PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON JUNE 7, 2012

                     

                             

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, June 7, 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, Ralph Wilson, Joella Wilson, Harry Graham, Michael Hilton, Donna Masson, Thomas Melder and George Rhymes.  Absent:   Carroll Daniels.  Mr. Danzy came in late.

 

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

 

Under Superintendent/Staff Reports, the Board received:

 

            1.    The Board Update by Dr. Duke.

            2.     Summer school reports by various program directors.

 

Ms. Hazel Hill,  Program Specialist of the USDA,  presented the Child Nutrition Program with several silver awards for winning the Healthy USA Challenge.

                      

On motion of  Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Hilton, that the Board hereby approve Redistricting L.L.C. of Baton Rouge as redistricting demographer .   The cost to the Board is $16,000.

 

YEAS:    Walker, Hilton, Masson, Melder and Rhymes.  NAYS:  Wilson, J. Wilson, Graham and Means.   ABSENT:  Daniels and Danzy.                                      (Carried)

             

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Rhymes, and with unanimous consent, the Board approved the Natchitoches Parish Technology Plan for 2012-2015.

             

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

 

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 

 2.        Approval of Minutes of June 7, 2012

 

 3.        FINANCE ITEMS

 

            A.         Payment of Bills: 

                

            B.         Out of State Travel:  

 

(1)        Diane Chatelain, teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, travel to Tyler, Texas, on July 23, 2012 to August 4, 2012, to attend PLTW Training for 4th PLTW Course (Engineering Design & Development).  Funded by Perkins Grant.

 

(2)        Lori M. Mathews and Kathryn Yocum,  teachers, Natchitoches Central High School, travel to Jackson, Mississippi,  on July 8, 2012 to July 13, 2012 to attend Advanced Placement Institute for teachers who are currently teaching or preparing to teach Advanced Placement Courses in their schools.  Funded by Rapides Foundation Grant.

 

            C.         School Bus Routes Changes:

 

D.         Purchase of Buses:

 

E.         Advertisements:     Permission to advertise for bids

 

F.         Resignations:   

 

(1)        Toni Davis, secretary, Goldonna  Elem./Middle School, effective June 7, 2012.

(2)        John Lawson Green, Jr., teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, effective July 31, 2012.

(3)        Matthew Scott Pughsley, teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, effective July 31, 2012.

(4)        De’ Marquis Hamilton, student worker, Title I Media Center, effective May 18, 2012.

(5)        D’Wanna Finkel,  master teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, effective May 31, 2012.

(6)        Joy Dowden, school nurse, Fairview Alpha Elem./Jr. High School, effective May 25, 2012.

 

G.         Retirements:     

 

(1)        Pam Stephens, teacher, Fairview Alpha Elem./Jr. High  School,  effective May 25, 2012.

(2)        Debra Dean, bookkeeper, Natchitoches Central High School, effective July 1, 2012.

(3)        Barbara Laborde, early childhood special education teacher, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, effective May 27, 2012.

(4)        Eva Paige, paraprofessional, Natchitoches Central High School, effective May 25, 2012.

(5)        Lola Garner, teacher, Provencal Elem./Jr. High School,  effective May 25, 2012.

(6)        Jeanne V. Doggett, teacher, Provencal Elem./Jr. High School, effective May 25, 2012.

 

Mr. Russell Danzy presented The Finance, Facilities, Services and Insurance Report.

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Hilton, the Board accepted the bid of Jim’s South Butane-Propane, Inc. for liquefied gas for 2012-2013.

 

On motion of  Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board accepted the lowest   bid meeting specifications of  Bruce Ralston Exterminating for pest control service for 2012-2013.

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, the Board accepted the lowest bids meeting specifications of various vendors for the child nutrition program for the following of all food items, juice, milk and milk products and paper and cleaning supplies.

           

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mrs. Masson, the Board unanimously approved a resolution providing for canvassing the returns and declaring the result of the special election held in Consolidated No. 10.  (Marthaville School) of the Parish of  Natchitoches, Louisiana, on Saturday, May 19, 2012, to authorize the renewal of a special tax therein and authorize the Superintendent to sign the necessary papers.

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Melder, the Board approved a  two (2) year fund rate guarantee with  North American Group Insurance for property and casualty coverage whereby the rates and deductibles in effect for 2012-2013 will continue to apply for 2013-2014 school year and authorize the Superintendent to sign the necessary papers. 

 

On motion of Mrs. Masson, seconded by Mr. Walker, and unanimously carried the Board approved Workers’ Compensation Excess Coverage Insurance and authorized the Superintendent to sign the necessary papers.      

 

Mr. Harry Graham presented the Personnel Report:

 

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

A.         Bobbye Estes-Akin, librarian, Natchitoches Magnet School, replacing  Virginia Lloyd.

B.         Jessica Askew, teacher, Marthaville Elem./Jr. High School, replacingTeresa Parish.

C.         Mi’que Brown,  teacher, Weaver Elementary School, replacing Kaitlin Doss.

D.         Gabriel Jeane, teacher, Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School, replacing Alicia Hogan.

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board with unanimous voice vote approved the following transfers and/or reassignments:

 

A.         Sara Cannon, teacher, Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School, from regular  teacher to librarian, replacing Traci Tynes.

B.         Kaitlin Doss, teacher, from Weaver Elementary School to Goldonna Elem./Jr. High School, replacing  Penny Killingsworth.

C.         Latonzia Gillie, special education teacher, from Vaughn  Elem./Middle School to Parks Elem./Middle School , replacing Andrea Beauchamp.

D.         Barbara Graham, teacher, from Fairview Alpha Elem./Jr. High School to Goldonna Elem./Jr. High School, replacing Ayanna Small.

E.         Shelia Ohnoutka, teacher, from Vaughn Elem./Middle School to Fairview Alpha Elem./Jr. High School, replacing Diana Sheppard.

F.         Diana Sheppard, teacher, Fairview Alpha Elem./Jr. High School to kindergarten teacher at Provencal Elem./Jr. High School, replacing Cecilia Possoit.

G.         Lawanda Smith, teacher, from Vaughn Elem./Middle School to Provencal Elem./Jr. High School, replacing Lola Garner.

H.         Traci Tynes, teacher, from librarian to regular teacher, Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School.

I.          Sherrika Wallace, teacher, from Parks Elem./Middle School to Vaughn Elem./Middle School, replacing  Sheila Ohnoutka.

J.         Juliana Wohletz, from regular teacher to kindergarten teacher, Goldonna Elem./Jr. High School, replacing Norma Smith.  

 

On motion of  Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Melder,  and with unanimous voice vote, the Board approved  Crissey Smith, Wendy Byles , Sharon Schaub and Germaine Metoyer, school counselors, to work on student schedules during the month of June 2012 .  The rate of pay is $20.00 per hour with Smith, Byles and Schaub working 120 hours and Metoyer working 80 hours.  Funded by Carl Perkins’ Grant.    

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Melder, the Board approved the attached list of Summer School Leap Remediation Teachers for 4th and 8th Grades from June 4 – June 28, 2012.   (P. Thomas)

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wilson, and unanimously carried, the Board approved the ESYS/LEAP/GEE/EOC/Compensatory Education  Staff  and Program for 2012 per attached sheet.  

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Rhymes, and with unanimous voice vote, the Board approved the attached list of Migrant Summer Personnel for 2012.

               

Mr. Ralph Wilson presented the Executive Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Hilton, and unanimously carried, the Board accepted the Natchitoches Parish School Board Technology Special Committee Report.   

 

On motion of  Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Hilton, that the Board accept items #1, #3, #4, #5 and #6 of the special technology committee recommendations per attached.  Mr. Rhymes deleted #4.

 

On motion of  Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Hilton, the Board with a majority voice vote, approved items #1, #3, #5 and #6 of the special technology committee recommendations per attached.   R. Wilson, Graham and J. Wilson voted nay.

           

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mrs. Masson, and unanimously carried, the Board approved the Parent Involvement Plan for 2012-2013. )

 

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

 

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                                                DERWOOD  DUKE,  SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                                CARROLL  DANIELS,   PRESIDENT