LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Lafayette Parish School Board will hear a report Thursday from its attorney on whether they have cause to fire Superintendent Pat Cooper over various management decisions they disagreed with.

The board hired Dennis Blunt to conduct the investigation of Cooper.

The board's general counsel, Bob Hammonds, has said that investigations are a common means to identify any potential charges to bring against a superintendent to start termination proceedings.

Cooper signed a four-year contract in 2012.

If the board plans to terminate Cooper's contract, The Advocate reports it must notify him of the charges in writing and hold a hearing. Termination requires a two-thirds vote — or at least six votes — from the nine-member board.

Board members haven't revealed the cause or reasons for the investigation.

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