The West Baton Rouge School Board will hold four special-called meetings this month to interview candidates trying to become the parish’s next school superintendent.

On each of the meeting dates, the School Board also will hold a “Meet and Greet the Candidates for Superintendent” where the public is invited to get to know the candidates before their interviews before the board.

The special-called meeting dates are as follows:

June 4: Frances Annette Mire is the associate superintendent of human resources and staff development for West Baton Rouge Parish schools who holds degrees from LSU.

June 9: John Jackson is the administrative liaison for the University of North Georgia and former superintendent of the Oconee County School District. He holds degrees from McNeese State University and LSU.

June 10: Cynthia Ourso is the elementary supervisor for West Baton Rouge Parish Schools who holds degrees from LSU.

June 11: Wesley Watts is the principal at Zachary High School who holds degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi and McNeese State University.

The meetings will begin at 5 p.m. with the Meet and Greet taking place from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room.

The School Board is seeking a replacement for current Superintendent David Corona, who is retiring from the school system in July.

Corona has served as West Baton Rouge’s school superintendent for 10 years.

Port Allen Juneteenth

The public is invited to attend Port Allen’s annual Juneteenth celebration at William and Lee Park on June 14.

There will be free food and drinks at the event as well as free rides for the kids.

Live music will be provided and the park’s swimming pool will be open all day.

The celebration also will feature a baseball tournament at 10 a.m.

For information, call Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence at (225) 344-4830.

Community Theatre camp

The Iberville Community Theatre is sponsoring a Children’s Acting Camp on June 16-20 and June 23-27.

The camp will be held at The Comogo Room in Plaquemine from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day with a performance by the students at 6:30 p.m. June 27.

Children must provide their own lunch.

However, hot dogs, nachos and drinks will be available for sale.

All children who attend the day camp will receive a T-shirt.

To sign up, visit for an application or call Rhonda Harrell at (225) 687-2029 for information.

Also, on June 14, We Are the Difference and Iberville Parish President J. Mitchell Ourso will host “Party in the Parking Lot” from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the parish courthouse.

The event is free and open to the public.

Folks are invited to bring lawn chairs and their ice chests to enjoy music and refreshments.

Submit news to Terry Jones by phone, (225) 326-6627; fax, (225) 344-0099; or email