School Board recognizes Students, Teacher and Principal of the Year

The “best of the best” that the Jackson Parish School District has to offer regarding students, teachers, and principals was recognized by the Jackson Parish School Board at their regularly scheduled meeting held on Monday, February 6th. The session opened with JPSD Superintendent David Claxton presenting the Students, Teacher, and Principal of the Year to the board members and the crowded meeting room of the Central Office, located at 315 Pershing Hwy. in Jonesboro. 

Jackson Parish School District Award Winners

Ella Simonelli – 5th Grade Jackson Parish Student of the Year
Ty Henderson – 8th Grade Jackson Parish Student of the Year
Dillon Pardue – 12th Grade Jackson Parish Student of the Year
LaJulia Blankenship – Jackson Parish Elementary Teacher of the Year
Megan Rackley – Jackson Parish Middle School Teacher of the Year
Haley Staples – Jackson Parish High School Teacher of the Year
Billy Carter – Jackson Parish Principal of the Year

Following the presentation of plaques to each, Matthew Margaglio from Kolder, Slaven, and Company, LLC presented the 2022 audit. The board then approved the following recommendations that were submitted by the Transportation, Building and Grounds, Policy, and Executive Finance Committees

1. Accept low quote of $38,406.25 from Jay Mallard Ford Lincoln, LLC to purchase a 2022 Ford F-150 Super – Serial # 1FTEX1EB4NKF27245, to be paid from ESSER II.
2. Payment of invoices totaling $23,372.00 for emergency cleanup and repairs at Jonesboro Hodge Middle School due to a pipe that burst during Christmas break, to is paid from the General Fund. to:
Servpro – $10,500.00
Wood Electronics – $2,430.00
Dodson Enterprises – $8,795.00
Jonesboro Plumbing – $1,647.00
3. Accept low quote of $24,500.00 from Dodson Enterprises, Inc. for materials and labor to install a new concrete slab and new sidewalk at Jonesboro Hodge Middle School courtyard, to be paid from ESSER II.
4. Accept low quote of $39,792.50 from Floors by Design & Construction for materials and labor to replace the floors at the Central Office, to be paid from ESSER II. (Pending LDOE approval)
5. Payment of $35,016.00 to Triad Builders of Ruston, Inc. for the Change Order Request “D” for Quitman High School addition and renovation project, to be paid from ESSER III.
6. Adopt new policy: JGCDA – Administration of Naloxone
7. Payment of General Fund bills, Federal Program bills, Food Service bills, Sales Tax bills, Special Education Fund bills, and District Maintenance bills.
8. Pay Employer’s Share of Office of Group Benefits insurance premiums from General Fund for the March 2023 sales tax distribution.
9. Declare the steamer and kettle removed from Weston High School cafeteria as surplus and advertise for bids. If no bids are received the equipment will be sent to the scrap yard.
10. Approve a service contract with Vocovision LLC to provide live interactive remote Teletherapy services (Speech Therapy) from February 7, 2023, to May 12, 2023, at a cost of $75.00 per hour, to be paid from IDEA funds.
11. Accept an agreement with the Outdoor Wilderness Learning Center (OWL) to provide social-emotional learning activities for designated students in grades 3-5 at Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School, Quitman High School, and Weston High School at a cost of $33,750.00, to be paid out of ESSER IIIEB funds.
12. Accept low quote of $13,561.96 from Quill for office supplies to be used for Special Education parish-wide, to be paid from IDEA funds.
13. Payment to mentor teachers for the 2022-2023 school year for mentoring ITeach, New Teachers, and New Teacher Pilot participants, not to exceed a total cost of $40,000.00, to be paid from ESSER II Incentive, ESSER III and MFP.


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