Ascension Parish School Board

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School Board Newsletter for Sept. 5, 2017

A recap of official action taken on Sept. 5, 2017.
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Matthew Monceaux Named Associate Principal of St. Amant High School
Ascension Public Schools announces the appointment of Matthew Monceaux as Associate Principal of St. Amant High School. Monceaux replaces Beth Templet, who recently became principal.

"Matt has worked his entire career in Ascension Parish and with this new position, he will have worked in all four feeder systems," said Superintendent David Alexander.

Originally from Crowley, Louisiana, Monceaux began working as a teacher at Dutchtown High School in 2007. He taught civics, U.S. history, and AP government and politics before becoming assistant principal of Lowery Middle School in 2013.

For the last two years, Monceaux has worked at East Ascension High School as an assistant principal.

"I am humbled and honored to work for St. Amant High School. I promise to do my best and serve the Gator community," said Monceaux.

Monceaux earned a bachelor's degree in history and a master's degree in education from Louisiana State University. He is currently working on a doctoral degree in educational leadership at Southeastern Louisiana University.

He and his wife Heidi, have four children: Hayden, Jeremy, Ella and Avery.
Patricia Russo, Dist. 7B

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
Troy Gautreau, Sr.
First Elected: 2003
Hometown: Gonzales
Occupation: Global Manufacturing Information Technology Manager at Methanex
Budget (Chair), Technology (Chair), Athletics, Executive, Facilities Management and Maintenance
Interesting Fact: Troy, his wife Angela, and their four children are all Spartans, as graduates of East Ascension High School.
Gautreau went on to play Inside Linebacker at Nicholls State University.
Board Action
The following items were approved by the Ascension Parish School Board:
  • RFP 5102 Salary Study and the Advertisement of the RFP for Salary Study in the official journal
  • Increase of Students Second Meal, Employee and Visitors Meal
  • Contract for Newly Appointed Principal at St. Amant High School
  • Add two System Analyst Positions
  • Sealed Bid Recommendation 10634 -- Office and Classroom Supplies Federal Program
  • Sealed Bid Recommendation 10643 -- Miscellaneous Janitorial Supplies Parish-Wide
  • Notification that the following Administrative Contract will expire on January 3, 2018:
    • Mr. Steven Gray, Assistant Principal at Lake Elementary School
SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 (Gonzales Courthouse)
5:00 p.m., Budget Committee
6:00 p.m., Executive Committee
6:30 p.m., BOARD MEETING

SEPTEMBER 26, 2017 (School Board Office)
5:30 p.m., Facilities Management Committee
6:30 p.m. Curriculum and Finance Committee

OCTOBER 3, 2017 (School Board Office)
6:00 p.m., Strategic Planning Committee
6:30 p.m., BOARD MEETING

OCTOBER 10, 2017 (ITTC, Central Middle School)
5:30 p.m., Board Workshop

OCTOBER 17. 2017 (Gonzales Courthouse)
6:00 p.m., Policy 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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