ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) — Superintendents throughout Louisiana can expect to see a familiar face to help them implement policy changes from the state Legislature.

The Town Talk reports Gary Jones, former Rapides Parish Schools Superintendent, has accepted a job with the Louisiana Department of Education. Jones will serve as special liaison to superintendents.

Jones said he likes the work so far. His primary focus is helping school districts meet requirements put forth by the state Legislature in Act 1, which must be met by Jan. 1.

Jones was Parish superintendent from Nov. 17, 2003, though Aug. 31, when he resigned to take the job with the state. The school board had voted May not to renew his contract when it expired Dec. 31.