OCTOBER 14, 1997


A special meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was called for 5:30 P.M. Tuesday, October 14, 1997, in the Board Room of the School Board Office, 310 Royal Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and upon roll call, the following members and V. Kenneth Dutile, Secretary-Treasurer, were present:   Cecil Walker, Edward Ward, Jr., Carroll Daniels, Dorothy Wilkerson, Rudolph Leon, Jr., Ralph Wilson, Thomas E. Roque, Bobby R. Thomas, William L. Hall, and E.L. Moss, Jr.    Absent: None.


The meeting was called to order by President Leon, followed by an invocation by Mr. Thomas and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Leon.


On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mrs. Wilkerson, the Board unanimously approved the contract with Dr. Patrice Moulton to conduct assessments of the Safe & Drug-Free Schools and Communities Program.  The contract is not to exceed $5000.00 and is to be funded out of SDFSC.


On motion of Mr. Daniels, seconded by Mr. Thomas, that the Board approve a resolution for temporary replacement of Mr. Carl Henry by Mrs. Julia Hildebrand until May 2, 1998, when a special election will be held naming a permanent replacement to complete the unexpired term.


YEAS:  Walker, Ward, Daniels, Wilkerson, Leon, Wilson, Roque, Thomas, Hall and Moss.

NAYS:  NONE.   ABSENT:   None.         (Carried)


On motion of Mr. Leon, the Board adjourned.


                          V. Kenneth Dutile, Secretary-Treasurer


  Rudolph Leon, Jr., President