School Board selects new superintendent

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Montgomery, AL. (AP) - After two failed attempts by the East
Baton Rouge School Board at making a choice for superintendent, one
board member switched his vote, paving the way for the selection of
Montgomery, Ala., Superintendent John Dilworth as its next school
superintendent.

The board initially deadlocked in a 6-6 vote Thursday night
between Dilworth and Bonita Coleman-Potter, deputy superintendent
of instruction for the past three years in Jackson, Miss.

Dilworth has spent 27 years in education, 17 of them in Caddo
Parish schools in Shreveport.

He has spent the past two years as the superintendent in
Montgomery.

Dilworth said family ties to Louisiana led him to seek the Baton
Rouge job.


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