Tanner gets 1-year contract

Published 4:01 am Saturday, May 25, 2019

On Thursday evening, the Bogalusa City School Board renewed Superintendent Lisa Tanner’s contract for another year.

During the board’s regular monthly meeting, the board voted 6-0 to extend Tanner’s contract. All six board members present voted in favor — Toni Breaux was not in attendance at Thursday’s meeting.

“Thank you for the opportunity to do this job for one more year,” Tanner said.

Tanner began working as the Bogalusa City Schools superintendent on July 1, 2017, succeeding Breaux. Tanner had previously served as the principal at Franklinton High School.

“I appreciate Mrs. Tanner taking on one more year, and look forward to many more after that,” board member Adam Kemp said.

In other business, the board:

  • Approved dedicating and naming the meeting media center (the room where the Bogalusa City School Board meets at the central office) as the “Reverend Raymond E. Mims Board Room.”

“Rev. Mims did an outstanding job on this board,” said board member Eleanor Duke, who made the motion. Duke noted that Mims served as a board member for more than 25 years, and at one point was the state’s longest-serving member of a school board.

Tanner said that signs would be installed outside the room to designate it in Mims’ honor.

  • Approved four other old business items, all by 6-0 votes: approval of the April 2019 Revised Budgets, General Fund, Food Service, Special Revenue Funds, Financial Statements and School Activities; approval to adopt millage rate for the tax year 2019; approval discard fixed assets; and approval of agreement between the Bogalusa School Board and Local #483, Council 17, the custodians’ union.
  • Heard an update from Finance Director Deloris Walker. Walker said that sales tax collections are currently up 6.83 percent compared to this point last year.
  • Heard from board president Curtis Creel, who said he had attended several recent award shows at Bogalusa schools.

“They all presented nice programs and the kids were on their best behavior,” he said.