PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON DECEMBER 6, 2012 

 

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, December 6, 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, 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. Graham.

 

Under Superintendent/Staff reports, Dr. Duke reported sales tax checks were being completed.  The maximum amount of tax paid to employees is $4,195.40 with a minimum amount of $2,828.63. 

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Rhymes, the Board entered into executive session to discuss litigation Ruby Lee Calhoun, et al. v. Natchitoches Parish School Board; Civil Action No. 80-1422 A on docket of United States District Court, Western District of Louisiana, Alexandria, Louisiana.  

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, the Board adjourned out of executive session.

 

Mr. Ron Prewitt presented a forestry management update for the Natchitoches Parish School Board.

 

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

 

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 2.        Approval of Minutes of November 15, 2012

 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:               
            G.         Retirements:

            H.         Requests for Leave:

 

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

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, the Board unanimously approved  a resolution providing for canvassing the returns and declaring the results of the special election held in Parishwide School District of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana, School District No.9 of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, and the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana, for school purposes on Tuesday, November 6, 2012, to authorize the renewal of a sales and use tax and special taxes therein. 

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, and with unanimous consent, the Board approved a resolution for the continuation of the levy within the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana, for school purposes, effective August 1, 2013, of a one percent (1%) sales and use tax (the “Tax”) upon the sale at   retail, the use, the lease or rental, the consumption and the storage for use or consumption, of  tangible personal property and upon the sale of services in said Parish and for the continuing assessment, collection, payment thereof and the dedication of the proceeds of said Tax and the purpose for which the proceeds of the Tax may be expended, said Tax having been authorized at a special election held in the Parish on November 6, 2012. 

 

Mr. Carl Means presented the Executive Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Means, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, the Board approved the Board Calendar for 2013.   

 

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

 

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                                                DERWOOD DUKE, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                                CARROLL DANIELS,  PRESIDENT