School Board Mum on PCCHS Takeover

Feb 23, 2008 | Posted by: pragmatist | Full story: www.2theadvocate.com

After a tumultous week during which the state’s Recovery School District took over Pointe Coupee Central High School, members of the parish School Board conducted a brief meeting Thursday and quickly adjourned.

But as Thursday’s board meeting began, board President James Cline announced that, “as recommend by Superintendent Dan Rawls,” he was requesting that four of 15 agenda items be deferred, including discussion of Pointe Coupee Central. No board member voted against the recommendation.

All board members met with State Education Superintendent Paul Pastorek at Pointe Coupee Central High last weekend to discuss its status after chalking up six consecutive years of unacceptable academic performance. All board members also attended one or more meetings of the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and its committees as the responsibility for operating Pointe Coupee Central High School changed hands.
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pcchs student

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Mar 25, 2014
 
i wonder what the final decision is going to be..
Concerned Parent

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Mar 26, 2014
 
LHS Parent wrote:
<quoted text>Lord only knows! It should be another AIP building!
LHS has enough students in AIP by themselves and no PCC students are there this year. Besides LHS just had a large drug bust. Haven't heard anything about that at PCC.
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#23
Mar 26, 2014
 
It's crazy because LHS students have stuff on the social media about how crazy the decision is by shutting PCC down, where they got no room & which mean the class rooms would be back with no learning going on!
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#24
Mar 29, 2014
 
From what I understand, this is the order of the judge. The judge ordered the closure and the judge requested a proposal for the use of PC Central within 6 months.
It is the decision of Judge Brady at this point! I don't have a player in this, but I read and understand that the Judge specifically ordered this plan.(Can a local board overturn a judge's decision?)
Who Dat

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Mar 29, 2014
 

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As long as we continue to reelect these school board members things will remain the same. It's time we elect some new school board members especially the ones representing the island, New Roads and Livonia districts.
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Mar 29, 2014
 
the pspsb voted to close labarre elementary down 9 years ago, they didn't care about the feelings of the students, parents, or faculty that were there then - why would they care about the students of pc central now? it is all politics, and never done for the right reason
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Mar 29, 2014
 
No, there was a motion filed by the RSD that asked that:
1. PCC would return to local control.
2. For the 14-15 school year students would attend LHS.
3. The district will come up with a plan for the use of the PCC campus.
4. Within 6 months, the PCPSB would provide a students assignment report.
None of these things mandated by the judge, only a proposal from the RSD to accept in its entirety or in part.
Chad Aguillard made a motion to strike LHS from request 2 and insert PCC due to the size of the campus and safety issues, and the vote was 6-2 against with Aguillard and Nelson being the lone votes.

The board member from the Batchelor area voted against Agullards proposal even though the children who will be the most negatively impacted are those in her district. I can guarantee she doesn't get reelected.

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