Former GRPS Superintendent Taylor fired again

Posted at 8:25 PM, Jul 15, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-16 06:56:31-04

BATON ROUGE, La. —  A bad report card.

That’s what the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board gave their superintendent Dr. Bernard Taylor, Jr., before voting not to renew his contract last month. According to WBRZ, that contract was scheduled to run out in June 2015.  Taylor informed them he did not intend to stay.

According to the school board in Baton Rouge, they were often at odds with Taylor and considered him combative. They gave him an overall composite performance score of 2.27 out of 4 for the 2013-14 school year.

If the story sounds familiar, it should.

The Grand Rapids Public School Board had a similar experience with Dr. Taylor, who served as superintendent from 2006 to 2012.  Taylor sued the district for $330,600 in severance when the board decided not to pay him severence, citing mismanagement.

GRPS eventually agreed to a $260,000 settlement.