The Vernon Parish (La.) School District has launched a new website with resources designed to help military families moving to Fort Polk learn about differences between individual schools and obtain enrollment packages, athletic forms and other information about the school system. The new website is one component of an education initiative led by Fort Polk Progress aimed at improving the district’s performance and educating parents about its curriculum.
“It is crucial that families in Vernon Parish, both military and non-military, have access to a school district website that provides all the resources and tools necessary for students to succeed academically,” Mike Reese, president of Fort Polk Progress, said in a news release. The school district, Vernon Parish Chamber of Commerce, Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center, and other community stakeholders are partnering with Fort Polk Progress, which helped fund the new website, on the initiative.
The new site includes parent, student and teacher resources; information tailored to military families; detailed lists of courses, sports and activities available at each school; a section for new students; links to acquire diplomas and transcripts; fillable district forms; homework help; and school bus routes. “When families were moving into the area, it was hard for them to locate the information that they needed on the old website,” said Renita Page, the district’s secondary curriculum director.