PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON DECEMBER 9, 2010

 

                                                                            

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, December 9, 2010, 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, Carroll Daniels, Julia Hildebrand, Millard Bienvenu, Emile Metoyer, Joella Wilson, Billy Benefield, Jr., Harry Graham and Craig Rachal.   Absent:  Pam McAlexander. Mr. Wilson came in late.

                                                                               

The meeting was called to order by President Joella Wilson, followed by an invocation by Mrs. Wilson and Pledge of Allegiance by Mr. Rachal.

        

Under Superintendent/Staff Reports, Dr. Duke presented the Board Update.  He reported that the sales tax checks had been sent to employees.

 

Dr. Duke accepted the offer of the Board to extend his contract from July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.  Dr. Duke made the statement that he did not ask for an increase in salary and no increase was offered by the Board. 

 

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

 

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 

 2.        Approval of Minutes of November 4, 2010

 

 3.        FINANCE ITEMS

 

            A.         Payment of Bills:     

       

B.         Out of State Travel:  

 

C.         School Bus Routes Changes:

 

D.         Purchase of Buses:

 

E.         Advertisements:     Permission to advertise for bids:

 

F.         Resignations:

           

            (1)        Donita Y. Brooks, teacher, Lakeview High School, effective November 29, 2010.

(2)        Regina Brossett, teacher, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, effective November 14, 2010.

(3)        Ashley A. Coutee, tutor, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, effective November 15, 2010.     

(4)        Racquel Watson, student worker, special education, Central Office, December 3, 2010.

            (5)        Loretta Treusch, teacher, Vaughn Elem./Middle School.

 

G.         Retirements:

 

(1)        Amanda Scarborough, teacher,  East Natchitoches Elem./ Jr. High School, effective January 14, 2011.

(2)        Gladys Rogers, paraprofessional, Parks Elem./Middle School, effective December 16, 2010.

(3)        Charlotte Birdwell, teacher, Natchitoches Central High School,   effective January 7, 2011.

 

H.         Requests for Leave:

 

(1)        Danielle Curole, teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, sabbatical leave for medical purposes for second semester of the 2010-2011 school year.

 

I.          Termination:

 

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

 

On motion of Mr. Benefield, seconded by Mr. Rachal, the Board accepted the following reports:

 

 

Mrs. Julia Hildebrand presented the Personnel Report.

 

On motion of Mrs. Hildebrand, seconded by Mr. Metoyer, the Board approved the following personnel.

               

            A.         Youlonda Ratliff, child nutrition technician, Natchitoches Central High School, replacing Deloris Demery.

B.         Amelia Coutee, kindergarten tutor, Vaughn Elem./Middle School, 4 hours per day, 5 days per week at $7.25 per hour, replacing Ashley Coutee.

C.         Amanda McGrath, special education tutor, Parks Elem./Middle School, at $7.50 per hour not to exceed 35 hours per week, replacing Tarrance Star.  Funded by IDEA.

D.         Mary Morgan, special education teacher, East Natchitoches Elem./Middle School, new position.

            E.         Brice Cox, assistant boys’ basketball coach, Natchitoches Magnet School.

            F.         Louis Dennis, assistant football coach, Lakeview High School.  Funded by CECP.

            G.         Toni Hay, assistant girls’ basketball coach, Natchitoches Magnet School.

                       

On motion of Mrs. Hildebrand, seconded by Mr. Walker, the Board unanimously approved the following transfers and/or reassignments.

 

   1.

A.         Kedrin Seastrunk, from ISS paraprofessional to behavior intervening paraprofessional, Parks Elem./Middle School.  Funded by 1003 (A) SIP #68.

B.         Bobby Benjamin, teacher, Parks Elem./Middle School, from Title I School-Wide to General Fund.

C.         Amy Te Rito, from Title I School-Wide (744) paraprofessional to general special education paraprofessional, effective 12-8-2010.

 

    2.     The attached list of special education personnel.

             

Mr. Carroll Daniels presented the Executive Report.

 

On motion of Mr. Daniels, seconded by Mr. Graham, the Board accepted the Board Calendar for 2011.

 

On motion of Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Benefield, the Board adjourned.

 

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DERWOOD DUKE, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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JOELLA   WILSON, PRESIDENT