BOARD MEETING (Thursday, September 9, 2021)

 

 

Members present

Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, RhondaGuidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Beverly Broadway (via zoom)

 

Meeting called to order at 5:00 PM

1.   OPENING OF MEETING

Procedural: A. Call to Order

Meeting called to order by President Steven Harris.

Procedural: B. Invocation

Invocation by Mr. Garner.

Procedural: C. Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge of Allegiance led by Mr. Metoyer.

Procedural: D. Roll Call for Determination of Quorum

 

2.   SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

Information: A. Monthly Update

Introduced the Chief of Police, Nikeio Collins. Chief spoke to the board regarding the violence in the city lately. Dr. Kim McCalister spoke about the MOU between NSU Lab Schools and NPSB. New initiatives: eliminated one Principal, funds allocated towards students (partial scholarships 43 students), Educators Rising Initiative (funds allocated to pay for curriculum-3 year agreement). Cohorts, Dual Enrollment opportunities for high school students in the parish. Lakeview FFA class was recognized.

COVID numbers reduced by 50%, only 2%quarantine this week. COVID Testing has started this week. Virtual learning will start Monday.

 

Discussion, Information: B. NSU Dual Enrollment representative Discussion,

 

Information: C. CLTCC/BPCC Dual Enrollment representative

 

Recognition: D. *A+ Coalition Grant Winner Announcement

Laura Lyles and Jessica McGrath from the A+ Coalition, presented (originally the Technology Grant) STEAM Grant. The timeline was changed and allowed teachers to apply over the summer. 12 people applied by the deadline. 2nd year to offer the grant. Iris Yount, 5th grade Fairview ELA teacher. Samuel Wight (Math teacher) assisted with the writing of the grant. Children can create their own desk pet habitat. The amount of the grant is $6800.

 

3.   OLD BUSINESS

Action: A. *Cloutierville Donation Adjusted Contract

Motion to approve new Document for the Donation of Cloutierville School property to Fire

District #1

Motion by Emile Metoyer, second by Reba Phelps.

Motion Passed

Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris,

Rhonda Guidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Not Present at Vote: Beverly Broadway

 

Motion to approve new Document for the Donation of Cloutierville School property to Fire District #1

Motion by Eugean Garner, second by Russell E Danzy.

Motion Passed

Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris,

Rhonda Guidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Not Present at Vote: Beverly Broadway

 

4.   NEW BUSINESS: NONE

 

5.   CONSENT AGENDA

Action (Consent): A. Adoption of Agenda

Action (Consent): B. Approval of Minutes of: August 5, 2021

Action: C. Out of State Travel-Lakeview FFA

Action: D. Out of State Travel-NCHS FFA

 

6.   INFORMATIONAL REPORTS (No Vote Required)

Information: A. Receive Transportation Report (F. Washington)

Information: B. Receive Budget Update (L. Waskom)

Information: C. Receive Tax Commission Report (L. Waskom)

Information: D. Receive Maintenance Report (R. Shirley)

Information: E. Receive Personnel Report (L. Page)

Information: F. Receive School Food Service Report (S. Hicks)

 

7. FINANCE, FACILITIES, SERVICES & INSURANCE-Russell Danzy, Chairperson/Lee Waskom, Central Office Contact Person

Action: A. Permission to Advertise for Bids: (1) District wide lawn service. (not specified)

Motion by Russell E Danzy, second by Emile Metoyer.

Final Resolution: Motion Passed

Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris,

Rhonda Guidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Not Present at Vote: Beverly Broadway

 

Action: B. Take Appropriate Action on Bids: NONE

 

Action: C. Memorandum of Understanding with Career Compass, CLTCC, BPCC (F. Pinkney) Motion to approve Memorandum of Understanding with Career Compass, CLTCC and BPCC.

Motion by Russell E Danzy, second by Reba Phelps.

Motion Passed

Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris,

Rhonda Guidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Not Present at Vote: Beverly Broadway

 

Action: D. Annual MOU between NSU and NPSB for facility usage. (Superintendent Eloi) Motion to approve the annual MOU between NSU and NPSB for facility usage.

Motion by Russell E Danzy, second by Rhonda Guidroz.

Motion Passed

Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris,

Rhonda Guidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Not Present at Vote: Beverly Broadway

 

Action: E. NSU Lab School MOU (Superintendent Eloi)

Approve the MOU with NSU as presented

Motion by Tan'Keia Palmer, second by Russell E Danzy.

Motion Passed

Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris,

Rhonda Guidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Not Present at Vote: Beverly Broadway

 

Action: F. 2021/2022 Consolidated Budget (L. Waskom)

Motion to approve 2021/2022 Consolidated Budget as presented.

Motion by Emile Metoyer, second by Eugean Garner.

Motion Passed

Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris,

Rhonda Guidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Not Present at Vote: Beverly Broadway

 

Action: G. 3121 Update (L. Waskom)

Motion to amend and approve previously passed 3121 resolution to include only long term subs.

Motion by Russell E Danzy, second by Reba Phelps.

Motion Passed

Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris,

Rhonda Guidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps

Nay: Regine Bell

Not Present at Vote: Beverly Broadway

 

Discussion: H. Contract for Realtor (L. Waskom)

Agenda item tabled until next month.

 

8. PERSONNEL-Linda Page, HR Director

Action: A. Early Childhood Literacy Coaches

Motion to approve New positions of Early Childhood Literacy Coaches.

Motion by Eugean Garner, second by Regine Bell.

Motion Passed

Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris,

Rhonda Guidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Not Present at Vote: Beverly Broadway

 

9. EXECUTIVE REPORT-Reba Phelps, Chairperson

Discussion: A. Discussion of proposed housing development near St. Maurice and any future city development relative to student safety. -(R. Guidroz)

Guidroz wants the City Council to know that the board is concerned about student safety. Benefield-how do we convey to the City Council about our concerns about student safety when construction is being done in subdivisions near the schools.

 

Action: B. Covid Leave Policy Amendment (Superintendent Eloi)

Motion to approve amendment to Covid Leave Policy requiring employees who are quarantined

due to exposure to seek testing to shorten their quarantine.

Motion by Reba Phelps, second by Regine Bell.

Motion Passed

Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris,

Rhonda Guidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Not Present at Vote: Beverly Broadway

 

Action: C. 2021-2022 Pupil Progression Plan (S. Horne)

Motion to approve 2021-2022 Pupil Progression Plan as presented.

Motion by Reba Phelps, second by Dorothy McGaskey.

Motion Passed

Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris,

Rhonda Guidroz, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Not Present at Vote: Beverly Broadway

 

10. CLOSING OF MEETING

Action: A. Adjournment

Adjourned by Mr. Metoyer at 5:53 p.m.