SEPTEMBER 14, 1998


1) The Acadia Parish School Board met on this the 14th day of September 1998, at 5:00 p.m., in regular session, with President Myron Clark Hoffpauir presiding. Members present were Lyle C. Johnson, Kitty M. Valdetero, Wadie H. Bias, Woody M. Marceaux, John A. Suire, Lynn Shamsie, John H. Quebodeaux, Sr., Nolton J. Senegal, Sr., Roland J. Boudreaux, Rodney J. Trahan, Charles F. Daigle, Dr. Robert McManus, Lynn Miller, and Secretary-Treasurer Dr. Marietta W. James. Mr. Johnnie L. Smith and Mr. Shirley Vige' were absent.


2&3)         Dr. James led the prayer and Pledge of Allegiance.


4)             President Clark Hoffpauir read the letter calling for Special Session.


September 12, 1998

Dear Board Member:

By virtue of the authority vested in me by law by reason of the fact that it is deemed necessary, advisable, and to the public interest that the Acadia Parish School Board be called to special session; therefore I, Myron Clark Hoffpauir, president of the Acadia Parish School board, do hereby give notice that a special meeting of the said Board will be held at its domicile in the City of Crowley, Louisiana, at 5:00 p.m., MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1998, for the purpose of discussing, and, if deemed advisable, acting upon the following propositions, to wit:




and to transact any other business that may properly come before the Board. Sincerely,

s/s Myron Clark Hoffpauir, President


c Central Office Staff Members


News Media


1.               Mike Leonards provided a chronology of activity at Midland High, since the tornado struck last Friday afternoon.


Mr. Shamsie commended the community of Midland, especially the students, for their effort in cleaning up around the school. He also thanked the school board staff for their support, as well as local businesses who contributed to this effort. He also expressed his appreciation to the emergency response team and thanked them for their prompt response and coordination.


Mr. Bill Ackal, architect, gave an overview of the damage at Midland High School. Pending a report from structural engineers, plans will be prepared quickly and cost estimates obtained. Plans are to clean up and dry out the classroom areas first so that classes can resume as soon as possible.


Upon motion by Mr. Shamsie, seconded by Mr. Miller, and carried by a unanimous voice vote the Board adopted the following declaration of emergency.



In response to weather related damage to the campus of Midland High School on Friday September 11, 1998, the Acadia Parish School Board hereby declares that a state of emergency exists at this site. In order to resume the educational process as soon as possible, repair and reconstruction cost estimates will be solicited immediately, as provided for in emergency situations.




There being no other business to come before the Board, upon motion by Mr. Daigle, seconded by Dr. McManus, and carried by a unanimous voice vote, the meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m.


Dr. Marietta W. James, Superintendent