After a month of discussion, the Central School Board members finally agreed Monday to the text of a short advertisement to run in the The Advocate announcing the vacancy created by outgoing Central Schools Superintendent Michael Faulk.

The ad will also appear on the Central school system’s website as well as the websites of the Louisiana School Boards Association and the state’s Teach Louisiana job page.

The bare bones ad specifies that Faulk’s replacement will earn a salary of between $117,500 and $135,000 a year, “plus car allowance, related insurance benefits, cell phone allowance and incentives to meet performance objectives.”

Applicants can either apply online on the school district’s website or print it out and apply by mail. The application form will be posted online in a few days when the ads start running. The deadline is Oct. 11 and mailed-in applications must be postmarked by that date.

Board President David Walker said he plans to open all the applications a few days after that date, once all the mail applications are in, and make the names public. Then the board will start the vetting process.

Board member Sharon Browning, who heads the board’s personnel committee, said she’s hoping to quickly make a permanent selection.

“If we get a good number of applicants and they are quality applicants, we hope to fill the position,” Browning said.

Faulk announced his resignation June 26 and it takes effect Dec. 31. He has accepted a new position as executive director of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents. Faulk is the first and only school superintendent Central has had since it broke away from East Baton Rouge Parish public schools in 2007.

On Monday, the board also released Faulk’s 10th and final job evaluation and, like evaluations past, it was a strong one.

Faulk, who is entering his 46th year as an educator and 24th as a school superintendent, earned final composite score 2.83 on a 3-point scale, roughly the same as he’s earned in the past.

On July 31, the board met behind closed doors to discuss Faulk’s evaluation.

“There were nothing but accolades heaped on him,” Browning said.

Faulk’s clean tenure also stood out to Browning.

“Under his leadership there has never been any hint of impropriety nor hint of favoritism, and that is so unusual in Louisiana,” she said.

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