superintendent’s contract reviewed

Steve Bandy
Rayne Acadian-Tribune

CROWLEY – With approval by the Budget and Finance Committee, the Acadia Parish School Board has begun the process of potentially renewing the superintendent’s contract.
And, if his evaluation scores are any indicator, John Bourque is likely to remain in Acadia Parish for another two-years.
Twenty-one items were presented to evaluate the superintendent on his performance in the 2015-2016 school year.
Items like “involves staff in board meetings” and “fully implements board policy” were used as well as effectiveness in “working with state legislative leaders” and being “knowledgeable and up-to-date in curriculum and instructional trends and development” were scored with a possible 40 points per item — 840 total points.
Bourque earned an 813, or a 96.79 percent success rate in those categories.
An in-depth review of his evaluation was recently conducted in executive session of the Personnel, Insurance and Curriculum Committee meeting.
The board must be made aware by October what the status of a renewal is, giving the full board the chance to respond.
Bourque’s current contract expires this year with the new contract set for a two-year period.