PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING ON JUNE 6, 2019

 

A public meeting was held at the Natchitoches Parish School Board on June 6, 2019, 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:  Russell Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Katrina Willis, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan’Keia Palmer and Reba Phelps.  The meeting was called to order by Board President, Rhonda Guidroz, followed by an invocation by Mr. Steven Harris and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Eugean Garner.

 

At Tuesday’s Committee Meeting under the Superintendent’s Report, there was much discussion regarding the 2019-20 NPSB calendar.  Mrs. Toni Bennett spoke to the Board about the possibility of applying for a Louisiana Rehab Services grant.  The grant would provide the parish with two Transition Specialist.  At Thursday’s Board Meeting, the board discussed possible changes to the current cell phone policy. 

 

A motion was made by Mr. Garner 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 May 13, 2019

      3.      FINANCE ITEMS

                              A.  Payment of Bills:            

                              B.  Out of State Travel

                                                            1.            Jacquelyn Rainwater, JAG teacher, NJH, travel to Orlando, Florida, July 8-13, 2019, to attend JAG Conference.  The trip will be funded by the JAG Aim High Fund.

                                                            2.            1SG Michael Selby, JROTC Instructor, NCHS, travel to Fort Knox, Kentucky, September 15-20, 2019.  The trip will be at no cost to the board.

                                                            3.            Mary Morgan, Assistive Technology Teacher, NCHS, travel to Galveston, Texas, June 9-11, 2019, to the SWAAAC Conference.  The trip will be funded by the Northwest Assistive Technology Center (LATI).

                                                            4.            Bobby Kellogg Jr., AFJROTC Instructor, Lakeview, travel to Biloxi, MS, July 14-19, 2019, to supervise and instruct four Lakeview cadets as part of the AFJROTC Cadet Leadership Course.  Students attending the trip will be:  Gage Ybarra, Shakayla Browder, James Owens, III, and Micah Martin.

                                                           *5.           Tara Sapp, JAG teacher, NPTCC, travel to Orlando, FL, July 8-13, 2019, to attend JAG Conference.  The trip will be funded by the JAG Aim High 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. Russell Danzy. A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to accept the bid from Lamm Food Service for Processed & Frozen Food for July 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mrs. Phelps and unanimous consent from all board members present.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to accept the bid from Oak Farms for Milk & Milk Products for the 2019-20 school year.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Metoyer and unanimous consent from all board members present.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to accept the bids from Carefree Janitorial Supply, Daxwell, Economical Janitorial & Paper Supplies, Sysco East Texas, Pyramid School Products and Unipak Corp for Paper & Cleaning Supplies for the 2019-20 school year.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mrs. McGaskey and unanimous consent from all board members present.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Harris to accept the base bid from Regional Construction, LLC for a total contract amount of $265,000.00 for parking lot and drives reconstruction at Natchitoches Junior High School.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Metoyer and unanimous consent from all board members present.

 

The Transportation Report was presented at Tuesday’s Committee Meeting.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to accept the budget update as presented by Business Director, Richard Foshee.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Garner and unanimous consent from all board members present.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to approve a grant agreement with The Rapides Foundation for the renewal of the Healthy Behaviors Partnership Grant for the 2019-20 school year over 12 months beginning July 1, 2019 with authorization for the Superintendent to sign all necessary paperwork.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Harris and unanimous consent from all board members present.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to approve a grant agreement with The Rapides Foundation for the renewal of the Youth Volunteer School District grant for the 2019-20 school year over 12 months beginning July 1, 2019 with authorization for the Superintendent to sign all necessary paperwork.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Metoyer and unanimous consent from all board members present.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to approve a grant agreement with The Rapides Foundation for the 2019-20 Effective Schools Initiative Grant in the amount of $142,000.00 over 12 months beginning July 1, 2019 with authorization for the Superintendent to sign all necessary paperwork.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Harris and unanimous consent from all board members present.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Metoyer to approve the new job description and salary schedule for Senior Network Technician.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Benefield and unanimous consent from all board members present.

 

The Executive Report was presented by Mr. Benefield.  A motion was made by Mr. Benefield to approve the 2019-20 NPSB Student Handbook. The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Garner and unanimous consent from all board members present.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Metoyer to approve the cutting of grass and spraying of weed at Cloutierville School.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Danzy and unanimous consent from all board members present.

 

Mr. Metoyer requested to table the discussion of reopening Cloutierville School if a bond issue is passed.  A town hall meeting with the citizen of that district is schedule for June 13, 2019 at St. John Catholic Church.

 

The was no action taking on the agenda item regarding moving students from Provencal School to Marthaville School to alleviate overcrowding.

 

On motion of Mr. Metoyer and seconded by Mr. Harris, the meeting adjourned at 5:55 p.m.

 

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                                                            DALE SKINNER, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                                            RHONDA GUIDROZ, PRESIDENT