The new superintendent of schools in St. Landry Parish now has a new contract.  The school board approved Edward Brown's contract after there was an attempt made at delaying action on the contract.

Board member Randy Wagley pointed out that it would be prudent to wait to decide on a contract until a state judge rules on a petition filed by District Attorney Earl Taylor to remove school board member Quincy Richard Sr. from public office.

Richard was convicted of a felony in 2004 on a charge of filing false records.  It stemmed from an investigation into buying grades and degrees from Southern University.

Wagley's idea of delaying Brown's contract failed.  Later, the board voted in a 10 to 2 decision to give Brown a two-year contract.

Brown's salary will be $118,000, and he will get a $2,500 expense allowance.