Teachers in Jackson Parish will begin receiving pay and benefits for providing virtual tutoring services to students. This was agreed on by the Jackson Parish School Board members at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting that was held on Monday, February 1st at the Jonesboro-Hodge High School Cafeteria.
Board members in attendance Rickey McBride, Wade McBride, Dennis Clary, Gloria Davis, Gerry Mims and Mary Saulters set the wage rate at $30.00 per hour, not to exceed $50,000.00 that will be paid out of Direct Student Service (DSS) funds and/or Strong Start Tutoring funds, depending on Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) approval. Calvin Waggoner was absent.
The meeting opened with the board agreeing to pay the regular monthly obligations of the General Fund, Federal Program, Food Service, Sales Tax, Special Education and District Maintenance bills. This was followed by approval of paying Group Benefits insurance premiums from the General Fund for the March 2021 sales tax distribution.
Approval to accept the following itemized quotes and bids followed.
$6,560.40 from Mid State Supply for 22 pallets of water for all schools (paid by Title I school based funds)
$6,650.85 from Staples for instructional supplies at JHHS (paid by Title I school based funds)
$6,803.16 from Staples for instructional supplies at Weston High (paid by Title V school based funds)
$5,202.00 from Apple Inc for 6 iPads, 6 Apple TV projectors, 6 Apple pencils for Weston High (paid by Title I based school funds)
$12,390.00 from Office Automation for 21st Century Learning Package (Design Center, Poster Maker, Cut Out Maker, Cold Laminator) for JHHS, to be paid from Title I School Based funds.
$19,162.50 from SHI to purchase 73 Dell Chromebooks, License and White Glove Service for JHHS, to be paid from Title I School Based funds
$19,162.50 from SHI to purchase 73 Dell Chromebooks, License and White Glove Service for Weston High School, to be paid from Title I School Based funds.
$7,500.00 to OWL Equine Center for the Special Education class at Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School, to be paid from IDEA funds.
$6,920.00 from Acousticomm to purchase 2 Maico model ERO-SCAN Screener for all schools, to be paid from Strong Start Formula funds. (Pending LDOE approval)
$12,420.00 from School Nurse Supply, Inc. to purchase 2 Plusoptix S12C mobile vision screeners for all schools, to be paid from Strong Start Formula funds.
$5,200.00 to Forethought Consulting, Inc. for Computer Assisted Policy Service (CAPS), to be paid from the General Fund.
In final action before Business Manger Kristi Bass gave her monthly financial report and Superintendent David Claxton gave his comments, it was agreed to advertise for bids on a refrigerated truck for food deliveries. The meeting was then adjourned.