DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — A three-month search for the next superintendent for the Ascension Parish school district ended when the board voted 7-4 to reject all three finalists, just minutes after they had been named following an executive session.

After the one-hour closed-door meeting Tuesday night, The Advocate reports board member Troy Gautreau made a motion to bring in the three finalists — Rita Hernandez, Katrise Perera and Stacy Scott for interviews. But board member Lorraine Wimberly quickly made a substitute motion not to accept any of the finalists and re-advertise.

Hernandez, one of the finalists, is Hispanic, and the other two finalists, Perera and Scott, are black.

A fourth semifinalist going in to Tuesday's meeting, Jerome Puyau, the Vermilion Parish school superintendent, did not make the final cut.


Information from: The Advocate,


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