Posted: Jul 22, 2011 6:14 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The East Baton Rouge Parish School has debated what kind of person it should hire for its next superintendent but will wait until Aug. 4 before making any decisions.
On Thursday, the board also is putting off until then whether to hire a search firm to find the person to replace John Dilworth who is planning to leave when his contract expires in June.
In late 2008, the search firm Hazard Young Attea that handled the search that ended with the hiring of Dilworth. The firm used information from community surveys and several public meetings to come up with 14 characteristics for an ideal superintendent.
To save time and money, The Advocate reports the board is considering simply adopting those same characteristics again for this next search.