Seven representatives were selected to be on the School Health Advisory Council (SHAC) by the Jackson Parish School Board at their regularly scheduled monthly meeting that was held at the Jonesboro-Hodge High School Cafeteria on Monday, March 1st. Attending was Dennis Clary – President, Gloria Davis – Vice President, Mary Saulters, Wade McBride, Gerry Mims and Rickey McBride along with Superintendent David Claxton, Financial Manger Kristi Bass and Secretary Sharron Mosely. Absent was Calvin Waggoner.
Named to the council was: Jason Spangler – Jackson Parish Hospital, Shaquondra Bradley – Physical Education Teacher, Tracy Taylor – Physical Education Teacher, Jessica Shultz – School Nurse, Kasie Woods – Counselor, Wendy McDougal – Parent and Gloria Davis – School Board member.
The forming of the SHAC is in accordance with Louisiana School Health Law, RS.17:17.1, Section D, which states: “Each
city, parish, and other local public school board shall establish a school health advisory council to advise the board on physical
activity for students, physical and health education, nutrition, and overall student health. The council may advise the board on
issues relative to compliance with school vending machine restrictions, use of physical fitness assessment results, and school
recess policies. The council members shall be appointed by the school board and shall include parents of students and individuals
representing the community. All council members shall serve without compensation.”
Board members also rescinded a motion that was made in the June, 2020 meeting due to the company that had won the quote to provide 500 Chromebooks and Cases for all parish school not being able to deliver. A new quote for 500 Dell Chromebooks and White Glove service in the amount of $117,000.00 was then awarded to Computer Discount Warehouse – Government (CDW-G) to be paid from Strong Start GREEF or Formula funds. In a corresponding move, Sleeve and Licenses for the 500 Chromebooks in the amount of $18,003.09 were purchased from SHI to be paid for out of the same funds.
Additional purchases included a 26-foot, 4×2 Diesel Powered, 2021 International Refrigerated truck from Old River Truck Sales in the amount of $123,996.00 to be paid as follows:
$61,998.00 from School Food Service funds
$61,998.00 from Parish Wide District funds
Authorization was also given to Superintendent Claxton to purchase Textbooks/Curriculum teaching resources and consumables for the 2021-22 school year, not to exceed $350,000.00 and acceptance of the low quote of $5,710.00 by Danny Monk for material and labor to paint the old gym at Quitman High School to be paid from Quitman District Funds.
The meeting was adjourned following Superintendent Claxton announcing the summer program survey has begun, he expected vaccines for teachers and employees to be available next week and advertising for the position of Transportation/Maintenance Supervisor will take place soon. Gratitude and thanks were also expressed to the National Guard and Brad Roller for their help in securing and delivering 18 pallets of water.