TANGIPAHOA PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM

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Be Respectful. Be Compassionate. Be Great.

Tangipahoa Parish School District is currently the largest employer in Tangipahoa Parish, located in Amite, Louisiana. Focusing on equity.

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HUMAN RESOURCES

Respecting the authority of teachers is essential to creating an environment conducive to learning, effective instruction in the classroom, and proper administration of city, parish and other local public schools. To maintain and protect that authority, it is important that teachers, administrators, parents and students are fully informed of the various rights conferred upon teachers.

DIVERSITY & EQUITY

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Tangipahoa Parish School System does not knowingly discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, handicap, or veteran status. This policy encompasses recruitment, selection, assignment, promotion, transfer, termination, compensation, training, and apprenticeship, and all other terms, conditions, benefits, and privileges associated with employment. This policy extends to the educational program and activities operated by the state, districts, and schools. Discrimination is specifically prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, and Title 45, Subtitle A, Part 66 of the implementing regulations administered by the Director of the Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

Culture Sensitivity Training

Conduct cultural sensitivity training for all school system employees and other persons who come into contact with students and who may report disciplinary infractions and/or administer discipline, to ensure that discipline is imposed consistently, uniformly and in a nondiscriminatory manner.

Anti-Racism & Discrimination

Tangipahoa Parish School System has developed and implemented a district-wide comprehensive program aimed at addressing, and ultimately preventing to the extent practicable, student complaints of racial harassment and/or discrimination. The program shall include, but not be limited to, the following: a) designation of a district – wide program coordinator (who may be the Chief Desegregation Plan Implementation Officer), as well as formal training for school-based coordinators at each school who shall receive and effectively respond to complaints of racial harassment and/or discrimination; b) develop a district-wide policy to address, and prevent to the extent possible, complaints of racial harassment and/or discrimination; c) develop and publish in each school’s student handbook a school-wide, age-appropriate policy to address and prevent, to the extent practicable, student complaints of racial harassment and/or discrimination; d) use of, or supplementation of, the school district’s curriculum to provide instruction to students as to how to prevent instances of racial harassment and/or discrimination; and e) institute a plan for review by the school system of each complaint of racial harassment and/or discrimination to determine on an annual basis whether a systemic response or change in the district-wide, or individual school, policies are required to effectively respond to these complaints.

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About Us

We believe that the Tangipahoa Parish School System exists to serve all the people as best it can. In order to do this, the school system believes that individuals should be accepted at their level of development and guided in such a way that they learn what is expected of them. We expect students to mature to their individual capacity emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and vocationally.

We believe that children are endowed with individual capacities and characteristics, and that our schools, to the best of their abilities, should provide students with the kind of education best fitted for them as individuals. We know that the needs of children are similar, but not identical, and we try to adapt our program to this knowledge.

As children become older and more mature, we try to provide them with the opportunities to make choices, as we believe that the making of wise choices is a necessary part of living in a democracy.

We believe, therefore, that those involved in education must make every effort to meet the needs of all students in granting them the fullest possible educational opportunities.

Our Mission & Vision

Our Mission:

Our mission is Tangipahoa Parish School System will provide every student a high-quality education and a pathway to success.                                                                                                                     

Our Vision:

Tangipahoa Parish School System, in partnership with families and community, will build a safe and innovative environment where each student will be career ready.

 

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Myra Holden has been a dedicated teacher at Independence High School for more than 20 years. She is an integral part of the faculty and students and colleagues have great things to say about her. #tangiproud #thankateacher #teacherappreciation

Posted by Tangipahoa Parish School System on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Location

TANGIPAHOA PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM

59656 PULESTON ROAD, Amite, LA 70422

School Hours

M-F: 8am – 4pm
Weekends: Closed

Phone

985-748-7153

Our SUPERINTENDENT

“Our success in this year’s testing is directly related to the collaborative efforts at every level, from our students and teachers to school leaders, support teams, and our families. I also credit our School Board members who allowed us to take innovative measures in the classroom to ensure our students’ success.”

Melissa Martin Stilley

Superintendent

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Location: 59656 PULESTON ROAD, Amite, LA 70422

Telephone: 985-748-7153

School Hours: M-F: 8am – 3pm

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The Tangipahoa Parish School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities and provides equal access to designated youth groups, such as the Boy Scouts.