PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON OCTOBER 3, 2013

 

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, October 3, 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, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Donna Masson, Carl Means, Thomas Melder and George Rhymes.  Absent:   Joella Wilson and Harry Graham.

 

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

                                    

Under Superintendent/Staff Reports, the Board received:

 

The Board Update as presented by Dr. Duke.  Dr. Duke gave a report on the current enrollment and thanked the APHN for their support of the third grade classes for the tours they had provided.

 

The Board recognized Brooke Blackmon from Lakeview High School for public speaking. She will compete at the National FFA Convention as the State Champion Prepared Public Speaker for Louisiana.

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Danzy, the Board unanimously approved the distribution of one-time MFP appropriations as follows: 

 

Full - time certificated       -      $583.00

Full - time non-certificated  -    $250.00        

 

Employees will receive the one-time pay by November 15, 2013.  To be eligible, employees had to be hired by October 1, 2013.

 

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

      

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 

 2.        Approval of Minutes of September 5, 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.

 

Mr. Steven Solomon, Supervisor of Finance, presented the sales tax report.         

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Wilson, and unanimously carried, the Board approved a resolution authorizing a grant agreement between the Natchitoches Parish School Board and The Rapides Foundation for 2013-2014 STEM/CTE Grant with authorization for the Superintendent to sign all necessary papers.  The purpose of the grant is to increase the level of educational attainment and achievement as the primary path to improved economic, social and health status.  The amount of grant funding from the foundation not to exceed $138,000.

                    

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

 

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DERWOOD DUKE, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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CARL MEANS, PRESIDENT