EBR Schools’ board rejects rehiring superintendent; drought and fire price tag; new BRAC report
School board members in East Baton Rouge Parish rejected a proposal to rehire Superintendent Sito Narcisse last week. Many are pointing to Narcisse’s proposed salary bump as one of the main reasons.
Charles Lussier reports on education for The Baton Rouge Advocate. He joins us for more on Narcisse’s rift with some newer board members and what might happen next.
According to a report from the LSU Ag Center, Louisiana’s agriculture and forests suffered $1.6 billion dollars worth of damage due to drought and excessive heat this past summer. The long months of record high temperatures and little rain not only impacted crop yields, but also led to animal health problems.
The Baton Rouge Area Chamber just released its 2024 economic outlook report. It highlights record-breaking numbers in terms of employment, household incomes, population and higher education enrollment. But it also finds the region struggles to keep young workers from leaving their jobs, and sometimes the state altogether.
BRAC Senior Vice President of Business Intelligence Andrew Fitzgerald joins us for more on the report and what it means for the economy in the capital region.
Today’s episode of Louisiana Considered was hosted by Karen Henderson. Our managing producer is Alana Schreiber and assistant producer is Aubry Procell. Our engineer is Garrett Pittman.
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