GRETNA, La. (AP) — Desoto Parish Schools Superintendent Cade Brumley and former Jefferson school administrator Glenn Mayeaux are the only two people who have applied to lead the state's largest school district.

Friday marked the deadline for postmarking applications. Superintendent Isaac Joseph has agreed to a buyout of his contract. His last day is Feb. 28.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the Jefferson Parish School Board, at a special meeting, appointed chief operations and planning officer Lale Geer as the interim superintendent to manage the nearly 50,000-student system.

The board is looking to appoint a new superintendent March 5 following a public interview session.

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Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com