BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Heather Cope is resigning as executive director of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.

The Advocate reports that Cope is becoming chief of staff for the Office of School Performance in the Camden, New Jersey, School District.

Cope has been at BESE for two years. BESE President Chas Roemer says he hopes to have a new executive director hired by October.

BESE sets policies for about 700,000 public school students. The executive director is responsible for administrative and fiscal operations of the board office.

Cope was paid $125,000 per year. She is the fifth person to hold the job since 2008.


Information from: The Advocate,

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