The Lafayette Parish School Board will interview only two candidates for the superintendent job after one of the finalists — Carlos J. Sam — withdrew his name from consideration.
The board’s interviews with the two other candidates are scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday and will be open to the public. The two to be interviewed are Donald Aguillard, current superintendent in St. Mary Parish and Francis Touchet Jr., a Louisiana Department of Education network leader.
Sam contacted School Board President Tommy Angelle to officially withdraw his name as a candidate following his selection by the East Feliciana Parish School Board for the superintendent job there, interim Lafayette Parish Schools Superintendent Burnell LeJeune confirmed.
Sam, associate superintendent for East Baton Rouge Parish Schools, interviewed for the East Feliciana Parish job on Tuesday and was offered a contract for the job. Following the East Feliciana board’s vote, Sam told the board members he planned to withdraw his name from the Lafayette job.
Earlier this month, the Lafayette Parish School Board selected three candidates from among 12 applicants to interview for the job.
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