PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING ON DECEMBER 4, 2014

                                   

                 

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, December 4, 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, and Thomas Melder. George Rhymes was absent.

 

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

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson and seconded by Mr. Danzy, the Board approved the distribution of one-time MFP appropriations.  Certified personnel would receive $583 and all other support staff would receive $250.

 

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Mr. Von Kanel, Music Teacher at L. P. Vaughn, ask the Board for their approval of the start of the L.P. Vaughn Fine Arts School.  On motion of Mr. Wilson and seconded by Mr. Melder, the Board approved the L.P. Vaughn Fine Arts School.

 

On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, Mr. Ron Prewitt presented the Board with information on the upcoming timber sale.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy and seconded by Mr. Hilton, the Board approved the replanting of 17 acre Marthaville Section 16, TN9, Range 10W.

 

On motion of Ms. Joella Wilson, and seconded by Mr. Danzy the Board approved the following consent agenda items:

 

FINANCE ITEMS

 

             A.          Payment of Bills: 

          

             B.          Out of State Travel:

 

                                        1.  Linda Page, Director of Human Resources, Natchitoches Parish School Board, travel to Nacogdoches, TX, December 5, 2014, to attend a Teacher Job Fair at Stephen F. Austin University. Stipend to be paid according to the Board policy.

 

             C.          School Bus Routes Changes:

             D.          Purchase of Buses:

             E.          Advertisements:   

                Permission to advertise for bids:

             *1.  Authorize advertisement for bids of 69 acre clear cut, 260 acre selective thinning Tract 1106, Section 16, T11N.   

             F.          Resignations:                
             G.         Retirements:

             H.          Requests for Leave:

             I.           Termination:

                          

The Finance report was presented to the Board by Mr. Danzy.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy and seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board approved the lowest bid from SYSCO for the Child Nutrition Program.  The bids were opened on November 11, 2014.

 

Mr. Jason Edwards presented the Board with the Transportation Report.  Mr. Edwards informed the Board that they would be putting a bus in the Christmas Parade this year which will carry the Student and Teachers of the Year.  Mr. Edwards also informed the Board that he had gotten approval for a $300 sign on bonus for new drivers and that new drivers would also receive a “monitoring fee” during a two week period of training.

 

The Board received the Tax Commission Reports.

 

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

 

Motioned by Ms. Joella Wilson and seconded by Mr. Danzy, the Board approved the Board calendar for 2015.

 

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

 

 

 

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DALE SKINNER,   SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

 

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GEORGE RHYMES,   PRESIDENT