The East Baton Rouge School Board is expected to decide at its Thursday meeting whether to pick from one of three search firms that gave presentations to the board Aug. 10.

Representatives of one or more of those firms may be present.

It’s not clear if the board is going to hire a firm or go in another direction.

The three firms that presented Aug. 10 and their suggested fees are:

• McPherson & Jacobson of Omaha, Neb., $33,500, plus up to $14,420 in expenses.

• PROACT of Wilmette, Ill., a flat $32,500.

• Ray & Associates of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an estimated fee of $36,800. The firm also charges an hourly rate of $100 for one of their consultants and $25 for an administrative assistant, plus expenses.

The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the School Board Office, 1050 S. Foster Drive.