MINUTES

 

POINTE COUPEE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

337 Napoleon Street

New Roads, LA 70760

 

SPECIAL MEETING

Tuesday, JULY 8, 2010
 

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board met in a special session on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at 337 Napoleon Street, New Roads, LA.  Mr. Chad Aguillard, President, called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.    

 

Board members present were Chad Aguillard, Frank R. Aguillard, Jr., Brandon Bergeron, Debbie Collins, Kevin Hotard, Anita LeJuene, and Thomas A. Nelson.

 

Board member James M. Cline was absent.

 

Mr. Brandon Bergeron lead the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

 

Mrs. Debbie Collins offered the invocation.

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Air Conditioner Bids for Gymnasiums at Rougon Elementary, Rosenwald Elementary, and Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary Approved.

 

The Phase II Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) project included air conditioners for gymnasiums at Rougon, Rosenwald and UPC Elementary Schools.  Air conditioners were bid separately in an effort to allow small general contractors an opportunity to bid.  However, Chill Co. Mechanical, LLC. License no. 45715, and River City Air Conditioning, Inc. Were the only two bidders.  Mougeot Architecture provided bid tabulation sheets from the bid opening date of June 30, 2010.  Chill Co. Was the lowest bidder on all three units; $86,000.00 for Rougon Elementary; $95,000.00 for Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary; and $86,000.00 for Rosenwald Elementary, all three for $267,000 which is below the estimated price of $270,000.  Mr. Mougeot stated that it is a 90 day construction completion window that should not interfere with daily operations at the schools.

 

Mr. Thomas Nelson made a motion to accept the lowest bid from Chill Co., LLC for gymnasium air conditioners for Rougon Elementary, Rosenwald Elementary, and Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary Schools using QSCB project money.  Unanimously carried.

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Board member Brandon Bergeron stated that he would like to table agenda items 6, 7, 8, and 9 until the regular School Board meeting. Board President Chad Aguillard stated that he would like School Board members to vote whether or not they would like to table agenda items 6, 7, 8, and 9 (each agenda item, one at a time). Those items are as follows:

 

Consider the Approval of School Food Meal Price Changes.  On a motion by Mr. Brandon Bergeron, seconded by Mr. Thomas Nelson, agenda item number 6 regarding school food meal price changes was tabled until the regular July School Board meeting.  Unanimously carried.

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Discussion/Action Regarding the Supervision of the Child Nutrition Programs.  Mr. Brandon Bergeron made a motion to postpone agenda item number 7 regarding the Supervision of Child Nutrition Programs until the regular July School Board meeting.  The motion was seconded by Mrs. Debbie Collins.  Unanimously carried.

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Discussion/Action Regarding a Stipend for National Board Certified Teachers and Counselors, Speech Therapists, Social Workers and Psychologists.  Mr. Brandon Bergeron made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kevin Hotard to table agenda item number 8 of the special meeting until the regular School Board meeting in July.  Unanimously carried.

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Consider the Appointment of Supervisor of Title I, II, III, Adult and Secondary Education.

Mr. Brandon Bergeron made a motion to table agenda item 9 of the special meeting.  Mr. Thomas Nelson questioned Superintendent D'Amico if delaying this position will cause any problems.  Superintendent D'Amico stated that this position was advertised four weeks in the Advocate, three times in the Pointe Coupee Banner, and also on Teach Louisiana; two applications were received.  Of the two applications received, only one candidate was qualified.  She mentioned that since time is of the essence, her recommendation is to accept the qualified applicant for the job and oppose tabling the agenda item.  Mrs. D'Amico stated that if the qualified applicant is appointed, this would create a principalship vacancy.  Mr. Chad Aguillard stated that he is hearing that the Superintendent needs the School Board to move forward as she is ready to have this position filled.

 

Mr. Brandon Bergeron made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kevin Hotard, to table agenda item number 9 of the special meeting.  Mr. Thomas Nelson objected and requested a roll call vote.  The roll call vote to table the Appointment of Supervisor of Title I, II, III, Adult and Secondary Education resulted in the following:

 

YEAS:              Frank Aguillard, Brandon Bergeron, Debbie Collins, Kevin Hotard and Anita LeJeune

 

NAYS:              Chad Aguillard and Thomas Nelson

 

ABSENT:          James M. Cline

 

The motion to table the agenda item carried by a 5-2-1 vote of the Board.

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Remarks from the Superintendent.  Superintendent D'Amico stated that all items that were placed on the agenda were time-sensitive items.

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Adjournment.  On a motion by Mr. Brandon Bergeron, seconded by Mr. Chad Aguillard, the meeting adjourned at 6:45 p.m.

 

POINTE COUPEE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

 

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Chad Aguillard, President

 

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Linda D'Amico, Superintendent/Secretary-Treasurer