School board members will face a rather long agenda when they convene their regular monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3, at the Instructional Center, 111 Courville Street in Breaux Bridge.
One of the first items will be to honor the outstanding school support personnel of the year.
Another major item of business will be the expected adoption of a series of recommendations made late last month by the board’s finance committee that includes making current scheduled sales tax pay supplements ($6,500 for professionals and $5,080 for paraprofessionals) a permanent part of the salary schedule, along with adding new supplements of $1,000 for professionals and $715 for paraprofessionals.
Also to be considered are the acceptance of the June 30 general fund, group health fund, workers compensation fund, debt service fund and capital projects funds balance sheets.
Other financial issues include receiving public input on the adoption of general fund and special revenue fund budgets for the 2008-09 fiscal year, and adoption of millage rates for the tax year 2008.
Along with a number of routine matters, other agenda items include:
•Presentations by Lori Landry and Lucretia Burton, candidates for judge in Division H of the 16th Judicial District.
•Executive (secret) session to discuss personnel issues; settlement negotiations and litigation update on suits filed against the school board by Joyce Calais, Gwendolyn Duplechien, and Clarendon National; and threatened litigation involving the school board and Park Place Surgical Center.
•Proposal by board member Aaron Flegeance to hire an additional aide for each parish school.
•Proposal by board member Mark Hebert to consider renewal of superintendent’s contract.
•Consider appointment of assistant principal for St. Martinville Jr. High School. Applicants include Neil Armstead, Beverly Guillory, Tonya Lancon, Bryan Staton, Dana Gautreaux and Dequindra Redding.
•Consider bid recommendations for purchase of library books, and sale of alligator tags.
•Consider interagency agreement with SMILE/Headstart and lease renewals for property in Breaux Bridge and St. Martinville as well as the Huron community.
•Consider holding December board meeting in Stephensville.
•Consider issuing a request for proposals for a board attorney.
•Consider flexible pay program.
•Consider proclamations for American Character Week (Sept. 8-12) and Yellow Ribbon Week (Sept. 15-19).