LP School Supt Milstead Talks Year-Round Schools

In the year and a half that Mike Milstead has been Superintendent of Lincoln Parish Schools, one could hear hints occasionally about Milstead’s support for the concept of Year-Round Schools.

At yesterday’s meeting of the School Board, he expounded on the subject.

Said Milstead, “You’re re-configuring the calendar. You’re taking a 180 day school year, in theory, and maybe going 190 days, because you’re shortening the break time in summer. The goal is to get to the point where we have one school in the district that parents from anywhere in the district can voluntarily send their children to grades K through five.”

He added, “We’re going to have several focus groups, where we bring some people in and begin to have a conversation about what this should look like. The goal is make sure that every kid – every kid every year that is not a special needs kid – and even some of them – is not retained.”

Milstead said that the program would be voluntary, and would have a teacher/pupil ratio of 10 to 15 pupils per teacher.

Milstead noted that after the summer break, some pupils take as much as two months to regain their knowledge level achieved prior to the break.

He said that the program could be started within a year and a half, depending on future construction schedules.

Earlier in the meeting, the board got briefed on an unusual occurrence – an annual financial audit with significant findings.

Amy Tynes, with Allen, Green & Williamson, said two of the more serious findings were at the newly-chartered Lincoln Preparatory School in Grambling.

Tynes said the school’s administration failed to provide documentation for salaries and benefits.

Said Tynes, “They paid time for individual’s work, or their salaries and, benefits, but there was no support of the actual time worked. There were no time sheets, or anything like that.”

Over $100 thousand was involved, she said.

Also, the school failed to obtain bids for band equipment that was over the $30 thousand threshold for the state’s public bid law.

While the charter school is not directly controlled by the school board, any audit findings are reflected on the Lincoln School’s audit.

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22 Responses to “LP School Supt Milstead Talks Year-Round Schools”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    All taxpayer funded organizations should operate year-round.

  2. biggs Says:

    Where did you find this guy?

    Sent from my iPhone

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  3. Seiu Says:

    This more about increasing the size of LPSB than education. Which means more buildings,bigger payrolls and expense. If public education cannot educate in the allotted time at present, public education should be dismantled. Private schools have proved to better educate at a lower cost.

  4. Seiu Says:

    Educated in public school system that is why English is so bad.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    See there if you had gone year around maybe you wouldn’t have had that problem.

  6. Nolacountryboy Says:

    Mike milstead is a liberal government hypicricatal bought and paid for government agent. Coming from some one who took his economics class at Ruston high I thought this should be said. He has an infactuction with government and should be run out of Lincoln parish school system just like he was outdated in Jackson parish schools 20 years ago

    • DAN M. BURSON Says:

      OBVIOUSLY YOU COULD HAVE BENEFITED FROM YEAR ROUND SCHOOL. LOL

      • Nolacountryboy Says:

        School doesn’t make a man. I promise ya dan I am way more predominate in my current town than you are “Dan”. liberal troll would want kids in school year round. But good news is I got the hell outta town when the good lord let me.

        • DAN M. BURSON Says:

          GOOD FOR YOU. LOL LOL . YOU WERE ALREADY A PITIFUL EXCUSE OF A MAN TO BEGIN WITH BOY. LOL EDUCATE YOURSELF MORE CONSERVATIVE HYPOCRITE CLOWN LOL LOL.

        • DAN M. BURSON Says:

          DONT PUT NOLA IN THE FRONT AS YOU WOULD DISGRACE NEW ORLEANS. LOL

  7. DAN M. BURSON Says:

    FINALLY AN EDUCATOR IN THIS STATE THAT MAKES SENSE. THANK YOU MR. MILSTEAD.

  8. Ipfreely Says:

    Old Dan, you smoking dope again?

    • DAN M. BURSON Says:

      NO LOL LOL DONT SMOKE ANYTHING AS I HAVE COPD. ONLY POST IN EFFORT TO EDUCATE YOU WEAK FEEBLE MINDED HYPOCRITES WHO CANT GET PAST THE BRAINWASHING OF IT LOL.

    • DAN M. BURSON Says:

      NO DOUBT YOU PEE FREELY ON YOURSELF.

  9. Ipfreely Says:

    Oh Dan, that’s what public education is about now. Brainwashing not education.

    • DAN M. BURSON Says:

      LOL YOU ARE NOT EDUCATED ENOUGH TO KNOW. YOU WERE BRAINWASHED LOL. DONT ASSUME OR FALSELY ACCUSE ME OF ANYTHING LITTLE BOY. LOL LOL

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Dan the MAN is back

  11. Littleboyblue Says:

    Now all we need is for the oldman11 and Mr. Fowler to show up. What am I saying? We can do without all that drama.

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