Board recognized Head Start Month

Head Start Director Sondra Myers discusses the head start program at Monday night’s Acadia Parish School Board meeting.
Policy Council members introduced; board also approves several school organizations' trips

October is always a busy month and the Acadia Parish School Board’s meeting Monday night was no exception.

Already proclaimed as Head Start Awareness Month in the city of Crowley by Mayor Greg Jones, the school board recognized October as Head Start Awareness Month at its meeting and met the 2013-14 Head Start Policy Council members.

Members this year include Church Point Head Start representative Gina Breaux and alternates Cissely Batesand Jamie Ingram; Estherwood Head Start representative Kelly LeBlanc, who serves as chairperson, and alternates Shelby Berry and April Lindley; Rayne Head Start representatives Bianca Randall and Kiara Richard and alternates Shatyre Guillory and Jennifer Robert; Ross Head Start representatives Ashley Broussard, secretary, Brandy Mistrot, treasurer, and Michelle Price, vice chairperson, and alternates Julia Thibodeaux and Lacey Suire; and community representatives school board liaison John Suire, parliamentarian, and former parent Amber Shumpert, chaplain.

Head Start Director Sondra Myers recognized the policy council but also gave a brief update on the head start program.

According to Myers, the head start system in Acadia Parish began with great energy and excitement. Head Start has 300 children its program this year.

The board also received a post-fire report on South Rayne Elementary, according to the report, repairs are going well at the school and Superintendent John Bourque added that the repairs are actually ahead of schedule.

It also appears high school students involved in student organizations in Acadia Parish will be busy beginning Oct. 28.

All five high schools—Church Point, Crowley, Iota, Midland and Rayne—will be attending the 86th National FFA Convention in Louisville, Ky. Church Point, Iota, Midland and Rayne high schools will be attending the conference from Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 while Crowley High School will be attending the conference on Nov. 1 through Nov. 2.

Several Midland High students will also be attending the National Clusters Conference in Charlotte, N.C. between Nov. 21 through Nov. 24.

The Acadia Parish School Board will meet for committee meetings Wednesday, Oct. 16, and full meeting will be held Monday, Nov. 4.