Covering Louisiana

Feb 11, 2014 9:17 AM by AP

Orleans narrows priorities for new superintendent

The next Orleans Parish public schools superintendent must be a strong leader who is honest and accessible, communicates high expectations to schools, can build relationships and understands the city's culture.
The Times-Picayune reports that's what six of the school board's seven members said Monday at a congenial five-hour workshop to improve their operations and finally to narrow down priorities for a permanent leader.
Spectators hoped the event would be a reboot for a board that critics said accomplished little in its first year.
Superintendent Darryl Kilbert left in June 2012, before three of the current members were elected. The board plans to interview candidates in March and choose a superintendent in April, a month behind schedule.

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