BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) The East Baton Rouge Parish School System has issued a statement after the new superintendent Leslie Brown announced her resignation.
On behalf of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board, please be aware that today, Leslie M. Brown announced that she will step down as EBRPSS Superintendent of Schools, effective Thursday, October 8, 2020.
We are deeply saddened by her departure, and our thoughts and prayers are with Ms. Brown, her husband Bill and her children during these trying times. Ms. Brown has chosen not to disclose the nature of her illness, and we respect her right to privacy.
Although her time here was brief, her passion for education and students was evident in every decision she made. We have nothing but the deepest respect for Ms. Brown, and we are appreciative of her service to this community. While no longer an employee of this system, she will always be considered a member of this family. Our 5,000+ employees will continue along the path to excellence as one team with one mission.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board will follow Louisiana state law and policies to appoint the next superintendent. The board is expected to consider agenda items related to this matter at the scheduled board meeting on Thursday, October 15. We will continue to communicate with families and staff as more information is made available.
Brown’s husband wrote a letter to school board members submitting the resignation on her behalf. To read it click below.