MINUTES

 

POINTE COUPEE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

337 Napoleon Street

New Roads, LA  70760

 

SPECIAL MEETING

Thursday, March 6, 2012

 

 

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board met in a regular session on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, at the School Board Office located at 337 Napoleon Street, New Roads, Louisiana 70760.  Mr. Brandon Bergeron, President, called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

 

Board members present: Chad Aguillard, Frank Aguillard, Brandon Bergeron, James Cline, Leslie Ann Grezaffi, Kevin Hotard, Anita LeJeune, and Thomas Nelson.

 

Mr. Frank Aguillard led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

 

The invocation was offered by Mr. Robert L. Hammonds.

 

Mr. Bergeron thanked the School Board members for taking time out of their busy schedules to attend the special called meeting this evening.

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Strategy Session and/or Action Concerning Pending Litigation.* There may be an executive session to discuss this litigation, which is entitled “Boyd and United States v. Pointe Coupee Parish School Board”, Civil Action No. 653164-A on the docket of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

 

Mr. Thomas Nelson requested that President Bergeron make a statement regarding the school system and the Recovery School District (RSD).  President Bergeron and Frank Aguillard, Vice President of the School Board, met with Ms. Kim Williams, of the Recovery School District, in Superintendent D’Amico’s office.  Mr. Bergeron stated that the Recovery School District (RSD) has plans to take Pointe Coupee Central High School back from Advance Baton Rouge (ABR), an organization that has been operating the school for the past four years.  It was announced that no decisions regarding Pointe Coupee Central’s administrative/academic plan had been voted upon, and to dispel rumors, he assured audience members that a public hearing will be held prior to adoption of the plan by the School Board.  Mrs. Anita Lejeune questioned if there has been any input received from the public.  Mr. Bergeron reiterated that we are in the preliminary stages of working in conjunction with the RSD for a proposed change by July 1, 2012, and will welcome the input of the public at a later time.  He reminded everyone that we are still under the court order; therefore, pending litigation must be discussed.  Mr. Frank Aguillard stated that as of now, the school system does not have a plan, but would like to work on one in order to be prepared and then made a motion to enter into an executive session to discuss strategy regarding pending litigation.

 

Executive  Session.  Mr. Frank Aguillard made a motion to convene in an executive session at 5:38 p.m.  Mr. James Cline seconded the motion. The motion carried.

 

Open Session.  Mr. Kevin Hotard made a motion to return to an open session at

7:19 p.m.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Chad Aguillard. The motion carried.

 

Board President Brandon Bergeron announced that no action was taken regarding pending litigation, and a motion to adjourn was entertained.

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Adjournment.  On a motion by Mr. Kevin Hotard, seconded by Mr. Thomas Nelson, the meeting adjourned at 7:20 p.m.

 

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Brandon Bergeron, President

 

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Linda D’Amico, Superintendent