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Evangeline Parish School Hears Updates on Group Benefits Changes

Evangeline Parish School Board

October 1, 2014

The Evangeline Parish School Board held its bi-monthly meeting tonight (Wednesday).  Chief Financial Officer, Amy Lafleur updated the Board on the changes in group benefits for all employees and retirees of the School Board.  The open enrollment has been extended until November 30th and the effective date for the policy changes has been extended until March 1, 2015 instead of the January 1st date.  She said to look for an email that she sent out…it contains an enrollment form people can use if they choose to.  Also, be on the lookout for an informational booklet to arrive in the mail.  Retirees are encourages to use the 800# to make their decisions in choosing a new plan.  They are also encouraged to contact their physicians to ensure they are in the BC/BS network.

Superintendent, Toni Hamlin asked everyone to look very closely at the benefits and out-of-pocket expenses in the new plans.  There are very big changes that they need to really look at.

Ms. Hamlin recognized Ms. Dianna Johnson for receiving the 3rd place National Barriers Award for the JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) Program at Evangeline Central.  KVPI also congratulates Ms. Johnson on a job well done.

Ms. Hamlin announced that they had a recent conference call with State Supt. of Education White’s office and were told to move forward with preparing for the students to be given the PARC assessment at the end of the year .

There was discussion between Board members of great concern with using the Common Core and PARC assessment.

And, as of October 1st, the Student Membership Count (including Pre-K children) is 6,171 students.  Ms. Hamlin pointed out that number is very close to where we were last year as a parish and it is positive to see stability.

School performance scores are due to be released the week of October 20th. 

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