Students being recognized by School Board

Published 12:15 am Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Washington Parish School Board’s meeting room is sure to be filled to capacity with parents and family members Thursday.

Recognitions of outstanding students will be the first order of business at the board’s regular meeting. The Louisiana School Board Association art winners will be honored, awards will be presented to the Students of the Year, and an art presentation will be made to Franklinton High School student Jaslyn Tate.

The board will vote on LA4 TANF budget revisions for the 2012-13 school year. At Monday’s committee meeting, Lacy Burris, chief accountant and operations manager, said the state has made swaps in the funding sources for the LA4 grants.

Burris said the system has received an additional $90,000 in the TANF portion of the funds, with the same amount taken from the state portion listed in the general fund budget. The general fund change is not large enough to require adoption by the board. The funds will be allocated to salaries and benefits.

Authorization to advertise for bids for the purchase of school supplies for the 2013-14 school year is on the agenda. Burris said the plan is to advertise on April 17 and 24, open the bids on May 15 and award the bids at the June 6 board meeting.

“This is our big school supply order. We do it once a year,” she said.

Also up for vote is adoption of a resolution that would authorize Superintendent Darrell Fairburn to sign the Amendment to Investment Agreement. Burris said the resolution is a requirement in order for the system to receive Education Excellence Funds, which are part of a tobacco settlement.

Adoption of an employee grievance form and a student/parent grievance form that could be used within the system will be considered as well.