Webster Parish Superintendent of Schools Dr. Dan Rawls’ evaluation will be turned in to the school board Monday as they decide whether to renew his contract for another two years.

At the Aug. 3 meeting, evaluation sheets were in school board members’ packets and those sheets will be turned in to board president
Charles Strong for tabulation. He explained the process by which he will be scored.

“The categories are determined, so each board member received a rating sheet that had each of those criteria individually listed with an opportunity to rate the superintendent from the lowest to highest mark,” Strong said. “The members will turn those sheets in to me
Monday night, and then I will tabulate the results, and as soon as we can we’ll come back to the board with the overall score.”
The first Monday in September falls on Labor Day, so the date will be announced at Monday’s meeting.

Strong says while he does not speak for all the board members, he personally feels Rawls has met the goals set for him when he was hired.

“None of us are perfect, but given he’s entered a parish with which he was previously unfamiliar, I think we’ve made considerable strides,” he said. “We’re out from under the court order. We’ve met unitary status; that’s freed us up in a number of ways to make decisions based solely on the best interests of the school system rather than with predetermined restrictions involved in the court order.”

Other ways goals have been met, he says, is with a limited budget, the school system is operating in the black and test scores are rising.

“Given what he’s had to work with, I certainly think he’s done an adequate job,” Strong said.
While evaluations will be turned in at the regular meeting set for 6 p.m., two committee meetings will take place at 5 and 5:30 p.m.

At 5 p.m., the buildings and maintenance committee will meet to continue discussions of adding wings to J.A. Phillips Middle School and Webster Junior High School . District 6 member John Madden, committee member, says attorney Grant Schleuter and architect Perry Watson will be on hand to discuss financing the project and the project itself.

“I have a list of questions that I have sent to Dr. Rawls basically asking about the pricing structure from the architect because we didn’t get that before,” he said. “I have questions as far as his fees and what to expect, civil engineers, mechanical engineers, etc.”

In previous meetings in June and July, Schleuter has been at school board meetings to discuss a proposed bond issue to fund the roughly $6 million project. In order to get it on the agenda for the October state bond commission meeting, the school board has had to meet more often to meet the criteria to get the issue on the November ballot.

Schleuter said the ballot proposition would be to extend the current bond issue which funds construction and maintenance for district 6 schools. It will not be a new bond issue.

Other items on the agenda include:

■ approve bid by Mark Dunn for new storefront doors and wall system at E.S. Richardson Elementary School in the amount of $18,530, using district 6 half-cent sales tax,

■ adopt policy on student privacy and education records,

■ adopt Resolution 008-2015 the State Exemption for Inventory Tax

■ Watch presentation by www.movetolearnms.org; requested by board member Ronnie Broughton,

■ superintendent contract and evaluation,

■ personnel report,

■ superintendent’s report, and

■ announcements.

The buildings and maintenance committee will meet at 5 p.m., followed by the finance committee at 5:30 p.m. The special meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

Webster Parish School’s Personnel Report

■ Charlotte Dean, supervisor of libraries, instructional materials, middle schools and interim personnel at Central Office is retiring
effective Oct. 31.

■ Calvin Walker, teacher at Brown Upper Elementary, replacing Kathy Pipes who transferred to Browning Elementary, effective Aug. 10.

■ Phadra Riser, secretary at Brown Upper Elementary, resigned, effective Aug. 1.

■ Myrhonda Turner, teacher at Browning Elementary, replacing Ceceila Gray Issac who resigned, effective Aug. 10.

■ Calvin Gates, custodian at Browning Elementary, replacing Tommie Porter, who resigned, effective July 13.

■ Bridgette Martin, teacher/TAT at Doyline High School, replacing Felicia Lewis who resigned, effective Aug. 10.

■ Misty Flournoy, teacher at J.E. Harper Elementary, replacing Amanda Holtom, who resigned, effective Aug. 10.

■ Amber Barton, teacher at J.E. Harper Elementary, replacing Kristy Rainwater who resigned, effective Aug. 10.

■ Linda Terrell, librarian at J.E. Harper and J.L. Jones Elementary, replacing Deborah Baskin who transferred to Central Elementary, effective Aug. 10.

■ Vera Long, teacher at J.L. Jones Elementary, new position, effective Aug. 10.

■ James Wesley Barnette, teacher at J.A. Phillips, transferring to gifted teacher at J.L. Jones Elementary replacing Sarah Nelson who retired, effective Aug. 10.

■ David Kidd, teacher/coach at Lakeside Jr./Sr. High School, replacing Scott Johnston who retired, effective Aug. 11.

■ Scott Herrington, assistant principal at Doyline High School, transferring to teacher at Lakeside Jr./Sr. High School replacing

■ Daniel Baskin, who resigned, effective Aug. 7.

■ Whitney Cate, teacher/TAT at Minden High School, replacing Lindsay Thurman who resigned, effective Aug. 10.

■ Brandi Manuel, teacher at North Webster High School, replacing Angela Slack, who retired, effective Aug. 10.

■ Lindsay Bradley, teacher at North Webster High School, resigned, effective, July 31.

■ Pam Hamilton, paraprofessional at North Webster High School, replacing Virginia Goodgion who retired, effective Aug. 10.

■ Daryl Ford, 12 month/8-hour custodian at North Webster High School, replacing L.T. White who resigned, effective Aug. 13.

■ Christopher Kourvelas, teacher at J.A. Phillips Middle School, replacing James Wesley Barnette who transferred to gifted teacher at J.L. Jones Elementary, effective Aug. 17.

■ Carmeshia Neal, teacher/TAT at J.A. Phillips Middle School, replacing Cheryl Warren who retired, effective Aug. 10.

■ Linda Beene, paraprofessional at J.A. Phillips Middle School, replacing Jerica Bayless who resigned, effective Aug. 10.

■ David Martin, teacher/TAT at Webster Junior High School, replacing Jessica Daigle who resigned, effective Aug. 11.

■ LaDarian Amos, teacher at Webster Junior High School, resigned, effective July 28.

■ Jay Hearne, teacher/TAT at Webster Junior High School, replacing LaDarian Amos who resigned, effective Aug. 10.

■ Antonio McKinney, teacher/TAT at Webster Junior High School, replacing Heather Cregut who resigned, effective Aug. 11.

■ Heather Cruget, teacher at Webster Junior High School, resigned, effective Aug. 1.

■ Chequella Cooksey, secretary at E.S. Richardson Elementary, replacing Jeanne Wiggins who transferred to bus driver, effective Aug. 12.

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