HARVEY, La. (AP) — The Jefferson Parish School Board has agreed to extend Acting Superintendent James Meza's contract through June 2014 and name him permanent superintendent.

Since arriving at the helm of the 46,000-student school system last year, The Times-Picayune reports Meza has presided over a wide-ranging reorganization of the district, clustering schools into smaller groups, emphasizing greater autonomy at individual campuses, introducing more charter schools, closing schools and cutting and rearranging central office administrators.

Wednesday's decision goes into effect on Nov. 25.