Pointe Coupee board creates STEM Academy administrator's job
NEW ROADS- The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board has agreed to move forward with opening a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Academy by fall 2016 by creating a new administrative position to manage the proposed school.
But, the board's unanimous approval Thursday of the job description for the district's new chief program administrator doesn't mean it can fill the position any time soon.
Schools Superintendent Kevin Lemoine said the school district's proposal to transform the old Pointe Coupee Central High campus into the STEM Academy must first be approved by U.S. District Judge James J. Brady.
Lemoine said the district's status hearing with Brady will likely be Nov. 5.
The district has already begun more than $1.2 million in renovations at the Pointe Coupee Central campus.