Cypress Springs and Glen View Elementary Schools have received an extra boost this year thanks to the involvement of three Louisiana Tech professors of education; Carrice Cummins, Kim Kimbell-Lopez and Libby Manning.
The grants were funded through Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP) to promote literacy and reading comprehension through interactive read alouds, literacy stations and workshop models.
GVE received a total grant of $123,122 called the Building Sustainability of Powerful Instruction grant.
Lincoln Parish School Board members will convene for their monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
At this time, board members are expected to approve a recommendation for a new principal of Ruston Elementary to replace Pam Harris, who retired effective June 30.
A Ruston man faces second-degree battery changes today after a weekend altercation with his father-in-law.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Matthew Allen Smith, 21, of 215 Brothers Road, around 1:30 a.m. today. Smith reportedly told officers he went to his father-in-law’s house on Highway 151 in an attempt to see his infant daughter, who was staying with her grandfather while her mother was hospitalized.
But when Smith arrived, his father-in-law told him to leave. Smith then attempted to hit the other man, but missed, according to the arrest affidavit.