Postlethwaite & Netterville, an accounting firm out of Baton Rouge, stood before the West Baton Rouge School Board November 19 telling them that the WBR School System is in great financial condition following an audit conducted by the firm.
On Saturday, November 29, Port Allen Police received reports of gunfire on Maryland Ave.
Around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, police were notified by a West Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Deputy of the gun shots after the deputy heard the shots firsthand.
Devall Middle School social studies teacher, Jared Wall, was recently named Louisiana Association of Computer Using Educators’ (LACUE) Educator of the Year for the state’s Region 2.
“I was shocked to even know that I was being nominated,” Wall said Monday afternoon during a telephone interview. “I felt like to even be mentioned, much less win, was an honor. I didn’t expect it at all.”
The West Baton Rouge School System recently climbed the ranks to become the 25th ranked school district in the state, based on 2013-2014 school performance scores.
The WBR School Board, last month, received the performance scores, showing an increased score of 4.6 points, bolstering the district to 25 out of 72 districts in the state.
“We’ve kind of been in the middle of the pack the last several years. So that jump in ranking is pretty significant for us,” said Dawn Henry, Supervisor of Secondary Education.
BATON ROUGE - United States Attorney Walt Green announced today that U.S. District Judge Maurice A. Hicks has re-sentenced GEORGE L. GRACE, SR., age 70, of St. Gabriel, Louisiana, to twenty (20) years imprisonment, a $50,000 fine, forfeiture of $22,000, and a year of supervised release following imprisonment.