LIVINGSTON – Naming the next superintendent of the Livingston Parish Public Schools system is on the agenda for the School Board’s meeting on Thursday, April 18.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Central Office.

The board, meeting as a committee of the whole, spent 7 hours on Monday, April 15, interviewing the five candidates.

After the interviews, the committee/board went into executive session. When it came back into its open meeting, the panel voted to adjourn, without announcing a choice.

According to the agenda, board President Buddy Mincey Jr. will present a report from the committee of the whole.

If the board agrees on a successor to retiring Superintendent Rick Wentzel, the choice will have five days to accept or decline the offer.

The five applicants are:

• Bruce Chaffin, supervisor of personnel.

• Joe Murphy, assistant superintendent.

• Jody Purvis, supervisor of high school instruction.

• Dr. C. Michael Robinson Jr., senior associate with BRP Associates, Jonesboro, Ga.

• Dr. Elizabeth Duran Swinford, chief executive officer, PD Remix, Forest Hills, N.Y.

Also on the agenda are the scheduled recognition of:

• Lauren Politz, of Holden, Division V state powerlifting champion and outstanding lifter.

• The recipients of Albany Masonic Lodge 466’s Honesty and Integrity Award.

• 2019 Louisiana Sports Writers Association winners.

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