PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON FEBRUARY 9, 2012

                                        

 

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, February 9, 2012, 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, Thomas Melder and George Rhymes.  Absent:  None.

 

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

 

Dr. Derwood Duke presented the Board Update.                                         

                                     

On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mrs. Masson, that the Board hereby terminate the existing contract with the Data Center and Mr. Cedric Floyd for the Redistricting Plan that he had drawn for the Natchitoches Parish School Board.

 

YEAS:   Walker, Daniels, Danzy, Hilton, Masson, Melder and Rhymes.   NAYS:  Wilson, J. Wilson, Graham and Means.  ABSENT:   None. (Carried)

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Means, and with unanimous consent, the Board agreed to suspend the rules to add two items to the agenda:

 

·         Board pay all monies currently owed to Mr. Floyd for his services.

·         Advertise for another company to continue the redistricting plan for the parish.

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, that the Board hereby approve paying the amount owed to Mr. Cedric Floyd for services rendered.  

 

YEAS:   Walker, Daniels, Wilson, J. Wilson, Graham, Danzy, Hilton, Masson, Means, Melder, and Rhymes.  NAYS:   None.  ABSENT:   None.   (Carried)

 

On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Hilton, that the Board hereby approve to advertise for another agent to draw up an alternate redistricting plan.   

 

YEAS:   Walker, Daniels, Danzy, Hilton, Masson, Melder and Rhymes.  NAYS:       Wilson, J. Wilson, Graham and Means.     ABSENT:      None.                      (Carried)

           

On motion of Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Wilson, and unanimously carried, the Board approved the Timber Management Plan of Mitchell & Prewitt and granted permission to join the American Tree Farm System Certification Program.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Melder, and with unanimous consent, the Board instructed Mitchell & Prewitt to re-plant the 52 acres in Tract 1106 after the recent clear cut sale.     

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, and with unanimous consent, the Board approved the following consent agenda items:   

                   

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 2.        Approval of Minutes of January 12, 2012

 3.        FINANCE ITEMS

 

A.         Payment of Bills:

 

B.         Out of State Travel:

 

C.         School Bus Routes Changes:

 

(1)        Jacqueline Metoyer, Frankie Ray Jackson Technical Center, additional 1 mile, cost of $775.29.

(2)        Sharon Jennings, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, additional 5.4 miles, cost of $779.96.

(3)        Fredda Burns, Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School, additional  2 miles, plus 17 miles for one day only, cost of $560.51.

 

D.         Purchase of Buses:

 

E.         Advertisements:     Permission to advertise for bids for:

 

F.         Resignations:   

 

(1)        Natasha McHenry, special education tutor, Natchitoches Central. High School, effective January 18, 2012.

(2)        Amelia  M. Coutee, tutor, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, effective December 21, 2011.

(3)        Tracy Hall, student worker, Title I, effective January 19, 2012.

(4)        Tammy Bell, Early Intervention Specialist, effective February  3, 2012.

(5)        Julia Monette, school secretary, Parks Elementary/Jr. High School, effective February 15, 2012.

(6)        Fonda L. Jones, kindergarten tutor, Fairview Alpha Elem./Jr. High School, effective January 27, 2012.

(7)        Robert Gillie, 12 month custodian, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, effective February 9, 2012.

(8)        Julie Morales Gautier, special education tutor, Weaver Elementary School, effective February 6, 2012.

 

G.         Retirements:

 

H.         Requests for Leave:    

 

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

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board unanimously approved the following bids meeting specifications:

 

  1. Sysco Foods for all food items for Child Nutrition Program from March 1 through June 30, 2012 per attached bids.  

  2. Various  Vendors for Paper and Cleaning Products for Child Nutrition.  Program from March 1 through June 30, 2012 per attached bids.

  

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board granted permission for Mr. Laborde to seek bids for practice football field lights at Natchitoches Central High School. Bidders to provide quotes on both Option 1 and 2.  

 

Mr. Harry Graham presented the Personnel Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, and unanimously carried, the Board approved the following personnel:

 

  1. Ashley Barnard, special education teacher, Frankie Ray Jackson Technical Center replacing Elliot Ford..

  2. Cestlavia Batiste, kindergarten tutor, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, 4 hours per day, 5 days per week, at $7.25 per hour, replacing Amelia Coutee.

  3. Tammye Edwards, pre-k tutor, Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School, At $7.25 per hour.

  4. Leslie Methvin, teacher, Fairview Alpha Elem./Jr. High School, replacing Randall Warren.

  5. Taniuska Worsham, teacher, Marthaville Elem./Jr. High School, replacing Patricia Possoit.

  6. Mecca Gay, tutor, Vaughn Elem./Middle School at $7.25 per hour for 2.5 hours per day, 3 days per week and 5 hours on Saturday.  Funded by 21st. CCLC Grant.

  7. Niesha McCray, special education tutor, Natchitoches Central High School, at $7.50 per  hour for 20 hours per week. 

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mrs. Masson, and with unanimous consent, the Board approved the following transfers/reassignments:

 

  1. Charlotte Turner, quiz bowl sponsor, Parks Elem./Middle School, replacing Misty Chelette, effective Ferbuary 1, 2012.

  2. Kristi Dalme, from full-time child nutrition technician at Cloutierville Elem./Middle School to Provencal Elem./Jr. High School, effective February 6, 2012.

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board approved the following personnel items:

 

  1. Teachers to work at Marthaville Elem./Jr.  High School for after school LEAP tutoring.  Funded by Title I School Budget (746).  Teachers will work from January 17, 2012 through April 11, 2012.  Teachers are Marilyn Mitchell, Melinda Daniels, Lalania DuBois, Julia Butler and Taniuska Worsham.  Each teacher will work for 22 hours at $20.00 per hour for 11 days.  The cost for each teacher is $440.00 salary, $104.28 for teacher retirement (23.7%) and medicare $6.38.  The total cost for each teacher is $550.66 with the total cost for 5 teachers being $2,753.30.

  2. Fannie Holden and Germaine Metoyer-Wynn, teachers, for after school LEAP tutoring at Lakeview High School. Funded by Title I School Budget (701). Teachers will work from January 10, 2012 through April 5, 2012, for a total of 34 days at $20.00 per hour for 2.5 hours per day.  The cost per teacher is $1,700 salary, $402.90 teacher retirement (23.7%) and $24.65 medicare (1.45%) for a total of $2,127.55.  The grand total for both teachers is $4,255.10.     

 

Mr. Carl Means presented the Executive Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Means, seconded by Mr. Danzy, the Board unanimously approved the school calendar for 2012-2013.

 

On motion of   Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Hilton, the Board appointed Mrs. Donna Masson as the board member representative for the Discipline Policy Review Committee.  

   

On motion of Mr. Danzy, the Board adjourned.

 

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DERWOOD DUKE, SUPERINTENDENT-TREASURER

 

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CARROLL DANIELS, PRESIDENT