School board approves many appointments

Personnel appointments were approved by the St. Mary Parish School board Thursday.

On recommendation of Superintendent Dr. Donald Aguillard, the board made the following appointments:

—Curriculum Facilitator at M.D. Shannon Elementary, Shantell Toups.

—School secretary, M.D. Shannon Elementary, Charlene Patureau.

—School secretary at Raintree Elementary, Penny Mensman.

—Custodian at LaGrange Elementary, Alfred Mitchell.

—Maintenance foreman, Benjamin Hines.

—Maintenance Grade 6, District I, Jerry Uze.

—Maintenance Grade 5, District 1, Dennis Adams.

—Maintenance Grade 4, grass cutter for all districts, Shelton Hebert.

—Title I Liaison, Jean Landry.

The board also authorized advertising for an HVAC technician and a secretary at Franklin Senior High School because those positions were made vacant by the appointments made above.

In other business Thursday, the board approved three recommendations by the District I maintenance committee.

The committee recommended allotting $10,000 in capital projects funds for furniture at Franklin Junior High School.

They also suggested $2,650 in remaining special project funds from the gym floor construction and $5,000 in painting funds remaining at West St. Mary High School for a press box.

Lastly, three “smartboards” were approved for Foster Elementary, at $75,000 each.

Board member Mary Lockley, District II, representing the school food services committee, proposed an online meal pay service to the board, which was approved.

Parents can pay for meals via the Internet for a $2.75 fee. That fee will apply whether payments are made weekly, monthly or annually, for each payment.

Also Thursday, the board approved the proposed budget for the fiscal year ending July 2012. A public hearing was held prior to the regular meeting with no comment offered.

In other business:

—The board also approved an act of exchange for property at the Quintana Boat Landing, C&A Properties and amended a lease between the board and the St. Mary Parish Council.

—The board approved signatories at M.D. Shannon Elementary due to recent staff changes.

—The 2011-2012 Pupil Progression Plan was approved.

—Aguillard announced school enrollment on the second day of the term was 8,733, not including pre-K. He expects that number to increase over the next few weeks.

Items approved on the consent agenda included:

—Approval of new hires, resignations, retirements, transfers, involuntary transfers, terminations and promotions.

—Permission to advertise for a head custodian at Berwick High School and a head custodian at Foster Elementary School.

—Authorization of the superintendent to employ no more than four instructional/support personnel such as teachers, paraprofessionals, nurses and special services to fill unanticipated staffing needs.

—Approval of changes to signatories for B.E. Boudreaux Middle School and Wyandotte Elementary School due to promotions and staff changes.

—Approval of the board’s record retention policy.

—Approval of a resolution in support of the Coalition for Louisiana Public Education.

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