Parish educators thankful for new laws
By Katherine Miller
THE POST SIGNAL
CROWLEY – In conjunction with the recent education laws concerning discipline problems in Louisiana schools, Acadia Parish School Board superintendent John Bourque definitely has high hopes. “We are excited about these new laws and what they will do for our parish,” Bourque exclaimed. “We are consistently addressing these issues, and these laws only help us.”
One thing we will definitely benefit from is that now parents will be held accountable for their children’s attendance and behavior. “We will clamp down on these issues through the upcoming years,” he said. Bourque further explained that Cal Simar, who is in charge of child welfare and attendance, will be keeping a close watch on the attendance as well as the number of days they are tardy.
At the top of the agenda also, according to Bourque, is social skills, both for our teachers and our students. “What we want to implement to our children is the importance of etiquette. These skills are also a necessary part of readying them for the job market.”
“We are also excited about our new principal for the alternative school, Mr. Cliff Freeman. We believe he will do a wonderful job for us,” Bourque commented.
Bourque looks forward to the upcoming year with much enthusiasm.