PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 6, 2018

 

A public meeting was held at the Natchitoches Parish School Board on September 6, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Natchitoches Parish School Board Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana. Upon roll call, the following members and Dale Skinner, Secretary-Treasurer, were present:  Eugean Garner, Carroll Daniels, Katrina Willis, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Steven Harris, Thomas Melder, and Rhonda Guidroz. Absent members were, Michael Hilton and Ralph Wilson.  The meeting was called to order by Board Vice-President, Thomas Melder, followed by an invocation by Mr. Steven Harris and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Russell Danzy.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Garner to accept the following Consent Agenda items with the exception of item “D”.  Mr. Harris offered a second to the motion.  All members present at the meeting unanimously approved the motion and the second.

 

      1.   Adoption of Agenda.

      2.   Approval of Minutes of August 9, 2018; Special Called Minutes of August 14, 2018

      3.   FINANCE ITEMS

                        A.  Payment of Bills:            

                        B.  Out of State Travel

                        C.  School Bus Routes Changes:

D.  Purchase of Buses:

                        1.  Jeffery Bernstein

E.  Advertisements:   

                                    1.  Permission to advertise for bids: 

                                                a. TimberBids on Posey Road Tract

F.  Resignations:                      

G. Retirements:

                        H. Requests for Leave:

I.  Termination:

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to approve the policy requiring all Board bus drivers to meet the same codes and requirements as leased buses.  Mr. Harris offered a second to the motion.  All members present at the meeting unanimously approved the motion and the second.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Metoyer to approve Jeffery Bernstein’s request to purchase a bus.  Mr. Harris offered a second to the motion.  All members present at the meeting unanimously approved the motion and the second.

 

Mr. Danzy presented the Finance report.  On motion of Mr. Danzy, accompanied by a second from Mr. Harris and unanimous consent from all board members present, the board accepted the Tax Commission Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Harris, accompanied by a second from Mr. Graham and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved a resolution authorizing the incurring of debt and issuance of, not exceeding Nineteen Million Seven Hundred Fifty Thousand Dollars ($19,750,000) of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2018, of School District No.9 of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana; prescribing the form, terms and conditions of said Bonds; designating the date, denomination and place of payment of said Bonds; providing for the payment thereof in principal and interest; authorizing the agreement with the Paying Agent; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

 

A motion was offered by Mr. Danzy to approve the NPSB iPad policy.  Mrs. Guidroz offered a second to the motion.  All members present at the meeting unanimously approved the motion and the second.

 

A motion was offered by Mr. Garner to approve adopting Consolidated School Board Budget 2018-2019, as presented at the August 2018 meeting.  Mr. Danzy offered a second to the motion.  All members present at the meeting unanimously approved the motion and the second.

 

A motion was offered by Mr. Garner to approve the new job descriptions for Accounting Clerk, Accounting Department Manager and Accounting Department Internal Auditor Mr. Graham offered a second to the motion.  All members present at the meeting unanimously approved the motion and the second.

 

Mr. Foshee informed the board that based on the decision of Board counsel; NPSB did not fall within the guidelines to join the Kane County Lawsuit.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy and seconded by Mr. Harris, the meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.

 

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                                                DALE SKINNER, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                                MICHAEL HILTON, PRESIDENT