BREAUX BRIDGE – The election of officers and sale of $10 million in bonds headline the agenda for the St. Martin School Board’s first meeting of 2010.
Board members are scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Instructional Center, 111 Courville Street in Breaux Bridge.
Current board officers are Mark Hebert of District 10, president; and Aaron Flegeance of District 3, vice president.
The board is expected to authorize the advertisement for the sale of $10 million in general obligation bonds, with the proceeds to be used for capital improvements around the parish. Parish voters approved the issuance of $30 million in bonds in a special tax election held last year and the board has already issued $20 million in bonds for projects that are currently underway or close to bidding.
In addition to these matters and a number of routine issues, today’s agenda also includes:
•Receive audit report for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2009, from Kolder, Champagne, Slaven & Co.
•Consider purchase of 28 arpents of land adjacent to Teche Elementary School and approximately three acres of land adjacent to Cecilia Jr. High.
•Board members request to discuss concerns about board perception and reality about present and future problems in the school system (Rodney Ledoux); and discuss allocation of bond money in Cecilia area (Hebert).
•Consider change order for the Breaux Bridge Jr. High reroofing project (Health Services building).
•Consider application for Race to the Top federal grant.
•Consider driver’s education program for the 2009-10 school year.
•Consider request for waiver of sales tax penalties from Ideal Steel LLC and Martin Chevrolet Inc.