Lincoln Parish School Board announces new superintendent

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UPDATE 7:15 PM– Durrett says he has a lot of ideas to bring to the table but his main concern is starting a diversity committee in the school district.

“We want to make it a working group of 8-10 people to where we can actually get around the table to come up with real solutions and real answers to them and just continue to work whether it be in the hiring of teachers, the opportunities for students, whatever they feel and we feel can benefit our students in this Parish that’s what we want and we want to be a Parish that represents all races, no matter what,” said Durrett.

RUSTON, La. (KTVE/KARD) — Lincoln Parish School Board has announced a new superintendent.

On Wednesday, October 21, the school board announced that Ricky Durrett will replace the current superintendent Mike Milstead.

The vote was split 7-5 with Durrett winning over Byron Lyons.

 “I have a lot of emotions and feelings. I’ve spent 30 years in this district, and I’m honored to be named the new superintendent. I’ve always had a passion with our kids and I look forward to working with our teachers to make this the best district in the state.” says Durrett.

Durrett will take over in January.

This is a developing story and we will bring you more information as it becomes available. Stay with KTVE/KARD for more information.

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