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School Board Newsletter for May 2, 2017


A recap of official action taken on May 2, 2017.
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Board Adopts State Travel Rates for Meal Per Diem
 
The Ascension Parish School Board unanimously voted to adopt the Louisiana State Employees Travel Regulations for meal per diem reimbursement rates. Effective immediately for all employees, this moves from a flat $51 rate to different tiers of reimbursement based on locations inside and outside of the state. 

Click here to download a pocket guide of the state travel regulations to see the new meal rates for Ascension Parish. Please note, only the meal per diem rates apply.
Board Recognizes West Side Special Olympians

The Ascension Parish School Board today recognized first place winners from the Capital Area Track and Field Special Olympic Games located in the west side of the parish. The east side winners will be recognized at the May 16 board meeting at East Ascension High School.

"Congratulations to all of these winners," said Superintendent David Alexander. "They are champions!"

Following are the west side winners listed by school:

DONALDSONVILLE HIGH
Christina White - Developmental Standing Long Jump

Donald Dunbar - Standing Long Jump
Kelly Lewis - Standing Long Jump
Jazlyne Knockum - Standing Long Jump & 50 Meter Run
Curtis Victor - Standing Long Jump, Softball Throw & 50 Meter Run
Cornelius White - Developmental Standing Long Jump & Developmental 25 Meter Walk
James Diggs - Softball Throw
Gabriel Jones - Shot Put

INDEPENDENT ADULTS
Robert Wiggins - Developmental 25 Meter Walk & Developmental Standing Long Jump

Christopher Smith - 50 Meter Walk

LOWERY MIDDLE
J'ven Bradford - 50 Meter Run & Softball Throw

Christopher Evans - Developmental Standing Long Jump & Develpmental Tennis Ball Throw
Christina Hayes - 50 Meter Run
Joel Manor - Developmental 25 Meter Walk & Developmental Standing Long Jump
Kayden Marshall - Developmental Tennis Ball Throw
Jalen Williams - Developmental 25 Meter Walk & Developmental Tennis Ball Throw

LOWERY ELEMENTARY
Kendall Hayes - Softball Throw

Kacey Cargo - 50 Meter Run, Softball Throw & Standing Long Jump
Autavian Sanders - Standing Long Jump
Ja'tayveon Sanders - Standing Long Jump
Tyniah Marshall - 50 Meter Run & Softball Throw
Anna Lee Diggs - Standing Long Jump
Jailin Villavaso - Softball Throw
 
DONALDSONVILLE PRIMARY
Alphonse Rodrigue - Developmental 10 Meter Assisted Wheelchair Race & Developmental 25 Meter Assisted Wheelchair Race
Michael Crandle - Developmental 25 Meter Walk
Parker Bradley - 50 Meter Run & Softball Throw
Ja'Tavia Hathorn - 50 Meter Run, Softball Throw & Standing Long Jump
Devin Smith - Softball Throw

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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
John Murphy
First Elected: 2003
Hometown: Prairieville
Occupation: General Manager of Gonzales Tire and Automotive
Committee(s): Strategic Planning (Chair), Insurance (Chair) Maintenance, Personnel and Policy
Interesting Fact: Murphy holds a degree in education. He taught American History and World History at East Ascension High while coaching football and baseball. He also taught Physical Education and coached football and basketball at St. Amant Middle. 
Board Action
The following items were approved by the Ascension Parish School Board:
  • Recommendation of the third party reviewer to deny the Rayborn Charter School Application
  • Pre-Approved by Executive Committee on April 24, 2017- Out of State Field Trip for East Ascension High School Band to attend to the LMEA State Music Assesment, Atlanta, Georgia
  • CSRS Contract – Approval of Amendment 1 to “Agreement for Professional Services” for Recovery Program and Grants Management (DR 4277)
  • Out-of-State Field Trip for Dutchtown High School to attend a National Speech and Debate Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky
  • Sealed Bid Recommendation – SB 10615  Athletic Trainer’s Supplies Parish Wide
  • Sealed Bid Recommendation – SB 10616  Special Athletic Order
  • Sealed Bid Recommendation –  SB 10617  Bread Products - Parish Wide Child Nutrition
  • Sealed Bid Recommendation – SB 10618  Dry Goods Products - Parish Wide Child Nutrition Program
  • Sealed Bid Recommendation – SB 10619  Frozen Food Products – Parish Wide Child Nutrition Program
  • Sealed Bid Recommendation – SB 10620  Processing Supplies – Parish Wide Child Nutrition Program
  • Sealed Bid Recommendation – SB 10621 P.E. Lockers St. Amant High Flood
  • Add a Senior Accountant Position
  • Adopt the State of Louisiana's meal per diem rates
  • Renew Retiree Health Insurance Coverage for 18 months with no increase in cost during that period.
  • Notification that the following Administrative Contract will Expire on September 2, 2017: Mr. Marvin Evans, Principal, Donaldsonville High School
SCHEDULED MEETINGS
MAY 3, 2017 (Old RPCC Campus, Hwy 22, Sorrento)
3:30 p.m., Child Nutrition Committee

MAY 16, 2017 (East Ascension High School)
5:00 p.m., Technology Committee
6:00 p.m., Policy Committee
6:30 p.m., BOARD MEETING

MAY 30, 2017 (School Board Office)
6:00 p.m., Budget Committee
6:30 p.m., Curriculum and Finance Committee

JUNE 6, 2017 (School Board Office)
6:00 p.m., Insurance Committee
6:30 p.m., BOARD MEETING

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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