BATON ROUGE — East Baton Rouge Parish Superintendent Dr. Sito Narcisse announced Friday morning that he is resigning as Superintendent of EBR Schools.

The fallout comes after The East Baton Rouge Parish School Board voted 5-4 in December not to renew Narcisse’s contract when it expires in June. The board voted against a 22% pay raise that would have raised his base salary to $310,000 and instead opted not to renew the contract at all.

Narcisse was hired as the superintendent in January 2021.

School board President Carla Powell-Lewis said Narcisse agreed to a voluntary buyout that includes a severance package that will go before the school board for a vote at a special meeting Monday at 5 p.m. Five votes are needed to approve the agreement.

Powell-Lewis said the school board is expected to name an interim superintendent on Saturday.


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