More on School Board Meeting

At the Tuesday meeting, the Lincoln Parish School Board (LPSB) heard from Chief Academic Officer Lisa Bastion with a report on the 2015-2016 academic year’s School Performance Scores (SPS).

Bastion said that parish-wide, the combined SPS moved up slightly, from 95.5 to 96, and the letter grade remained B.

Among the schools that gained were Dubach (66.4 to 77.7), Choudrant High School (113.2 to 114.1), and Ruston High School (100.3 to 107.3).

Several schools, however, declined. Among them, I. A. Lewis (95.6 to 80.8), Ruston Elementary (72.6 to 66.6), and Ruston Junior High (91.6 to 86.3)

See here the complete SPS breakdown.

Asked by District 7’s Trott Hunt what was planned to remedy the problem school’s scores, Bastion said the schools would become “targeted” for additional resources.

Said Bastion, “We have met with Ruston Elementary. We’ve actually broken out 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. We’re looking at revamping schedules. We have an interventionist helping.”

In other business the board heard from Business Manager George Murphy, who warned the board that sales tax collections had declined significantly, compared to the same time period last year.

Murphy said for the first five months of the 2016-2017 fiscal year, collections were $2.9 million less than the same period the year before.

See here the November sales tax report.


4 Responses to “More on School Board Meeting”

  1. biggs Says:

    What in the hell is an interventionist and how much does one cost?

    Sent from my iPhone


  2. Anonymous Says:

    ” We have an interventionist helping.”

    This is Improvisation Theater. It is based upon some Monty Python skits.

  3. Louisa Says:

    So why have/pay an Chief Academic Officer if you are, also, going to pay an “interventionist”?

    • Anonymous Says:

      Cause we have plenty enough money to do so! Don’t worry, If this doesn’t work, We will add enough office space in the new Multimillion dollar central office to place the failed principals in, So they won’t lose their jobs! Never mind the Teachers that they screwed over! Some of them had their dreams shattered, Just because they weren’t part of the clique! Bring that damn tax!

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