Terrebonne Parish School Board will vote on creating a new special education advisory council during its meeting on Tuesday.

The advisory council would offer recommendations to the school district to improve resources, policy and procedures.

If approved, parents or guardians would make up half the council, staff and faculty would make up 25% and the public would make up 25 percent. The parents would have to have a student enrolled in a public school that is part of special education and will range from elementary to high school.

The committee would also be required to meet publicly at least three times each school year and submit a written report to the superintendent in May.

The district's Education, Technology and Policy Committee voted to recommend the council for the full board's approval during its meeting on Aug. 20.

During Tuesday's meeting, the board will also consider approving the bid for completing auditorium renovations in South Terrebonne and Terrebonne high schools, which will likely begin during the school year.

Board member Matthew Ford also plans to try to advance his effort to try to secure a 5% increase in pay for all non-instructional support staff in the district this school year.

According to the agenda, the board will request the superintendent and his staff to present recommendations for funding options to cover additional payroll costs at the October Finance Committee meeting.

Ford will request that the money for the pay increase comes from adjustments to the 2020-21 General Fund Budget.

The agenda for the board's monthly meeting is posted on the school district's website. 

The board will meet at the central office at 201 Stadium Drive in Houma at 6 p.m.