Louisiana Superintendent receives positive evaluation

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Louisiana's education superintendent has again received a positive job evaluation from the state's top school board, which didn't address criticism about the current contracting arrangement.

The Board of Elementary and Secondary Education reviewed John White's performance in a four-hour, closed-door session Wednesday.

White announced he received a 3-point evaluation on a 4-point scale, what he described as an "effective: proficient rating."

White is operating under a contract from 2012, a prior BESE term. White's opponents lack the two-thirds board vote needed to fire him, while White's supporters don't have the votes for a new contract. He's been working on a month-to-month basis since the new term began in 2016.

Gov. John Bel Edwards and critics suggest White is in the job illegally, saying he needed reconfirmation from the Louisiana Senate.

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