PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2014

                                     

                   

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, September 11, 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 Dale Skinner, Secretary-Treasurer, were present:  Cecil Walker, Carroll Daniels, Ralph Wilson, Joella Wilson, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Donna Masson, Carl Means, Thomas Melder and George Rhymes. 

 

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

 

Under Superintendent/Staff Reports, Superintendent Skinner discussed the changes to the requirements for hiring Support Personnel.  Persons applying for these positions would no longer be required to have a high school diploma.  Superintendent Skinner also discussed the change in pay for Quiz Bowl Sponsors.  The pay for these positions will decrease from $1200 to $600.

 

The Board recognized Ms. Wanda Farley as Bus Driver of the Year for 2013-2014 school year.  Ms. Farley was presented with a certificate, jacket and t-shirt. Fairview Alpha teacher, Crystal Pierce, spoke a few kind words about Ms. Farley.

 

Under New Business, the Board unanimously approved adopting Ordinance  No#10 of 2014 passed by the Parish Government of Natchitoches as it relates to Voting Precincts. The motion was carried by Mr. Rhymes and seconded by Mr. Graham.

 

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

 

1.          Adoption of Agenda.

 

2.       Approval of Minutes of August 7, 2014

 

3.         FINANCE ITEMS

 

             A.          Payment of Bills: 

          

             B.          Out of State Travel:

 

                                        1.          Ryan Riley, Ag teacher from Lakeview High School, travel to Louisville, Kentucky, October 31-November 2, 2014, to chaperone Marcus Babers, student, to the National FFA Convention. Stipends to be paid according to Board policy.

 

             C.          School Bus Routes Changes:

   D.          Purchase of Buses:

   E.          Advertisements:     Permission to:

   F.          Resignations:                
   G.         Retirements:

             H.          Requests for Leave:

             I.           Termination:

 

Offered by Mr. Danzy and seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board unanimously approved the bid from Brazos Industries LLC for the roof rehabilitation of Frankie Ray Jackson Technical Center in the amount of $396,000.

 

The Board received the Transportation and Tax Commission Reports. 

 

Offered by Mr. Danzy and seconded by Mrs. Masson, the board unanimously approved the 2014-2015 Consolidated Budget.

 

The Board received an updated personnel report from Mrs. Page.

 

The Executive Report was presented to the Board by Mr. Rhymes.

 

Offered by Mr. Danzy and seconded by Mrs. Wilson, the Board unanimously approved November 4, 2014, Election Day, as a holiday for students, faculty and staff.

 

Offered by Mr. Rhymes and seconded by Mrs. Wilson, the Board unanimously approved the Pupil Progression Plan for the 2014-2015 school year.

 

Mr. Rhymes led a discussion with the Board concerning possible modifications to Board policy file number BBBE.  The discussion centered on Board members considering forfeiting their compensation and expenses.

 

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

 

 

 

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  DALE SKINNER,   SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

 

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  CARL MEANS,   PRESIDENT