Education chief gets favorable job review

John White

BATON ROUGE (AP) — State Superintendent of Education John White has received a favorable job evaluation.
The review was done by the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Board President Chas Roemer announced the news Tuesday after an hour-long, closed-door meeting with White and the panel.
White said he received an average of 3.05 on the observation side of the evaluation and an average of 3 on the data side. He said last year that his overall rating was 3.15.
“I feel very good about it,” White said of Tuesday’s results
The scores mean that, for the second year in a row, White got the second highest of four ratings — effective/proficient. That is defined as meeting between 75 percent and 99 percent of the annual goals.
The ratings range from 1 to 4 with 1 being the lowest — ineffective — and 4 being the highest — highly effective.
The superintendent recommends and carries out policies for about 700,000 public school students. He is paid $275,000 per year, and White said that will remain unchanged.

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