PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 5, 2019

 

A public meeting was held at the Natchitoches Parish School Board on September 5, 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 (5:04 p.m.), Tan’Keia Palmer and Reba Phelps.  The meeting was called to order by Board President, Rhonda Guidroz, followed by an invocation by Mrs. Katrina Willis and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Emile Metoyer.

 

The Committee Meeting was held on Tuesday, September 3, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Natchitoches Parish School Board Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Harris to accept the following Consent Agenda items.  Mr. Metoyer 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 8, 2019

      3.      FINANCE ITEMS

                        A.  Payment of Bills:

                        B.  Out of State Travel

                                                        1.  Ashlee Krebs, NCHS Ag Teacher, travel to Indianapolis, IN, October 28, 2019-November 3, 2019, to chaperone students at the National FFA Convention. The trip is at no cost to the board.

                        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. Harris to accept the base bid of $141,314 from Testament Construction Services, LLC., for athletic improvements to Fairview-Alpha Elementary School.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Metoyer and unanimous consent from all members present.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to accept the bid of $54,720 from A&G Computer Services for a security camera system for Natchitoches Central High School.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Garner and unanimous consent from all members present.

 

There wasn’t a Transportation Report given at this months meeting.

 

The Tax Commission Report update was given by Mr. Richard Foshee, who stated that taxes were still relatively flat for the year to date.

 

Mr. Harris made a motion to amend the proposed mileage allowance of fifty-eight cents ($0.58) per mile to fifty cents ($0.50) per mile in the revisions to the travel policy with a start date of October 1, 2019.  The amendment was accompanied by a second from Mr. Metoyer and unanimous consent from all members present.  A motion was made by Mr. Benefield to accept the travel policy.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Metoyer and unanimous consent from all members present.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to adopt the Consolidated School Budget for 2019-2020.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Garner and unanimous consent from all members present.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Danzy to adopt the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for Fortenberry & Ballard, PC.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Harris and unanimous consent from all members present.

 

A motion was made by Mrs. Broadway to table the discussion with regard to taking action to move forward with OpenGov.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Harris and unanimous consent from all members present.

 

The Executive Report was presented by Mr. Benefield.  A motion was made by Mr. Benefield to approve addendums to the 2019-2020 Pupil Progression Plan.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mrs. Phelps and unanimous consent from all members present.

 

On motion of Mr. Benefield and seconded by Mrs. Broadway, the meeting adjourned at 5:40 p.m.

 

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                                                            DALE SKINNER, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                                            RHONDA GUIDROZ, PRESIDENT