PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON JUNE 6, 2013

 

 

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, June 6, 2013, 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, Tommy Melder and George Rhymes.     Absent:  None.

 

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

 

Under Superintendent/Staff Reports:

 

            1.         Dr. Derwood Duke presented the Board Update.

           

2.         Ms. Shannon Williams of Jada, Inc. informed the Board of a Back to School Mentoring Conference entitled “ Ignite The Passion for Education” on August 3, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for parents, guardians and students to be held at the Natchitoches Events Center.

                       

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

      

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 

 2.        Approval of Minutes of May 9, 2013

 

 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 for:

F.         Resignations: 
            G.         Retirements:

            H.         Requests for Leave:

            I.          Termination:

 

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 meeting specifications per attached:

 

            (a)        Amerigas liquefied gas for 2013-2014.

            (b)        Sysco Food Services for all food bids for 2013-2014

            (c)        Various for paper & cleaning supplies for 2013-2014

            (d)        D & D Distributors milk & milk products for 2013-2014

           

 

On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Means, the Board approved paying an invoice from Forethought Consulting, Inc., in the amount of $8,200. 

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board approved Worker’s Compensation Excess Coverage Insurance and authorized the Superintendent to sign the necessary papers.  

 

Mr. Solomon, Supervisor of Finance, presented new insurance rates from North American Group Insurance for property and casualty coverage.  

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board approved with proceeding with proposed plans for Frankie Ray Jackson Technical Center HVAC renovation with assistance from Jim Bowman of Purtle + Associates.  Plans include specifications, possible budget, phasing, etc. and ask for RFPS.

 

On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board unanimously approved to piggyback Caddo Parish School Board’s library book bid with Follett Library Resources.  

 

Mr. George Rhymes presented the Executive Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board unanimously approved under File GBA Performance Contracts to change and reword as follows:

 

            “Administrative and supervisory personnel in positions that require certification shall be hired under the terms of a two-year performance contract, except when such employment is for a temporary position.”

    

On motion of Mr. Hilton, seconded by Mr. Danzy, the Board adjourned.

 

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                                                DERWOOD DUKE, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                                CARL MEANS,   PRESIDENT