The latest bid to oust state Superintendent of Education John White has failed.
The First Circuit Court of Appeal upheld a lower court ruling that rejected the attempt on the grounds that critics of the superintendent do not have legal standing to bring the action.
That 2018 decision, by former 19th Judicial District Court Judge Todd Hernandez, said only the governor, a district attorney or the the president of the state Senate, and a few others, can initiate the effort.
State Sen. John Milkovich, D-Shreveport, served as attorney for the plaintiffs, as well as in an earlier court challenge aimed at White that also failed.
White, who is paid $275,000 per year, has been superintendent since 2012 and was named by the state Board of