Feb 6, 2013 9:21 AM by AP
PLAQUEMINE, La. (AP) - The Iberville Parish School Board has extended Superintendent Ed Cancienne's contract until Dec. 31, 2016, rejecting a move to delay the decision until litigation over the constitutionality of Act I of the 2012 Legislature has been decided.
The school board approved Cancienne's contract extension by a vote of 11-3 during its Monday night meeting.
Cancienne said improving the district's state accountability ranking won't happen "overnight" and that he believes the district will start to receive above-average grades from the state "in a couple of years."
Cancienne called attention to his efforts to improve employee retention through the implementation of a 25 percent pay increase.
Board member Tom Delahaye added the most "quantifiable" evidence of the superintendent's success is the increase in student enrollment.
Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com