Wednesday, May 31, 2017

La. Supt. John White’s Job Is the Subject of a May 30, 2017, Lawsuit | deutsch29

La. Supt. John White’s Job Is the Subject of a May 30, 2017, Lawsuit | deutsch29:

La. Supt. John White’s Job Is the Subject of a May 30, 2017, Lawsuit
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When it comes to the state ed superintendent position, Louisiana is in an unprecedented spot.
The state ed superintendent is supposed to be approved by the state board of ed (BESE) each time a new BESE board is elected– every four years. A two-thirds vote is required to for La. BESE to approve a state ed superintendent– 8 out of 11 votes.
Once approved, the state superintendent must be confirmed by the Louisiana senate.
In 2012, Louisiana state superintendent John White was approved by a vote of 9-1 (with one abstention). White was confirmed by the La. senate; even then, White’s credibility was in question.
Even so, White was granted a four-year contract– good until the next BESE election.
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However.
The BESE board elected in 2016 did not deliver on the 8 votes necessary to renew White’s contract. Thus, he has been a month-to-month employee since January 2016.
Seven BESE members are ready to renew White’s contract. Not enough. Eight votes needed. So, that seven-member BESE majority has effectively prevented any formal BESE vote on White’s contract.
Frankly, I am not sure why there has not been more resistance from the remaining La. Supt. John White’s Job Is the Subject of a May 30, 2017, Lawsuit | deutsch29:
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