RESERVE, LA - Meeting of June 16, 2011


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



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 Thursday, June 16, 2011, at 10:00 a.m.\


An agenda for the meeting is attached.


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



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




PRESENT: Messrs. Jack, Burl, Keller, Johnson, Wise, Bacas, Triche, Sanders.


ABSENT: DeFrancesch, Jones,  Nicholas.


There were 8 members present, 3 absent.


ITEM 3.   Mr. Felix Boughton, Executive Director of Business and Finance – Request approval of Comprehensive Amended Budget for 2010-2011.


Mrs. DeFrancesch arrived at 10:06 a.m. and was recorded as present.


A motion was made by Mr. Triche, seconded by Mr. Johnson, to approve the Comprehensive Amended Budget for 2010-2011.  Upon roll call, there were 8 Yeas (Jack, Keller, DeFrancesch, Johnson, Wise, Bacas, Triche, Sanders) 0 Nays, 1 Abstention (Burl), 2 Absent (Jones, Nicholas) and the motion carried.


ADDENDUM ITEM 3a.  Request Board approval of Revisions to the 2011-2012 Student Code of Conduct and Attendance Handbook. 


Rev. Nicholas arrived at 10:11 a.m. and was recorded as present.


Following discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Jack, seconded by Mr. Bacas, to approve the Revisions to the 2011-2012 Student Code of Conduct and Attendance Handbook as presented.  There were no objections and the motion carried 10-1.  Mr. Jones was absent.


Revisions for the 2011-2012

Student Code of Conduct and Attendance Handbook


Page 8 – Add under Extenuating Circumstances


Page 8 – Delete language and add Policy Revision



(Repealed by HB 648)


A child between the ages of seventeen and eighteen may withdraw from school prior to graduation if both the following circumstances exist:



Page 13 – Under Unauthorized Items - Grades 7-12 Infractions


High School

       Suspension.    Phone is returned to student at the end of the school day.

      Suspension.  Phone returned to parent at conference.

      loses phone privileges for the remainder of the school year.

      school year. From an Out-of School Suspension to a Possible Recommendation for  

      Expulsion, depending on severity.


Page 24 – Add Under Bullying

House Bill 1259 - Cyber-Bullying



For purposes of this Section, “electronic textual, visual, written, or oral  communication" means any communication of any kind made through the use of a computer online service, Internet service, or any other means of electronic communication, including but not limited to a local bulletin board service, Internet chat room, electronic mail, or online messaging service.


Page 19 - Add under heading - Elementary/Middle School DRESS CODE POLICY

Page 19 - Add next to item #6


Page 20 - Add under heading - HIGH SCHOOL DRESS CODE POLICY

Page 21 - Add next to SHIRTS


Page 20 – Under Footwear


ADJOURNMENT: The agenda having been completed, and there being no further business, Mr. Triche offered a motion for adjournment, seconded by Mrs. DeFrancesch. There were no objections. The meeting adjourned at 10:34 a.m.



Patrick H. Sanders, President



Courtney P. Millet, Ph.D., Secretary