Louisiana education official commutes to work from Los Angeles

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A top official of the state Department of Education lives in Los Angeles and commutes to his office in Baton Rouge.

The educator is Dave Lefkowith, who is an assistant superintendent and oversees Louisiana's new program that will allow public school students to take classes from private firms, online groups and colleges.

Lefkowith, who is paid $145,000 per year, said he generally returns to Los Angeles on Thursday night or Friday and usually heads back to Baton Rouge on Sunday mornings.

"I am on call at all times typically," he said. "It is really important work."

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