BATON ROUGE, La (WVLA/WGMB)– Three Louisiana educators and two out-of-state educators makeup the five finalists for the East Baton Rouge superintendent’s position, officials announced.
The board is closer to naming a new Superintendent. This comes after some controversy on how the voting process was supposed to be. Candidate Lamont Cole was ousted from the next step in the selection process. Community activist Gary Chambers took to Facebook calling for the reexamination
of the board’s voting process.
During a meeting Thursday night,board members were allowed to select seven or fewer candidates for the Superintendent search. The search comes months after current Superintendent Warren Drake announced his retirement slated to begin in June.
The board will now begin interviews with the remaining finalists on March 23rd and 24th.