MINUTES

 

POINTE COUPEE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

337 Napoleon Street

New Roads, LA 70760

 

REGULAR MEETING

Thursday, December 16, 2010

 

The Livonia High School Choir sang Christmas carols prior to the beginning of the School Board meeting.  President Chad Aguillard thanked the students and their music teacher, Ms. Lynette Dutsch, for their performance.

 

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board met in a regular session on Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 337 Napoleon Street, New Roads, LA.  Mr. Chad Aguillard, President, called the meeting to order at 5:50 p.m. 

 

Board members in attendance were Chad Aguillard, Frank R. Aguillard, Jr., Brandon Bergeron, James M. Cline, Debbie Collins, Kevin Hotard, Anita LeJeune, and Thomas A. Nelson.

 

Veteran Emmet Jarreau led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

 

Mrs. Debbie Collins offered the invocation.

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                                                                  Consent Agenda

 

The following consent items are considered to be routine and are enacted with one motion.

 

Mr. Thomas Nelson made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Debbie Collins, to approve the following consent agenda items.  Unanimously carried.

 

 

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Discussion/Action Regarding Recommendations from the Finance Committee.  Mr. Brandon Bergeron made a motion to table recommendations from the Finance Committee regarding the Cost Reduction Expenditure Plan.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Frank Aguillard.  Unanimously carried.

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Discussion/Action Regarding Monthly Financial Information.  Mr. Jared Gibbs, Chief Financial Officer, provided monthly financial information

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Personnel Actions.  On a motion by Mr. Thomas Nelson, seconded by Mr. Frank Aguillard, the Board voted unanimously to approve the following personnel actions presented by Ms. Lisa Huffaker, Supervisor of Personnel:

 

Resignations:

 

Tanya Canezaro, certified teacher, Valverda Elementary, effective 11.30.10

Alicia Glaser, paraprofessional, Valverda Elementary, effective 12.17.10

Alcunia Gray, school food service manager, Livonia High, effective 12.17.10

 

Extended Sick Leave:

 

Laura Armond, paraprofessional, Livonia High, effective 12.03.10

Joanna Caesar, certified teacher, Livonia High, effective 11.08, 10-12.08.10

Alicia Glaser, paraprofessional, Valverda Elementary, effective 12.01.10, 12.03.10, and 12.08.10 (4 hours)

Shalanda Judge, Social Skills Strategist, Valverda Elementary, effective 11.29.10-11.30.10

Martha LaCour, certified teacher, Itinerant, effective 11.30.10 (2 day), 12.01.10 (2 day), 12.02.10, and 12.07.10

Debbie LeBlanc, certified teacher, Rougon Elementary, effective 11.29.10-12.17.10

Marion St. Cyr, paraprofessional, Rosenwald Elementary, effective 12.08.10-12.17.10

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Receive the Head Start Supervisor's Monthly Report.

 

Mr. Thomas Nelson made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Debbie Collins, to accept the Head Start Supervisor's Monthly Report as prepared by Mrs. Karen Holmes Shaw. 

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Approval of the 2011-2012 Head Start Grant Refunding Application.  Mr. Thomas Nelson made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Debbie Collins, to approve the 2011-2012 Head Start Grant Refunding Application.  Unanimously carried.

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Revision of Policy II (Testing Program).  Ms. Lisa Huffaker presented the proposed testing policy with changes reflecting legislation and security measures regarding Bulletin 118, Statewide Assessment Standards and Practices.

 

Mr. James Cline made a motion, seconded by Mr. Thomas Nelson, to approve the revisions to the Testing Policy (II).  Unanimously carried.

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Regular School Board Meetings -2011.  On a motion by Mr. Thomas Nelson, seconded by Mr. James Cline, the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board, officially set the 2011 regular School Board meetings for the fourth Thursday of each month, with the exception of the November and December meetings which have been set for the third Thursday, at 5:30 p.m., to be held at the School Board Office located at 337 Napoleon Street, in New Roads, LA, as the date, time and place of the 2011 regular School Board meetings.  Unanimously carried.

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Recognition of School Board Members for Act 380 Training.  Representative Downs authored House Bill No. 1256 (Act No. 380) during the regular 2008 Legislative Session, effective 1/1/09.  This reenacts LA. REV. STAT. 17:53 requiring that all School Board members receive four hours of training and instruction annually in the school laws of the state.  The following Board members received Act 380 toward certification as posted on the LSBA website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Remarks from the Superintendent. Superintendent D'Amico stated that at the conclusion of the meeting Judge James Best will administer oaths of office to Pointe Coupee Parish School Board members elected to serve January 1, 2011-December 31, 2014. 

 

Prior to adjournment, Mrs. D'Amico wished everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and announced that Monday, January 3, 2011 will be a full day of school for teachers and students. 

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Adjournment.  On a motion by Mr. Thomas Nelson, seconded by Mr. Kevin Hotard, the meeting adjourned at 6:23 p.m.

 

POINTE COUPEE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
 

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Chad Aguillard, President

 

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Linda D. D'Amico,
Superintendent/Secretary-Treasurer