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Board will help finance Washington trip; parent-teacher night draws about 100

Parent-teacher conferences on Feb. 24 drew around 100 parents and guardians, principal Catherine Boozer advised the board of directors at their monthly meeting three days later.

Boozer also reported that ”college week” began Feb. 6, with sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders visiting universities. On Feb. 8, visitors to the school from a spectrum of different careers spoke to students about the importance of college.

In other school news, Milestone/SABIS students marched in several carnival parades and students from kindergarten through sixth grade took part in a sock hop recently, Boozer reported.

Also, the New Orleans speech and hearing team visited with kindergarten through third-grade students.

Boozer said that SABIS associates are working with teachers on different subjects and grade levels to provide guidance on curriculum.

Board president Leslie Ellison reported on plans to move the school to a new site in Gentilly. She said the board is waiting for results from an environmental survey and has opted to work with the Charter School Development Corp. on financing and construction.

Board secretary Nayita Wilson said the fundraising committee has decided to postpone a soiree at Byblos restaurant, but that a decision is imminent on which grants the school will seek.

The board members entered executive session to talk about personnel issues and also financing for the eighth grade’s trip to Washington, D.C. Members emerged from the closed session to announce that they have agreed to buy up to $1,000 in supplies for a March 16 fundraiser for the trip.

Board treasurer Tania Moore and finance director Rodney Lilley were also present for the 79-minute meeting. Members Tilman Hardy and Lorin Crenshaw were absent.

The board’s next meeting will be March 20 at 5:30 p.m.

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