11 apply to be Lafayette Parish school head, board to name new superintendent in May


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LAFAYETTE, Louisiana — The applicants to be the next Lafayette Parish school superintendent include seven people in Louisiana, two from Texas, a Louisiana native currently working in New Jersey and an administrator from Wyoming.

The Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/1BFvcUJ ) eleven applications were received by 3 p.m. Monday, when Interim Superintendent Burnell LeJeune broke the seals on the envelopes and read the names of each candidate.

Officials say there's still a chance that a couple more applications may trickle in, since they had to be postmarked, but not necessarily received, by March 27.

The school board hopes to name a superintendent sometime in May. The new leader will replace Pat Cooper, who was terminated in November. LeJeune was named interim superintendent shortly afterward. He plans to retire this summer.

Information from: The Advertiser, http://www.theadvertiser.com

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