School board recognizes winners

Michael Tortorich

Superintendent Donald Songy said the state no longer rewards money to schools with such designations, but he said the board would reward the schools.

In another matter, Chad Lynch updated the board on the new Spanish Lake Primary School on Bluff Road, which he said was on track.

The board also approved the bids for new modular classroom building at Dutchtown High, East Ascension High, Prairieville Primary and Ascension Alternative.

In other action, the board approved changes to the student handbook. Expulsions for four suspensions now include in-school and out-of-school suspensions. The handbook now defines “huffing” and “sexting.” The dress code has also been revised and a wellness policy and teacher’s bill of rights added.

In other business, Songy said the system recently received student scores on state tests.

“In general we were very pleased,” Songy said.

Also in his comments, the superintendent said the system will interview candidates for the athletic director and head football coach position at Donaldsonville High School.

In board comments, board member John Murphy commended the Dutchtown High School baseball team for its successful season. The Griffins team advanced to the state championship game.

Board member Steve Broussard recognized East Ascension High School principal Randy Watts for hosting the meeting at the school.