HELD NOVEMBER 10, 2005                                           


A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, November 10, 2005, 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 Elwanda Murphy, Secretary-Treasurer, were present: Cecil Walker, Carroll Daniels, Julia Hildebrand, Millard J. Bienvenu, Russell Danzy, Joella Wilson, Gladys Revels, Billy Benefield and Carl Means.   Absent:   Ralph Wilson and Emile Metoyer.  


The meeting was called to order by President Danzy, followed by an invocation by Mr. Means and Pledge of Allegiance by Mrs. Hildebrand.


Under Superintendent/Staff Reports, the Board received:


1.         The Board Update presented by Dr. Murphy.

2.         A Bus Report by Chairperson Mrs. Hildebrand.


The Board recognized the Marthaville Elementary/Junior High School on receiving exemplary status in the Title I Distinguished School Recognition Program.


On motion of Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Means, the Board unanimously approved the following consent agenda items:                                


 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 2.        Approval of Minutes of October 13, 2005

 3.        FINANCE ITEMS:

A.         Payment of Bills:               

B.         Out of State Travel:

C.         School Bus Routes Changes:

D.         Purchase of Buses:

E.         Advertisements:


F.         Resignations:


(1)        Adrienne Dezendorf, teacher, East Natchitoches Elementary School, effective November 4, 2005.

(2)        Karla Rushing, teacher, Fairview Alpha Elementary School, effective October 14, 2005.

(3)        Elaine Fitzpatrick, special education teacher, Natchitoches Education Center, effective October 28, 2005.


G.         Retirements:


(1)        Estelle Ratliff, custodian, Parks Elementary School, effective December 16, 2005.


H.         Requests for Leave:


(1)        Billie Sepulvado, teacher, NSU Elementary Lab School, sabbatical leave for professional and cultural improvement for the second semester of 2005-2006.


Mr. Billy Benefield, Jr. presented the Finance, Facilities, Services and Insurance Report.


On motion of Mr. Benefield, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, that the Board hereby unanimously approve the following finance items:


1.         The GEE 21 Remediation Grant in the amount of $16,977.00


2.         The following personnel for the After School for All Program at Provencal Elem./Jr. High School.  Funded by After School For All Budget.


Teachers at $20.00 per hour for no more than 12.5 hours per week.


Christy Gibson

Kristy Nealy

Rebecca Penrod

Lori Savell


Tutors at $7.50 per hour for no more than 5 hours per week.


Rosemary Danzy


Tutor at $6.00 per hour for 12.5 hours per week.


Sharon Costley


Mr. Benefield presented a report on budget recommendations by the Budget Committee.    No action was taken.


On motion of Mr. Walker, seconded by Mrs. Hildebrand, and unanimously carried, the Board approved there would be no out of state travel and lodging paid for board members and instate convention  travel limited to three persons.


On motion of Mr. Means, and seconded by Mr. Walker, the Board unanimously approved to suspend the rules to add an item to the agenda.


On motion of Mr. Daniels, seconded by Mr. Means, and with majority consent, the Board approved to pay school coordinators.   Mr. Benefield abstained from voting.


On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Means, the Board approved with unanimous consent  the Even Start Grant for 2005-2006 in the amount of  $288,089.00.   


On motion of Mr. Means, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, and with unanimous consent, the Board approved the 8(g) Preschool Grant for 2005-2006 in the amount of $114,210.00. 

Dr. Millard Bienvenu presented the Personnel Report.


On motion of Dr. Bienvenu, seconded by Mr. Benefield, the Board unanimously approved the following transfers and/or reassignments:


            A.         Regina Robertson, from part-time SFS technician to full-time, NSU Elementary School.

B.         Paula Martin, custodian, from Goldonna Elementary to Fairview Alpha Elementary, replacing Howard Bamburg.

C.         Shirley Bush, special education teacher, from Lakeview High School to Fairview Alpha Elementary.

D.         Shelly Lacoste, Fairview Alpha Elementary School, from special education to regular education, replacing Sheri Tyler.


 3.        Terminations:


A.         Thomas Fowler


On motion of Mr. Means, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, the Board unanimously approved Ann Johnson, Lucy Poston and Christy Acosta as substitutes for the Cloutierville Elem./Jr. High School 21st. Century Program at $20.00 per hour.  Funded by 21st Century.   


Mr. Carl Means presented the Executive Report.


There were no items to be approved on the Executive report.


On motion of Mrs. Wilson, the Board adjourned.