PROCEEDINGS OF SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON JUNE 18, 2020

                                     

                   

A special called meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, June 18, 2020 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 Superintendent Grant Eloi were present:  Russell Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield, Eugean Garner, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan’Keia Palmer and Reba Phelps.  Absent members were Steve Harris and Katrina Willis.

 

The meeting was called to order by President Billy Benefield, followed by an invocation by Ms. Palmer and Pledge of Allegiance by Mrs. Broadway. 

 

A motion was offered by Mr. Danzy to suspend the rules and two agenda items for discussion and approval.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mrs. Broadway and unanimous consent from all members present.  The motion passed.

 

A motion was offered by Mr. Garner to allow the Superintendent to enter into grant negotiations with Rapides Foundation.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mr. Danzy and unanimous consent from all members present.  The motion passed.

 

A motion was offered by Mr. Danzy to accept the 2020-21 Effective Schools Initiative grant in the amount of $142,000 over 12 months beginning July 1, 2020.  The motion was accompanied by a second from Mrs. Guidroz.  Upon roll call the following votes were recorded.  YEAS:  Russell Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield, Eugean Garner, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan’Keia Palmer and Reba Phelps.  NAYS: NONE. ABSENT:  Steven Harris and Katrina Willis.  The motion passed.

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy the meeting adjourned at 5:08 p.m.

 

 

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                                                GRANT ELOI, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                                BILLY BENEFIELD JR., PRESIDENT