PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING ON MARCH 9, 2017

                                     

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, March 9, 2017, 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, Joella Wilson, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Emile Metoyer, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz and Ralph Wilson. Absent members were: Carroll Daniels, Harry Graham and Steven Harris. The meeting was called to order by President Ralph Wilson, followed by an invocation by Mrs. Guidroz and Pledge of Allegiance Mr. Harris.

 

Superintendent reported that things had been running smoothly around the parish. 

 

There was no old or new business to discuss.

 

On motion of Ms. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Garner, the following consent agenda was approved by all members present. 

 

      1.    Adoption of Agenda.

      2.  Approval of Minutes of February 16, 2017; Minutes of Special Called Meeting of February 14, 2017

      3.    FINANCE ITEMS

 

                          A.  Payment of Bills:            

                          B.  Out of State Travel:

                          1.  Linda Page, Director of Human Resources, travel to Hattiesburg, MS, March 8-9, to attend a teacher job fair.  Requesting that all expenses be paid according to the board policy.

                          C.  School Bus Routes Changes:

D.  Purchase of Buses:

E.  Advertisements:  

                                       1.  Permission to advertise for bids:

a. Liquefied gas service for 2017-18 school year.

b. Printing of agendas for 2017-18 school year.                                         

F.  Resignations:                        
             G. Retirements:

                          H. Requests for Leave:

I.  Termination:

 

The finance report was presented by Mr. Danzy.  On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Ms. Wilson and approval of all members present, the board unanimously approved the following large equipment bids:

 

             Tilting Skillet-Fairview Alpha-Alack Refrigeration-$12,288.00

             Walk-In freezer-NJH@FRJ-NOLA Restaurant Supply & Design-$18,550.00

Convection Steamer-LP Vaughn and Marthaville-Alack Refrigeration-$15,570.00 each

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Melder and approval of all members present, the board unanimously granted permission to exercise the first of three renewal options with Ralston Exterminating for pest control service for 2017-18 school year.

 

On motion of Mr. Melder, seconded by Mr. Danzy and unanimous approval of all members present, the board granted permission to take action with respect to announcing that the Parish School Board of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana, plans to consider adopting a resolution ordering and calling an election to be held within School District No. 9 of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, to authorize the issuance of general obligation bonds at its meeting on Monday, April 10, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Parish School Board Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Garner and unanimous approval of all members present, the board granted permission to take action with respect to announcing that in the event the voters approve the levy of a ½% sales and use tax at the April 29, 2017 election, the Parish School Board of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana (the “School Board”), acting as the governing authority of the School Sales Tax District of the Parish of Natchitoches, State of Louisiana (the “District”), plans to adopt an ordinance providing for the levy of said sales and use tax pursuant to said voter authorization, at its meeting on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the Parish School Board Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

 

On motion of Mrs. Guidroz, seconded by Mr. Danzy and unanimous approval of all members present, the board accepted the personnel report as it was presented.

 

Mr. Hilton presented the executive report. On motion of Mr. Hilton, seconded by Ms. Wilson, the following votes were cast in unanimous approval of the 2017-2018 school calendar, YEAS: Mr. Garner, Ms. Wilson, Mr. Danzy, Mr. Hilton, Mr. Metoyer, Mr. Harris, Mr. Melder, Mrs. Guidroz and Mr. Wilson.  NAYS:  NONE.  ABSENT:  Mr. Daniels and Mr. Graham.

 

On motion of Ms. Wilson and seconded by Mr. Hilton, the meeting adjourned at

5:06 p.m.

 

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                                                    DALE SKINNER,   SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                                    RALPH WILSON,   PRESIDENT