Jun 7, 2013 9:57 AM by AP (Photo courtesy americanattorneysonline.blogspot.com)
The St. Landry Parish School Board has approved a contract with new school Superintendent Edward Brown after a failed attempt to delay action on it.
Board member Randy Wagley said Thursday it would be "more prudent" to wait until a state judge rules on a petition filed in April by District Attorney Earl Taylor to remove board member Quincy Richard Sr. from public office.
The petition is based on Richard's 2004 felony conviction on a charge of filing false records in an investigation into the buying of grades and degrees at Southern University.
Wagley's motion to delay approval of Brown's contract failed.
After that, the board voted 10-0 to approve Brown's two-year contract.
It includes a base salary of $118,000, plus a $2,500 annual expense allowance.