PAnews.com, Port Arthur, Texas

September 23, 2013

PAISD to name finalist for chief

Erinn Callahan
The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR — The Port Arthur Independent School District board of trustees will name a lone finalist for the permanent superintendent position at a meeting at the PAISD administration building, 4801 Ninth Ave., on Tuesday.

Mark Porterie has served as interim superintendent since former superintendent Johnny Brown resigned on June 30. Porterie previously served as deputy superintendent under Brown. The school board has not taken any steps in open session of public meetings to hire a search firm.

Once the lone finalist is named, the school board must wait 21 days before naming them to the permanent position, Porterie said.

Board president Lloyd Marie Johnson did not respond to multiple phone calls for comment.

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