PROCEEDINGS OF SPECIAL-CALLED MEETING

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON AUGUST 14, 2018

 

 

A special-called meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on August 14, 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, Tommy Melder, Rhonda Guidroz and Ralph Wilson. 

 

The meeting was called to order by President Michael Hilton, followed by an invocation by Mr. Danzy and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Harris.

 

On motion of Mr. Melder, accompanied by a second from Mr. Harris and unanimous consent from all board members, the board approved adopting the authorized millage rates and/or taxes for the School District No. 9 Bond for Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana for the calendar year 2018.  The bond passed on April 28, 2018.

 

Mr. Foshee proposed a $2000 stipend for this school year and retroactive for the previous school year.  A motion was made by Mr. Wilson, accompanied by a second from Mrs. Willis to accept the Mr. Foshee’s proposal.  Upon roll call, the board voted unanimously to accept the proposal.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy, accompanied by a second from Mr. Garner to enter into Executive Session.  Upon roll call the following votes were cast. YEAS:  Mr. Garner, Carroll Daniels, Katrina Willis, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Emile Metoyer, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz, Ralph Wilson.  NAYS:  Steven Harris.  The motion passed and the board entered into Executive Session as 5:06 p.m.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy, accompanied by a second from Mr. Harris and unanimous consent to end the Executive Session at 5:58 p.m.

 

Mr. Hilton called for a motion to accept the recommendation by Director of Personnel, Linda Page, “to have dialogue and that retaliation doesn’t take place and to bring necessary closure to the matter.  Beyond that, no further action needs to be taken at this time unless the board believes further action is appropriate.”  Mr. Metoyer called for a motion to amend the previous recommendation to a “one-month suspension without pay for Superintendent Skinner for violating an employee’s rights.”  Mr. Harris seconded the motion.  Upon roll call the following votes were cast.  YEAS:  Katrina Willis, Harry Graham, Emile Metoyer, Steven Harris, Ralph Wilson.  NAYS:  Eugean Garner, Carroll Daniels, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz.  The motion failed.  On motion of Mr. Melder, accompanied by a second from Mr. Garner, the following votes were cast to accept the recommendation by Director of Personnel, Linda Page, “to have dialogue and that retaliation doesn’t take place and to bring necessary closure to the matter.  Beyond that, no further action needs to be taken at this time unless the board believes further action is appropriate.”  YEAS:  Eugean Garner, Carroll Daniels, Katrina Willis, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz, Ralph Wilson.  NAYS:  Emile Metoyer, Steven Harris.  The motion passed.

 

On motion of Mr. Melder, seconded by Mr. Danzy, the Board adjourned at 6:04 p.m.

 

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                                                                        DALE SKINNER, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                                                        MICHAEL HILTON, PRESIDENT