library program in Livingston Parish continues to flourish. Many
innovative and exciting things take place as the library serves a major role in
the instructional field. The libraries in this parish serve as a hub for
the instructional program.
The school libraries are involved in many different programs. Some of the programs, such as the
Accelerated Reader in elementary and
middle schools have supplemented the regular instructional program thus
enabling our students to read better. Other programs such as World
Book-Online and EBSCO will provide greater resources for
research for our students. All libraries have Internet access and
students and teachers are making good use of the availability of the teaching
materials that are now right at their fingertips.
Finally, more improvements are on the way. We will attempt
this year to upgrade library computer programs. We will also begin to upgrade our library
standards, meaning we will become more media based than use of printed
Livingston has an excellent Library Program that is designed to meet
the needs of all the students. We must continue to improve our programs
that are second to none in the State of Louisiana.
Title VI Program
Title VI (formerly Chapter 2) is a federally funded program provided
by Section 14306 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965,
as amended by Improving America's School Act of 1994.
The funds for participation in this program and for public and eligible
non-public schools must be used to supplement rather than supplant the
goals as indicated in the project.
Central office personnel developed a uniform need assessment worksheet
and distributed it to each school in the district. The school's staff
compiled a list of needs at the local school sites. This need assessment
was used to plan the use of funds.
The Livingston Parish School System will focus on the acquisition of
library resources and provide the necessary support to complete the computerization
and upgrading of software for the school libraries. Acquisition will
include supplemental library materials (books and periodicals), computer
software, computer hardware, on-line services, and supplemental resources.
Professional development is also included in this grant.
The support aspect of the program allows for installation of new programs
and conversion of an entire library to the new system.
Title VI funds are used so that a school district can provide up-to-date
information to our students, thus ensuring opportunities to increase student