Natchitoches Parish School Superintendent, Dr. Grant Eloi, was joined by Finance Director Mr. Lee Waskom and 8 of the parish’s 11 school board members in a town hall meeting held at Cloutierville’s Grace Baptist Church. The meeting, attended by twelve residents in addition to the board members, was the last in a series of town halls sponsored by the district to promote its proposed consolidation of districts 6, 8 and 10 into a new district 11. This consolidation, as well as the proposed building of a new high school intended to serve the Cloutierville, Marthaville and Provencal areas, were the topics discussed at the meeting.
Dr. Eloi gave a slide presentation that showed the existing and proposed district lines. He also spoke of the tax base each area has to draw upon and how that would enable the construction of a new high school if combined. The consolidation will be voted on by the school board at its meeting in June.
The Natchitoches Parish Journal would like to commend school board members Broadway, Danzy, Harris, Metoyer, Garner, Benefield, Phelps and Guidroz who came out on a cold and wet night to answer questions from interested residents and to hear their opinions. The Journal would also like to wish board member Mrs. Beverly Broadway a happy birthday and to commend her for taking time out of her special day to attend the town hall meeting.