Member of the Lafayette Parish School Board are continuing their search to find an interim replacement for retiring Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donald Aguillard. Yesterday the board voted to include two current school system employees in the mix of potential candidates for the job.

By a unanimous vote of 8 to 0, the board agreed to interview current Assistant Superintendent Irma Trosclair and current director of special education Bart Thibodaux. The meeting to interview those candidates was set for April 24th.

Meanwhile, the board continued to whittle down the list of nine candidates that had submitted applications for the position. Among those eliminated from consideration were Larry Dichiara, Dee Oscar Fowler, and Isaac Carrier, Those candidates name's were taken out of consideration because they couldn’t provide proof that they are eligible to serve as a superintendent in Louisiana.

Another candidate for the job, current Vermilion Parish Superintendent Jerome Puyau voluntarily withdrew his name from consideration earlier in the week.

School board members have also been tasked with choosing their top three candidates from the remaining applicants. Once those lists have been compiled, the top three based on board member votes will then be interviewed for the job as well.

Those interviews are set for April 23rd, 24th, and 25th.


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