- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

FRANKLIN, La. (AP) - The St. Mary Parish School Board has unanimously voted to extend Superintendent Leonard Armato’s contract for an additional two years.

The Advertiser reports (https://bit.ly/2l5lpKq ) Armato also received a $5,000 salary increase.

Armato was first named superintendent in June 2015.

The system, in a news release, said the parish has continued to gain notice “as a highly progressive, successful school system that is currently ranked 17th among Louisiana’s school district as recognized by school accountability formulas.”

In the most recent performance scores, St. Mary Parish had a 99.2, making it the highest-rated “B” district in the state.

Armato says he’s confident that the instructional and financial provisions in place will continue to allow the parish to rise and remain a top educational system in the state.

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Information from: The Advertiser, https://www.theadvertiser.com


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