EVANGELINE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
The Evangeline Parish School Board, Wednesday, voted to authorize the superintendent handle any and all terminations of support personnel. By law under State Act One, the superintendent has the authority to hire all personnel including teachers and support staff as well as dismissing teachers. Board President Wayne Dardeau announced that a number of school districts are giving that extra authority to their superintendents. It was learned that the State Supreme Court is reviewing the constitutionality of Act One.
In other business, the school board approved a proposal to recover the needed instructional minutes lost recently because of severe winter weather. Assistant Superintendent Darwin Lazard explained that the school district will cancel a staff development day on February 24. In addition, schools will add anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes a day to gain the necessary instructional time.
Due to the Mardi Gras holiday on March 3 and 4, the Evangeline Parish School Board approved having only one board meeting in March rather than two. The only meeting will be on March 12, according to Superintendent Toni Hamlin.
In other action the school board approved renewing the contracts of the following : Supervisor Ted Soileau, School Principal Peggy Edwards, Technology Coordinator Robert Landreneau, Technology Facilitators Connie Bertrand and Johnathan Deranger and Assistant Accountant Connie Fontenot.