The St. Landry Parish School Board is close to appointing a permanent superintendent.
Five candidates were interviewed for the permanent position back in September. After the resignation of former Superintendent Michael Nassif in 2011, two more were elected to fill the position before current interim Superintendent Joseph Cassimere.
Cassimere along with Charles Michel and Candy Gerace who are up for the position are currently already in the St. Landry Parish School System.
William Duplechain is principal at Port Barre High School and Edward Brown is the supervisor of child welfare and attendance in the central office.
School Board member Anthony Stansbury feels Cassimere may be the right choice for the school system.
Over the past 10 months St. Landry Parish's state grade has risen from a 'D' to a "C'. On Thursday there will be an open meeting at 4:00 pm to choose the next superintendent.