Just In: Terrebonne Parish School Board extends superintendent’s contract

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The Terrebonne Parish School Board approved extending Superintendent Philip Martin’s contract by a year and a half Thursday night.

The extension makes Martin, whose contract was set to expire this December, superintendent until June 30, 2022.

The vote came after an approximately 40-minute executive session and two failed substitute motions, one to extend for another two years, which was proposed by board member Michael LaGarde; and the other to extend for six months, which was proposed by board member Matthew Ford.

Ford’s motion failed to get a second, and LaGarde’s, to extend by two years, was outvoted 5-4. LaGarde, along with other board members Gregory Harding, Stacy Solet and MayBelle Trahan, voted for it. All other board members were against it.

The votes came in as follows:
Michael LaGarde–Nay
Gregory Harding–Yea
Matthew Ford–Nay
Debi Benoit–Yea
Stacy Solet–Yea
Clyde Hamner–Yea
Roger DeHart–Nay
MayBelle Trahan–Yea
Dane Voisin–Yea

The extension comes with no salary increase.

Read the full recap here.