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Iberia School Board to discuss policy revisions, sale of old school

Posted at 9:37 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 10:37:10-05

The Iberia Parish School Board meets in regular session on Wednesday.

Among the items on the agenda are a discussion of possible policy changes, and the sale of an old school in Jeanerette.

The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the system's administrative building on Jane Street.

The policy revisions are all related to acts of the legislature this year; it's a regular thing that most school systems do after each session, to ensure that board policies comply with state laws.

Among the policies that require revision are: Teleconference Meetings, Employment of Superintendent, Purchasing, Bid and Quotations, Employment of Retired Personnel, Sport Injury Management and Concussions, Attendance Reports for Student Drivers, Student Health Services and Child Abuse.

Here's the board attorney's memo, explaining all the revisions:

Also on the agenda is a discussion about the board's attempts to sell the former Jeanerette Primary School on Church Street. The board had asked for bids to purchase the property, and the top bid offered the appraised value of it plus $100: $29,100.

However, the person who made that offer isn't going to be able to use the property as he wanted, and has withdrawn the offer, board documents indicate. The board has received another bid, for 85 percent of the appraised value, and now must decide if they will accept that offer or start over.

Also on the agenda is the parish sales tax report, which indicates that collections for October were .07 percent lower than the same month in 2019. The year-to-date collections are only 1.33 percent lower than the same collections during 2019. The board had budgeted a 10 percent decrease in collections earlier this year, in anticipation of drops related to COVID.