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Evangeline School Board Discusses Homecoming Court

      The Evangeline Parish School Board, Wednesday, discussed concerns and complaints over the selection of Ville Platte High’s Homecoming Court.

       The school policy handbook calls for the selection of ten members to the school’s homecoming court in a vote. To qualify, the potential court member must meet certain standards.

       This year, there were 18 girls that qualified.  A voting machine was brought in by Registrar of Voters Lucas Buller and the ten girls with the most votes were chosen. Arthur Sampson spoke at the board meeting asking the board to change the policy to permit every girl who qualifies be allowed to serve on the court.

     After much discussion, the board took no action.

     In other business, the school board:

--heard from Personnel Director Michael Lombas give board members an update report on the new highly publicized Common Core curriculum that is being introduced in parish schools;

--went into executive session behind closed doors to deal with a student disciplinary case.

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