Jindal names Smith to BESE

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BATON ROUGE – On Friday, Oct. 18, Gov. Bobby Jindal announced the appointment of Jane Holland Smith to the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE). She will replace Stephen Waguespack, who left the board to serve as president of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI). “Jane is bringing critical education experience and a lifelong passion for education to BESE,” Jindal said. “Her commitment to the academic success of Louisiana’s children will help us continue to ensure all of our families have an equal opportunity to a quality education. She as served as a teacher, a high school principal and a superintendent in Bossier Parish, and her experiences as a longtime legislator and an agency leader will be invaluable in developing solutions to continue moving our education system forward.”
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