Jul 3, 2013 9:54 AM by AP
The Baker School System will be the 46th district to join the District Cooperative of Louisiana, pending approval of the school board's attorney.
The board voted unanimously Tuesday to enter into the agreement at a cost of $1,500.
The cooperative is managed by the Vermilion Parish School Board.
Jeffrey Hand, who serves as supervisor of distance learning and data analysis for the Vermilion Parish schools, told the board that he started the program in order to allow school districts to pool their resources.
The three pillars of DCL are volume discount purchases of resources such as software, non-duplication of efforts in creation of forms and other materials, and professional development for teachers and administrators. The idea is to let schools make the most of their resources.