PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON NOVEMBER 7, 2013

                                                         

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, November 7, 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 member and Derwood Duke, Secretary-Treasurer, were present:  Cecil Walker, Carroll Daniels, Ralph Wilson, Joella Wilson,  Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Donna Masson, Carl Means, Thomas Melder and George Rhymes.  Absent:  Harry Graham.

 

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

                                    

Under Superintendent/Staff Reports, the Board received:

 

The Board Update by Dr. Duke.  Dr. Duke presented schools that received designation as “Top Gains”.   The eight schools were East Natchitoches Elementary and Middle, Fairview Alpha Elementary and Jr. High, Goldonna Elementary and Junior High, NSU Middle School, L. P. Vaughn and Middle,

 

Natchitoches Magnet and Frankie Ray Jackson Technical Center.  Only one school, Parks Elementary/Middle School, remains in academically  unacceptable status.

 

Donny Moon, LSU Agriculture Center, reported on the Natchitoches Parish 4-H Youth Development Program.

           

Mr. Ron Prewitt of Mitchell & Prewitt, forester consultant, reported on timber harvesting and reforestation of school board owned timber.

 

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

 

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 

 2.        Approval of Minutes of October 3, 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:

 

            (1)       The leasing for agricultural purposes of the 16th Section land in Township 9 North, Range 6 West, of 68.37 acres near Luella, Louisiana.

 

F.        Resignations:       

                
            G.        Retirements:

            H.        Requests for Leave:

            I.          Termination:

                       

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

 

Mr. Steven Solomon presented tax commission report.           

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board approved a renewal of a lease by Mr. Derrick D. Matt, Jr. for the portion of 16th Section of School Board owned land lying north and east of Little River in Township 7 North, Range 5 West, and containing 256.12 acres.  Total acreage is 434.95.  Mr. Matt has the option to renew the lease for a period of five years at the rate of $4,200.00 per year.  The lease will start on the first day of February 2014 and end on the thirty-first day of January 2019.

 

Mrs. Page presented a personnel update.

               

There were no agenda items to be discussed under the Executive Report.

 

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 MEANS, PRESIDENT