BESE appointees, counsel step down

capitol news bureau

Gov. Bobby Jindal’s appointed Stephen Waguespack, his former chief of staff, and Judy Miranti, of Xavier University of Louisiana, to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education on Friday, as well as appointing Thomas Enright as his new executive counsel.

John Bennett, of Port Allen, and Penny Dastugue, of Mandeville, resigned Friday from BESE, the state’s top school board.

Enright next month will replace Gary Graphia, who was appointed in October.

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