Louisiana bill gives more control to superintendents of failing districts

06/8/2004 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans), The

The Louisiana Senate is expediting a bill for districts in academic crisis that would give New Orleans Superintendent Tony Amato expanded hiring and contracting powers, while limiting the school board's responsibilities to policy-setting and budget approval. Due to its high number of failing schools, Amato's district is the only one in the state falling under the bill's provisions.

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