Covering Louisiana

Apr 2, 2014 8:36 AM by AP (Photo courtesy MGN Online)

Monroe school board asks superintendent to stay

Monroe City School Board members voted 6-1 to ask Superintendent Brent Vidrine to remain in charge of the school district until December 2016.
The News-Star reports board members decided Tuesday to extend Vidrine's contract, which expires May 31, by 30 months, the maximum allowed by Louisiana law.
The board may only extend a superintendent's contract by two years beyond its term, which will expire Dec. 31.
The new contract will remain the same as the previous one, with a salary of $150,000 plus partial benefits and a car allowance of $8,400 annually. According to attorney Doug Lawrence, the superintendent's contract is valued at about $217,000 annually.

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