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Selection process begins for new state superintendent

Source: Max Pixel via MGN
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Published: Jan. 16, 2020 at 12:19 PM CST
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The selection process for a new state superintendent of education will take another step forward.

The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, or “BESE,” wrapped up a special meeting discussing Superintendent John White’s resignation, as well as talks about his replacement.

The new Board elected District 3 BESE member Sandy Holloway president, District 4 member Tony Davis vice president, and District 2 member Kira Orange Jones secretary-treasurer for 2020.

BESE is composed of 11 members. Eight members are elected, one from each of the state’s eight BESE districts, and three members are appointed by the governor to represent the state at-large. Board members serve a four-year term that runs concurrently with the term of the governor. Members of the new Board are as follows:

President, District 3 Member - Ms. Sandy Holloway

Vice President, District 4 Member - Mr. Tony Davis

Secretary-Treasurer, District 2 Member - Ms. Kira Orange Jones

District 1 Member - Mr. James Garvey

District 5 Member - Ms. Ashely Ellis

District 6 Member - Mr. Ronnie Morris

District 7 Member - Dr. Holly Boffy

District 8 Member - Mr. Preston Castille

At-Large Member (appointed by Governor) - Dr. Belinda Davis

At-Large Member (appointed by Governor) - Mr. Thomas Roque

At-Large Member (appointed by Governor) - Ms. Doris Voitier

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