PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON AUGUST 4, 2011

                                

                                             

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, August 4, 2011, 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, Joella Wilson, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Donna Masson, Carl Means, Thomas Melder and George Rhymes.  Absent:  None.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Daniels, followed by an invocation by Mrs. Wilson and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Hilton.

 

Under Superintendent/Staff reports, the Board recognized:

 

1.         Julee’ Wright, Principal of Natchitoches Magnet School, as State Finalist for Principal of the Year.

2.         Elaine Garland, Teacher at Natchitoches Central High School, as State Finalist for Senior High Teacher of the Year.

3.         April Giddens, Teacher at Natchitoches Magnet School, as State Middle School Teacher of the Year.

 

Mrs. Rene Lewis, school nurse and President of Louisiana State School Nursing Association, gave a report on her meeting at the National School Nurse Convention in Washington, D.C.

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Danzy, the Board unanimously approved the following consent agenda items:

       

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 

 2.        Approval of Minutes of July 7, 2011.

 

 3.        FINANCE ITEMS

 

            A.         Payment of Bills:       August 

         

B.         Out of State Travel:   

 

C.         School Bus Routes Changes:

 

D.         Purchase of Buses:

 

E.         Advertisements:     Permission to advertise for bids for:

 

F.         Resignations:   

 

 (1)        Rebecca Caliste, teacher, Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School, effective July 18, 2011.

 (2)        Amanda Tingle, teacher, Goldonna Elem./Jr. High School, effective July  18, 2011.

 (3)        Derrick Fowler, teacher, Parks Elem./Middle School, effective July 27, 2011.

 (4)        Barbara Sampson, master teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, effective July 25, 2011.

 (5)        Nate Middleton, teacher and coach, Natchitoches Central High School, effective July 31, 2011.

 (6)        Joseph L. Self, teacher, NSU Elementary Lab School, effective July 26, 2011.

 (7)        Dana Durr, preschool teacher, Fairview Alpha elem./Jr. High School, effective August 1, 2011.

 (8)        Martha Dowden, paraprofessional, NSU Elementary Lab School, effective August 1, 2011.

 (9)        Lenna King, teacher, Lakeview High School, effective August 1, 2011.

(10)       Patricia Possoit, teacher, Marthaville Elem./Jr. High School, effective August 1, 2011.

(11)       Charlotte Collins, teacher, Fairview Alpha Elem./Jr. High School, effective August 2, 2011.

(12)       Shatonya Sinclair, teacher, Natchitoches Magnet School, effective August 1, 2011.

(13)       James R. Jones, teacher, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, effective August 2, 2011.

(14)       Zelatra Williams, teacher, Frankie Ray Jackson Technical Center, effective August 3, 2011.

(15)       Kayla Terrell, teacher, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, effective August 4, 2011.

(16)       Sara Puryear, teacher, Natchitoches Magnet School, effective August 4, 2011.

(17)       Mitzi Roe, kindergarten tutor, Marthaville Elem./Jr. High School, effective August 2, 2011. 

 

G.         Retirements:

 

(1)        Loren A. Ford, school psychologist, Central Office, effective June 11, 2011.

(2)        Annie E. Joseph, bus driver, Lakeview High School, effective August 1, 2011.

 

H.         Requests for Leave:

 

(1)        McDaniel, Doris,   teacher, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, sabbatical leave for the 2011-2012 school year for professional and cultural improvement.  

                                   

Mr. Russell Danzy presented the Finance, Facilities and Insurance Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Hilton, and unanimously carried, the Board accepted the lowest bids of various bidders meeting specifications for the Child Nutrition Program for 2011- 2012 School Year per attached bid compilations for: 

           

            A.         All Food Items

            B.         Milk & Milk Products

            C.         Bread & Bread Products

            D.         Juice

            E.         Paper & Cleaning Products

                       

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Means, the Board unanimously approved a request for proposal (RFP) for timber management for Natchitoches Parish School Board.    

 

On motion of Mr. Hilton, seconded by Mr. Graham, the Board approved the contract for HVAC preventative maintenance for Natchitoches Parish School Board with Storer Building Services.  

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Melder, the Board adopted a resolution to accept the bid of  Suncoast Land Services and authorize Dr. Duke, Superintendent, to execute the mineral lease on behalf of  the Natchitoches Parish School Board.

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board overwhelmingly approved a contract with Pat Neal for consultation/technical assistance and professional development at $1,000 per day.  The amount includes travel, hotel and meals.   Funded by IDEA. 

 

Mr. Harry Graham presented the Personnel Report.

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board voted to accept the new personnel per attached sheet.   Mr. George Rhymes abstained from voting.

 

On motion of Mr. Hilton, seconded by Mr. Means, the Board unanimously approved all transfers/reassignments of personnel per attached sheet.  

 

On motion of Mr. Graham, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, the Board approved two–year performance contracts for various personnel per attached sheet.   Mr. Michael Hilton abstained from voting.

 

Mr. Carl Means presented the Executive Report.

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Graham, and with unanimous voice vote, the Board approved the Pupil Progression Plan for 2012.                  

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Graham, the Board adjourned.

 

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DERWOOD DUKE, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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CARROLL DANIELS, PRESIDENT