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School Board tax renewal to be on November ballot

By Cyndi Sellers

The Cameron Parish School Board will hold five informational meetings in the coming month to provide information and answer questions about the tax millage renewal and the Hackberry High School construction bond issue which will be on the Nov. 16 runoff election ballot.

Two meetings will be held on Oct. 21 at Hackberry High School, at 2 and 6 p.m. Meetings are scheduled for Oct. 28 at South Cameron High School, Oct. 29 at Grand Lake High School, and Nov. 5 at Johnson Bayou High School, all at 6 p.m.

At the School Board’s regular monthly meeting on Monday, School Superintendent Charley Lemons said if the property tax millage fails “drastic measures would have to be taken until greener pastures arrive in the late 2020s.”

Vocational Classes

The Board voted to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor agreement with SOWELA Technical Institute to provide certain vocational programs related to employment opportunities at the Venture Global Calcasieu Pass LNG project, to be held at South Cameron High School.

Venture Global will partner with SOWELA to provide the teacher and supplies necessary for classes in carpentry and other construction. There will be no cost to the School Board. Initially the courses were to be offered to students from the east side of the parish. The class can hold up to 20 students, and with only eight students interested, the courses will now be open to all parish students, and possibly adults as well.

Other courses may be added later. School Board member Sheila Miller said the program has been in the works for two years, and she hopes in the long run to be able to offer classes in instrumentation and plant technology in the schools.

Employee Matters

The Board voted unanimously to offer employees the option of signing up for a supplemental insurance plan, the Med Gap Plus Plan, to be

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