PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2013

 

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, September 5, 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, Russell Danzy, Donna Masson, Carl Means, Thomas Melder and George Rhymes.   Absent:  Harry Graham and Michael Hilton.

 

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

 

Under Superintendent/Staff Reports, the Board received:

 

·        The Board Update as presented by Dr. Duke.  Dr. Duke gave a teacher evaluation report.

 

·        The Board recognized Kimberly Vaughn as PCAL School Bus Driver of the Year for 2013. Ms. Vaughn is a driver for Durham .

 

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

 

PERMISSION IS REQUESTED FROM THE SCHOOL BOARD FOR:

 

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 

 2.        Approval of Minutes of August 8 and 13, 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, Services and Insurance Report.

 

On motion of  Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board unanimously voted to accept the highest bid of Roy O. Martin of $234,673 for timber sale of Section 16;T9N-R8W for 329 acres of marked timber.

           

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mrs. Masson, the Board  approved to “piggy-back” the bid of  Lafourche Parish School Board’s current bid with Follett Library Resources for providing library books to schools.   

  

Mr. Ralph Wilson presented the Personnel Report.         

 

Mrs. Linda Page presented the following to the Board:

 

·        A listing of those employees who have left the district due to resignation, retirement or termination since the last report. 

 

·       A listing of  recent hires for the 2013-2014 school year.

                 

On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Daniels, the Board, with majority consent, accepted a recommendation to create the position of district-level technology coordinator (or supervisor).  Mr. Wilson cast a nay vote.

 

Mr. George Rhymes presented the Executive Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board approved a proposal to affix the Natchitoches Tri-Centennial Seal to diplomas issued to the graduating classes of 2014 at Natchitoches Central High School and Lakeview High School.  

  

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

 

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DERWOOD DUKE, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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CARL A. MEANS, PRESIDENT