School Board agrees to resurface track at Jonesboro-Hodge High School

It wasn’t too many years ago that Caldwell-Peacock Stadium on the campus of Jonesboro-Hodge High School was considered one of the premier high school track and field settings in north Louisiana. Year in an year out, district and regional track meets were held there because of the friendly access for both competitors and fans as well as the surface of the track. 

Over the past several years though the track surface has deteriorated to the point that not even a regular season home track meet last spring could be held on their own campus. That has all changed now thanks to the Jackson Parish School Board who decided on Monday, November 7th to accept the low quote of $93,850.00 from Victory Tracks for materials and labor to resurface and re-stripe the running track at JHHS, to be paid from Jonesboro District funds.

Additional considerations included: 

Approve paying: General Fund, Federal Program, Food Service, Sales Tax, Special Education, District Maintenance bills.
Approve paying Employer’s Share of Office of Group Benefits insurance premiums from General Fund for the December 2022 sales tax distribution.
Approve payment of $20,230.00 to La. Delta Community College for dual enrollment fall courses, to be paid from 2022-2023 Supplemental Course Allocation funds.
Accept low quote of $12,750.00 from Veritiv Operating Company for copy paper, to be paid from General Fund.
Accept low quote of $16,881.00 from Dell Computers for 20 laptops for classroom instruction at Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School, to be paid from Title 1 School Based funds.
Approve payment to OWL Equine Center in the amount of $14,100.00 for LEAP Connect classes, to be paid from IDEA funds.
Approve hiring a Parish Wide Paraprofessional II on a year by year basis, to be paid from IDEA funds.
Approve stipends and benefits for staff to provide after school tutoring in all Jackson Parish Schools for up to eight hours per week and to provide Saturday tutoring and ACT workshops for up to 12 hours per month. Employees are to be paid at a rate of $30.00 per hour for certified staff and $15.00 per hour for support staff. Additionally, bus drivers will be paid $70.00 for Saturdays and $17.70 per hour for afterschool tutoring. Tutoring is to be provided up to nine months per school year. All components of salary and benefits to be paid from ESSER funds.
Accept low quote of $168,000.00 from Southern Roofing & Vinyl Siding, LLC for materials and labor to replace the roof at Jonesboro Hodge High School auditorium, to be paid from ESSERS II.
Accept low quote of $23,388.00 from Wood Electronics, LLC to replace intercom system at Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School, to be paid from Jonesboro District funds.
Accept low quote of $119,193.00 from Provision Security for cameras at Bus Barn, Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School, Jonesboro Hodge Middle School, Weston High School, Jonesboro Hodge High School, Quitman High School and Central Office, to be paid from ESSERS II.
Approve purchasing 2 Type C 71 passenger gasoline buses from Ross Bus Sales at $129,261.49 per bus for a total of $258, 522.98, to be paid from ESSERS III.

In additonal action, an update on Reimagine Schools was presented by Rebecca Womack and Tristen Bergholt and an update on the list of officers  and procedures which govern reviewing hearings was approved. The board also went into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation in that matter styled, Josephine M. Burns vs. docket no.35,581 Property Casualty Alliance of Louisiana, Jackson Parish School Board and Dana D. Bell. No action was reported taken upon returning to open session. 


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