School board Oks Cancienne’s contract

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 15, 1999

L’Observateur / May 15, 1999

LUTCHER – The new St. James Parish Schools superintendent begins workJuly 1 with a four-year contract.

The contract for P. Edward Cancienne, hired in April to lead the schoolsystem into the new millenium, was approved by a 6-1 vote of the St.

James Parish School Board Tuesday night.

Board member Willis Octave cast the dissenting vote for the contract, saying he believes the salary of $96,134 a year is too high.

The contract was negotiated by board members Lloyd LeBlanc and Charles Nailor and board president Kenneth Foret.

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