A special-called meeting of the Natchitoches Parish School Board was held on December 12, 2017, 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 Dale Skinner, Secretary-Treasurer, were present:   Eugean Garner, Carroll Daniels (5:03 p.m.), Harry Graham, Russell Danzy, Emile Metoyer, Steven Harris, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz and Ralph Wilson.  Absent members were Katrina Willis and Michael Hilton.


The meeting was called to order by President Ralph Wilson, followed by an invocation by Mr. Melder and pledge of allegiance by Mr. Garner.


On motion of Mr. Melder, seconded by Mr. Garner, the board approved a resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in the School District No. 9 of Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana, to authorize the incurring of debt and issuance of bonds therein; making application to the State Bond Commission and providing for other matters in connection therewith.  YEAS:  Eugean Garner, Carroll Daniels, Russell Danzy, Steven Harris, Thomas Melder, Rhonda Guidroz, Ralph Wilson.  NAYS:  Harry Graham, Emile Metoyer.


On motion of Mr. Garner, seconded by Mr. Melder and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved permission to advertise for the following bids: 

A.      RFP for Student Transportation Services

B.     LED Digital Marquee (FVA & Lakeview)

C.     Camera/Security System (Cons. School Dist. No. 7)

D.     Playground Equipment (Multiple Locations)

E.     HVAC         Units and Installation (Goldonna)


On motion of Mr. Daniels, seconded by Mr. Harris and unanimous consent from all members present, the board approved the revised minutes of October 10, 2017.


On motion of Mr. Wilson, the Board adjourned at 5:08 p.m..



                                                                        DALE SKINNER, SECRETARY-TREASURER


                                                                        RALPH WILSON, PRESIDENT