Apr 3, 2013 6:20 PM by Ian Auzenne
The St. Landry Parish School Board will consider Thursday night whether to consider reopening and re-advertising for the superintendent's position. Last month, the board eliminated three of the five candidates who initially applied for the position, leaving Interim Superintendent Joseph Cassimere and Supervisor of Child Welfare Edward Brown as the remaining finalists.
"Based on my understanding, the (selection) process was completed (after the vote), and we have to restart it." said board member Randy Wagley.
There are a couple of other factors on the board that play into the desire to reopen the position. The original five candidates submitted their applications before two board members, John Miller and Quincy Richard, were indicted on federal bribery charges for allegedly trying to sell their votes to a candidate. The other is the death of a longtime board member. Ronald Carriere died last month. His seat was recently filled by former acting superintendent Donnie Perron.
The board will also consider increasing Cassimere's salary. The school board clerk was not sure what Cassimere's current salary is or how much this proposed raise would increase his salary.
The board meeting will take place at the School Board Resource Building at 4:00 P. M.