The final meeting of 2018 for the Vernon Parish School Board (VPSB) came to an end with the final slam of the gavel from outgoing President Angie Davis, District 2.

At the start of the new year new President Vernon L. Travis, Jr, District 6 will begin his term.

Also leaving is Gerald Cooley, District 8, who is leaving after eight years on the board. Cooley has been in the educator field for more that 40 years and he plans to enjoy his retirement.

Several motions were approved by the board including the following:

approval of the General Operating Budget Revisions for 2018-2019

approve a Contract for the Curriculum Supervisor position

approval to advertise for a Principal of Pickering High School

acceptance of the Head Start Policies/Procedures

approval of the Vernon Parish School Board Policy changes

 

The VPSB also gave recognition to the eleven "A" performing schools in the district as follows:

Leesville High School - Top Gains Honoree

Anacoco Elementary School - Top Gains Honoree

Anacoco High School - Top Gains and Equity Honorees

Hornbeck School - Top Gains and Equity Honorees

Evans High School - Top Gains Honoree

Pickering Elementary School - Top Gains and Equity Honorees

Pitkin High School - Top Gains and Equity Honorees

Rosepine Elementary - Top Gains Honoree

Rosepine High School - Top Gains and Equity Honorees

Hicks High School - Top Gains Honoree

Simpson High School - Top Gains Honoree

A representative for the Louisiana Cattlemen's Association reported that approximately 200 students participated in the 2018 Ag Day event that occurred the first Wednesday in October, during the fair week.

Finally, the board welcomed the newly hired Vernon Parish School District Elementary Curriculum Supervisor Leigh Landsdale.

Landsdale has been an educator for many years and spent the last seven years in administration at Pickering Elementary School where she was selected the Vernon Parish 2017 Elementary School Principal of the Year.

The next VPSB meeting will be held January 10, 2019 at 10 AM.