Area lawmakers say their support of higher education is the reason they earned failing grades from the state’s largest business lobby group.
Rep. Patrick Jefferson, D-Homer; Sen. Rick Gallot, D-Ruston; Sen. Bob Kostelka, R-Monroe; Rep. Rob Shadoin, R-Ruston; and Sen. Mike Walsworth, R-West Monroe, each earned an “F” on the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry’s 2015 legislative scorecard.
Altogether, 94 of Louisiana’s 144 lawmakers received failing grades from the business lobby.
Community stakeholders have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on a initial draft of the revised state’s science standards for grades kindergarten through 12th grade.
Citizens are invited to participate in the process by visiting the feedback portal at http://www.louisianabelieves.com/academics/louisiana-student-standards-r..., said Cathi Cox-Boniol, Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE Coordinator and Chair of the Standards Committee. The portal is open now until Jan. 6.
The Choudrant FFA has competed in several Leadership Career Developments recently.
Parliamentary Procedure team placed second at district, second at area I and fourth at the state contest. Team members include: Hunter Antley, Lane Brister, Paisley Futch, Luke Taylor, Nathan Taylor, Rebecca Walters. Alternates were Jannon Colvin and Brandon Smith.