PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING ON OCTOBER 4, 2018

 

A public meeting was held at the Natchitoches Parish School Board on October 4, 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, Katrina Willis, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Michael Hilton, Emile Metoyer, Steven Harris, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz and Ralph Wilson. Carroll Daniels was absent.  The meeting was called to order by Board President, Michael Hilton, followed by an invocation by Mr. Steven Harris and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Russell Danzy.

 

Under the Superintendent’s Report, Ms. Jennifer Ingram presented certificates and medals to students who scored in the Top 5% of the LEAP 2025. At Thursday’s meeting, the board got a chance to witness the new SPED robot, MILO.  Members were able to see a student from the parish interact with MILO.  Through a private donation, Natchitoches Parish is the first in the state to have the use of this new technology. The parish currently has three robots in use to help students on the autism spectrum. 

                                     

A motion was made by Mr. Wilson to accept the following Consent Agenda items.  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 September 6, 2018

      3.   FINANCE ITEMS

                        A.  Payment of Bills:            

                        B.  Out of State Travel 

                        C.  School Bus Routes Changes:

D.  Purchase of Buses:

E.  Advertisements:   

                                    1.  Permission to advertise for bids: 

                                                a. Asbestos removal in the “Old Magnet School”

 

F.  Resignations:                      

G. Retirements:

                        H. Requests for Leave:

I.  Termination:

 

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to accept Rimmer Electric’s bid of $153, 760 for LED SIGNS FOR Fairview Alpha, Lakeview, and Marthaville.  Mr. Garner 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. Danzy to accept the budget update as presented by Mr. Richard Foshee.  Mr. Graham 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. Melder to approve the test security policy.  Mr. Harris 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. Wilson to approve the Natchitoches Parish School Board Wellness policy.  Mr. Melder 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. Harris to table the discussion regarding moving BRE from Cloutierville to Provencal according to student count. Mr. Wilson offered a second to the motion.  All members present at the meeting unanimously approved the motion and the second.

 

On motion of Mr. Melder and seconded by Mr. Danzy, the meeting adjourned at 5:51 p.m.

 

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                                                DALE SKINNER, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                                MICHAEL HILTON, PRESIDENT