RAPIDES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

P.O. BOX 1230

Alexandria, Louisiana

 

September 27, 2006

 

Dear Sir/Madam:

                                                       

I, Stephen Chapman, do hereby give notice that the Rapides Parish School Board will meet in regular public session at its domicile at 619 Sixth and Beauregard Streets in the City of Alexandria, Louisiana, at 5:00 p.m. on

 

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2006

 

for the purpose of considering, acting upon, deciding, and if deemed advisable, submitting the following propositions, to wit:

 

 1.    Call to order

 2.    Invocation, Pledge

 3.    Roll Call

 4.    Recognize:

         a.   the Board’s student guest from Alexandria Senior High – Mr. Paul Dauzat

         b.   Cherokee Elementary for the bulletin board display in the lobby of the School Board

               Office for the month of October 2006 – Mr. Thomas Roque

         c.   the choral and instrumental groups that received honor in concert and sight
             reading at the Louisiana State Music Festival for 2006 – Mrs. Rodessa Metoyer

 

         d.   the Teacher of the Year winners from the elementary school, middle school and high
               school levels – Mrs. Sharon Miller

 

         e.   Mrs. Sandra Goldich, social studies teacher at Alexandria Middle Magnet School, for
              receiving one of the National Council for Geographic Education’s Distinguished
              Teaching Achievement Awards for 2006 – Mrs. Sharon Miller  

 

         f.   Margaret LaBorde as the Outstanding Elementary School Physical Education Teacher of

              the Year winner – Mr. Paul Dauzat

 

5.     Consent Agenda:  (Set by the Executive Committee but any Board member can request an

        item to be pulled and added to the main agenda; see pages 3 and 4)

 

 

6.     Motion to go into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation in the case of Virgie Lee
        Valley v. Rapides Parish School Board, #10946 in the U. S. District Court, Western District
        of Louisiana – Mr. Gary L. Jones

7.     Motion to hear a presentation by Mrs. Wilma Hamilton-Delp, Rapides Foundation
        Consultant – Mr. Lyle Hutchinson      

8.     Motion to approve a waiver of the minimum age requirement for Bus Attendant (20 years of
        age) and approve the hiring of Hayley E. Lambert for this position, to become effective
        September 11, 2006 – Mrs. Sharon Miller

 

9.     Motion to establish job requirements for Head Custodians at District Schools – Mr.
        Herbert Dixon

 

10.   Motion to grant a $250 pay raise for support personnel – Mr. Herbert Dixon

 

11.   Motion for the Rapides Parish School Board to direct staff to evaluate all General Fund
        resources, to identify sufficient recurring revenues that would fund salary increases for
        all support personnel. This motion is consistent with Rapides Parish School Board Goals
        for 2006-2007, “Improve School Personnel Salaries” by January 2007” - Mr. Al Davis

12.   Motion to discuss a joint agreement for adjudicated youth - Mr. Gary L. Jones

13.   Motion to ratify and confirm quotes (s) received on Thursday, August 24, 2006 at 8:35 a.m.
        by the Central Office Staff for “Resurfacing of the Track at Alexandria Senior High School”
        and to award the quote to the company with the lowest quote, Core Recreational Systems,
        and authorize the Board President and/or Superintendent to sign any documentation, a
        recommendation to be made to the Board – Mr. Kenneth Miller
        Pages 1-2    Click to view backup                    Source of funding District 62 Bond              Amount $64,800.00                  



14.   Motion to approve Change Order #1 in the Microbial Remediation at Mary-Goff
        Elementary Contract between Rapides Parish School Board and Foster Construction, Inc.
        increasing from the original contract amount ($94,998), the net amount of $6,550,
        revising the new contract amount to $101,548.93 and authorize the secretary to sign any and
        all documentation connected therewith (RFP #06-30) – Mr. Wilton Barrios
        Pages 3-8        Click to view backup                             Source of funding District 11 Maintenance Fund                                                                              Amount $6,550.93 (Net Increase)

15.   Motion to approve the purchase of Scantron Achievement Series for trial evaluation in three
        high schools and five elementary schools (Rapides High, Northwood High, and Pineville
        High, Lessie Moore, North Bayou Rapides, Hadnot-Hayes, Acadian and Forest Hill)  –
        Dr. William Morrison/Mrs. Misty Slayter/Mrs. Debbie Morrison
        Pages 9-10      Click to view backup                            Source of funding General Fund         - $10,200.00
                                                                                       Special Education - $2,456.25
                                                                           Technology - $1,972.50

                                                Amount $14,628.75
       

16.   Motion to approve the purchase of Scantron Achievement Series professional support for
        implementation – Mrs. Misty Slayter
        Pages 11-13        Click to view backup                        Source of funding Title II        Amount $10,900.00

17.   Motion to approve Service Contract for Collator Machine (Print Shop) Coverage for
        10-01-06 through 9-30-07 - Mrs. Eddie Mae Washington
        Page 14               Click to view backup              Source of funding General Fund           Amount $6,800.00

 

       18.   Motion to approve funds to admit students during the school year of Rapides Parish to the
               Southern Forest Heritage Museum at Long Leaf, Louisiana, to be paid with timber funds
               and authorize staff to advertise as required by federal law and regulations – Mr. Al Davis
               Pages 15-17 Click to view backup                     Source of funding Timber Money        Amount $12,000.00

 

      19.   Motion to hear an update from Siemens – Mr. Gary L. Jones

 

       20.   Motion to:   a)  approve the job description for TASC Facilitator (Truancy Assessment &
                                        Service Center) and to advertise for two (2) facilitators

                                   b)  advertise for one (1) Data Processing Clerk (job description already
                                     approved) – Mrs. Sharon Miller
              Pages 18-19   Click to view backup     Source of funding TASC Grant                 Amount $90,000 (2 facilitators)
                                                                                                             20,000 (1 clerk)
                                                                                               
                                                                                                      Total Amount $110,000          

 

      21.   Motion to approve the hiring of Raymond Ewing as HVAC Chiller Mechanic in the
              Maintenance Department and to approve awarding credit on the salary schedule for a total of
              12 years prior related work experience (8 years granted by committee; 4 additional years
               requested from Board) – Mrs. Sharon Miller
               Pages 20-22       Click to view backup                        Source of funding Maintenance

                                                                  Amount $35,473.00 (Salary with 12 years experience)
                                                                                 32,957.00 (Salary with 8 years experience)
                               
                                                                               $ 2,516.00 (Cost for additional 4 years)

 

       22.   Motion to hear a report from the L.E.A.D. Center – Mr. Gary L. Jones

 

      23.    Motion to ratify and confirm bid(s) received on Monday, October 2, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. by
               the Central Office Staff for the “Renovation/Repair/Remediation of Tioga High School
               Auditorium Ceiling” to the lowest responsive bidder (BID No. 06-36) – Mr. Roy Rachal
                         Source of funding District 11 Maintenance Funds         Amount $40,000.00 (estimate)
     

24.        Motion to approve the Interagency Agreement between the Rapides Parish School Board
            and Cenla Community Action Committee, Incorporated Head Start and Early Head Start
            and to authorize the Superintendent and Board President to sign said document – Mrs.
            Debbie Morrison
             Pages 23-24          Click to view backup

 

Consent agenda: (Item 5)

 

A.  Reports:

 

                  1.    to receive an update on school construction projects – Mr. Thomas Roque
                         Page 25 Click to view backup

                  2.    to receive an update on the Rapides Systemic Initiative – Mr. Ron Akins
                          Page 26 Click to view backup

                                               

            B.  Action – Minutes

           
      1.    to approve the minutes of the 9-5-06, 8-9-06 and 8-15-06 meetings, the 8-28-06
                        Executive Committee meeting, the 8-15-06 Personnel, Education and Finance Committee
                          meetings as written and to be published in the official  journal, the Alexandria Daily
                        Town Talk       

           
C.  Action –Finance   

 

              *    1.   to approve personal services contracts, leases, and other such agreements; authorize the

                        Board President and/or Superintendent to sign any and all documentation in connection

             with said contracts; and approve bills paid for the previous month – Ms. Liz Domite
                         
 *    2.   to approve/adopt any budget changes/amendments – Ms. Liz Domite      
            

              *    3.   to receive an update/report on grants, approve grants included therein, and authorize the
                          Superintendent to sign any and all documentation in connection therewith - Ms. Liz
                        Domite
                          Pages 27-28 Click to view backup

 

              *    4.   to approve a contract for Jonathan Mooney – Mr. Lyle Hutchinson
                        Page 29           Click to view backup            Source of funding Rapides Systemic Initiative Grant 
                                                                 Amount       $7,000.00 (plus travel expenses)

 

              *    5.   to approve interfund loan in the amount of $1,000,000 from the General Fund to Food 
                        Service Fund from September 8, 2006 until funds are sufficient to repay are received,
                        date unknown – Ms. Liz Domite

 

              *    6.   to approve contract and subscription renewal for Coursewhere, a staff development
                        management system – Mrs. Misty Slayter
                         Pages 30-33     Click to view backup         Source of funding Title I, Title II, and Special Education
                                                            Amount $6,195.00

 
            D.   Action – Maintenance/Purchasing

             *     1.   to approve Change Order #1 between the Rapides Parish School Board and Skip 

                        Converse, Inc. for “Alterations and Additions” to Paradise Elementary School adding to
                        the original contract sum of $1,406,200.00, the amount of $794.00, therefore increasing
                        the original contract amount to $1,406,994.00, a recommendation to be made to the
                        Board – Mr. Kenneth Miller
                        Pages 34-35           Click to view backup        Source of finding District 11                    Amount $794.00


 

             *     2.   to authorize the secretary to advertise for bids to “Purchase Band and Orchestra
                        Instruments and Accessories”; and authorize the Executive Committee and/or the
                        Superintendent and Central Office Staff to receive bids, a recommendation to be made to
                        the Board (RPSB Sealed Bid No. 06-38) – Mr. Roy Rachal
                                       Source of funding Maintenance Funds                Amount $80,000.00 (estimated)                  
                                          
            *     3.   to ratify, confirm and award bid(s) received on October 2, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. for the
                         “Purchase and  Installation of Cafeteria Appliances/Equipment” to the lowest responsive
                          bidder (RPSB Bid No. 06-35) – Mr. Roy Rachal/Mrs. Erma Davis
                                     Source of funding Food and Nutrition Fund – 20         Amount $54,000.00        

        
                E.   Action – Discipline   (Motion to go into Executive Session for 1, 2 and 3)

 

*     1.   to uphold the Rapides Parish School Board Review Committee’s recommendations –

     Mrs. Ruby Smith   

 

   *     2.   to receive an update outlining the progress of each student attending the L.E.A.D.   
               Center – Mrs. Ruby Smith

   *     3.   to approve the performance contract for students successfully completing the
               requirements – Mrs. Ruby Smith

 

            F.   Action – Personnel - Click to view backup

 

              *     1.   approve resignations, retirements, terminations since the September 5, 2006 Board
                         meeting - Mrs. Sharon Miller

 

 *     2.   approve all new hires since the September 5, 2006 Board meeting, pending a satisfactory
             drug screening and background check - Mrs. Sharon Miller


 *     3.  approve promotions since the September 5, 2006 Board meeting – Mrs. Sharon Miller     

 

 *     4.  approve performance contract renewals since the September 5, 2006 Board meeting –
             Mrs. Sharon Miller

 

              *     5.   grant leave requests, rescissions, waivers, etc. since the September 5, 2006 Board
                         meeting - Mrs. Sharon Miller       

 

             *     6.   to approve the job description for Special Education Content Mastery Paraprofessional
                           and permission to advertise when funds are available - Mrs. Sharon Miller
                           Page 36        Click to view backup

 

              *    Denotes that these items have been through committee  

           

 



 

        IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, Witness my official signature and the seal of the Rapides Parish       
        School Board this 27th day of September 2006.   

 

                                                                                                                    /s/Stephen Chapman

                                                                                                                President

 

        ATTEST:

 

       /s/Gary L. Jones

         Secretary

 

       S E A L      

10-3-06     ADD-ONS

                  REGULAR BOARD

 

 

25.       Recognize Mr. Abraham Celestine for
            outstanding service as Crossing Guard at
            Acadian Elementary – Mr. Gary L. Jones


 

26.       Motion to consider and take action with
            respect to adopting a resolution providing
            for canvassing the returns and declaring
            the result of the special election held in
            Big Island School District Number 50 of
            Rapides Parish, Louisiana, on Saturday,
            September 30, 2006, to authorize the
            incurring of debt and issuance of bonds
            therein – Ms. Liz Domite
            Pages 37-41

 

27.       Motion to consider and take action with
            respect to adopting a resolution providing
            for canvassing the returns and declaring
            of the special elections held in (i) the
            Parish of Rapides, State of Louisiana, (ii)
            Pineville School District Number 52 of
            Rapides Parish, Louisiana, (iii) Poland
            School District Number 55 of Rapides
            Parish, Louisiana, and (iv) Consolidated
            School District Number 62 of Rapides
            Parish, Louisiana, on Saturday,
            September 30, 2006, to authorize the levy
            of special taxes therein – Ms. Liz Domite
             Pages 42-58

 

28.       Motion to consider and take action with
            respect to adopting a resolution
            authorizing the advertising for sealed
            bids for the purchase of $5,985.000 of
            General Obligation School Bonds, Series
            2006, of Big Island School District
            Number 50 of Rapides Parish, Louisiana
            and providing for other matters in

            connection therewith – Ms. Liz Domite
            and Mr. E. L. Paulk
            Pages 59-69



 
29.     Motion to approve contract for 9 day
            training Teacher Leader Cadre from
            Texas Instruments for middle and high
            school teachers of math and science –
            Ms. Misty Slayter
            Pages 70-75
            Source of funding Title II
            Amount $14,250.00