The Minutes in Minutes: February 12, 2019

“The Minutes in Minutes” is a new feature that highlights Jefferson Parish School Board meetings. To see everything that happened at the February 12, 2019 school board meeting, watch the video above. You can click here to view the agenda from each meeting or click here for more information about the Jefferson Parish School Board. To learn how you can watch our board meetings live, click here


  • Adams Middle and Livaudais Middle were recognized as the February 2019 Campus of the Month winners.
  • JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley presented Working to Transform: Douglass Elementary. The video series highlights the work being done to improve student outcomes in our Transformation Network schools. Click here to view the video.
  • Clinton Baldwin of Helen Cox High and Dominic Mesa of Patrick F. Taylor Academy spoke to the board about some of the work they are doing as members of the Superintendent’s Student Leadership Council.
  • Dr. Brumley and the school board recognized Michele Rivera for 30 years of service. Rivera, who was executive assistant to the superintendent, retired in February.

Second Readings

  • Second Reading authored by Billy North deferred indefinitely: Move that the Jefferson Parish Public School Board approve the hiring of an accounting firm to conduct a forensic audit of the school system. The firm hired may not have any personal, professional, financial, or political affiliation or ties to a current school board member, superintendent, or chief financial officer or anyone who has served in these positions since January 1, 2011. The firm must be selected by March 15, 2019 and must provide a full report to the Board no later than May 15, 2019. The report must also include a recommended spending plan encompassing the next 10 years. The cost of this project must not exceed industry average.
  • Second Reading authored by Simeon Dickerson deferred and moved to the Facilities Committee: Move that the Jefferson Parish School Board approve, subject to the terms and conditions negotiated by the facilities committee, acquire a certain tract of property comprising approximately 40 or more acres land together with all the improvements thereon, the same being a portion of the property commonly known as NOLA MOTORSPORTS PARK, for the purpose of establishing a standalone, full day ACADEMY FOR ADVANCED TECHNICAL AND CAREER EDUCATION, to open school year 2020-2021 in partnership and cooperation with local and regional trade and industry professionals.

Consent Agenda Highlights

  • The board approved the district’s new strategic plan, 2024: The Future Our Kids DeserveThe plan will serve as a guiding document to drive the system for the next five years.
  • The board approved a resolution to declare February 25 to March 1, 2019 as Voter Registration Week in JP high schools. JP Schools will work in cooperation with the Jeremiah Group.

First Readings

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