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:
The extension comes with no salary increase.
Read the full recap here.