PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING ON JUNE 9, 2016

 

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, June 9, 2016, 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:  Eugean Garner, Carroll Daniels, Joella Collins, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Emile Metoyer, Steven Harris, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz and Ralph Wilson. The meeting was called to order by President Ralph Wilson, followed by an invocation by Mr. Garner and Pledge of Allegiance Mrs. Collins. 

 

At Thursday’s board meeting under the Superintendent’s Report, Mr. Skinner talked about the test score results and where the parish ranked in various areas compared to other parishes in the State.  Superintendent Skinner also mentioned that he is scheduled to meet with the Judge next month on July 11th.

 

Mr. Hilton expressed his concern regarding liability issues with the out of state request from employees.  A motion was then made by Mr. Hilton and seconded by Mr. Harris that going forward each individual out of state request would be voted on by a roll call of the board.  This motion by Mr. Hilton passed with unanimous consent from the board.

 

On motion of Mrs. Collins and seconded by the Mr. Harris, the following Consent Agenda items were approved:

  

      1.    Adoption of Agenda.

      2.  Approval of Minutes of May 5, 2016; May 16, 2016 Special Called Meeting

      3.    FINANCE ITEMS

                          A.         Payment of Bills:      

                          B.         School Bus Routes Changes:

C.         Purchase of Buses:

D.         Advertisements:   

                                       Permission to advertise for bids:

E.         Resignations:              
             F.          Retirements:

                          G.         Requests for Leave:

H.         Termination:

 

Upon roll call, the board unanimously approved the following out of state travel request:

Ryan Riley, Lakeview High School, Agriculture Teacher. Travel to Indianapolis, IN, July 23-July 30, 2016, to serve as the Louisiana representative for the NCA judging committee.  Trip to be funded by the Vo-Ag Travel.

 

Upon roll call, the board unanimously approved the following out of state travel request:

Barbara Page, NCHS Math teacher.  Travel to Atlanta, GA, June 27-July 3, 2016, to chaperone two students, Mackenzie Morgan and Brock Puryear, to the National Future Business Leaders of America Conference for competition.

 

Upon roll call, the board unanimously approved the following out of state travel request:

Mackenzie Morgan and Brock Puryear, NCHS students.  Travel to Atlanta, GA, June 27-July 3, 2016, to compete in the National Future Business Leaders of America Conference.  Three hundred dollar stipend per student being requested from General Fund.

 

Mr. Danzy presented the Finance Report.  Mr. Danzy made the motion and Mr. Hilton seconded the motion for approval of the bid from Pat Williams Construction, LLC. for Natchitoches Central High School restoration of the Ag building, Field House, Gym and Jump Start/Weight Room.  Upon roll call the following votes were cast.  YEAS:  Mr. Garner, Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Collins, Mr. Graham, Mr. Danzy, Mr. Hilton, Mr. Metoyer, Mr. Harris, Mrs. Guidroz and Mr. Wilson.  NAYS: none. ABSTAIN: Mr. Melder.  The motion passed.

 

Mr. Garner made the motion and Mr. Harris seconded the motion for approval of the bid for Hunting and Fishing Rights Property Lease Contract to lease a specified section of land for the sum of five thousand and one dollars per year.  Upon roll call the following votes were cast.  YEAS:  Mr. Garner,  Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Collins, Mr. Graham, Mr. Danzy, Mr. Metoyer, Mr. Harris, Mr. Melder, Mrs. Guidroz and Mr. Wilson.  NAYS: Mr. Hilton.  The motion passed.

 

On motion of Mr. Daniels, seconded by Mr. Garner and roll call voting, the board unanimously accepted the bids on all food items, juice, milk and milk products, paper and cleaning supplies.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Melder and roll call voting, the board unanimously approved the two-year rate guarantee for Worker’s Compensation Excess Coverage Insurance and authorized the Superintendent to sign the necessary papers.

 

Mr. Danzy made the motion and Mr. Melder seconded the motion for approving the resolution retaining Government Consultants, Inc. as Municipal Advisor pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and provide for other matters in connection therewith.  Upon roll call the following votes were cast.  YEAS:  Mr. Garner,  Mr. Daniels, Mr. Graham, Mr. Danzy, Mr. Hilton, Mr. Metoyer, Mr. Harris, Mr. Melder, Mrs. Guidroz and Mr. Wilson.  NAYS:  Mrs. Collins.  The motion passed.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Hilton and roll call voting, the board unanimously accepted approving the Addendum to previous two-year rate guarantee with the Property Casualty Alliance of Louisiana (PCAL) originally set to expire on June 30, 2017 to extend through June 30, 2019 and authorized the Superintendent to sign the necessary papers.  Addendum will guarantee the 5.78% reduction of rates issued in 2015-2016 for 2016-2017 through 2018-2019.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Melder and roll call voting, the board unanimously granted permission to piggyback Caddo Parish School Board’s bid, including addenda, with Follett School Solutions for providing library books, etc., for 2016-2017.

 

The Executive Report was presented by Mr. Daniels.  Mr. Daniels made the motion and Mr. Melder seconded the motion for approval of the Natchitoches Times as the official journal for the Natchitoches Parish School Board.  Upon roll call the following votes were cast.  YEAS:  Mr. Garner,  Mr. Daniels, Mrs. Collins, Mr. Graham, Mr. Danzy, Mr. Hilton, Mr. Harris, Mr. Melder, Mrs. Guidroz and Mr. Wilson.  NAYS:  Mr. Metoyer.  The motion passed.

 

The Personnel Report was presented by Mrs. Page.  The board was updated on the amount of recruitment that had been done this past school year and also on the amount of certified and qualified staff we have in the parish.

 

On motion of Mr. Melder and seconded by Mr. Danzy, the board unanimously approved the 2016-2017 District Parent and Community Engagement (P.A.C.E) Plan.

 

On motion of Mr. Daniels and seconded by Mr. Danzy, the board unanimously approved changing the dates of the July Committee and Board Meetings from July 5th and 7th to July 12th and 14th.

 

On motion of Mr. Collins and seconded by Mr. Danzy, the meeting adjourned.

 

 

 

 

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                                                    DALE SKINNER,   SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

 

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                                                    RALPH WILSON,   PRESIDENT