The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education is searching for its next state superintendent of education. 

The BESE superintendent will be tasked with overseeing the growth of elementary and secondary schools in the state system.
 
“This is an incredible opportunity for a leader in education to take the helm of the Louisiana Department of Education, build on our current momentum, and become a champion for all our children and families,” said Kira Orange Jones, BESE Superintendent Selection Work Group chair and District 2 member.
 
The board say the next superintendent will need to prioritize “raising academic expectations, increasing access to quality early childhood education, expanding career education opportunities, and strengthening educator development, but will also face considerable challenges.”
 
The work group will oversee the administrative process

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