Sep 6, 2011 7:16 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette Parish School Board member Greg Awbrey has requested a legal opinion on the board's 5-3 vote on Aug. 17 to include two residents in the interview and selection process for a new superintendent to replace Burnell Lemoine, who is retiring.
Awbrey tells The Advocate at issue is whether it's legal for the board to allow non-board members to serve on a full board committee that will select the superintendent. His request will be discussed during the board's Wednesday meeting.
The school board also has set up public forums to gather input on desired qualifications for the next superintendent and the district's priorities.
The application period for the job closes Sept. 12. The board plans to choose a new superintendent by Dec. 7. Lemoine's contract ends Dec. 31.