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First Readings from September 12, 2017 Regular School Board Meeting

First Reading authored by Mr. Bonura

To have the Student Support Department to establish a program of a non-voting student member of the school board,
with a member of the Board.

First Reading authored by Mr. Bonura

To change Policy BBC Standing Committees to:

  1. Executive: To take up the business of Finance, Policy, Insurance and general business of the board.
  2. Academic Affairs: To take up the business of Policy, Admissions, Administration and Teacher evaluation
    process, assess education programs (ex: iReady, Plato, etc.) general board business as related to Academics.
  3. Human Resources: To take up the business of policy, employment, programs to promote recruitment,
    benefits, retirement, general board business as related to employees.
  4. Facilities: To take up the business of building, maintaining property, transportation, property management,
    general board business as related to property.

First Reading authored by Mr. Bonura

Change Policy JDE – Expulsion to include: Paragraph 3:
During an expulsion, the Superintendent shall place the student in an alternative school or in an alternative
educational placement or give the option to apply to a Charter School through mutual agreement between the
Charter School and student.

First Reading authored by Ms. Bourgeois

In an effort to competitively compensate, attract, and retain top talent; I move that by the October 10, 2017
regular Board meeting, the Board approve a revised Central Office Salary Schedule that would include an
equitable pay scale, based on work experience, scope of responsibility, degree level, and step increases to be
consistent with school based Board approved salary schedules that would be effective at the beginning of 2017
fiscal year (July 1, 2017).

First Reading authored by Ms. Bourgeois

In an effort to ensure that the Jefferson Parish School Board spends taxpayer money wisely, efficiently, and sustainably, I move that a committee, as recommended by the Superintendent and/or Board President, be appointed to quantify the amount of surplus funds in the General Fund fund balance and prioritize the use of such funds. The use of fund balance should only be used on non-recurring expenses, such as, deferred maintenance and capital outlay from the prioritized capital needs list, paying down public debt, or costs related to the setup of future student programs, but not the maintenance of such programs. Prudent fiscal management would require us to spend, only to the extent that our fund balance accounts are fully funded for a rainy day, and to bolster district’s financial condition to ensure a positive overall credit rating resulting in positive bond ratings.

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd

Move, that the Board approve the purchase of the property adjacent to the north side of Washington Elementary, going all the way to Airline Drive, bounded by Webster and Clay Streets. The property shall be appraised and purchased, consistent with Board Policy and State Law. The purpose for the purchase is the land is needed for when the school is converted to a K-8 school.