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East Feliciana superintendent's contract extended

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East Feliciana Parish School Board members approved a two-year extension to the contract of Superintendent Henderson Lewis Jr.

The Advocate reports board members praised him Tuesday for being easy to work with and for introducing progressive initiatives that have moved the school district forward.

The extension begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2017.

Board member Richard Terrell abstained from the vote, saying he would be a "lame duck" superintendent that might give a new board some issues to deal with.

Although he did not go into detail, Terrell said he had no qualms with Lewis' job performance, but did not want to cause a problem that a new board might encounter.

The contract extension does not give any additional incentives.

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