PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON AUGUST 6, 2009

              

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, August 6, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Natchitoches Parish School Board Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and upon roll call, the following members and Derwood Duke, Secretary-Treasurer, were present: Cecil Walker, Carroll Daniels, Ralph Wilson, Julia Hildebrand, Millard Bienvenu, Emile Metoyer, Joella Wilson, Billy Benefield, Jr., Harry Graham and Craig Rachal.  Absent: Pam McAlexander.        

 

The meeting was called to order by President Wilson, followed by an invocation by Mrs. Wilson and Pledge Of Allegiance by Mr. Benefield.                                

                                                                              

Under Superintendent Staff Reports, the Board received reports and recognized:

 

    1.     The Board Update presented by Dr. Derwood Duke.

 

2.     Watch DOGS:  Dads of Great Students, a program explained by Aubrey Ford that invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day at their child, grandchild, or a student’s school during the school year.    

 

   3.      Terrie Sugg for National Certification in Literary Braille.

 

Under Old Business:

 

On motion of Mr. Benefield, seconded by Craig Rachal, that the Board hereby approve an increase of $500.00 for coaches who coach a third sport.    YEAS:   Benefield.  NAYS:    Walker, Daniels, Wilson, Hildebrand, Bienvenu, Metoyer, J. Wilson, Graham and Rachal.  ABSENT:    McAlexander.  (Failed) 

  

Under New Business:

 

On motion of Mr. Rachal, seconded by Mr. Walker, the Board approved   Watch DOGS: Dads of Great Students Program with the option for principals to accept or reject for his/her school.

 

On motion of Mr. Metoyer, seconded by Mrs. Hildebrand, and with unanimous consent, the Board approved changing board meetings to reflect the summer schedule for the remainder of the 2009 year.   The Board would meet on the first week of the month that has a Tuesday and Thursday.

 

On motion of Mr. Benefield, seconded by Mr. Walker, the Board voted to pay the cost of Praxis Examinations upon successful passage of test and still employed by the Natchitoches Parish School Board.

 

On motion of Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Metoyer, the Board unanimously approved the following consent agenda items:

   

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 

 2.        Approval of Minutes of July 11, 2009

 

 3.        FINANCE ITEMS

 

            A.         Payment of Bills:

           

B.         Out of State Travel:   

 

C.         School Bus Routes Changes:

 

D.         Purchase of Buses:

 

E.         Advertisements:     Permission to advertise for bids:

 

F.         Resignations:

           

            (1)        Mary Suzanne Johnson, teacher, Natchitoches Magnet School, effective July 20, 2009.

            (2)        Teresa Newton, teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, effective June 12, 2009.

            (3)        Elizabeth A. Landry, teacher, Natchitoches Magnet School, effective July 29, 2009.

            (4)        Renee Hill, teacher, Weaver Elementary School, effective August 3, 2009.

            (5)        Mary Adams, teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, effective August 3, 2009.

            (6)        Jimmie Adams, teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, effective  August 3, 2009.

            (7)        Dana V. Poleman, teacher, Vaughn Elem/Middle School, effective August 3, 2009.

(8)        Lauren Keller, paraprofessional, Weaver Elementary School, effective August 18, 2009.

 

G.         Retirements:

 

            (1)        Sharon Blake, teacher, Vaughn Elementary/Middle School, effective July 30, 2009.

(2)        Annie Joe Mitchell, paraprofessional, East Elementary/Middle School, effective June 30, 2009.

            (3)        Betty Whitehead, teacher, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, effective August 14, 2009.

 

H.         Requests for Leave:

 

            (1)        Loren A. Ford, school psychologist, sabbatical leave for medical  purposes for fall semester of  2009-2010.

 

I.          Termination:

 

Mr. Ralph Wilson presented the Finance, Facilities and Services Report.

           

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Rachal, and with unanimous consent, the Board accepted the low bid meeting specifications of Alack Refrigeration for convection oven, tilting kettle and walk-in-freezer for Child Nutrition Program per attached bid.

 

On motion of Mr. Metoyer, seconded by Mrs. Hildebrand, and unanimously carried, the Board approved a contract with Pat Neal for consultation/technical assistance/presentation and staff development related to intensive correction   plan for up to 25 visits.  Funded by IDEA.  

 

On motion of Mr. Rachal, seconded by Mr. Metoyer, the Board approved substitute teacher pay at $50.75 for high school diploma per day and $55.00 for associate degree per day.

 

Mrs. Julia Hildebrand presented the Personnel Report.     

 

On motion of Mrs. Hildebrand, seconded by Mr. Metoyer, and with unanimous consent, the Board approved the following personnel:

 

            A.         Robin Abels,  teacher, Goldonna Elem./Junior High School, replacing Kendria Sanders.

            B.         Trieva Carey, teacher, Lakeview High School,  replacing  Charles Verret.

            C.         Eugene Cloud,  special education teacher, Frankie Ray Jackson, Sr. Technical Center, replacing Sean Beauchamp.    

            D.         Shasta Daniels, gifted teacher, Provencal Elem./Jr. High School, replacing  Regina Pierce.

E.         John Daugherty, teacher/coach, Lakeview High School Annex, School, replacing Ronald Parks.

            F.         Nathan Middleton, teacher, Natchitoches Central  High School, replacing Homer Pierce.

            G.         Latonia Mims, school secretary, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, replacing  Mary Dupree.

            H.         William Worsham, teacher,  Frankie Ray Jackson, Sr. Technical School.

            I.          Lucia Gauthier, teacher, Parks Elem./Jr. High School, replacing Shannon Stroughter.

            J.          Laverne Payton, full-time technician, Weaver Elementary School, replacing Betty Collins.

            K.         Valerie Rung,  kindergarten teacher, Weaver Elementary School, replacing Michele Pierce.

            L.         Kelly Spann, teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, replacing Jimmie Adams.

            M.        Jermaine Thomas, teacher, Lakeview High School, replacing Rosezila Bradley.

            N.         Dianne Vienne, teacher, Natchitoches Magnet School, replacing Hillary Gray for one semester.

            O.         Charlotte Lovelace, teacher, Parks Elem./Middle School, replacing Stephen Norwood.

            P.         Doris Whatley, infant/toddler teacher, Frankie Ray Jackson, Sr. Technical Center, replacing Necaia Solari.

            Q.         Dan Poole, teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, replacing Jimmie Adams.

            R.         Jerry Wester, teacher, Provencal Elem./Jr. High School, new position.

            S.         Stacey McCain, teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, replacing Teresa Newton.

            T.         Lindsay Thurman, business teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, replacing Mary Adams.

                       

On motion of Mrs. Hildebrand, seconded by Mr. Walker, the Board unanimously approved the following transfers/reassignments and contracts:

 

A.         Sean Beauchamp, special education teacher/coach, from Frankie Ray Jackson, Sr. School to Natchitoches Central High School, replacing Jarvis Blinks.

B.         Fay Carey, teacher, from Vaughn Elem./Middle School to Natchitoches Magnet School, replacing Mary Suzanne Johnson.

 C.         Donna Guillory, teacher, from Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School to NSU Middle Lab, replacing Felicia Leon.

            D.         Shauna Hicks, teacher,  from Natchitoches Central High School to NSU Middle Lab, replacing James Gianforte.

            F.         Felicia Leon, teacher, from NSU Middle Lab School to Vaughn Elem./Middle School, replacing Dana Poleman.

            G.         Casey Stewart, teacher, from Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School to NSU Elementary Lab School, replacing Mary Van Sickle.

            H.        Homer Pierce, teacher, from Natchitoches Central High School to Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School, replacing Tarrance Star.

            I.          Regina Pierce, from gifted teacher to Title I teacher, Provencal Elem./Jr. High School replacing April Jones.

            J.          Tammy Wilkerson, special education teacher, from Vaughn Elem./Middle School to East Natchitoches Elem./Middle School.

            K.         David Jackson, head custodian, from Goldonna Elem./Jr. High School to Lakeview High School.

            L.         Leslie Williams, teacher, from Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School to Weaver Elementary School.

            M.        Rebecca Herring, teacher, from Fairview Alpha Elem./Jr. High School to Provencal Elem./Jr. High School, replacing Kody Barbier.

 

             N.        Renewal of two year performance contract for the following:

 

 

On motion of Mrs. Hildebrand, seconded by Mr. Graham, the Board approve the following teacher coaches:

 

 

Mr. Carroll Daniels presented the Executive Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Daniels, seconded by Mr. Walker, that the Board hereby approve the 2009-2010 Pupil Progression Plan.   YEAS:    Walker, Daniels, Hildebrand, Bienvenu, Benefield, Graham and Rachal.   NAYS:    Wilson, Metoyer and  J. Wilson.   ABSENT: McAlexander.   

 

On motion of Mr. Metoyer, seconded by Mr. Daniels, the Board adjourned.

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DERWOOD DUKE, SECRETARY-TREASURER

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JOELLA WILSON, PRESIDENT