18 East Baton Rouge schools get new principals, 4 other openings will be filed by Aug. 11

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BATON ROUGE, Louisiana — Almost a quarter of the schools in the East Baton Rouge Parish school system have new principals as they approach the start of the 2014-15 school year in August.

Meanwhile, four more schools, including Belaire and Woodlawn high schools, are still looking for new principals.

Superintendent Bernard Taylor informed the school board two weeks ago that he'd selected new principals for 18 schools, including Lee and McKinley high schools, Glasgow Middle School, which is home to a large gifted program, and McKinley Middle School, which has a dedicated magnet school.

Asked Monday about the status of the four principal vacancies, Keith Bromery, a spokesman for the school system, tells The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1nYSdvh ) the positions will be filled prior to Aug. 11, when school starts.

Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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