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Just the Facts!

March 24, 2021

 

Action Items

The School Board approved:

  • Resolution in memory of Ms. Janet Bossier who served as a school office specialist for 25.5 years in St. Charles Parish Public Schools.
  • Resolution in memory of Ms. Floy “Dell” Dees Frickey who served as a teacher for 25 years in St. Charles Parish Public Schools.
  • Resolution in memory of Mr. Stanley Berard who served many roles (including superintendent) in St. Charles Parish Public Schools for a total of 38 years.
  • Proclamation declaring April as School Library Month.
  • Committee meeting minutes of February 22, meeting minutes of February 24, and retreat minutes of March 5, 2021.
  • Renewal of property insurance from BRK Insurance Group/Riverlands Insurance, Inc. at a cost of $2,195,973.
  • Proposed FY22 Head Start budget at a cost of $1,232,989.
  • Proposal from PowerSchool for the assessment and data management system at a three-year total cost of $216,120.
  • Renewal of the lease of portions of the Hahnville Learning Center by the St. Charles Council on Aging.
  • Renewal of the lease of Building C at Eual J. Landry Alternative Center by the St. Charles Parish Council.
  • Renewal of the lease of Wings I, II, and III of the Boutte Adult Learning Center by the ARC of St. Charles.
  • Renewal of the cooperative endeavor agreement by the St. Charles Community C.A.R.E. Center Foundation, Inc.
  • Use of two cafeteria facilities for the Summer Food Service Program.
  • Second reading and adoption of revisions to Board Policy 1.04 – Nonresident Students.
    • The school system is feeling the effects of the growing national teacher shortage and the consequent challenge to hire certified teachers.
    • As a proactive measure to prevent further shortages and maintain a strong teacher workforce, the school system began exploring multiple ways to attract new teachers and retain current ones.
    • The opportunity for certificated staff to enroll their children in SCPPS was previously in place prior to 1996 and is a common courtesy offered by most school systems in Louisiana.
    • Certificated employees are defined by the Louisiana Department of Education as those holding a teaching or school leadership certificate.
    • Based on the initial Impact Study survey results from those eligible employees who responded, there could potentially be approximately 75 non-resident students for the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Second reading and adoption of revisions to Board Policy 1.03 – School Admissions.
  • Personnel.
  • Salary range adjustment of the Chief Financial Officer position commensurate of experience at a cost of $98,493 to $119,313.
  • Declaration of buses as surplus and authorization for disposal to meet legal requirements and the requirements for the Volkswagen Settlement Grant.
  • Bids for janitorial supplies at an estimated cost of $576,000.
  • Resolution for the bond purchase agreement of taxable general obligation school refunding bonds.
  • Accounts payable for February 2021 totaling $9,727,895.

 

Personnel

  • Wilauna Jackson – St. Rose Pupil Appraisal Center, Educational Diagnostician
  • Jani Stewart – Central Office, Business Office Manager

 

Recognition

  • Kailie Carrigee, a Destrehan High School student, placed first at the 2021 Louisiana Region 10 Virtual Science & Engineering Fair.
  • Two school system students placed first at the 2021 Louisiana Virtual Regional Social Studies Fair.
  • Three J.B. Martin Middle School students placed at the 2021 American All-Star Louisiana State Dance and Drill Team Championship.
  • Melissa Hurst, a Hahnville High School employee, received a Rain Barrel Project Grant for $6,600.
  • Ronny Seal, a Central Office employee, received grants totaling $40,000 from John Deere to implement the Project Lead the Way Computer Science Essentials course at Destrehan and Hahnville High Schools.
  • Hahnville High School Cheerleaders placed third in Traditional Routine and first in Game Day Routine at the 2020 Universal Cheerleaders Association Louisiana Virtual Regional Competition.
  • Destrehan High School Cheerleaders placed first and was selected as the Best Building and Most Creative Team at the Worldwide Spirit Association’s VIP Louisiana State Championship and won first place in the state at the Southwestern Cheerleaders Association’s Battle at the Capitol.
  • Hahnville High School Hi-Steppers placed third in Division Open and first in Division Kick at the 2021 American All-Star Louisiana State Dance and Drill Team Championship.
  • B. Martin Middle School Cougarettes placed first in Division Pom, Division Jazz, and Overall Jazz; received technique and choreography awards for Jazz; and received the Division Sweepstakes Award at the 2021 American All-Star Louisiana State Dance and Drill Team Championship.
  • Harry Hurst Middle School Runnerettes placed second in Jazz, Game Day, and Pom at the Universal Dance Association Louisiana Dance Championship and placed second in Division Pom, Overall Pom, and Overall Jazz; placed first in Division Jazz, Division Game Day, Overall Game Day, and Overall Officers; received choreography awards for Jazz and Game Day, and received the Division Sweepstakes Award at the 2021 American All-Star Louisiana State Dance and Drill Team Championship.
  • Destrehan High School Desty Darlings placed third in Hip Hop and second in Jazz and Game Day at the Universal Dance Association Louisiana Dance Championship and placed third in Overall Jazz; placed second in Division Jazz; placed first in Division Hip Hop, Overall Hip Hop, Division Game Day, and Overall Game Day; received technique and choreography awards for Hip Hop and Game Day; and received the Division Sweepstakes Award at the 2021 American All-Star Louisiana State Dance and Drill Team Championship.

 

Superintendent’s Report

  • Students in Grades 3-4 will take the LEAP 2025 assessments between April 28 and May 5.
  • Students in Grades 5-8 will take the LEAP 2025 assessments between April 27 and May 12.
  • High school students in English I, English II, Algebra I, Algebra II, US History, and Biology will take the LEAP 2025 assessments during the week of May 3.
  • High schools will transition to a phased-in, on-campus return of all students beginning March 29.