School board will meet Thursday
Three items involving personnel will occupy the St. Mary Parish School Board when it meets Thursday.
Disciplinary action is expected to be taken in case number 11:05 and an executive session to discuss the professional competence of a second individual will be held. No further information was available this morning on either matter.
Meanwhile, the adoption of a revised superintendent evaluation document and procedure will be considered. The new evaluation document more closely aligns with the leadership skill set required of instructional leaders as defined by Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium national standards.
Also on the agenda are the receipt of the quarterly group health insurance premium-to-claims summary, a resolution authorizing the sale of the Crowell Building to the City of Franklin and approval of a litigation agreement regarding civil litigation with BP Exploration and Production. In this action, the school system is joining a larger group to position itself in preparation for a civil suit against BP.
Items of interest on the consent agenda include consultant contract renewals for property and casualty insurance and group benefits. Also, the board is expected to begin negotiations for group insurance and approve a two-year dental insurance plan.
The meeting is slated to begin at 5 p.m. in the Evans Medine Meeting Room of the Central Office Complex in Centerville.
It will be preceded, in the same place, by a redistricting work session, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in which school board members will work with their demographer to draft school board district lines.
Redistricting is required each decade after census numbers are tallied. The largest amount of growth in St. Mary was in the middle of the parish.
The Justice Department reviews electoral district lines in most of the southern states, including Louisiana, to ensure that minority candidates and voters have a realistic chance to participate in the political process and gain office.
School board members will run in these districts in 2014, pending their approval by the Department of Justice.
Both meetings are open to the public.