Walter Pierce

Kumbaya, Burnell, kumbaya

by Walter Pierce

The Lafayette Parish School Board has again heaped praise on Superintendent Burnell Lemoine in its latest evaluation of the parish’s top educator.

According to The Daily Advertiser, Lemoine scored a 6.77 out of a possible 8 on the board’s annual evaluation, conducted during an open meeting Wednesday. The score, however, is slightly down from last year’s stellar 7.1. The superlative grade comes on the heels of a successful effort in the state Legislature to beat back a package of school board reforms that, if passed, would have empowered state superintendents at the expense of school boards.

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