Board recognizes students of the year
By Paula Guillory
CROWLEY - The Acadia Parish School Board met Monday evening for their monthly board meeting. A roll call determined that all board member were present.
Ms. Antoinette Pete opened the meeting by recognizing the Acadia Parish students of the year for 2009 - 2010 academic year. Those students are, Taylor Dupont, fifth grader at Evangeline Elementary, Amelia LeJeune, eighth grader at Iota Middle School and MaRae Courvelle senior at Rayne High School.
Each student was introduced to the board along with their parents and school principal. Ms. Pete presented the students with plaques and acknowledged their achievements by commenting, “we have the very best of the best here in Acadia Parish.”
Board President, Mr. Lynn Shamsie congratulated the students and expressed, “thanks for doing such a great job and good luck on your future successes.”
Superintendant Bourque along with the board and the Office of Child Welfare wished to thank a number of Acadiana merchants for their generous donations and support to the Acadia Parish students of the year.
The board considered the recommendation of Personnel, Insurance and Curriculum committee regarding textbook adoption and budget for the 2010 -2011 academic school year. The text books proposed in the budget consisted of career and technical education books including Agriculture, business, family and consumer science and health occupation and sciences.
The proposed budget of $627,737.65 was motion for approval by Mr. Gene Daigle and seconded by Mr. Doug Lacombe. The board unanimously agreed.
The board authorized Superintendant Bourque to advertise for several positions including executive director of curriculum and instruction, supervisor of child welfare and attendance, assistant principal at Midland High School, Principal at Church Point Middle School and Supervisor of media and technology.
The board has set their next meeting April 12, 2010.