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The Minutes in Minutes: March 13, 2019

“The Minutes in Minutes” is a new feature that highlights Jefferson Parish School Board meetings. To see everything that happened at the March 13, 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

PRESENTATIONS

  • Adams Middle was the spotlight school for March. Adams Middle students read the invocation, recited the pledge, and gave a special performance.
  • Green Park Elementary and Marrero Middle were recognized as the March 2019 Campus of the Month winners.
  • JP Schools Superintendent Dr. Cade Brumley presented Working to Transform: Thibodeaux Elementary. The video series highlights the work being done to improve student outcomes in our Transformation Network schools. Click here to view the video.

SECOND READINGS

  • Second Reading authored by Clay Moise approved 8-0: Move that Jefferson Parish School Board and Ochsner Clinic Foundation enter into a cooperative endeavor lease of School Board property located at 1108 Shrewsbury Road, Jefferson, LA 70121, for the financing and construction of a new Pre-K through 8 Type 1 charter school. Facility financing and construction shall be undertaken, at no cost to the School Board, pursuant to a community partnership between Discovery Health Science Foundation, Inc. and Ochsner Clinic Foundation. Upon completion of construction, the facility shall be leased to Kenner Discovery Health Sciences Academy which has provided notice to the School Board of its intent to open and operate a second pre-K through 8 charter school pursuant to La. Revised Statute 17:3992(D). The terms of the cooperative endeavor lease agreement are to be negotiated and presented to the School Board for final approval.

CONSENT AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

  • The board accepted the renovations to the arts and band wing at Clancy-Maggiore School for the Arts.
  • The board approved technology upgrades that are part of the long-term strategic plan to support the learning environment by providing state-of-the-art technology resources to the district at all levels. Several of these critical upgrades replace currently outdated systems that are no longer supported or maintainable. The upgrades replace or upgrade aging equipment, add additional system capacity, improve security, improve network monitoring, add site-level utility power monitoring, and replaces the current Novel GroupWise email system.

FIRST READINGS

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