The Iberville Parish School Board will hold its next meeting at the St. Gabriel Community Center on July 13 while renovations are underway at the board’s meeting chambers inside the school district’s main office in Plaquemine.

But the decision to relocate the meeting across the parish was met with some resistance Monday night from board members who felt the move would be awkward because it would prevent the secretary from recording the proceedings and keeping computerized minutes on the school system’s network.

“We did this before at MSA-West, and I didn’t like it,” board member Pam George said.

Board member Chris Daigle chimed in: “If we have a School Board meeting in any community, I think it should be at a school.”

When they questioned how the venue was selected, board member Theresa Roy, one of two members representing the St. Gabriel area, said city officials felt the venue had enough parking for the meeting.

“I think they’re hoping to get a good crowd there,” she said.

The board voted 7-2 to relocate the July 13 meeting at the community center. The School Board’s regular meetings start at 6 p.m.

“I think we’ll be able to figure the recording issue out,” board President Darlene Ourso said after the vote.

Art camp registration

Registration is underway for the Kids & Kolor Art Camp taking place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., on June 22-25, at the Bayou Plaquemine Waterfront Park meeting room.

The camp, sponsored by the Plaquemine Main Street Program and Iberville Friends of the Arts, is open to kids ages 8-12.

The $10 registration fee covers all four days and art supplies.

Kids will learn watercolor, book making, Z entangle drawing and recycling art, all with professional artists.

To register, call Charlene Bishop at (225) 776-4119 or the Plaquemine Main Street Program at (225) 687-3116.

Museum opens exhibit

This week the Iberville Museum celebrated its anniversary by opening its new exhibit “Past, Present, Future: Celebrating Fifteen Years of the Iberville Museum.”

The exhibit tells the story of how the 1848 Court House building was transformed into the current home of the museum association and shares the history of the organization’s founding.

The exhibit will be on display until Aug. 8.

Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children.

Port Allen Juneteenth

Councilwoman Ray Helen Lawrence is asking everyone to join in the city’s Juneteenth celebration June 19 at William and Lee Park in Port Allen.

There will be food, drinks and amusement rides for kids, and the park’s swimming pool will be open all day.

A basketball tournament is scheduled for noon, and live music will be provided.

Children are also encouraged to bring roller skates.

For more information, contact Lawrence at (225) 344-4830.

Submit news to Terry Jones at (225) 326-6627 or