was called to order by grant coordinator, John Harchar. Others
present were: Bob Smith, SLU; Rayma Harchar, SLU; Edith Slaton,
SLU; Tony Armenta, SLU; Representatives from all members of the
partnership (excluding Livingston Parish) were present including
the dean from SLU, Diane Allen and Jerry Payne, superintendent
from Bogalusa City Schools, Nedra Irvin, St. Helena Parish; Patty
Alford, Washington Parish; Pat Williams, Tangipahoa Parish; Marion
Arrowsmith, St. Tammany Parish.
were approved from April 28, 2005.
said that we have several people from the Partnership going to the
Nashville 2005 Model Schools Conference (June 26 – 29) and have
budgeted 1,640 x 6 people = $9,840.
Bob Smith has
been invited to attend the SREB training on School Improvement
Plan Creation which is a new module. We are honored that Bob Smith
was invited, since invitations were very limited.
On June 22,
2005, a preview to the SREB Module, Creating High Performance
Learning Cultures will be presented from 9 AM to 4 PM. The purpose
of this presentation is to introduce the research-based workshops
for new leadership strategies that are available through the
Partnership, Southern Regional Education Board (SREB), and the
Wallace Foundation Grant. It is our hope that our members will
request workshops like these for their schools.
representative, Patty Alford, requested that six Washington Parish
High School Teachers receive Wallace assistance for attending the
High Schools that work conference July 11-15, in Nashville. A
motion was made by Jerry Payne and seconded by Nedra Irvin that we
pay the teachers’ registration with the stipulation that they
share their new knowledge through presentations to surrounding
expressed a need for a written policy for use of Wallace funds.
Pat Williams agreed to be responsible for the creation of this
policy. Discussion about the late notice by the State for upcoming
SREB workshops and meetings were discussed. It is a real problem
and prevents voting on certain money issues. A motion was made by
Patty Alford that John Harchar be able to make decisions for use
of funds as long as the decision is within the parameters of the
Wallace budget. Pat Williams seconded the motion.
of the meeting consisted of writing the Wallace Year One
Cooperative Endeavor Agreement. (See attached roster for complete
listing of contributors.) The document was reviewed by the
partnership members present. Discuss as to actual verbiage of the
document followed with much positive interaction. Lunch was
served. The review of the proposal continued until the document
was complete. All Partnership members present* signed the
agreement. *Mr. Harchar will make a personal visit to Livingston
Parish and provide an update and solicit any further suggestions,
as well as get their approval.
was adjourned at 3:00 p.m.
meeting will be held August 4, 2005 in the EDL Conference room 100