would be retiring in the spring after working in the district for more than three decades.... more »
  • Ascension schools names interim superintendent

    February 17, 2016 12:45 AM

    ASCENSION PARISH - The Ascension Parish School Board announced an interim replacement for the outgoing superintendent Tuesday night. Denise Graves will take over March 1st, when Dr. Patrice Pujol retires. Graves has spent 35-years in the system and was serving as one of two Assistant Superintendents prior to the... more »
  • Ascension School superintendent leaving to take national position

    January 27, 2016 1:29 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE - Superintedent Patrice Pujol is leaving the Ascension Parish School District this spring after working for the system for more than three decades, according to a spokesperson for the school. Jackie Tisdale said Pujol has accepted a position as President of the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching,... more »
  • Reopening of Istrouma High School could be delayed

    January 25, 2016 7:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There could be a delay in the reopening of Istrouma High School after the school board encountered a snag trying to regain control of the school from the state and the Recovery School District. School board members are hoping to open the north Baton Rouge school in... more »
  • School district investigating child being left on bus Play Video

    January 13, 2016 10:57 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The Livingston Parish Public School System is investigating a child being left on a school bus Wednesday. Janice Felder said in an interview, she was notified her five-year-old granddaughter, Kelly, had been left on the bus when a school secretary called about the child's absence from... more »
  • Governor-elect Edwards pieces together more of his cabinet

    December 16, 2015 6:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former congressman, a term-limited lawmaker and the current state police superintendent are among Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' latest cabinet appointments. Edwards Wednesday named former U.S. Rep. Charlie Melancon as secretary of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries and term-limited state Rep. Karen St. Germain as... more »
  • LSP says no threats to Louisiana from Syrian refugee

    November 19, 2015 4:53 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Col. Mike Edmonson took to Facebook Thursday to give a point-by-point breakdown of how the Louisiana State Police responded to last week's terror attacks in France and give people an idea of the threats facing Louisiana. The short answer: there aren't any , according to Edmonson.... more »
  • Baker schools superintendent announces more layoffs

    October 7, 2015 8:40 AM

    BAKER- Superintendent Herman Brister Sr. says nine more teachers and staff have been laid off from the Baker School System. The new layoffs make a total of 20 employees let go since Brister took over as superintendent in May. Thirty-one vacant positions also have been eliminated. After Tuesday's school board... more »
  • Tangipahoa schools to allow all students to wear shorts

    July 28, 2015 7:57 AM

    AMITE- Tangipahoa Parish school administrators have amended the district's uniform policies to allow students to wear shorts. The move comes after a recent outcry from parents about sending their children to school amid the intense summer heat. Effective immediately, Superintendent Mark Kolwe said in a news release late Monday all... more »
  • Pointe Coupee superintendent brings change, saves money

    July 27, 2015 8:38 AM

    NEW ROADS- Pointe Coupee Parish School Board members say newly hired Superintendent Kevin Lemoine has shaved off nearly $1.3 million in expenditures from the 2015-16 proposed $22.2 million budget. Board members rejected a previous spending plan, primarily from former superintendent Linda D'Amico, which included a projected deficit of nearly $630,000... more »
  • Breakfast with 2une In: Cecil J. Picard Educator Excellence Symposium Play Video

    July 10, 2015 10:46 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The state will be celebrating some of the best educators in the state this weekend in Baton Rouge. Hundreds of principals and teachers will gather to honor the "Superintendent of the Year," "Principal of the Year" and the "Teacher of the Year." The Louisiana Department of Education... more »
  • New Pointe Coupee superintendent sets ambitious agenda

    July 6, 2015 8:02 AM

    NEW ROADS- In his first week as Pointe Coupee Parish's new school superintendent, Kevin Lemoine has already toured all five of the district's campuses, met with principals and key staff and started crunching numbers for the district's next fiscal year budget. Lemoine's agenda for his first year as superintendent includes... more »
  • EBRPSS Superintendent Warren Drake Play Video

    July 1, 2015 9:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has a new leader this morning. Warren Drake worked as a consultant in May, served as acting superintendent in June, and today he officially begins his term as superintendent. Before coming to Baton Rouge, Drake was the superintendent for the... more »
  • Layoffs begin in Baker school district

    June 24, 2015 7:56 AM

    BAKER- Superintendent Herman Brister says some teachers and staff have already been laid off as part of a plan to save the Baker School District $1.2 million. Brister, who replaced outgoing superintendent Ulysses Joseph on May 28, could not confirm how many employees of the Baker School District have received... more »
  • Incoming superintendent seeks Central Office reorganization

    June 17, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The incoming East Baton Rouge Parish superintendent is asking the school board to approve a Central Office reorganization that would eliminate a number of positions and save the school system payroll $1 million. Warren Drake, who took over as acting superintendent June 1, announced his proposal on... more »
  • Mississippi superintendent won't say if he'll drop cheering charges

    June 6, 2015 12:14 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - The Mississippi school superintendent who pressed charges against people for cheering at a high school graduation says he plans to make a statement in court Tuesday, but won't say if he'll drop the charges. Senatobia school Superintendent Jay Foster reiterated in a telephone interview Friday that he's... more »
  • Lemoine to be paid $133K a year as school superintendent

    May 29, 2015 4:44 PM

    NEW ROADS - The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has approved a three-year contract that will pay new superintendent Ronald Kevin Lemoine $133,000 annually beginning July 1. Lemoine will get a $12,000 annual allowance to cover all in-parish travel and reimburse him for any reasonable expenses when traveling more... more »
  • Board approves Baton Rouge school superintendent contract

    May 8, 2015 7:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has voted unanimously to a three-year contract that will allow former Zachary Superintendent Warren Drake to take over as superintendent no later than July 1. Drake would make $235,000 a year in base salary, which is slightly less than what Superintendent... more »
  • Baton Rouge school board, superintendent work out contract

    May 7, 2015 7:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Warren Drake and East Baton Rouge Parish School Board leaders say they have worked out a deal to allow the former Zachary superintendent to take the helm of the second-largest public school system in Louisiana. Drake's proposed employment contract is on Thursday's agenda for a School Board meeting.... more »
  • East Feliciana School Board chooses new superintendent

    April 22, 2015 8:33 AM

    CLINTON- The East Feliciana Parish School Board has voted to offer a contract as superintendent to Carlos J. Sam, an associate superintendent in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system. Sam, also a finalist for superintendent of Lafayette Parish schools, tells The Advocate he would withdraw from the scheduled Wednesday... more »
  • Pointe Coupee School Board searching for new superintendent Play Video

    April 13, 2015 5:47 PM

    POINTE COUPEE - The Pointe Coupee School Board is searching for a new leader. Current superintendent, Linda D'Amico, announced she'll be retiring at the end of her term in June, just months before the school board planned to open a new career academy that she pioneered. "That's one... more »
  • Board picks Warren Drake as new EBR Schools Superintendent Play Video

    April 2, 2015 5:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge School Board tapped former Zachary superintendent Warran Drake Thursday night to lead the parish's school system. The board voted unanimously for Drake, who was picked over other finalist Charles Michel, the director of special education for Lafourche Parish Schools. Drake worked... more »
  • Baker School thefts lead to questions about superintendent Play Video

    March 30, 2015 6:53 PM

    BAKER - Baker School System Superintendent Ulysses Joseph plans to retire in May. At the same time, questions have risen about his role in the alleged illegal purchases of a former employee. Emmitt Lee Whitfield was a maintenance supervisor for the school system until his original arrest in December... more »
  • Superintendent candidate's playbook is almost like coaching notes Play Video

    March 26, 2015 6:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Longtime educator Warren Drake is being considered as the next superintendent for East Baton Rouge Parish School System. Drake was the superintendent for the Zachary Community School System from 2002 to 2012, a school system that has been ranked number one in the state. Drake said... more »
  • School board, public to interview EBR Superintendent candidate tonight Play Video

    March 26, 2015 7:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge is making progress in the search for a new superintendent. Warren Drake, the former superintendent in Zachary is the man they want for the job. Tonight, the board is expected to interview him. At last week's meeting the board narrowed the field of... more »
  • 10 apply for EBR superintendent post

    March 13, 2015 2:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Ten people submitted their applications by Friday's deadline to be the next superintendent for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System. The applicants are vying to replace Superintendent Bernard Taylor, whose contract ends this summer. Taylor and the system school board were often at odds with... more »
  • Superintendent seeks quicker review of Common Core standards

    February 23, 2015 3:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's education superintendent is proposing to speed a review of the state's use of Common Core and to delay consequences for the switch to the multistate education standards. The changes, announced Monday by Superintendent John White, seek to blunt efforts by Common Core opponents like Gov. Bobby... more »
  • School board sets timetable for hiring new superintendent

    February 11, 2015 9:12 PM

    BATON ROUGE-The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board could name a replacement superintendent as early as April 2nd. The board met Wednesday and formed the groundwork for a search, which the board will spearhead. The school board does not plan to hire a firm to help find candidates. ... more »
  • LSP expecting 30 percent pay raise Friday Play Video

    January 13, 2015 5:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Despite the state facing a deficit of more than a billion dollars, Louisiana State Police is expected to get a 30 percent pay increase in salaries for nearly 1,000 troopers. Starting pay, with benefits, would go from around $35,000 to $46,000. The increase was approved last... more »
  • At superintendent's request, contract review pulled Play Video

    December 18, 2014 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A member of the East Baton Rouge Parish school board pulled her request Thursday to extend the contract of the district's departing superintendent. Mary Lynch said at Thursday night's board meeting she wanted to withdraw her item at the request of Superintendent Bernard Taylor, whose contract... more »
  • State police leader's pension hike up for review

    September 4, 2014 11:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's state police retirement system board is holding a special meeting to consider its response to a last-minute retirement boost that lawmakers approved for the state police superintendent. Attorneys for the board say the pension hike for Col. Mike Edmonson wasn't properly passed. They will present their... more »
  • New Orleans' police chief announces retirement

    August 18, 2014 11:13 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans' police Superintendent Ronal Serpas is leaving after four years on the job. He says he has a new job but did not say what it is. Mayor Mitch Landrieu said Monday the interim chief will be Michael Harrison, commander of the 7th District. Serpas has... more »

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