The Jackson Parish School Board held a special called meeting on Thursday, May 4th where a one time stipend designed to encourage retention of certified and non-certified employees for the 2023-2024 school year was approved.
Approved was the authorization of a one time payment in the amount of $2,000.00 for certified staff and staff required to have a degree (IT Department, Nurses and Business Office Staff) and $1,000.00 for non-certified staff, to be paid out of General Fund.
In additional action, board members Dennis Clary, Calvin Waggoner (President), Wade McBride, Paulette Belton, Rick Barlow, and Mary approved the reimbursement of $12,975.00 to Quitman District funds for the material and labor to build deck and ramp at Quitman High School on Portable Building, to be paid from ESSER II funds.
Out of state travel for several Jackson Parish School District students were the final agenda items to be approved as follows:
(1) Hayden Davis, Maddox Duck, andin Chatham, Hailey Chatham, and Addison Ledford to attend the High School Fishing National Championship to be held in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, June 21-24, 2023.
(2) Allie Hines to attend the National Beta Convention to be held in Louisville, Kentucky, June 17-20, 2023. The Jackson Parish School Board will reimburse for expenses according to policy IFCB – Field Trips and Excursions (National Convention Expenses).