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Board greets Junior Achievement, narrows logo options, may expand membership

A visit by representatives of Junior Achievement New Orleans was a highlight of the Feb. 14 meeting of the school’s board of directors, the Friends of King.

Junior Achievement is a regional organization that conducts workshops in and out of the classroom, to acquaint students with the economy, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and financial management.

Following the presentation, the board discussed a possible redesign of the logo it uses on stationery, school bulletins, advertisements and the like. Two of six logos were accepted, both bearing the inscription “Friends of King.”

In other action, the board debated whether to authorize the school’s chief executive officer to sign contracts. The board approved a temporary authorization and agreed to explore the issue more fully.

The finance committee reported that spending is in line with budget projections through the end of the year. A board committee is being convened to seek additional money for scholarships.

The meeting ended with an inconclusive discussion of whether to expand the current eight-member board by adding two or three seats. Members said they would be evaluating resumes of prospective members in coming months.

The board will reconvene at noon on March 13, in the first-floor teacher’s lounge.

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