PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

MEETING DECEMBER 16, 2021

 

BOARD MEETING (Thursday, December 16, 2021) Generated by Kanika Revels Members present Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps

 

Meeting called to order at 5:00 PM

 

 1. OPENING OF MEETING

Procedural: A. Call to Order

Procedural: B. Invocation Led by Mr. Garner

Procedural: C. Pledge of Allegiance Led by Mr. Metoyer

Procedural: D. Roll Call for Determination of Quorum

 

2. SUPERINTENDENT REPORT

Information: A. Monthly Update:

Information: B. Pastors with Purpose

 

3. OLD BUSINESS

 

4. NEW BUSINESS

 

5. CONSENT AGENDA Action (Consent): A. Adoption of Agenda Motion to approve the items of the Consent Agenda 6A through 6B. Motion by Emile Metoyer, second by Beverly Broadway. Final Resolution: Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps

Action (Consent): B. Approval of Minutes of: November 4, 2021 Motion by Emile Metoyer, second by Beverly Broadway. Final Resolution: Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps

 

6. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS (No Vote Required)

Information: A. Presentation on Initial Inspections of all Campus affected by Hurricane Laura and Winter Storm - Joel Moore and Joe Stamey and Kyle Smith

Information: B. Maintenance Report (R. Shirley)

Information: C. Child Nutrition Update (S. Hicks)

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

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

Information: F. Tax Commission Report (L. Waskom)

Information: G. Transportation Update (F. Washington)

 

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

Action: A. Permission to Advertise for Bids for School Board land for hunting. Motion to approve the advertisement of bids for School Board land for hunting. Motion by Eugean Garner, second by Reba Phelps. Motion Passed. Yea: Russell E. Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps

 

Action: B. Approve winning bid for District Wide Lawn Care Service Motion to approve recommendation for winning bid for District wide Lawn Care Service to Payne's Lawn Service LLC for a base bid of $258,390 per year, in which they were the sole bidder for the service. Motion by Russell E Danzy, second by Emile Metoyer. Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

Action: C. Approve winning bid for Timber on Tract 0807 Motion to Approve Recommendation for winning bidder of Timber Bid Tract - 0807 to Lang Timber, Inc. Motion by Russell E Danzy, second by Tan'Keia Palmer. Final Resolution: Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

Action: D. Distributions of a one-time MFP appropriations to all Personnel Motion to approve a one-time MPF appropriation of $583 for certified teachers and $300 for all others. 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, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

Action: E. Request to approve new pay scale for School Foodservice Motion to approve the adoption of a new Salary Schedule for Food Service Workers and Managers effective July 1, 2022. Motion by Tan'Keia Palmer, second by Eugean Garner. Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

Action: F. Maintenance job descriptions and salary schedule Motion to approve job descriptions and adjusted pay scale for Maintenance Department effective January 3, 2022. Motion by Russell E Danzy, second by Emile Metoyer. Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

8. PERSONNEL-Linda Page, HR Director

Discussion: A. Recruiting Discussion- (R. Bell)

 

Action: B. Amended Job Description for Grant Manager Motion to approve the new job description for Grant Administrator. 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, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

Action: C. Suspend the rules and add to the agenda Motion to suspend the rules and add item regarding new position. Motion by Billy Benefield Jr, second by Reba Phelps. Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell Motion to approve new position of Edgenuity/Dual Enrollment Facilitator. Motion by Emile Metoyer, second by Reba Phelps Yeas: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr. Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

9. EXECUTIVE REPORT-Reba Phelps, Chairperson

Action: A. Superintendent Contract Extension (R. Phelps) Motion to approve Superintendent Contract Extension through December 31, 2024 retroactive to October 1, 2021 with the 2% step increase. Motion by Reba Phelps, second by Eugean Garner. Final Resolution: Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

Action: B. Purchasing Policy (DJE)-(Eloi) Motion to table until January Motion by Reba Phelps, second by Tan'Keia Palmer. Motion Passed. Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

Action: C. NPSB Bids and Quotations Policy (DJED)-(Eloi) Motion to approve revisions to the NPSB Bids and Quotations policy (DJED). Motion by Reba Phelps, second by Tan'Keia Palmer. Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

Action: D. Consent of MOU with BPCC Motion to approve dual enrollment agreement with Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC). Motion by Reba Phelps, second by Tan'Keia Palmer. Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

Action, Discussion: E. Mental Health Committee - (R. Bell/D. McGaskey)

 

Action: F. GBN Policy - (Eloi) Motion to approve changes to NPSB policy GBN, section School Employees according to Act One. Motion by Reba Phelps, second by Beverly Broadway. Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

Discussion: G. Policy Committee (R. Bell)

 

Action: H. 2022 Board Meeting Calendar Motion to approve the 2022 NPSB Board Meeting calendar option 3 Motion by Emile Metoyer, second by Russell E Danzy. Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

Action: I. MOU Between NPSO and NPSB (Truancy Detail) Motion to approve Memorandum of Understanding between Natchitoches Parish Sheriff Office and Natchitoches Parish School Board. Motion by Reba Phelps, second by Tan'Keia Palmer. Motion Passed Yea: Russell E Danzy, Billy Benefield Jr, Eugean Garner, Steven Harris, Rhonda Guidroz, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell Abstain: Emile Metoyer

 

10. CLOSING OF MEETING Action: A. Adjournment Motion to adjourn the meeting at 5:55 p.m. 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, Beverly Broadway, Dorothy McGaskey, Tan'Keia Palmer, Reba Phelps, Regine Bell

 

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                                                            GRANT ELOI, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                                            STEVEN HARRIS, PRESIDENT