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Acadia School Board committee hears reports on transportation, scores

In a much more laid back meeting, the Acadia Parish School Board’s Personnel, Insurance and Curriculum Committee heard reports regarding student transportation, school and district scores and Child Nutrition on Nov. 28.
The meeting’s agenda started with possibly the best news it could have with a report from Dianna Guidry, supervisor of testing and evaluation for the parish.
“Just before Thanksgiving, we were extremely thankful because the state department released the district and school performance scores,” she said.

Online portal opens for review of La. Student Standards for science

The Louisiana Department of Education announced the launch of the Louisiana Student Standards Review Portal, which gives parents, educators, and all other stakeholders the opportunity to provide input on Louisiana’s Student Standards for science.
The portal provides the public with the first look at the initial draft of the new standards, and an opportunity to submit feedback on their content and relevancy in preparing students for a successful transition to college or a career.

Flood statistics prove importance of flood insurance

Every home is vulnerable to flooding. Just an inch of water can cause thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.
 More than half of the dwellings damaged by Louisiana’s August floods were located in moderate- and low-risk areas.
 Floods can happen anywhere and anytime. A National Flood Insurance Program policy protects valuable assets and helps pay for recovery.
Properties in moderate- and low-risk areas account for more than 20 percent of the country’s NFIP claims and receive a third of flood-related federal disaster assistance.

Shooting victim in New Orleans said to be from Eunice

One of the people wounded in the Bourbon Street is said to be from Eunice, accoridng to a report by theadvocate.com.
The 22-year-old man from Eunice reportedly suffered a shot to the knee.
There were 10 victims in the shooting that occurred about 1:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Bourbon Street near the intersection with Iberville Street.
On man was killed in the shooting and is identified as Demontris Toliver, a 25-year-old tattoo artist who lives and works in Baton Rouge, according to theadvocate.com.

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