Principals to assume more authority under Louisiana district overhaul

Friday, April 11, 2014

A state Senate panel approved a bill that would overhaul the East Baton Rouge Parish school system largely by giving principals sweeping new authority.

The measure passed the Senate Education Committee without objection after three hours of often passionate testimony.

State Sen. Bodi White, R-Central and sponsor of the bill, said fast action is needed to improve the district.

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