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Joe Murphy addresses the Livingston Parish School Board during his interview for superintendent. The board is scheduled to approve his contract at its meeting on Thursday, May 9.

LIVINGSTON -- The Livingston Parish School Board will consider approving a four-year contract for new Superintendent Joe Murphy at its meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 9.

The meeting will be held in the conference room at the Central Office in Livingston.

The board, meeting as a Committee of the Whole, spent almost two hours in executive session on Monday, May 6, discussing the contract.

After the executive session, the committee – with no discussion – approved adding a mandatory annual evaluation to the contract, which will pay Murphy $135,000 a year.

The board also will consider two change orders for projects involving two Albany schools.

Change Order No. 3 will be considered for classroom additions at Albany Lower Elementary School, submitted by the architect, Ziler & Associates.

Change Order No. 2 will be considered for classroom additions at Albany High School, also submitted by Ziler & Associates.

Also on the agenda is for the board to consider “termination of a probationary employee.” Murphy will present the item to the board; no further information was available about the individual or their job.

In other business, the board will:

• Recognize Albany Masonic Lodge 466 Honesty and Integrity Award recipients.

• Hear presentation of awards by Neighbors Federal Credit Union to the participants of its “Mascot Madness” contest.

• Consider adopting a resolution proclaiming May 6-10 as Livingston Parish Public Schools Employee Appreciation Week

• Ratify bids received April 9 for the School Food Service Department for milk/milk products, purchased foods and pizza.

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