The latest policy change deals primarily with the superintendent and board’s authority to discipline employees.
The board approved the measure unanimously in its first action of the night.
As the board moved along, it learned more about the good news with its SPS for 2012.
The parish was very pleased with its results this year. The district saw an eight point growth for the 2012 SPS. It also had nine “Top Gain Schools” this year, Church Point High, Egan Elementary, Iota High, Mermentau Elementary, Midland High, Morse Elementary, Richard Elementary, South Crowley Elementary and South Rayne Elementary.
Top Gains Schools may be eligible for an incentive this year if funds are available. It is unknown whether the funds will be available for the incentive, however.
“This is super news,” said School Board President Gene Daigle.
Schools like Iota and Midland high schools earned “A” grades this year and Church Point High boasted the greatest growth of over 20 points, meaning, in their own way, all nine schools had something to really brag about.
During superintendent’s comments portion of the evening, Superintendent John E. Bourque reviewed with the board the letter the Acadia Parish School Board from the Freedom From Religion Foundation concerning Iota High.
“It was just an honest mistake,” said School Board Member Milton Simar. “No one was trying to violate any of the policies.”