PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING ON MAY 10, 2018

 

A public meeting was held at the Natchitoches Parish School Board on May 10, 2018, 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, Katrina Willis, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Emile Metoyer, Steven Harris, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz, and Ralph Wilson. The meeting was called to order by Board President, Michael Hilton, followed by an invocation by Mr. Russell Danzy and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Eugean Garner.

                                     

At Tuesday’s Committee Meeting, the board recognized the Student of the Year recipients from each school.  Presenting the certificates and plaques were Anita Dubois and Superintendent Skinner.  At Thursday’s Board Meeting, the board recognized the Teachers, Principal and Support Staff of the Year recipients from the parish.  Presenting the certificates and plaques were Mrs. Linda Page and Superintendent Skinner.

 

STUDENTS OF THE YEAR:  Jazlyn Alarcon (East), Allen Saba (Fairview), Kaylee Jordan (Marthaville), Nathaniel Lester (Cloutierville), Colie Killingsworth (Goldonna), Simone Roberson (LPVaughn), Huntar Goings (Magnet), Addison Ivy (Provencal), Cadie Coleman (Lakeview), Cami Faircloth (Goldonna), Zoie Britt (Lakeview), Lytiere Lazard (NJH), McKenzie Broadway (Magnet), Anna Coleman (NSU-M), Calvin Willis (Provencal).  Winners were:  Gracie Moore (5th grade Magnet), Tinley Durr (8th grade Marthaville), Joshua Fortenberry (12th grade NCHS).

 

TEACHERS, PRINCIPAL AND SUPPORT STAFF OF THE YEAR:  Lita Lemelle (Cloutierville), Rodney Meziere (Cloutierville), Erin Hollier (East), Kati Dowden (Fairview), Gwen Foy (FRJTC), Mallory Williams (Goldonna), Annie Oliphant (Goldonna), Tameshia Fredrick (Lakeview), Codie Goings (Magnet), Vietta Hendrickson (Marthaville), Emily Poche (NSU-E), Jennifer Hudson (NSU-M), Vanessa Birdwell (Provencal), Deanna Elkins (Provencal), Jessica Choyce (LPVaughn), Aly Erikson (Weaver), Amy Clark (Goldonna), Nebrenda Raymond (LPVaughn), Linda Davidson (Lakeview).  Winners were:  Aly Erikson (Elem-Weaver), Tameka Star (Jr. High-NJH), Brian Ross (High School-Lakeview), Judy Lloyd (Elem. Support Staff-East), Shelia Helaire (Jr. High Support Staff-NJH), William Gordy (High School Principal-NCHS)

 

Under New Business, a motion was made by Mr. Garner, accompanied with a second from Mr. Graham and unanimous consent from all members present to adopt other authorized millage rates and taxes for 2018.

 

On motion of Mr. Metoyer, seconded by Mr. Graham, the following Consent Agenda items passed with unanimous approval from all members present (Mr. Daniels was not available for voting on these items):

 

      1.   Adoption of Agenda.

      2.   Approval of Minutes of April 12, 2018

      3.   FINANCE ITEMS

                        A.  Payment of Bills:            

                        B.  Out of State Travel:

                                    1.    Jacquelyn Rainwater, JAG Teacher, NJH, travel to Hot Springs, AR, May 18-19, 2018, to chaperone twenty-four JAG students who will be attending the Education in Motion Program.  The trip will be funded by JAG.

 

                                    2.   Michael Wilson, JAG Teacher, NJH, travel to Hot Springs, AR, May 18-19, 2018, to chaperone twenty-four JAG students who will be attending the Education in Motion Program.  The trip will be funded by JAG.

 

                                    3.   Jennifer Martin, Assistant Principal, Lakeview High School, travel to Orlando, FL, June 24-27, 2018, to attend Model School Conference 2018.  The trip will be funded by Title II.

 

                                    4.   Alyson Erikson, Teacher, M.R. Weaver, travel to Orlando, FL, June 24-27, 2018, to attend Model School Conference 2018.  The trip will be funded by Title II.

 

                              5.   Chrystal Davis, Assistant Principal, Natchitoches Jr. High, travel to Orlando, FL, June 24-27, 2018, to attend Model School Conference 2018.  The trip will be funded by Title II.

 

                                    6.   Trisha Weaver, Model Teacher, Natchitoches Jr. High, travel to Orlando, FL, June 24-27, 2018, to attend Model School Conference 2018.  The trip will be funded by Title II.

 

                        C.  School Bus Routes Changes:

D.  Purchase of Buses:

E.  Advertisements:   

                                    1.  Permission to advertise for bids: 

F.  Resignations:                      
            G. Retirements:

                        H. Requests for Leave:

I.  Termination:

 

The Finance report was presented by Mr. Danzy.  A motion was made by Mr. Garner, accompanied by a second from Mr. Harris and unanimous consent from all members present, to accept the bid from Stephens Contracting Co., Inc. for the HVAC & Electrical upgrades to Goldonna Elem./Jr. High School.  Mr. Wilson and Mr. Daniels were not available for voting on this item.

 

There was no Transportation Report given for the May meeting.  The start date for the new transportation contract is July 1, 2018.

 

The Tax Commission Report revealed that collections are still flat.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mrs. Guidroz, and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved the budget updates given at Tuesday’s Committee Meeting.  Mr. Foshee reported that as of the end of March, April was running under budget.

 

There was no discussion of the personnel report update.

 

The Executive Committee report was presented by Mr. Melder.  At Tuesday’s Committee Meeting, an update was given in regards to the Consolidated #6 Bond renewal-7 Mil set to expire EOY 2019 and consolidated #7 Bond Renewal-7 mil-set to expire EOY 2020.  A recommendation was made to put the items on the December ballet.

 

An update on MILO the Robot was given by Mrs. Toni Bennett.  The parish will have use of MILO for 3 years.

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Danzy and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved the Student Handbook revisions for 2018-2019.  Minor updates were made to the uniform color and a new item was added related to corporal punishment.

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Metoyer and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved adding to the agenda the following item:  Consider approving Consolidated #6 Bond renewal and Consolidated #7 Bond renewal to the General Election ballet for December 8, 2018.  On motion of Mr. Garner, seconded by Mr. Metoyer, and unanimous consent from all members present, the added item was approved.

 

On motion of Mr. Harris, seconded by Mr. Metoyer and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved adding to the agenda the following item:  Consider approving private automobile travel for NCHS Cheerleaders to Greatwolf Lodge in Grapevine, TX for cheer camp for the dates of May 28-31, 2018.  Mr. Wilson voiced several concerns regarding liability with this item.  On motion of Mr. Metoyer, seconded by Mr. Harris, and unanimous consent from all members present, the added item was approved.

 

On motion of Mr. Metoyer, seconded by Mr. Harris, and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved adding to the agenda the following item:  Consider approving students from the Natchez area that have been attending Provencal Elementary Jr. High School to begin attending Cloutierville Elementary Jr. High School for the 2018-2019 school year.  On motion of Mr. Metoyer, seconded by Mr. Danzy, the board approved the added agenda item.  YEAS:  Eugene Garner, Carroll Daniels, Katrina Willis, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Emile Metoyer, Steven Harris, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz.  NAYS:  Ralph Wilson.

 

On motion of Mr. Harris, seconded by Mr. Metoyer, and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved adding to the agenda the following item:  Consider approving students who live in the following areas: Airport Road area, Fairgrounds Road area, south Town Community area and Fish Hatchery Road area to LA Highway 494, enrollment into the Natchitoches Parish City Schools.  On motion of Mr. Melder, seconded by Mr. Metoyer, the board approved the added agenda item.  YEAS:  Eugene Garner, Carroll Daniels, Katrina Willis, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Emile Metoyer, Steven Harris, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz.  NAYS:  Ralph Wilson.

 

On motion of Mr. Metoyer and seconded by Mrs. Guidroz, the meeting adjourned.

 

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                                                DALE SKINNER, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

 

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                                                MICHAEL HILTON, PRESIDENT