GNOR PAC Calls for Extension of St. Tammany Parish Public School
with many of the top finalists being turnaround leaders with nationally recognized credentials and reputations. In the East Baton Rouge process, the School Board, business community, and other community and education stakeholders selected five (5) high quality candidates as finalists – two (2) internal to the East Baton Rouge system and three (3) candidates from outside the system, specifically: Los Angeles, CA; Chattanooga, TN; and Broward County, FL. The interest in the position from local educators and educators from diverse geographies is a testament to the success of the search process.
GNOR PAC is concerned that the St. Tammany Parish School Board’s decision to not engage a search firm, not widely advertise the vacancy, and to not engage in a meaningful process to encourage applicants from outside the St Tammany Parish School system limited the applicant pool to only internal candidates - who may or may not possess the leadership skills necessary to turnaround our “B” graded school system. At this pivotal moment, the children and families of St. Tammany Parish are worthy of a process that looks far and wide for the most transformative and capable leader available for this critical position.
The GNOR PAC was formed by Republicans in the Greater New Orleans Area to elect candidates and advocate for public policy that supports free enterprise; a favorable business climate; public safety; preservation of local culture; and limited, transparent, honest and efficient government. The organization discourages division by race, class or geography in an effort to cultivate a better community for all.
GNOR PAC endorses qualified candidates for office including candidates running statewide and in the Greater New Orleans Area.
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For Immediate Release
September 30, 2020
METAIRIE, LA - In recognition of the superintendent vacancy for St. Tammany Parish Public Schools, and given the magnitude of the decision to select the leadership of one of the region’s largest traditional public school systems, Greater New Orleans Republicans PAC (GNOR PAC), urges the elected members of the St. Tammany Parish School Board to suspend the current selection process and engage in a more deliberate focused search for St. Tammany’s next education leader. The process used most recently in East Baton Rouge Parish netted twenty-four (24) total applicants