New Orleans School Superintendent Candidates Down To Two

Dec 17, 2014

The Orleans Parish School Board came one step closer to choosing a new superintendent last night. The board voted unanimously to bring back two of three possible candidates for another round of interviews.

Henderson Lewis Jr. is superintendent of East Feliciania Parish and a member of the St. Bernard Parish School Board. Debbra Lindo served as a superintendent in northern California.

The search for a new superintendent has lasted nearly two and a half years. Board member Ira Thomas says that search may be coming to a close.

“There's a easy consensus on the board to bring back these two. I think that board members are very high on these two candidates. So I think it's gonna be easier for us, this second time around, to select a candidate.”    

The board previously interviewed seven candidates but couldn't reach consensus. Thomas says he hopes to get community feedback on the finalists.

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