Inside the Board Room

School Board Newsletter for Feb. 21, 2017

A recap of official action taken on Feb. 21, 2017.
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About this Newsletter
Inside the Board Room is a new electronic newsletter that recaps official action taken during a voting meeting of the Ascension Parish School Board. In addition to a feature article and list of approved agenda items, one Board Member will be highlighted each month.
Policy Committee Approves 2017-18 School Calendar
The Ascension Parish School Board Policy Committee today approved the 2017-18 School Year Calendar. The final calendar is pending approval by the full Board in March.

Although pending final approval, the calendar is being made available so schools, parents and the community can plan around the major dates (listed below).

 
Ascension Public Schools
2017-18 School Year Calendar 

(Pending Final Board Approval)
 
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017..................................Official Opening of School
Fri., May 25, 2018.....................................Official Closing of School
Mon, Aug. 7 & Tues, Aug. 8, 2017.....Professional Preparation Days
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017....................................1st Day Students Attend
Wed., May 2, 2018.................................... Last Day Seniors Attend
Thurs., May 24, 2018.............................. Last Day Students Attend
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017...............................................Staff Development
Fri., Jan. 12, 2018..............................................Staff Development

HOLIDAYS

Fri., Mar. 30 - Fri., Apr. 6, 2018.......................... Easter Holidays
Mon., Feb. 12 & Tues., Feb. 13, 2018..........Mardi Gras Holidays
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018.....................Martin Luther King, Jr’s Birthday
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017 - Fri., Jan. 5, 2018...........Christmas Holidays
Mon., Nov. 20 - Fri., Nov. 24, 2017............Thanksgiving Holidays
Mon., Oct. 9 and Tues., Oct. 10, 2017......................... Fall Break
Mon., Sept. 4, 2017.......................................................Labor Day
 
GRADING PERIOD ENDINGS
 
Friday, Oct. 6, 2017..............................................1st Grading Period
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017....................................2nd Grading Period
Wednesday, Mar. 14, 2018 ................................3rd Grading Period
Friday, May 25, 2018...........................................4th Grading Period
 
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATIONS
 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018..............................Dutchtown High School
Thursday, May 10, 2018..................................St. Amant High School
Friday, May 11, 2018.............................East Ascension High School
Friday, May 11, 2018............................. Donaldsonville High School
 
PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCE DAYS (PRIMARY SCHOOLS)
 
Monday, Oct. 16, 2017
Monday, March 19, 2018


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Members
Patricia Russo, Dist. 7B
President

Taft Kleinpeter, Dist. 5D
Vice President

Robyn Penn Delaney, Dist. 1

Scott Duplechein, Dist. 2

Julie Blouin, Dist. 3

Kerry Diez, Dist. 4A

John Murphy, Dist. 4B

Shawn Sevario, Dist. 5A

Lorraine Wimberly, Dist. 6A

Louis Lambert, Dist. 6B

Troy Gautreau, Sr., Dist. 7A
Member Spotlight
PATRICIA RUSSO
Appointed: 1999
Hometown: Donaldsonville, LA
Occupation: School Board Member
Committee(s): Curriculum and Finance
Interesting Fact: Russo served as a parent volunteer in the school system while her children attended primary, middle and high schools. As such, she attended Ascension Parish School Board meetings for 10 years before being elected to the Board. "My longstanding passion is being involved in public schools and spending time with my family, especially my grandkids," said Russo.
 
Board Action
The following items were approved by the Ascension Parish School Board:
  • Approval of Sealed Bid Recommendation-SB-10603 Band Furniture 2016 Flood Replacement
  • Approval of Sealed Bid Recommendation-SB-10604 Folding Chairs and Racks St. Amant High School
  • Approval of Head Start Reports for January, 2017
  • Notification that the following Administrative Contracts will expire on June 26, 2017:
    • Ms. Ronda Matthews, Instructional Supervisor
    • Ms. Latatia Johnson, Principal, G.W. Carver Primary School
    • Mr. Laurent Thomas, Principal, Lakeside Primary School
    • Ms. Lynn Hathaway, APPLe Digital Academy
    • Ms. Angie Peraza, Director of Human Resources, Central Office
SCHEDULED MEETINGS
5:00 p.m. Mar. 7, 2017: Policy Committee, School Board Office
6:00 p.m., Mar. 7, 2017: Insurance Committee, School Board Office
6:30 p.m., Mar. 7, 2017: BOARD MEETING, School Board Office
5:00 p.m., Mar. 21, 2017: Strategic Planning Committee
6:30 p.m., Mar. 21, 2017: BOARD MEETING
5:30 p.m., Apr. 4, 2017: Budget Committee, School Board Office
6:30 p.m., Apr. 4, 2017: BOARD MEETING, School Board Office

The Board holds regularly scheduled public meetings on the 1st, 3rd and 4th Tuesday of every month (except for holidays). The 1st and 4th Tuesday meetings are held at the School Board Office in Donaldsonville. The 3rd Tuesday meeting is held at the Ascension Parish Courthouse in Gonzales.

 


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