PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING ON AUGUST 9, 2018

 

A public meeting was held at the Natchitoches Parish School Board on August 9, 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:  Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Steven Harris, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz, and Ralph Wilson. Absent members were, Eugean Garner, Carroll Daniels, Katrina Willis, and Michael Hilton.  The meeting was called to order by Board Vice-President, Thomas Melder, followed by an invocation by Mr. Russell Danzy and Pledge of Allegiance by Mrs. Guidroz.

                                     

At Tuesday’s Committee Meeting, the Superintendent gave an update on the progress of things happening for the start of the school year.  Director of Transportation also gave an update from his department and the new buses the system had received.  Mr. Foshee’s report from the Tax Commission was that last month’s taxes were still flat.

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Graham, the following Consent Agenda items passed unanimously from all members present:

 

      1.   Adoption of Agenda.

      2.   Approval of Minutes of July 12, 2018; Special Called Minutes of July 17, 2018

      3.   FINANCE ITEMS

                        A.  Payment of Bills:            

                        B.  Out of State Travel

                              1.      Kayla Rachal, teacher at NCHS, travel to Indianapolis, IN, October 22-27, to attend the National FFA Convention.  The trip will be covered by the VoAg travel fund.

 

                              2.      Aaron Beaubouef, teacher at NCHS, travel to Indianapolis, IN, October 22-27, to attend the National FFA Convention.  The trip will be covered by the VoAg travel fund.

 

                              3.      Logan Duplessis, teacher at NCHS, travel to Indianapolis, IN, October 22-27, to attend the National FFA Convention.  The trip will be covered by the VoAg travel fund.

 

                              4.      Sarah Dyson Mallette, teacher at NCHS, travel to Indianapolis, IN, October 22-27, to attend the National FFA Convention.  The trip will be covered by the VoAg travel fund.

                        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.  On motion of Mr. Danzy, accompanied by a second from Mr. Wilson and unanimous consent from all board members present, the board approved the bid from Odysseware for the Online Couse Content System in the amount of $40,500.  The bid includes the curriculum and license for 1,100 students and $2,500 for onsite implementation training.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, accompanied by a second from Mr. Harris and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved the bids from:

*A&G Computer Services in the amount of $12,490 for Security Camera Systems for Goldonna Elementary/Junior High.

*LaTech Security and Surveillance in the amount of $32,019 for Security Camera Systems for Fairview Alpha Elementary.

*LaTech Security and Surveillance in the amount of $31,842 for Security Camera Systems for Lakeview Junior/Senior High.

 

The Tax Commission Report revealed that collections are still flat.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, accompanied by a second from Mr. Wilson, and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved the Consolidated School Board Budget for 2018-19.

 

The board decided to table the item regarding adopting the authorized millage rates and taxes for the School District No. 9 Bond for Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana for the calendar year 2018.  A Special Called Meeting was announced for August 14, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, accompanied by a second from Mr. Wilson, the board approved the grant agreement with The Rapides Foundation for 2018-2019 Effective schools Initiative in the amount of $142,000 over 12 months beginning July 1, 2018 with authorization for the Superintendent to sign the necessary paperwork.  The following votes were cast, YEAS:  Eugean Garner, Carroll Daniels, Katrina Willis, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz and Ralph Wilson.  NAYS:  Emile Metoyer.  ABSENT:  Michael Hilton and Steven Harris.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, accompanied by a second from Mr. Graham, and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved the agreement with the Rapides Foundation for the Youth Volunteer School District grant for 2018-2019 in the amount of $6,200 over 10 months beginning August 1, 2018 with authorization for the Superintendent to sign all necessary paperwork.

 

A discuss was led by Board Member Steven Harris regarding the Kane County Lawsuit PILT payment information.  Mr. Foshee informed the board that he would check with legal counselor and provide the board with an update at the next board meeting.

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, accompanied by a second from Mr. Harris, and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved the revisions to dress code for Professional/Support Personnel.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy and seconded by Mr. Graham, the meeting adjourned at 5:25 p.m.

 

 

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                                                DALE SKINNER, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

 

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                                                MICHAEL HILTON, PRESIDENT