Sibley returns to Livingston School Board

Livingston Parish School Board President Malcolm Sibley attended Thursday night’s board meeting, his first since his arrest in a June fatal hit-and-run crash in St. Helena Parish.

Sibley and his attorney, Sherman Mack, left the meeting shortly after it ended and did not speak to reporters.

Mack has said Sibley would wait to make public comments until after the State Police finish its investigation into the crash.

State Police completed a crash report into the incident on June 30.

Sibley is due in St. Helena Parish court Aug. 2.

William Cody Iasigi, 21, of Liberty, Miss., was killed in the June 15 crash, which happened on La. 43 just north of Greensburg.

Iasigi had stopped his truck in the southbound lane while arguing with one of his passengers. That’s when a northbound truck, allegedly driven by Sibley, hit Iasigi and his truck. Iasigi later died at a hospital.

The board went about its business Thursday with no mention of the crash during the meeting.

“We’re going to move forward,” Superintendent John Watson said after the meeting. “We’ve got to continue on with preparations for the school year. We’ll continue on under any circumstances that arise.”

In other business Thursday:

CONSTRUCTION: The board approved notices of substantial completion for parking lot renovations at Southside Elementary and driveway renovations at Denham Springs High School.

The board also approved a change order for the driveway renovations at Denham Springs High for an additional $7,728 on top of the original estimated $26,000 cost.

The board approved change orders for library renovations at Denham Springs Freshman High School and concession stand renovations at Holden High School.

The change orders will cost the school system an additional $19,727 and $1,276, respectively.

The board also voted to advertise for bids for a classroom addition at South Fork Elementary School and roof repairs at Westside Junior High School.