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New WBR superintendent vows to improve school system

posted Aug 10, 2014, 5:21 PM by Jared Wall

PORT ALLEN — The teachers, faculty and staff of the West Baton Rouge Parish School System were welcomed back to work Thursday with an entertaining, motivational speech from new School Superintendent Wesley Watts.

In his first address to the district’s more than 380 teachers, Watts stressed the importance of being a positive example of the school system and pushing students to achieve more than they might think possible in the upcoming school year.

He said that should be the focus of the parish’s educators, rather than concentrating on state leaders’ continuing debate over Common Core standards.

The superintendent’s comments came during the school district’s annual kickoff meeting for faculty and staff Thursday morning. West Baton Rouge Parish students will return to school Monday.