- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 27, 2015

BAKER, La. (AP) - Dr. Herman Brister has been unanimously elected as the new Baker School System Superintendent by the Baker School Board after a public interview process.

Multiple news outlets report Brister was elected Tuesday evening. Brister emerged as the lone candidate for the job earlier this month. The current superintendent, Ulysses Joseph, is set to retire on May 28. The board hopes to approve Brister’s contract that day.

At the meeting, Brister addressed the need to rebuild community trust, improve classroom technology, and hold school leaders accountable for performance. He also presented the School Board with his plans for turning around failing schools.

After Brister answered questions from the audience, the board moved to elect him.

Brister previously served as an assistant superintendent to the East Baton Rouge School District.

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