Edwards names three to BESE board

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Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has named three people to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) Board.

The board member announcements include:

Lurie Thomason: Grambling State U. Professor
Thomas Roque: Diocese of Alexandria schools superintendent
Doris Voitier: St. Bernard Parish schools superintendent

“Improving public education is a top priority for every parent in the state, including me,” Gov.-elect Edwards said.  “These new board members will bring solution-driven ideas for the challenges we are facing so that we can produce better outcomes for all of our students, moving forward with the best options for parents, and treating teachers and school employees with the respect they deserve.”

BESE sets state education policy and is in charge of selecting the state schools superintendent.

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