PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING ON APRIL 3, 2014

 

 

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, April 3, 2014, 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 Walke, 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 Means, followed by an invocation by Mrs. Masson and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Walker.

 

Dr. Derwood Duke presented the Board Update.

 

The Board recognized the Natchitoches Central  High School Basketball Team, 5A State Champions.   

 

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

 

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 

 2.        Approval of Minutes of March 6, 2014

 

 3.        FINANCE ITEMS

 

            A.         Payment of Bills:     

 

            B.         Out of State Travel:

 

(1)        Sharon French, Principal, and Anita Evans, Coordinator, Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School, travel to Rosemont, Illinois,from June 29-July 2, 2014, to attend a national conference on School Discipline and Innovative Teaching.  Paid by a grant for professional development.

 

            C.         School Bus Routes Changes:

 

            D.         Purchase of Buses:

 

E.         Advertisements:  Permission to:

 

(1)        Advertise for bids for Liquefied Gas Service for 2014-15 school year.

(2)        Exercise third and final renewal option with Progressive Waste Management for waste disposal services for 2014-15 school year.

(3)        Exercise second of three renewal options with Ralston Exterminating for Pest Control Service for 2014-15 school year.

(4)        Advertise for bids for all food items for Child Nutrition Program for the 2014 -2015 school year  (opened Tuesday, May 13, 2014 and Tuesday, November 11, 2014, both at 2:00 p.m.)

(5)        Advertise for bids for milk and milk products for 2014-15 school year (opened Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 2:45 p.m.)

(6)        Advertise for bids for juice and juice products for 2014-15 school year (opened Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 3:00 p.m.)

(7)        Advertise for bids for paper and cleaning supplies for 2014-15 school year (opened Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 2:00 p.m.)

 

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. Graham, the Board accepted the lowest bid meeting specifications of Methods, Inc. in the amount of $124,000 for Unified Threat Management.   Mr. Hilton voted Nay. 

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Melder, the Board unanimously authorized the Supervisor of  Business Affairs to proceed with the next step for an addition and  renovation at Provencal Elem./Jr. High School.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Walker, the Board approved additional millage to be added to the November ballot for increase in maintenance in Consolidated School District 8.  

 

Mr. George Rhymes presented the Executive Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mrs. Masson, the Board approved the Natchitoches Parish Student Handbook for 2014-15.  Mrs. Wilson cast a Nay vote.

 

On motion of Mr. Rhymes, the Board adjourned.

 

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DERWOOD  DUKE,  SECRETARY- TREASURER

 

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CARL  MEANS,  PRESIDENT