HELD ON MARCH 14, 2013



A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 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 Derwood Duke, Secretary-Treasurer, were present:  Cecil Walker, Ralph Wilson, Joella Wilson, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Donna Masson, Carl Means, Thomas Melder and George Rhymes.  Absent:  Carroll Daniels and Michael Hilton.


The meeting was called to order by President Means, followed by an invocation by Mr. Melder and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Wilson.


Under Superintendent/Staff Report, the Board received:


            1.         The Board Update by Dr. Duke.

            2.         An accountability report by Angela Henry.

            3.         A technology report by Adrienne Theus.

            4.         Individual Board members report on the LSBA Convention


The Board recognized Quiz Bowl Tournament Winners.


            1.         4th and 5th Grade Teams


                        1st place NSU Elementary

                        2nd place Goldonna Elementary

                        3rd  place Natchitoches Magnet


            2.         6th Grade Teams


                        1st place NSU Middle

                        2nd place NSU Middle

                        3rd place St. Mary’s


            3.         7th and 8th Grade Teams


                        1st place NSU Middle

                        2nd place St. Mary’s

                        3rd place Natchitoches Magnet


Under New Business the Board received a forestry management report and timber bids on the Posey Road/I-49 area by Mr. Ron Prewitt.   


The Board unanimously approved the following consent agenda items:     


 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 2.        Approval of Minutes of  February 7, 2013

 3.        FINANCE ITEMS

            A.         Payment of Bills:            

            B.         Out of State Travel:

C.         School Bus Routes Changes:

            (1)        Richard Dalme, Goldonna Elem./Jr. High School, increase of  5 miles, cost of $671.39.
D.         Purchase of Buses:

E.         Advertisements:     Permission to advertise for bids:

F.         Resignations:               
            G.         Retirements:

            H.         Requests for Leave:



Mr. Russell Danzy presented the Finance, Facilities, Services and Insurance Report.


On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Walker, and with unanimous consent, the Board accepted the highest  bid of International Paper Company at $9.80 per ton for pine timber on Tract #0908  Section 16, Township 4 North, Range 8 West, Natchitoches Parish per attached bid sheets.


On motion of  Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board granted permission to the staff to apply for a 21st. CCLC Grant for up to $800,000 per year for a period of 3 years.  

Mr. George Rhymes presented the Executive Report.


On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Danzy, the Board convened into executive session to discuss the evaluation of the Superintendent.


On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mr. Danzy, the Board adjourned out of executive session.


There being no resolution to vote on, the Board adjourned.        



                                                DERWOOD  DUKE,  SECRETARY-TREASURER



                                                CARL  MEANS,  PRESIDENT