School Board extends date for “Covid days” to employees

The Jackson Parish School Board (JPSB) has extended the 10 “Covid days” that was granted to employees for the calendar year 2021 to June 30, 2022. This will be in effect as long as funds from Strong Start or ESSERS programs, which pays for this, is available. 

After newly elected President Gloria Davis called to order the first meeting of 2022, that was held on January 10th in the Meeting Room of the JPSB Central Office located at 315 Pershing Hwy., Kristie Bass was appointed to serve on the Jackson Parish Sales Tax Board – January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022.

Addtional Board members Dennis Clary, Wade McBride, Mary Saulters, Calvin Waggoner, Rickey McBride and Gerry Mims then approved payment of bills from the General Fund, Federal Program, Food Service, Sales Tax, Special Education and District Maintenance. Payment to Presidio in the amount of $33,481.77 for Wi-Fi outdoor access at all schools, to be paid from ESSERS III, followed along with the Public School Choice JBCE policy being approved for revision.

In final action the a Fellows Paper Shredder, Model 485CI, that was in the Central Office and a 3235C Gang Mow – John Deere mower, Serial #TC32350040498 was declared as surplus property. The mower is to be sold to the Jackson Parish Recreation Department at a cost of $4,000.00 with the monies to be returned to the Jonesboro Hodge football account.


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