Davis Is New Director For State Education Board

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Shan Davis, a staff member of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, has been named executive director for the panel.

         The Advocate reports Davis, who has worked for the board for six years, was named to the post Wednesday and will be responsible for administrative and fiscal operations of the board office. She is the sixth person to hold the job since 2008.

         Davis, who will replace Heather Cope, says she officially starts the job Dec. 21. She says her salary has not been finalized but Cope was paid $125,000 per year.

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         BESE also re-elected Wednesday its current slate of officers to serve for 2015, including Chas Roemer, who is president.

         BESE sets policies for about 700,000 public school students statewide.

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