In a rare morning meeting, the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board gathered Wednesday and quickly picked principals for Delmont and Melrose elementary schools.
Jill Saia and Nicole Banks, respectively, are taking the helm of those schools for the 2011-12 school year. Saia is a professional-development specialist with the school system and Banks is an assistant principal at Capitol Elementary. They are replacing Dawn Brewster and Janet Harris, respectively.
The special meeting was called in part so Delmont could have a principal in place before a teacher fair aimed at attracting teachers to the school and five others being reorganized, said School Board President Barbara Freiberg.
Other principal changes are coming.
On Monday, another principal vacancy, one at Glen Oaks High, was listed as one to be filled.
Superintendent John Dilworth told the board Wednesday he has yet to settle on someone for that job but hopes to have someone to recommend by next week.
Dilworth also said he’s looking for a new principal for Scotlandville High School.