VILLE PLATTE ROTARY CLUB MEETING
AUGUST 12, 2014
The Rotary Club of Ville Platte today (Tuesday) heard from Superintendent of Schools Toni Hamlin report on the start of school that begins Thursday for public school students in Evangeline Parish. She announced that Evangeline Parish Schools will be featured Wednesday morning on TV 10 during Passe Partout from 5;30-7:00am. She announced that the school board has adopted a new math text book that will have an on line tutorial program to assist students and parents. The board had difficulty this school term finding elementary school instructors. Fewer young people are going into education so there is a shortage of teachers in the work force. Some 6200 students will report to school on Thursday. She introduced two guests at Rotary: Linda Lafleur, Elementary Supervisor and Connie Guillory, supervisor in charge of technology. Hamlin said the school district will have one million dollars less in operating funds this school term. The school district spends 80 percent of its funds in salaries with a total of 800 employees.
In other business, the Rotary Club received a report from Faith House. Annette Johnson who is the chairperson in charge of assisting Faith House through Rotary, announced the local office could use office supplies and monetary donations.
Also, Wayne Vidrine reported that the Ville Platte Club now has some 60 flags from other rotary clubs. One of the club’s projects is to replace as many of the 200 club flags that were lost in a fire at the club’s previous meeting place.