P.O. BOX 1230

Alexandria, Louisiana





July 10, 2002



Dear Sir/Madam:


By virtue of the authority vested in me by law and by reason of the fact that it is deemed necessary, advisable, and to the public interest that the Rapides Parish School Board be called in special session; now, therefore,


I, Scott Linzay, President, do hereby give notice that the said board will meet in special session at its domicile in the City of Alexandria, Louisiana, at 5:00 p.m. on


Tuesday, July 16, 2002


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 of Allegiance


     3.     Roll call


4.        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   

 – Dr. Patsy Jenkins


5.        Motion to ratify and confirm bid(s) received by the Central office staff on April 23, 2002 at 10:00 a.m for the “Purchase of Band Instruments” to be funded with Individual School Maintenance Funds and award bid to various companies – Mrs. Cathy Lewis

Source of funding Individual School  Maintenance                  Amount $86,950.27                  Page 1


6.       Motion to continue the operational supplement for contract bus drivers of $111.11 a month for the

school year 2002-2003 – Mr. Herbert Dixon

Source of funding  General Fund                                 Amount $175,000.00


7.       Motion to hear a report and recommendation from the staff on a Time Clock Computer I.D. System for the district – Mr. Thomas Roque

Source of funding Food Service, Special Education, Federal Programs, Maintenance Funds

Amount  $137, 759.20                 Pages 2-4


8.       Motion to enter a “Contract for Restoration Services” within accord with the emergency  declaration to address damages caused by the fire at Northwood High School and authorize the Board President and/or Superintendent to sign any and all documentation (reviewed and approved by counsel) in connection therewith  – Mr. Thomas Roque

Source of funding  General Fund                    

Amount  $100,000.00 (Deductible-Excess to be reimbursed by insurance carrier) 


     10.   Motion to hear discussion of the budget – Mr. Scott Linzay




       /s/ Scott Linzay___             




      /s/ Patsy S. Jenkins___