High school students interested in learning about health careers can gain hands-on experience through national award winning AHEC of a Summer program. The program is offered in 21 parishes in North Louisiana and sponsored by the North Louisiana Area Health Education Center (AHEC).
Students who participate volunteer at a local health care facility and rotate through different areas during the 15-day program. Students also participate in workshops provided by area medical organizations and take field trips to other health care facilities and universities in North Louisiana.
Mrs. Victoria Kent’s second-grade students have been extremely busy learning new and interesting concepts in class. In social studies, our second graders closely explored the importance of skills and education in choosing a career and the need for interdependence within the local community. The class hosted a “Career Day” in which second graders were permitted to dress up in the career attire of their choice. Students then did a poster presentation of their chosen career while highlighting education, skills and tools needed in their profession. We had future FBI agents, doctors, nurses, SWAT agents, neurosurgeons, teachers, private investigators, pro football players and CEOs to name a few.
Part-time workers in the Lincoln Parish School District today will face a 28-hour work week maximum as a new pay period begins, due to changes forced onto the district by the national Affordable Healthcare Act.
Lincoln Parish School Superintendent Danny Bell described the situation of changing the district’s insurance policy to comply with the ACA as being between a “rock and a hard place.” Nonetheless, Bell said the board is doing all they can to compensate employees.