PROCEEDINGS OF THE ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

RESERVE, LA - Meeting of December 21, 2010

 

The Chair called the meeting to order and read the following call:

 

HONORABLE MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD

Parish of St. John the Baptist

 

Dear Board Member:

 

Upon call of the President, the St. John the Baptist Parish School Board will meet in special session at Godchaux Grammar Cafeteria, 1600 Highway 44, Reserve, Louisiana, on Tuesday, December 21, 2010, at 8:00 a.m.

 

An agenda for the meeting is attached.

 

Sincerely, s/Courtney P. Millet, Ph.D.

Superintendent/Secretary

 

The Chair called for a moment of silent meditation followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

ROLL CALL OF MEMBERS:

 

PRESENT: Messrs. Burl, DeFrancesch, Jones, Wise, Bacas, Triche, Keller.

 

ABSENT: Jack, Sanders, Johnson, Ory.

 

There were 7 members present, 4 absent.

 

ITEM 3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: Meeting of December 2, 2010.  A motion was made by Mr. Bacas, seconded by Mrs. DeFrancesch, to accept the minutes of December 2, 2010 as printed and published. There were no objections and the motion to approve the minutes carried (7 Yeas, 4 Absent).

 

ITEM 4. SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT. Courtney P. Millet, Ph.D., Superintendent.   None.

 

ITEM 5. EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS BY THE BOARD OR STAFF. a. None

 

ITEM 6. PERSONNEL MATTERS: Dr. Leigh Ann Beard, Director of Human Resources.

Personnel Changes (Requires action by the Board)  None

 

Mr. Johnson arrived at 8:05 a.m. and was recorded as present.

 

ITEM 7a.  BUSINESS AND FINANCE:  Mr. Felix Boughton, Executive Director of Business and Finance

a. Mr. Hugh Martin -  To consider and take action with respect to adopting a resolution with respect to the incurring of debt and issuance of not to exceed $10,000,000 of Taxable General Obligation Bonds (QSCB), Series 2011, of School District No. 1 of the Parish of St. John the Baptist, State of Louisiana; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. 

 

A motion was made by Mr. Triche, seconded by Mr. Wise, to adopt a resolution with respect to the incurring of debt and issuance of not to exceed $10,000,000 of Taxable General Obligation Bonds (QSCB), Series 2011, of School District No. 1 of the Parish of St. John the Baptist, State of Louisiana; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. There were no objections and the motion carried (8 Yeas, 3 Absent).

 

Mr. Jack arrived at 8:09 a.m. and was recorded as present.

 

b.  CSRS – Request board approval to make the Facility Plan Modifications as reviewed and approved by the St. John Educational Advisory Council on December 16, 2010.

 

Mr. Herman Clayton addressed the Board on this issue.

 

A motion was made by Mr. Wise, seconded by Mr. Jones, to defer construction of the covered play areas for elementary schools to make available the money to fund our portion of the bond funding as well as fund the Universal Pre-K modifications.  There were no objections and the motion carried (9 Yeas, 2 Absent).

 

c.  CSRS – Request for change order approval for West St. John Elementary School Additions and Renovations Project in the amount of $102,826.90.  A motion was made by Mr. Jack, seconded by Mr. Burl, to approve the change order approval for West St. John Elementary School Additions and Renovations Project.  There were no objections and the motion carried (9 Yeas, 2 Absent).

 

d.  Approve out of state travel for board member to Washington, D.C.

 

Ms. Jeannie Batiste and Mr. Herman Clayton addressed the board on this issue.

 

A motion was made by the entire board to approve out of state travel for board member to Washington, D.C.  There were no objections and the motion carried (9 Yeas, 2 Absent).

 

ITEM 8. OLD BUSINESS. a.  None.

 

ITEM 9.   NEW BUSINESS.  a.  Mr. Lloyd LeBlanc – None.

 

ITEM 10. ADMINSTRATIVE MATTERS: a. Committee Reports. None.

 

ITEM 11. BOARD-RELATED ITEMS OF INTEREST. 

 

Dr. Keller suggested that Rebowe & Company be invited to the Board Retreat in January.

Mr. Burl made a motion to waive policy to add an item to today’s agenda.  Mr. LeBlanc advised the board that not all members were present and the full board is required to vote on a motion to waive policy. No action was taken.

 

ITEM 12. ADJOURNMENT: The agenda having been completed, and there being no further business, Mr. Jack offered a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mr. Triche. There were no objections. The meeting adjourned at 8:56 a.m.

 

   

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Gerald J. Keller, Ph.D., President

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Courtney P. Millet, Ph.D., Secretary