PROCEEDINGS OF REGULAR MEETING OF

NATCHITOCHES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

HELD ON JANUARY 17, 2013

 

A regular meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Natchitoches Parish School Board Office, 310 Royals Street, Natchitoches, Louisiana, and upon roll call, the following members and Derwood Duke, Secretary-Treasurer, were present:  Cecil Walker, Carroll Daniels, Ralph Wilson, Joella Wilson, Harry Graham, Russell Danzy , Michael Hilton, Donna Masson, Carl Means, Thomas Melder and George Rhymes.

Absent:   None.

 

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

 

Dr. Duke and the Board recognized the Top Gain Schools.  Those schools are Lakeview High School, Natchitoches Central High School, Natchitoches Magnet and NSU Middle Laboratory School.  Top gain schools will receive $8,453.85 each for educational purposes within the school. 

 

Under New Business, Dr. Duke opened the floor for nominations for the selection of a new President of  the Board for 2013.

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wilson, Mr. Carl Means was nominated for President.  Mr. Wilson made the motion the nominations cease, seconded by Mr. Rhymes.  The Board unanimously approved Mr. Means for President for 2012. 

  

The floor was open for nominations for Vice President.  On motion of Mr. Hilton, seconded by Mr. Wilson, Mr. George Rhymes was nominated.  On motion of Mr. Daniels, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the nominations ceased with unanimous approval.  Mr. Rhymes was seated as Vice President for 2013.

 

Mr. Means requested Mr. Russell Danzy remain Chairman of the Finance Committee and Mr. George Rhymes, Chairman of the Executive Committee.

     

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Danzy, the Board approved the following consent agenda items:  Mr. Hilton cast a nay vote.

      

 1.        Adoption of Agenda.

 2.        Approval of Minutes of December 3rd  & 6th, 2012

 3.        FINANCE ITEMS

            A.         Payment of Bills:            

            B.         Out of State Travel:

C.         School Bus Routes Changes:

            (1)        Pat Hall, Marthaville Elem./Jr. High School, additional 2.1 miles, cost of $453.60.

D.         Purchase of Buses:

E.         Advertisements:     Permission to advertise for bids:

F.         Resignations:               
            G.         Retirements:

            H.         Requests for Leave:

 

                        (1)        Donna Prothro, teacher, Natchitoches Central High School, sabbatical medical leave for second semester of 2012-2013 school year.

 

                        (2)        Penelope Bolton, teacher, Fairview Alpha Elem./Jr. High School, sabbatical medical leave for second semester of 2012-2013 school

                                    year.

 

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

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board unanimously accepted the bid of Reinhart Foods for all food items meeting bid specifications per attached list for the Child Nutrition Program from February 1, 2013 to June 30, 2013.

 

On motion of Mr. Hilton, seconded by Mrs. Masson, the Board accepted the report on Basic Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s Report as of and for the year ending June 30, 2012. 

  

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, the Board accepted the report on Natchitoches Parish School Activity Funds and Independent Auditor’s Report as of and for the year ending June 30, 2012.  

 

On motion of Mr. Danzy, seconded by Mrs. Wilson, the Board approved the Natchitoches Parish School Board Budget Revision for 2012-2013.   

 

On motion of Mr. Hilton, seconded by Mrs. Masson, the Board unanimously approved an engineering agreement with Nowlin and Associates, Inc., for office parking lot drainage at the Natchitoches Parish School Board.

             

On motion of Mr. Rhymes, seconded by Mrs. Masson, and with unanimous voice consent, the Board approved advertising for bids for roof repair/replacement at Frankie Ray Jackson Technical Center.

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Danzy, the Board approved advertising for roof  repair/replacement at Maintenance, School Food Service and Transportation.

 

On motion of Mrs. Masson, seconded by Mr. Wilson, the Board unanimously approved a $600.00 stipend to be paid to test coordinators at each school.     

 

Mr. George Rhymes presented the Executive Report.  

 

On motion of Mr. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Graham, that the Board hereby approve the location and construction of a CVS Pharmacy across from the Natchitoches Magnet School at the current site of the College Inn, located between University Parkway, Fern Street, West Street and Howell Street with the stipulation that if permission is granted to sale packaged liquor no alcoholic beverages may be consumed on the premises.  Mrs. Wilson voted nay.      (Carried)   

              

On motion of Mr. Means, seconded by Mr. Melder, the Board designated Mrs. Donna Masson to serve on the 2013-2014 Student Handbook Committee as the Board representative. 

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Wilson, that the Board hereby add to the agenda an item to discuss 2 or 3 members attending the National School Board Association Meeting in San Diego, California.

 

Mr. Danzy cast a nay vote.  The item was not discussed and will be added to next month’s agenda.

 

On motion of Mrs. Wilson, seconded by Mr. Melder, the Board adjourned.  

 

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                                    DERWOOD DUKE, SECRETARY-TREASURER

 

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                                    CARL MEANS, PRESIDENT