East Baton Rouge School District holds town hall for Superintendent finalists

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East Baton Rouge Parish Schools will soon be under new leadership with one of these ladies at the forefront.

“I’m thrilled and humbled to be one of the two finalist.”
“I am very, very pleased to be sitting here.”

Wednesday, both candidates went head to head, answering a series of questions from the community, discussing what they will bring to the table.

“We have to focus on is making sure that we have universally high expectations for all of our students and that all of our students and family have access to a high quality public school and that every child is in front of a great teacher everyday” said, Dr. Nakia Towns, a finalist for the Superintendent position.

“Making sure that there is equity in a high quality seat for every child in East Baton Rouge Parish. That is essential to making sure that every single child has the same exact opportunity” said, Leslie Brown finalist for the Superintendent position.

Many of the questions addressed the needs of the district, what does school look like in the fall and weighed in on the EBR, St. George break away.

“If there are things that the St. George community believes that they need, the East Baton Rouge Schools need to take a look at that” said Brown.

“Go talk to the people of the St. George community and find out what is it. What are their needs and priorities that they want to have addressed. I think it is imperative that we maintain a unified East Baton Rouge School district” said Towns.

Both women said, despite who is selected to lead the district, they know it will be in good hands.

“No matter who this district selects, you’re going to have one of the best Superintendents in the United States.”

“Either way it goes, East Baton Rouge Parish is going to be in good hands.”

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