OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS   
                                                                        OF THE

                                                      RAPIDES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD                                                                                         

                                                                                                            Alexandria, Louisiana
                                                                                                            January 3, 2012

 

                        The Rapides Parish School Board of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, met in regular public session at 5:00 o’clock p.m. on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the regular meeting place of said board in the Rapides Parish School Board Office, 619 Sixth and Beauregard Streets, in Alexandria, Louisiana.

 

                        President Steve Berry called the meeting to order and on roll call the following members were present:                                                                                                           

 

  Steve Berry, President

  Janet Dixon, Vice President                                        

                                               
                                                                   John Allen, Member
 

                                                             Wilton Barrios, Member
                                                                                                                                     

  Keith Breazeale, Member

 

                                     Stephen Chapman, Member

                                     Julie McConathy, Member  

                                      Darrell Rodriguez, Member


                           Pam Webb, Member    

 

                        Dr. Gary L. Jones, secretary for the Board, was present for the meeting.                                                                                            __________________
           
                                   District Attorney James Downs was present for the meeting. 

                                                            ___________________

                         

                        The Colors were presented by the Pineville High School JROTC. The Invocation was pronounced by Mr. Keith Breazeale after which President Steve Berry led in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance. 

                                                            ____________________

 

(COPY OF OFFICIAL CALL MAILED TO EACH MEMBER OF THE RAPIDES PARISH SCHOOL BOARD AND POSTED IN A CONSPICUOUS PLACE AT THE MEETING PLACE OF SAID BOARD ON DECEMBER 15, 2011)

                                                                                                                        Alexandria, Louisiana

                                                                                                              December 15, 2011

 

Dear Sir/Madam:

                                                       

I, Steve Berry, 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, JANUARY 3, 2012

 

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.      Motion to elect Board President for a one-year term, beginning January 3, 2012 -
Dr. Gary L. Jones

 

5.      Motion to elect Board Vice-President for a one-year term, beginning January 3, 2012 -
Dr. Gary L. Jones

 

6.      Motion to elect members of the Executive Committee for 2012 – Dr. Gary L. Jones

 

7.      Motion to approve the President’s recommendation for Personnel, Education, and Finance Committees for 2012 – Dr. Gary L. Jones

 

8.   Recognize:
 
      a.    the Board’s student guest from Rapides High School – Mr. Darrell Rodriguez

      

      b.    Peabody Montessori Elementary School for the bulletin board display in the lobby of
             the School Board Office for the month of January 2012 - Mrs. Eddie Mae Washington
            

      c.    Mark Rabalais as the 2011 LACUE Louisiana Secondary Teacher of the Year -
             Dr. William Morrison

 

      d.    a Tioga Junior High student for an Athletic Award – Mr. Wilton Barrios

                      

      e.    two Tioga High School students for State Awards – Mr. Wilton Barrios

 

9.    Consent Agenda: (Motion to adopt in globo the items listed on the consent agenda

      (the consent agenda is established by the Board’s Executive Committee and any board

       member may request that any consent agenda item be considered separately - whether

       considered in globo or separately, board member and public comment shall be permitted

       on any item listed on the consent agenda; see pages 3 and 4)

 

 

             10.    Motion to adopt the 2012-2013 School Calendar - Mrs. Eddie Mae Washington
                      Pages 1-2

 

            11.    Motion to hear an annual review of the Rapides Parish School Board Single Audit Report
                     from the Finance Department – Mrs. Janet Dixon

 

             12.    Motion to approve Interfund Loan from the General Fund to District #11 – Technology in
         the amount of $35,000 from December 1, 2011 until funds are sufficient to repay January
         10, 2012 – Ms. Liz Domite

13.    Motion to consider and take action with respect to adopting a resolution authorizing the
         advertising for Sealed Bids for the purchase of $20,685,000 of General Obligation School
         Bonds, Series 2012, of Pineville School District No. 52 of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and
         providing for other matters in connection therewith – Ms. Liz Domite
         Pages 3-14                                 Source of funding District 52 Bond    
           

             14.    Motion to ratify and confirm bid(s) received by the Central Office Staff and to award bid to

                      the lowest responsive and responsible bidder contingent on low bidder meeting all LA

                      Public Bid Law and Contract Document Requirements and Specifications – Ms. Liz

                      Domite

   a.   “Chiller Replacement at Ball Elementary” - Bid No. 12- 22 - received on  
           Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
                                                   Source of funding QCSB

  
b.   “Chiller Replacement at Tioga Elementary” – Bid No. 12-23 – received on 
           Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.
                                                   Source of funding QSCB

   c.   “Instruments and Equipment for Tioga Jr. High” – Bid No. 12-21 – received
           on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m.                                                     
           Page 15                                       Source of funding District 11 Maintenance
       

 

             15.    Motion to approve attendance zone for Caroline Dormon Junior High School – Dr. William
                      Morrison

 

             16.    Motion to approve Xerox Hosting Imaging Services agreement and to authorize the Board
                      President to sign any required documentation – Dr. William Morrison
 
                      Pages 16-17

 

            17.    Motion to enter into an Interagency Agreement (MOU) with Macedonia Missionary Baptist
                      Church to provide after-school academic assistance to students – Dr. William Morrison
                      Page 18                         Source of funding General                  Amount $500.00
        

             18.    Motion to approve MOU with Louisiana Technical College, Alexandria for G.E.D. testing  
                      and authorize the Board President to sign any required documents – Dr. William Morrison
                      Page 19                                                                                                                        


            19.    Motion to implement School Messenger, a parent and community notification system and
                      authorize the Board President to sign any required documentation – Dr. William Morrison
                      Pages 20-33                 Source of funding Maintenance                       Amount $44,800.00

            20.    Motion to approve revision to existing policies as per action taken by the 2011 Louisiana
                      Legislature, pending review by legal counsel (Forethought has incorporated changes within
                      policies) as follows: - Dr. Gary L. Jones
                     Pages 34-60

                                    a.   DJE – Purchasing

                                    b.   DJED – Bids and Quotations
                                    c.   GBN – Dismissal of Employees
                                    d.   GBRA – Employee Conduct         

                          
            e.   IDDF – Education of Students with Exceptionalities
                                       f.    II – Testing Program

 

              21.   Motion to have the Administration bring a presentation to the January Education Committee            meeting regarding the strategies being used to increase the school performance scores for
                     Peabody Magnet High School, Alma Redwine Elementary and Acadian Elementary
                      School - Mrs. Janet Dixon

             22.   Motion to approve a Utility Servitude across a portion of the Rapides Parish School Board
                      Property located in the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 2 North, Range 1 West,
                      Town of Woodworth, Rapides Parish, Louisiana and have the Board President sign all
                      documents (Attorney James Downs has reviewed the documents) – Dr. Gary L. Jones
                     Pages 61-62

              23.   Motion for the Board to discuss and take possible action on granting the $5,000 National                             Certification stipend to National Certified social workers, school psychologists and speech
                     therapists retroactive to the date that it was discontinued – Mr. Wilton Barrios

 

              24.   Motion for the Board to discuss and take possible action on granting the full one and
                      one-third salary supplement for pupil service personnel – Mr. Wilton Barrios

 

 



 

            Consent agenda: (Item 9)

 

 

 

   
            A.    Reports:

 

                    1.  to receive an update on school construction projects – Mr. Allen Bozeman
                         Pages 63-66

 

             B.   Action – Minutes

           
        1.  to approve the minutes of the 11-15-11 Personnel, Education and Finance Committee
                          meetings, and the 11-28-11 Executive Committee meeting of the Board as written and
                        to be published in the official journal, The 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   

                          Page 67


 D.   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 Rapides
Alternative Learning Facility – Mrs. Ruby Smith

 

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


              E.   Action – Personnel

 

                     1.  approve resignations, retirements since the December 6, 2011 Board meeting –                             
                          Dr. Emily Weatherford

 

                     2.  approve all new hires since the December 6, 2011 Board meeting, pending a satisfactory
                          drug screening and background check - Dr. Emily Weatherford

 

                     3.  approve performance contract renewals since the December 6, 2011 Board meeting –
                         Dr. Emily Weatherford

 

                     4.  grant leave requests, rescissions, waivers, etc. since the December 6, 2011 Board meeting
                          - Dr. Emily Weatherford       

              *   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 15th day of December 2011.

                                                                                                                    /s/Steve Berry

                                                                                                           President

        ATTEST:

 

       /s/Gary L. Jones

         Secretary

 

       S E A L

 

___________________

            Public comment was solicited prior to the vote on items during this meeting.  ____________________

 

                        Mr. Steve Berry thanked the Rapides Parish School Board for having the privilege of serving as President for the last two years. He thanked them for their cooperation and kindness and doing such a wonderful job representing the Parish and all the schools. Mr. Berry thanked the staff and teachers for always being so helpful.  

 

 

                        A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Julie McConathy to elect Board President for a one-year term, beginning January 3, 2012. (Item 4)
                       

                        A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mr. Keith Breazeale to nominate Mr. Wilton Barrios as President for a one year term, beginning January 3, 2012.

                        No other nominations were made.

                       

                        On motion by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mr. Keith Breazeale, the Board voted unanimously to elect Mr. Wilton Barrios as President for a one year term, beginning January 3, 2012.

 

                        Mr. Wilton Barrios was elected President of the Rapides Parish School Board for 2012.

 

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                        A motion was made by Dr. Stephen Chapman and seconded by Mr. Steve Berry to elect Board Vice-President for a one-year term, beginning January 3, 2012. (Item 5)

 

                        A motion was made by Dr. Stephen Chapman and seconded by Mr. Steve Berry to nominate Mr. Keith Breazeale as Vice -President.

 

                        A second nomination was made by Mrs. Julie McConathy and seconded by Mr. Wilton Barrios to nominate Mrs. Janet Dixon as Vice-President.

 

                        A motion was made by Dr. Stephen Chapman and seconded by Mr. John Allen to close the nominations for Vice-President.

 

                        On roll call the vote for Mrs. Janet Dixon as Vice President was as follows:

 

AYE:               Mr. Allen, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. McConathy, Mrs. Dixon, Mr. Barrios

 

NAY:               Mr. Breazeale, Mrs. Webb, Dr. Chapman, Mr. Berry

 

ABSENT:         None

 

THE MOTION WAS ADOPTED BY MAJORITY VOTE.      

Mrs. Janet Dixon was elected as Vice-President of the Rapides Parish School Board for

2012.


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                                A motion was made by Mrs. Janet Dixon and seconded by Mr. Keith Breazeale to

elect members of the Executive Committee for 2012. (Item 6)

 

                        On roll call the vote was as follows:

 

AYE:               Mr. Allen, Mr. Breazeale, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Webb, Mr. Berry, Mrs. McConathy,
Mrs. Dixon, Dr. Chapman, Mr. Barrios

 

NAY:               None

 

ABSENT:         None

 

·      Executive Committee:
 John Allen - Chair
 Steve Berry

       Julie McConathy

                  ____________________


                        A motion was made by Dr. Stephen Chapman and seconded by Mrs. Pam Webb to approve the President’s recommendation for Personnel, Education, and Finance Committees for 2012. (Item 7)





                        On motion by Dr. Stephen Chapman and seconded by Mrs. Pam Webb, the Board voted  unanimously to approve the President’s recommendation for Personnel, Education, and Finance Committees for 2012.

·      Personnel Committee:
 Janet Dixon – Chair
 Wilton Barrios
 Keith Breazeale

 

·      Education Committee:
 Darrell Rodriguez – Chair
 Stephen Chapman
 Pam Webb

 

·      Finance Committee:
 Julie McConathy – Chair
 John Allen
 Steve Berry
             ____________________

                       

                        Mr. Darrell Rodriguez introduced the Board’s student guest, Alvaro Alonso Rubio, a

senior at Rapides High School, who was recognized for his academic and extracurricular achievements.

Also recognized were Alvaro’s family and Mr. Gene Alford, principal at Rapides High School. (Item 8a)    

                                                            ____________________

                       

The Board recognized Peabody Montessori for the bulletin board display in the lobby of

the School Board Office for the month of January 2012. (Item 8b)
                                                                 ____________________

 

           Dr. William Morrison recognized Mark Rabalais as LACUE Louisiana Secondary

Teacher of the Year. (Item 8c)

____________________

 

                        Item 8d was deferred to the February Board Meeting.

____________________
                       

                        Johnathon Shone and Aaron Martin were two Tioga High School students recognized for   
the State Award for being selected to perform in the Louisiana Allstate Band. (Item 8e)

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____________________


                        Superintendent Gary L. Jones asked that we remember the Glenda Stock family.
Mr. Stock passed away this week and they have been great supporters in helping our schools purchase computers and other needed materials for the Rapides Parish School District.

____________________

 

                        A motion was made by Mrs. Janet Dixon and seconded by Mrs. Pam Webb to consider

and take action with respect to adopting a resolution authorizing the advertising for Sealed Bids for the purchase of $20,685,000 of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2012, of Pineville School District No. 52 of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and providing for other matters in connection therewith. (Item 13)

 

                        Meredith Hathorn with Foley and Judell presented information to the board at this time and discussion ensued.

                        A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Julie McConathy to adopt a resolution authorizing the advertising for Sealed Bids for the purchase of $20,685,000 of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2012, of Pineville School District No. 52 of Rapides Parish, Louisiana, and providing for other matters in connection therewith.


                        On roll call the vote to adopt the resolution was as follows:

 

AYE:               Mr. Allen, Mr. Breazeale, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Webb, Mr. Berry, Mrs. McConathy,
Mrs. Dixon, Dr. Chapman, Mr. Barrios

 

NAY:               None

 

ABSENT:         None


 

                                                                             
                                                                 RESOLUTION

 

A resolution authorizing the advertising for sealed bids for the purchase of Twenty Million Six Hundred Eighty Five Thousand Dollars ($20,685,000) of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2012, of Pineville School District No. 52 of Rapides Parish, Louisiana and providing for other matters in con­nection therewith.

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Parish School Board of the Parish of Rapides, State of Louisiana, acting as the governing authority of Pineville School District No. 52  of Rapides Parish, Louisiana,  that:

 

SECTION 1)  The President of the Parish School Board of the Parish of Rapides, State of Louisiana (the AGoverning Authority@) is hereby empowered, authorized and directed to advertise in accor­dance with the provisions of law for sealed paper or electronic bids via PARITY7 for the purchase of Twenty Million Six Hundred Eighty Five Thousand Dollars ($20,685,000) of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2012 (the ABonds@) of Pineville School District No. 52  of Rapides Parish, Louisiana (the AIssuer@), being authorized at a special election held in the Issuer on November 19, 2011, for the purpose of (i) refunding and extending the outstanding General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2008, dated October 1, 2008 and (ii) acquiring and/or improving lands for building sites and playgrounds, including construction of necessary sidewalks and streets adjacent thereto; purchasing, erecting and/or improving school buildings and other school related facilities within and for the District and acquiring the necessary equipment and furnishings therefor, including technology equipment, software and enhancements, title to which shall be in the public, under the authority conferred by Article VI, Section 33 of the Constitu­tion of the State of Louisiana of 1974, Sub-Part A, Part III, Chapter 4, Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority.  The Bonds will be initially issued in the name of Cede & Co., as nominee for The Depository Trust Company (ADTC@), as registered owner of the Bonds, and held in the custody of DTC (unless the successful bidder elects at the time of the sale to require bonds in other than book-entry only form).  The Issuer and the Paying Agent acknowledge that they have executed and delivered a Letter of Representation with DTC and that the terms and provisions of said Letter of Representation shall govern in the event of any inconsistency between the provisions of this resolution and said Letter of Representation.  A single certificate will be issued and delivered to DTC for each maturity of the Bonds.  The Beneficial Owners will not receive physical delivery of Bond certificates except as provided herein.  Beneficial Owners are expected to receive a written confirmation of their purchase providing details for the Bonds acquired.  For so long as DTC shall continue to serve as securities depository for the Bonds as provided herein, all transfers of beneficial ownership interest will be made by book-entry only, and no investor or other party purchasing, selling or otherwise transferring beneficial ownership of Bonds is to receive, hold or deliver any Bond certificate.

For every transfer and exchange of the Bonds, the Beneficial Owner may be charged a sum sufficient to cover such Beneficial Owner=s allocable share of any tax, fee or other governmental charge that may be imposed in relation thereto.

Bond certificates are required to be delivered to and registered in the name of the Beneficial Owner under the following circumstances:

a.  DTC determines to discontinue providing its service with respect to the Bonds. Such a determination may be made at any time by giving 30 days= notice to the Issuer and the Paying Agent and discharging its responsibilities with respect thereto under applicable law.

 

b.  The Issuer determines that continuation of the system of book-entry transfer through DTC (or a successor securities depository) is not in the best interests of the Beneficial Owners.


                        The Issuer and the Paying Agent will recognize DTC or its nominee as the Bondholder for all purposes, including notices and voting.

Neither the Issuer, nor the Paying Agent are responsible for the performance by DTC of any of its obligations, including, without limitation, the payment of moneys received by DTC, the forwarding of notices received by DTC or the giving of any consent or proxy in lieu of consent.

Whenever during the term of the Bonds the beneficial ownership thereof is determined by a book entry at DTC, the requirements of this resolution of holding, delivering or transferring the Bonds shall be deemed modified to require the appropriate person to meet the requirements of DTC as to registering or transferring the book entry to produce the same effect.

If at any time DTC ceases to hold the Bonds, all references herein to DTC shall be of no further force or effect.        

The winning bidder (the APurchaser@) at the time of the sale, however, may elect to not receive book-entry only Bonds, in which case the Purchaser will receive one type written Bond per maturity, exchangeable in the manner provided in the Resolution.

SECTION 2)  The Bonds will be dated April 3, 2012, will be payable from unlimited ad valorem taxation,  will be in the denomination of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) each, or any integral multiple thereof within a single maturity, and will bear interest from date thereof, or the most recent interest payment date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, at a rate or rates not exceeding six per centum (6%) per annum on any Bond in any interest payment period, said interest to be payable on October 1, 2012, and semiannu­al­ly thereafter on April 1 and October 1 of each year.  The Bonds will be in fully registered form and will mature serially on April 1 of each year as follows, to-wit:

                    PRINCIPAL                                                  PRINCIPAL

                         YEAR                      AMOUNT                      YEAR                    AMOUNT

 

                          2013                      $ 690,000                          2023                    $1,030,000

                          2014                         715,000                          2024                      1,070,000

                          2015                         745,000                          2025                      1,115,000

                          2016                         775,000                          2026                      1,160,000

                          2017                         810,000                          2027                      1,205,000

                          2018                         840,000                          2028                      1,255,000

                          2019                         875,000                          2029                      1,305,000

                          2020                         910,000                          2030                      1,360,000

                          2021                         950,000                          2031                      1,415,000

                          2022                         985,000                          2032                      1,475,000

                             

SECTION 3)  Those Bonds maturing April 1, 2023, and thereafter, will be callable for redemption by the Issuer in full or in part at any time on or after April 1, 2022, and if less than a full maturity, then by lot within such maturity, at the principal amount thereof and accrued interest to the date fixed for redemption.  In the event a Bond is of a denomination larger than $5,000, a portion of such Bond ($5,000 or any multiple thereof) may be redeemed.  Official notice of such call of any of the Bonds for redemption will be given by first class mail, postage prepaid, by notice deposited in the United States mails not less than thirty (30) days prior to the redemption date addressed to the registered owner of each bond to be redeemed at his address as shown on the registra­tion books of the Paying Agent.

SECTION 4) The Bonds shall be sold in the manner required by law, and in accor­dance with the terms of this resolu­tion, the official Notice of Bond Sale herein set forth, and the Official Statement referred to in Section 6 hereof.  In advertising the Bonds for sale, the Parish School Board shall reserve the right to reject any and all bids received.

SECTION 5)  The President of the Governing Authority is hereby further empowered, authorized and directed to issue a Notice of Bond Sale and cause the same to be published as required by law, which Notice of Bond Sale shall be in substantial­ly the following form:

                                                     *     *     *     *     *     *     *     *

OFFICIAL

NOTICE OF BOND SALE

 

$20,685,000 OF GENERAL OBLIGATION SCHOOL BONDS, SERIES 2012

 

OF

 

PINEVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 52

  OF

RAPIDES PARISH, LOUISIANA

 

                                         Sealed bids or electronic bids via PARITY7

               will be received until 5:00 o'clock p .m., Central Time (Louisiana Time), on

                                                       Tuesday, February 7, 2012

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Parish School Board of the Parish of Rapides, State of Louisiana (the AGoverning Authority@) acting as the governing authority of Pineville School District No. 52  of Rapides Parish, Louisiana,  will receive sealed bids or electronic bids via PARITY7 at the Parish School Board Office Building, 619 Sixth Street, Alexandria, ­Louisiana, until ( 5:00) o'clock   p.m., Louisiana Time, Central Time, on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, (or such other date as may be determined by the President and advertised by Munifacts Disclosure Service) for the purchase of Twenty Million Six Hundred Eighty Five Thousand Dollars ($20,685,000) of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2012 (the "Bonds") of Pineville School District No. 52  of Rapides Parish, Louisiana (the "Issuer"), being autho­rized at a special election held in the Issuer on November 19, 2011 for the purpose of (i) refunding and extending the outstanding General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2008, dated October 1, 2008 and (ii) acquiring and/or improving lands for building sites and playgrounds, including construction of necessary sidewalks and streets adjacent thereto; purchasing, erecting and/or improving school buildings and other school related facilities within and for the District and acquiring the necessary equipment and furnishings therefor, including technology equipment, software and enhancements, title to which shall be in the public, under the authority conferred by Article VI, Section 33 of the Constitu­tion of the State of Louisiana of 1974, Sub-Part A, Part III, Chapter 4, Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority.

 

Electronic bids will be received for the Bonds via PARITY7, in the manner described below, until 5:00 p.m., Louisiana time, on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.

 

 

Bids may be submitted electronically via PARITY7 pursuant to this Official Notice of Bond Sale until 5:00 p.m., Louisiana time, but no bid will be received after the time for receiving bids specified above.  To the extent any instructions or directions set forth in PARITY7 conflict with this Official Notice of Bond Sale, the terms of this Official Notice of Bond Sale shall control.  For further information about PARITY7, potential bidders may contact PARITY7 at (212) 849-5021.

 

Each prospective electronic bidder shall be solely responsible to register to bid via PARITY7 as described above.  Each qualified prospective electronic bidder shall be solely responsible to make necessary arrangements to access PARITY7 for the purposes of submitting its bid in a timely manner and in compliance with the requirements of the Notice of Sale.  Neither the Issuer nor PARITY7, shall have any duty or obligation to provide or assure access to PARITY7 to any prospective bidder, and neither the Issuer nor PARITY7 shall be responsible for a bidder's failure to register to bid or for proper operation of, or have any liability for any delays or interruptions of, or any damages caused by, PARITY7.  The Issuer is using PARITY7 as a communication mechanism, and not as the Issuer's agent, to conduct the electronic bidding for the Bonds.  No other form of electronic bid or provider of electronic bidding services will be accepted.  The Issuer is not bound by any advice and determination of PARITY7 to the effect that any particular bid complies with the terms of this Official Notice of Bond Sale and in particular the "Bid Requirements" hereinafter set forth.  All costs and expenses incurred by prospective bidders in connection with their registration and submission of bids via PARITY7 are the sole responsibility of the bidders; and the Issuer is not responsible, directly or indirectly, for any of such costs or expenses.  If a prospective bidder encounters any difficulty in submitting, modifying or withdrawing a bid for the Bonds, he should telephone PARITY7 at (212) 849-5021 and notify the Issuer's Bond Counsel, Foley & Judell, L.L.P. at (504) 568-1249.

 

Electronic bids must be submitted for the purchase of the Bonds via PARITY7.  Bids will be communicated electronically to the Issuer at 5:00 p.m., local Louisiana time, on February 7, 2012.  Prior to that time, a prospective bidder may (1) submit the proposed terms of its bid via PARITY7, (2) modify the proposed terms of its bid, in which event the proposed terms as last modified will (unless the bid is withdrawn as described herein) constitute its bid for the Bonds, or (3) withdraw its proposed bid.  Once the bids are communicated electronically via PARITY7 to the Issuer, each bid will constitute an irrevocable offer to purchase the Bonds on the terms therein provided.  For purposes of the electronic bidding process, the time as maintained on PARITY7 shall constitute the official time.

 

Bids will also be accepted in written form on the Official Bid Form.  The Issuer will receive sealed bids at the Parish School Board Office Building, 619 Sixth Street, Alexandria, ­Louisiana, ­for the purchase of $20,685,000 of principal amount of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2012 of Pineville School District No. 52 of Rapides Parish, Louisiana.  Each bid must be in written form on the Official Bid Form in a sealed envelope marked "Proposal for the Purchase of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2012 of Pineville School District No. 52  of Rapides Parish, Louisiana".  For purposes of accepting written bids, the time as maintained on PARITY7 shall constitute the official time.

 

The Bonds will be dated April 3, 2012, will be payable from unlimited ad valorem taxation, and will be in the denomina­tion of Five Thousand Dollars ($5,000) each, or any integral multiple thereof within a single maturity.  The Bonds will bear interest from date thereof or the most recent interest payment date to which interest has been paid or duly provided for, at a rate or rates not exceeding six per centum (6%) per annum on any Bond in any interest payment period, said interest to be payable on October 1, 2012, and semiannu­ally thereafter on April 1 and October 1 of each year. The Bonds will mature serially on April 1 of each year as follows, to-wit:

 

                                                       PRINCIPAL                                                 PRINCIPAL

                         YEAR                      AMOUNT                      YEAR                    AMOUNT

 

                          2013                      $ 690,000                          2023                    $1,030,000

                          2014                         715,000                          2024                      1,070,000

                          2015                         745,000                          2025                      1,115,000

                          2016                         775,000                          2026                      1,160,000

                          2017                         810,000                          2027                      1,205,000

                          2018                         840,000                          2028                      1,255,000

                          2019                         875,000                          2029                      1,305,000

                          2020                         910,000                          2030                      1,360,000

                          2021                         950,000                          2031                      1,415,000

                          2022                         985,000                          2032                      1,475,000



The Bonds will be issued as fully registered bonds in Abook-entry only@ form and registered in the name of Cede & Co., as nominee of The Depository Trust Company, New York, New York (ADTC@).  DTC will act as securities depository for the bonds, and purchasers of the Bonds will not receive certificates representing their interest in the Bonds purchased. The winning bidder (the APurchaser@) at the time of the sale, however, may elect to not receive book-entry only Bonds, in which case the Purchaser will receive one type written Bond per maturity, exchangeable in the manner provided in the Resolution.

 

Those Bonds maturing April 1, 2023, and thereafter, will be callable for redemption by the Issuer in full or in part at any time on or after April 1, 2022, and if less than a full maturity, then by lot within such maturity, at the principal amount thereof and accrued interest to the date fixed for redemption.  In the event a Bond is of a denomination larger than $5,000, a portion of such Bond ($5,000 or any multiple thereof) may be redeemed.

 

Official notice of such call of any of the Bonds for redemption will be given by first class mail, postage prepaid, by notice deposited in the United States mails not less than thirty (30) days prior to the redemption date addressed to the registered owner of each bond to be redeemed at his address as shown on the registra­tion books of the Paying Agent.

 

                        The principal of the Bonds, upon maturity or redemption, will be payable at the

principal corporate trust office of the Paying Agent upon presentation and surrender thereof, and

interest on the Bonds will be payable by the Paying Agent by check mailed by the Paying Agent

to the registered owner (determined as of the 15th calendar day of the month next preceding said

interest payment date) at the address as shown on the books of said Paying Agent. Said Paying

Agent will be a qualified bank or trust company selected by the Issuer.

 

Except as provided under DTC=s book-entry only system, the Bonds may be transferred, registered and assigned only on the registration books of the Paying Agent, and such registration shall be at the expense of the Issuer.  A Bond may be assigned by the execution of an assignment form on the Bonds or by other instruments of transfer and assignment acceptable to the Paying Agent.  A new Bond or Bonds will be delivered by the Paying Agent to the last assignee (the new registered owner) in exchange for such transferred and assigned Bonds after receipt of the Bonds to be transferred in proper form. Such new Bond or Bonds must be in the denomination of $5,000 or any integral multiple thereof within a single maturity.  Neither the Issuer nor the Paying Agent shall be required to issue, register, transfer or exchange (i) any Bond during a period beginning at the opening of business on the 15th day of the month next preceding an interest payment date and ending at the close of business on the interest payment date, or (ii) any Bond called for redemption prior to maturity during a period beginning at the opening of business fifteen (15) days before the date of the mailing of a notice of redemption of such Bonds and ending on the date of such redemption.

 

In connection with the sale of the Bonds, a good faith deposit of 1% of the principal amount of the Bonds will be required.  The manner and timing of such deposit shall be set forth in the Preliminary Official Statement for the Bonds. The good faith deposit of the successful bidder or bidders will be deposited and the proceeds credited against the purchase price of the Bonds, or in the case of neglect or refusal to comply with such bid, will be forfeited to the Issuer as and for liquidated damages. No interest will be allowed on the amount of the good faith deposit.

 

Bidders shall name the rate or rates of interest the Bonds shall bear, not exceeding six per centum (6%) per annum on any Bond in any interest payment period.  Bids must stipulate a purchase price for the Bonds of not less than the par value thereof and accrued interest from the date of the Bonds to the date of delivery of the Bonds.  No bid which specifies cancellation of the Bonds will be considered.  No bids providing for additional or supplemental interest will be consid­ered.

 

The Governing Authority will meet at the place and time hereinabove set forth for the receipt of bids.   The Bonds will be awarded to the bidder whose bid offers the lowest "true interest cost" to the Issuer for the full authorized amount of the Bonds, to be determined by doubling the semiannual interest rate (compounded semiannually) necessary to discount the debt service payments on the Bonds from the payment dates to the date of delivery, such that the sum of such present values is equal to the price bid, including any premium bid but not including interest accrued to the date of delivery (the preceding calculation is sometimes referred to as the "Canadian Interest Cost Method" or "Present Value Method").  In the case of a tie bid, the winning bid will be awarded by lot. If any bid for the Bonds shall be acceptable, a prompt award of the bonds will be made. The right is expressly reserved to waive any irregularity in any bid or to reject any and all bids received.

 

The Official Statement containing pertinent information relative to the authorization, sale and security of the Bonds is being prepared and may be obtained upon its completion from the Issuer's Bond Counsel, Foley & Judell, L.L.P., One Canal Place, Suite 2600, 365 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130.  The Purchaser will be furnished a reasonable number of final official statements on or before the seventh business day following the sale of the Bonds .The approving legal opinion of Foley & Judell, L.L.P., Bond Counsel, who have supervised the proceedings, the printed Bonds and the transcripts of record as passed upon will be furnished to the successful bidders without cost to them.  Said transcripts will contain the usual closing proofs, including a certificate that up to the time of delivery no litigation has been filed questioning the validity of the Bonds or the respective tax revenues necessary to pay the same.

 

It is anticipated that the American Bankers' Association Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures (CUSIP) identification numbers will be printed on the Bonds, but the failure to print such numbers shall not constitute cause for refusal by the successful bidder to accept delivery of and to pay for the Bonds.  No CUSIP identification number shall be deemed to be part of any Bond or a part of the contract evidenced thereby, and no liability shall hereafter attach to the Issuer or any of the officers or agents thereof because of or on account of such numbers.  All expenses in relation to the printing of the CUSIP identification numbers on the Bonds shall be paid by the Issuer. However, the CUSIP Service Bureau charge for the assignment of such numbers shall be the responsibility of and shall be paid by the successful bidder.

In order to assist bidders in complying with S.E.C. Rule 15c2-12(b)(5), the Governing Authority will undertake, pursuant to the resolution providing for the issuance of the Bonds and a Continuing Disclosure Certificate, to provide annual reports and notices of certain events.  A description of this undertaking is set forth in the Preliminary Official Statement and will also be set forth in the Final Official Statement.

 

For information relative to the Bonds and not contained in the Notice of Bond Sale and Official Statement, address Ms. Elizabeth Domite, Finance Director, Rapides Parish School Board, 619 Sixth Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71309, or Foley & Judell, L.L.P., One Canal Place, Suite 2600, 365 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130, Bond Counsel.

 

THUS DONE AND SIGNED at Alexandria, Louisiana, on this, the 3rd day of January, 2012.

                                                                                                                       

SECTION 6)  This Governing Authority will meet in open and public session at the time and place set out in the Notice of Bond Sale incorporated herein (or such other date as may be determined by the President of the Governing Authority and advertised by Munifacts Disclosure Service), for the purpose of receiving bids for the Bonds, consider­ing and taking action upon the bids, and taking any other action required by this resolution, or necessary to effectu­ate the issuance, sale and delivery of the Bonds.  If any award of the Bonds shall be made, such award shall be made for not less than par and accrued interest to the best bidder for the Bonds, such award and best bidder to be determined in accordance with the aforesaid Notice of Bond Sale.

SECTION 7)  There shall be prepared an Official Bid Form for the submission of bids and an Official Statement which shall contain complete bidding details, security features and other pertinent information relative to the sale and issuance of the Bonds as may be deemed necessary, advisable or desirable, which Official Bid Form and Official Statement shall be distributed to all prospective bidders and other interested parties.

SECTION 8)  In order to assist bidders in complying with S.E.C. Rule 15c2-12(b)(5), the Governing Authority will undertake, pursuant to the resolution providing for the issuance of the Bonds and a Continuing Disclosure Certificate, to provide annual reports and notices of certain events.  A description of this undertaking will be set forth in the Preliminary Official Statement and the Final Official Statement.

                                   

STATE OF LOUISIANA

PARISH OF RAPIDES

I, the undersigned Secretary of the Parish School Board of the Parish of Rapides, State of Louisiana, do hereby certify that the foregoing pages constitute a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted by said Parish School Board on January 3, 2012, authorizing the advertising for sealed bids for the purchase of Twenty Million Six Hundred Eighty Five Thousand Dollars ($20,685,000) ­of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2012 of Pineville School District No. 52  of Rapides Parish, Louisi­ana, and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature on this, the 3rd day of January, 2012.                                                                   

                             Secretary

 

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                        A motion was made Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Pam Webb to approve the consent agenda. (Item 5)

 

            On roll call the vote was as follows:

 

AYE:               Mr. Allen, Mr. Breazeale, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Webb, Mr. Berry, Mrs. McConathy,
Mrs. Dixon, Dr. Chapman, Mr. Barrios

 

NAY:               None

 

ABSENT:         None






 

 

                        A.   Reports:

 

                                1.  to receive an update on school construction projects – Mr. Allen Bozeman                  
                                      Pages 63-66

 

B.    Action – Minutes
 
           
        1.  to approve the minutes of the 11-15-11Personnel, Education and Finance
                         Committee meetings, and the 11-28-11 Executive Committee meeting of the
                          Board as written and to be published in the official journal, The 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   

                                       Page 67


 D.   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 Rapides
              Alternative Learning Facility – Mrs. Ruby Smith

 

                      3.  to approve the performance contract for students successfully completing the            

                           requirements – Mrs. Ruby Smith

 

                        E.   Action – Personnel

 

                                1.  approve resignations, retirements since the December 6, 2011 Board meeting –                             
                                     Dr. Emily Weatherford

 

                                2.  approve all new hires since the December 6, 2011 Board meeting, pending a
                                     satisfactory drug screening and background check - Dr. Emily Weatherford

 

                              3.  approve performance contract renewals since the December 6, 2011 Board
                                     meeting – Dr. Emily Weatherford

 

                                4.  grant leave requests, rescissions, waivers, etc. since the December 6, 2011 Board
                                     meeting - Dr. Emily Weatherford  

 

Ø  Allen Bozeman, assistant superintendent of administration, in an application dated December 19, 2011, is requesting a Medical Sabbatical for the 2011-2012 spring semester and 2012-2013 fall semester.  His request is supported by a physician’s statement.

 

Ø  Verna Lachney, a special education teacher at Pineville Junior High, in an application dated December 5, 2011, is requesting a Professional Improvement Sabbatical for the 2012-2013 school year.

 

Ø  Lisa McKinney, a special education teacher at D. F. Huddle Elementary, is requesting a Medical Sabbatical for the 2011-2012 spring semester.  Her request is supported by a physician’s statement.





 

 

Ø  Connie Chenevert, a supervisor with the central office, in a letter dated December 12, 2011, is requesting to rescind the remainder of her previously approved medical sabbatical so that she may return to duty on January 4, 2012.  Her request is supported by a physician’s release.

 

Ø  Jennifer Mehojevich, a librarian at Cherokee Elementary, in a letter dated December 6, 2011, is requesting to rescind the remainder of her previously approved medical sabbatical so that she may return to duty January 3, 2012.  Her request is supported by a physician’s release.


 

Ø  Rebecca Starrett, a prekindergarten teacher at Buckeye Elementary, in an application dated December 9, 2011, is requesting a Leave of Absence Without Pay beginning January 3, 2012 through end of business February 17, 2012 for child care purposes.

   
              *   Denotes that these items have been through committee 

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            A motion was made by Dr. Stephen Chapman and seconded by Mr. Steve Berry to add to the agenda to approve a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the Rapides Parish School Board and Bellsouth Telecommunications,   LLC, for lease of a certain property in Ward I of Section 44, Township 4 North, Range 1             West in the town of Alexandria,          which property has a frontage on Lincoln Road at its intersection with Hudson Blvd. (Mr. Downs has reviewed documents - Bell South will pay the Board $1,200).

 

                        Discussion ensued.

 

                        On roll call the vote to add to the agenda was as follows:

 

AYE:               None

 

NAY:               Mr. Allen, Mr. Breazeale, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Webb, Mr. Berry, Mrs. McConathy,
Mrs. Dixon, Dr. Chapman, Mr. Barrios

 

ABSENT:         None

                                    THE MOTION FAILED FOR LACK OF UNANIMOUS VOTE.

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                        A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Pam Webb to adopt the

2012-2013 School Calendar. (Item 10)

 

                        Discussion ensued.

 

On motion by Mrs. Janet Dixon and seconded by Mr. Keith Breazeale, the Board voted

unanimously to adopt  the 2012-2013 School Calendar.

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            A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Pam Webb to hear an

annual review of the Rapides Parish School Board Single Audit Report from the Finance Department.

(Item 11)

 

                        Rebecca Morris from Payne, Moore and Herrington, CPA Firm gave a report to the board at this time and discussion ensued.

 

                        No action was taken.

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                       A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Dr. Stephen Chapman to approve

Interfund Loan from the General Fund to District #11 – Technology in the amount of $35,000 from December 1, 2011 until funds are sufficient to repay January 10, 2012. (Item 12)

 

                        Liz Domite presented information to the Board and discussion ensued.


 

 

                        On roll call the vote was as follows:

 

AYE:               Mr. Allen, Mr. Breazeale, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Webb, Mr. Berry, Mrs. McConathy,
Mrs. Dixon, Dr. Chapman, Mr. Barrios

 

NAY:               None

 

ABSENT:         None

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                        A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Janet Dixon to
ratify and confirm bid(s) received by the Central Office Staff and to award bid to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder contingent on low bidder meeting all LA Public Bid Law and Contract Document Requirements and Specifications as follows: (Item 14)

                        Discussion ensued.

 

                        President Wilton Barrios called for a recess at this time.

 

                        After a short recess, the meeting reconvened.

                        The information was presented to the Board.

                        a.   “Chiller Replacement at Ball Elementary” - Bid No. 12- 22 - received on  
                               Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. and award to ACA Mechanical Industrial,      
                                  LLC for $148,000        
                                               
                       
b.   “Chiller Replacement at Tioga Elementary” – Bid No. 12-23 – received on 
                               Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. and award to ACA Mechanical Industrial,       
                                  LLC for $148,000
                                                           
                        c.   “Instruments and Equipment for Tioga Jr. High” – Bid No. 12-21 – received
                                on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. and award to Red River Music for
                                  Instruments $15,731.00 and Equipment for $13,210.00    

                        On roll call the vote was as follows:

 

AYE:               Mr. Allen, Mr. Breazeale, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Webb, Mr. Berry, Mrs. McConathy,
Mrs. Dixon, Dr. Chapman, Mr. Barrios

 

NAY:               None

 

ABSENT:         None

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                        A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mr. Darrell Rodriguez to

approve attendance zone for Caroline Dormon Junior High School. (Item 15)


                        Dr. William Morrison presented information to the Board and discussion ensued.

 
                       On motion by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mr. Darrell Rodriguez, the Board voted unanimously to approve attendance zone for Caroline Dormon Junior High School.

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                        A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Pam Webb to approve Xerox Hosting Imaging Services agreement and to authorize the Board President to sign any required documentation. (Item 16)

 

                        Discussion ensued.

 

                        An amended motion was made by Mrs. Janet Dixon and seconded by Mr. Steve Berry to
approve Xerox Hosting Imaging Services agreement and to authorize the Board President to sign any required documentation, pending review by the Board Attorney.




 

On roll call the vote on the amended motion was as follows:

 

AYE:               Mr. Allen, Mr. Breazeale, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Webb, Mr. Berry, Mrs. McConathy,
Mrs. Dixon, Dr. Chapman, Mr. Barrios

 

NAY:               None

 

ABSENT:         None

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A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Julie McConathy to enter

into an Interagency Agreement (MOU) with Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church to provide after-school academic assistance to students. (Item 17)

 

                        Discussion ensued.

 

            An amended motion was made by Mrs. Janet Dixon and seconded by Mr. Wilton Barrios to enter into an Interagency Agreement (MOU) with Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church to provide after-school academic assistance to students and to authorize the Board President to sign any required documentation, pending review by the Board Attorney.

                        On roll call the vote on the amended motion was as follows:

 

AYE:               Mr. Allen, Mr. Breazeale, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Webb, Mr. Berry, Mrs. McConathy,
Mrs. Dixon, Dr. Chapman

 

NAY:               Mr. Barrios

 

ABSENT:         None

 

THE MOTION WAS ADOPTED BY MAJORITY VOTE.

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A motion was made Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mr. Darrell Rodriguez to approve

MOU with Louisiana Technical College, Alexandria for G.E.D. testing and authorize the Board President to sign any required documents. (Item 18)

 

                        Discussion ensued.

 

                        An amended motion was made by Mrs. Janet Dixon and seconded by Mr. Wilton Barrios to approve MOU with Louisiana Technical College, Alexandria for G.E.D. testing and authorize the Board President to sign any required documents, pending review by the Board Attorney.

 

                        On the amended motion by Mrs. Janet Dixon and seconded by Mr. Wilton Barrios, the Board voted unanimously to approve MOU with Louisiana Technical College, Alexandria for G.E.D. testing and authorize the Board President to sign any required documents, pending review by the Board Attorney.

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                        A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mr. John Allen to implement School Messenger, a parent and community notification system and authorize the Board President to sign any required documentation. (Item 19)

 

                        Discussion ensued

 

On roll call the vote was as follows:

 

AYE:               Mr. Allen, Mr. Breazeale, Mr. Rodriguez, Mrs. Webb, Mr. Berry, Mrs. McConathy,
Mrs. Dixon, Dr. Chapman, Mr. Barrios

 

NAY:               None

 

ABSENT:         None

____________________





 

            A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Pam Webb to approve

revision to existing policies as per action taken by the 2011 Louisiana Legislature, pending review by legal counsel (Forethought has incorporated changes within policies) as follows: (Item 20)

                                    a.   DJE – Purchasing

                                    b.   DJED – Bids and Quotations
                                    c.   GBN – Dismissal of Employees
                                    d.   GBRA – Employee Conduct         

                          
            e.   IDDF – Education of Students with Exceptionalities
                                       f.    II – Testing Program (this was pulled and not voted on)

                        The information was presented to the Board and discussion ensued.

                        On motion by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Pam Webb, the Board voted unanimously to approve revision to existing policies as per action taken by the 2011 Louisiana Legislature, pending review by legal counsel (Forethought has incorporated changes within policies) as follows:

                                    a.   DJE – Purchasing

                                    b.   DJED – Bids and Quotations
                                    c.   GBN – Dismissal of Employees
                                    d.   GBRA – Employee Conduct         

                          
            e.   IDDF – Education of Students with Exceptionalities

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                  A motion was made by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Janet Dixon to
have the    
 Administration bring a presentation to the January Education Committee meeting regarding the strategies
being used to increase the school performance scores for Peabody Magnet High School, Alma Redwine

Elementary and Acadian Elementary School. (Item 21)

 

                        Discussion ensued.

 

                        On motion by Mr. Steve Berry and seconded by Mrs. Janet Dixon, the Board voted unanimously to have the Administration bring a presentation to the January Education Committee meeting regarding the strategies being used to increase the school performance scores for Peabody Magnet High School, Alma Redwine Elementary and Acadian Elementary School.

____________________


                        Item 24 was deferred to the January Finance committee.

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                        A motion was made by Mr. Janet Dixon and seconded by Mrs. Julie McConathy for the Board to discuss and take possible action on granting the $5,000 National Certification stipend to National Certified social workers, school psychologists and speech therapists retroactive to the date that it was discontinued. (Item 23)

 

                        Employees from these departments presented information to the Board at this time.

 

                        Discussion ensued.

 

                        A substitute motion was made by Mr. Wilton Barrios and seconded by Mrs. Jane Dixon to fund the $5,000 stipend for one year and evaluate each year, thereafter, to see if funds are available to fund the stipend with IDEA funds.

 

                        Discussion ensued and Mr. Barrios withdrew his motion at this time.

                        A motion was made by Mr. Keith Breazeale and seconded by Mr. Wilton Barrios

to authorize staff to submit to the State Department for approval to pay $5,000 National Certification stipend to National Certified social workers, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, and audiologists out of IDEA Part B funds for 2011-2012 school year and then review budget items for the next school year. 

                        Discussion ensued.

 

                        On motion by Mr. Keith Breazeale and seconded by Mr. Wilton Barrios, the Board voted unanimously to authorize staff to submit to the State Department for approval to pay $5,000 National Certification stipend to National Certified social workers, school psychologists, speech language pathologists, and audiologists out of IDEA Part B funds for 2011-2012 school year and then review budget items for the next school year.
                                                             ____________________                                        

A motion was made by Mr. Darrell Rodriguez and seconded by Mr. Steve Berry to

approve a Utility Servitude across a portion of the Rapides Parish School Board Property located in the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 2 North, Range 1 West, Town of Woodworth, Rapides Parish, Louisiana and have the Board President sign all documents (Attorney James Downs has reviewed the documents). (Item 22)           

 

                        Discussion ensued.

 

            On motion by Mr. Darrell Rodriguez and seconded by Mr. Steve Berry, the Board voted unanimously to approve a Utility Servitude across a portion of the Rapides Parish School Board Property located in the Northeast Quarter of Section 6, Township 2 North, Range 1 West, Town of Woodworth, Rapides Parish, Louisiana and have the Board President sign all documents (Attorney James Downs has reviewed the documents).

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            Pursuant to motion duly carried, the Rapides Parish School Board adjourned.

 

                                                                                       /s/Wilton Barrios

                                                                                                                    President

 

ATTEST:

 

/s/Gary L. Jones

    Secretary

 

S E A L