BESE votes for a new superintendent

Members of Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) are expected to vote at noon, Wednesday, January 11th for the state's next superintendent of education.

Interim State Superintendent of Education Ollie Tyler recently announced her departure; following former Superintendent Paul Pastorek who resigned last May.

In a news release Tuesday, leaders of the Louisiana Association of Educators (LAE) requested BESE members follow a transparent, open selection process for the Department of Education's top spot.

"Go beyond the minimum qualifications and seek an individual who has a proven track record of communicating with other education professionals, as well as the public," said LAE President Joyce Haynes.

KPLC will be following the meeting and will have the latest today.

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