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Aug 5, 2010 7:37 AM

Lafayette superintendent scores high on evaluation

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Lafayette Parish School Board has voted unanimously to allow its president to negotiate a possible contract extension for Superintendent Burnell Lemoine.

The board evaluated Lemoine's performance Wednesday, giving the superintendent a cumulative average of 6.92, rounded to a 7 on an 8-point scale. Last year, the board's rating was 6.77, which was also rounded to a 7.

Lemoine was appointed superintendent in 2007 after the board terminated the contract of James Easton. The Advocate reports Lemoine's contract ends in December, but the superintendent has said he'd be willing to work through the end of the academic year, if the board agreed.

Board president Carl LaCombe will oversee the negotiations with Lemoine and may have a recommendation for the full board to consider in September.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://www.2theadvocate.com

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