LAFAYETTE — Lafayette Parish public schoolteachers may receive an extra paycheck of $1,443 next month.
The School Board will consider the one-time payout from the 2002 half-cent sales tax fund at its 5:30 p.m. meeting Wednesday.
The sales tax fund covers teacher raises, professional development and lower class size expenses. At the close of the fiscal year in June, the fund had an excess of more than $4.3 million. Board policy enables the funds to be distributed to eligible employees, according to information provided with the board agenda.
Last year, the board approved a supplemental check of $380.95 — about $200 less than the district’s Blue Ribbon Committee recommended, because of the board’s concerns about drawing down the reserves.
The supplemental check issue is on the board’s agenda as an introduction item, but could be moved to early action Wednesday.
Also at the meeting, the board is scheduled to take action on board member Greg Awbrey’s request for an attorney general’s opinion on the board’s Aug. 17 decision to include nonboard members on a “committee of the whole” for the interviews of superintendent candidates. The nonboard members would also be able to recommend to the board their top picks for the position.
Awbrey was absent from the Aug. 17 meeting when the action passed in a 5-3 vote.
Other introduction items on the agenda include:
• Creating a virtual learning coordinator position and a special education program supervisor position.
• Lease extension and amendment agreement with Logan’s Roadhouse for school system property at Ambassador Caffery/Ridge Road.
• Revisions and updates of the School Board’s policy manual. The revisions and conversion of the policy manual to an electronic format is estimated at $60,600, according to information submitted with the agenda item. The board’s Project Management Oversight Committee has recommended the update work be awarded to Forethought Consulting.
Prior to the board’s regular meeting, it will meet in a 2 p.m. workshop for a presentation on TalentEd Performance Evaluation System by Netchemia. Also, a 3:30 p.m. special board meeting is scheduled for a suspension hearing for Kaydra Ellis, a teacher at Northside High.
To view the agendas, visit: http://esb.lpssonline.com.