Sale of bonds on School Board agenda

By Henri C. Bienvenu

BREAUX BRIDGE – The St. Martin School Board is expected to take the first steps towards the sale of $10 million in general obligations bonds to finance school improvements when it holds its monthly meeting Wednesday, May 6.

The board’s May meeting is set for 5 p.m. at the Instructional Center, 111 Courville Street in Breaux Bridge.

Parish voters approved the issuance of up to $30 million worth of bonds in a special election held April 4. The board will also officially certify the results of that election today.

The bond proceeds will be used to finance a wide variety of school improvements on campuses throughout the parish.

In addition to a number of routine matters, today’s meeting agenda also includes:

•Grant authority for the negotiation for management of the capital improvement project.

•Consider finance committee recommendations regarding the development of a fund balance policy, continuation with no change in the group health insurance premiums fir fiscal year 2009-10, setting the secretary I salary schedule, and the movement and set up of three portable buildings at Cecilia Primary School.

•Consider requests from St. Martin Parish Government to utilize school food service facilities for a 2009 summer program.

•Consider advertising for bids for playground equipment replacement and surfacing refurbishment at Cecilia Primary,

•Executive (secret) session to hear appeals on academic credit and extracurricular activities.

•Consider request for waiver of sales tax penalties for Wal-Mart Louisiana.

•Consider recommended changes to the parish’s Pupil Progression Plan.

•Consider resolutions designating May 3-9 as Teacher Appreciation Week, and May 6 as School Nurse Day.

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