MINUTES

 

POINTE COUPEE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

337 Napoleon Street

New Roads, LA  70760

 

REGULAR MEETING

Thursday, April 26, 2012

 

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board met in a regular session on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 337 Napoleon Street, New Roads, Louisiana 70760.  Mr. Brandon Bergeron, President, called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

 

The following members of the School Board were present when the roll was called: Chad Aguillard, Frank Aguillard, Brandon Bergeron, Kevin Hotard, Anita LeJeune and Thomas Nelson.

 

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

 

Mr. Larry Bossier was requested to offer the invocation.

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Expression of Sympathy.  On motion by the entire Board and seconded by the entire Board, an expression of sympathy was offered to the families of:

 

Mr. Wayne Garon, a retired teacher of the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board.

 

Mrs. Lula Jackson Terrance, the mother of Mrs. Pearl Smith, a teacher at Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary.

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Mrs. Leslie Grezaffi arrived at 5:35 p.m.

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Recognition of Teachers of the Year.  Mrs. Lisa H. D’Aquila, Supervisor of Personnel, announced that due to school being closed this week for spring break, Teachers of the Year were recognized with an Award Certificate and $500.00 to spend on classroom materials at the Executive Committee meeting of the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board held on April 19, 2012.  The following teachers were recognized for their accomplishments:  Jo Ann Hebert, Elementary Teacher of the Year; Misty Childers, Middle School Teacher of the Year, and Lishanda Lewis, High School Teacher of the Year. The teachers were thanked for their hard work and dedication to the school system and a picture was taken with President Brandon Bergeron and Superintendent Linda D’Amico for publication in the official journal, The Pointe Coupee Banner.

 

Presentations Regarding School Information.   Superintendent D’Amico requested that Principals present information regarding educational programs, upcoming events, etc., at the regular School Board meeting in April.  Mr. Myron Brown, Principal of Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary and Bridget Berry, Principal of Valverda Elementary, were in attendance to address the Board.  Mrs. Stacy Gueho, Principal of Livonia High School, was unable to be in attendance; however, she prepared a brief synopsis of information for Mrs. D’Amico to present on her behalf.  School Board members were informed that an end-of-the-year calendar of upcoming events at each school will be sent to them.

 

Mr. James Cline arrived at 5:55 p.m.

 

Consent Agenda

 

The following items are considered to be routine and are enacted with one motion.  There will be no separate discussion of items unless a member of the School Board so requests, in which the item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered as an item on the regular agenda for a separate vote.

 

Mr. Thomas Nelson made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kevin Hotard, to approve the following consent agenda items.  The motion carried.

 

·         Approval of the regular School Board meeting minutes of Thursday, March 22, 2012.

·         Approval of the minutes from the Executive Committee meeting of Thursday, April 19, 2012.

·         Proclaim May 7-11, 2012 as Teacher Appreciation Week.

 

End of Consent Agenda

 

Presentation of the Head Start Supervisor’s Monthly Report.   Mrs. Shaw announced that a letter was received from the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start, regarding an on-site review of the Head Start program between October 1, 2012 and September 30, 2013.  She thanked the School Board for their commitment of providing a quality Head Start Program in Pointe Coupee and requested their participation with regard to the interview and self-assessment components of the Triennial and First Year On-site Reviews.  Mr. Chad Aguillard and Mr. Frank Aguillard both participated in past interview sessions with representatives from the Office of Head Start.

 

On a motion by Mr. Thomas Nelson, seconded by Mr. Chad Aguillard, the Head Start Supervisor’s Monthly Report, prepared and presented by Mrs. Karen Shaw, was unanimously approved.

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Approval of Head Start’s 2012-2013 School Year Calendar.   The school year calendar for 2012-2013 was previously presented by Ms. LaShonda Victorian, Supervisor of Child Welfare and Attendance; it was adopted on January 26, 2012 and revised on March 22, 2012, to include Election Day as a holiday.  However, due to a mandatory Head Start Training scheduled for August 2, 2012, Karen Shaw, Head Start Supervisor, is requesting that the Board consider amending the opening and closing dates of the school session to accommodate employees of the program.

 

Mr. Chad Aguillard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kevin Hotard, to approve August 2, 2012 as the opening day of the school year 2012-2013 for employees of Head Start, with a closing date of May 24, 2013.  The motion carried.

 

Personnel Actions.   Mrs. Lisa D’Aquila, Supervisor of Personnel, presented personnel actions as agenda item #13 (A-D) for consideration of adoption.  Mr. Brandon Bergeron requested to pull agenda item 13-A (Extended Sick Leave) to be voted on separately from items 13 B-D, as he would like to recuse himself from voting on this particular item.

 

Mr. Frank Aguillard made a motion to approve personnel actions B-C as presented by Mrs. D’Aquila.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Kevin Hotard and the following actions were unanimously approved by the School Board:

 

Retirement:

Carol Smith, custodian, Livonia High School, effective 04.03.12

 

Leave Without Pay:

Tina Leonard, bus driver, FRA/Catholic, effective 04.05.12-05.18.12

 

Administrative Transfer:

Pamela Babin, from paraprofessional, to certified teacher at Valverda Elementary, effective 04.18.2012

 

Mr. Frank Aguillard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kevin Hotard, to approve personnel agenda item 13-A (Extended Sick Leave) as presented by Mrs. D’Aquila.  With the recusal of Mr. Brandon Bergeron, the following extended sick leave requests were approved by a 7-1 vote of the Board:

 

Jessica Smith, teacher, Rosenwald Elementary School, effective 03.29.12 (.14)-03.30.12;

April Bergeron, teacher, Rougon Elementary School, effecdtive 04.17.12 (.79) -05.23.12;

Stacey Richardson, teacher, Rosenwald Elementary School, effective 02.27.12 - 04.9.12

Karen Dunn, paraprofessional, Rosenwald Elementary School, effective 04.03.12;

Rhonda Anderson, school nurse, Rosenwald Elementary School, effective 04.05.12;

Odelia Best, teacher, Valverda Elementary School, effective 03.27.12 – 04.13.12;

Pamela Byrd, teacher, Livonia High School, effective 03.14.12 – 04.25.12; 04.26.12 – 05.25.12

Marie E. Ladmirault, teacher, Rosenwald Elementary School, effective 03.19.12 – 05.24.12;

Virginia Somers, teacher, Livonia High School, effective 03.29.12 & 04.04.12;

Cliff Comeaux, teacher, Livonia High School, effective 3.27.12, 03.28.12. 03.29.12 (.50), 04.18.12 (.50) & 04.19.12 ;

Pearl Smith, teacher, Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary School, effective 03.19.12;

Shanika Martin, teacher, Valverda Elementary School, effective 03.19.12 (.14),

03.21.12 (.69), 03.22.12 & 03.23.12 and

Tina Leonard, bus driver, FRA/Catholic, effective 04.03.12 & 04.04.12

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Adoption of Resolution to Enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Pointe Coupee Police Jury for Retrieving Scrap Metal for the Livonia High School Agriculture/Welding Shop.   Superintendent D’Amico stated that remnants of iron will be swapped out, along with broken pieces so that the students can practice.

 

RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board met in a public meeting held on Thursday, April 26, 2012; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board needs assistance with removing scrap metal from the Welding Department at Livonia High School; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury met on March 13, 2012, and adopted a Resolution authorizing Mrs. Melanie L. Bueche, President, to sign a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury and the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board to retrieve scrap metal from the Welding Department at Livonia High School.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board, through adoption of this Resolution, authorizes Brandon Bergeron, President, to sign a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement between the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board and the Pointe Coupee Parish Police Jury to retrieve scrap metal from the Welding Department at Livonia.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a representative of the School Board shall be present at all times during the transport of scrap metal and handle all issues and/or arrangements to/from the Livonia High School Welding Shop and the Stupp Corporation in Baker, Louisiana.

       

Linda D’Amico-Superintendent                                        Brandon Bergeron, President

Secretary-Treasurer                                                        Pointe Coupee Parish School Board

Pointe Coupee Parish School Board

 

On a motion by Mr. Kevin Hotard, seconded by Mr. Thomas Nelson, the aforementioned Resolution was adopted and recorded as follows:

 

YEAS:        Chad Aguillard, Frank Aguillard, Brandon Bergeron, Leslie Grezaffi, Kevin Hotard, Anita Lejeune and Thomas Nelson

 

NAYS:        None

 

ABSENT:    James M. Cline

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Approval Granted to Advertise Bids for School Food Service Items for 2012-2013.    On a motion by Mr. Chad Aguillard, seconded by Mr. Thomas Nelson, the Board voted unanimously to grant Ms. Kate Guillory, Supervisor of School Food Service, permission to advertise bids for bread; milk; equipment; non-food items/supplies; dry processed food; frozen food and frozen produce. 

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Approval Granted for Summer Feeding at Rosenwald, Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary and Livonia High School during the summer of 2012. Superintendent D’Amico announced that this is the first time in 9 years that 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant will not offer a summer enrichment camp due to the lapping of cohort funding sources and not being able to reapply until 2013.  The previous summer camps offered students remediation, dance, swimming, etc.  Superintendent D’Amico stated that Sylvan Learning will be providing remediation classes to Rosenwald Elementary students paid for with School Improvement Funds and Title I funds and all interested teachers were given an opportunity to be interviewed by a Sylvan Representative.  Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary and Livonia High will offer remediation classes and credit recovery.   A short discussion ensued regarding the importance of 4th grade remediation, along with concerns regarding remediation classes not being offered on the campuses of Rougon and Valverda Elementary.

 

On a motion by Mr. Thomas Nelson, seconded by Mr. Chad Aguillard, the Board voted to approve summer 2012 feeding at Rosenwald Elementary, Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary and Livonia High School.  The motion carried.

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Monthly Financial Information.  Mr. Kevin Hotard made a motion to approve the monthly financial information as presented by Chief Financial Officer Stephen Langlois.  Mrs. Leslie Grezafii seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

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Adoption of the General Fund Budget Revision (#2).    Mr. Kevin Hotard made a motion to adopt the second revision of the general fund budget for FY 2011-2012, as proposed. The motion was seconded by Mrs. Leslie Grezaffi.  Mr. Brandon Bergeron requested a roll call.

 

YEAS:  Chad Aguillard, Frank Aguillard, James Cline, Leslie Grezaffi, Kevin Hotard, Anita LeJeune, and Thomas Nelson

 

NAYS:  Brandon Bergeron

 

ABSTENTIONS:  None

 

Mr. Brandon Bergeron announced the reason that he voted against the adoption of the budget revision was that he did not want to adopt a budget with deficit spending.

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Consider Permission to Hold an Auction for Surplus Items.  Mr. Donald Fuselier, Director of Support Services, provided a partial list of items to be auctioned.  He met with an auctioneer to determine what type of auction should be held due to the condition of some of the items to be auctioned.  The auctioneer’s advice to Superintendent D’Amico and Mr. Fuselier is to advertise for sealed bids due to the type of surplus items that the school system needs to reduce from its inventory.  It was the recommendation of the Finance Committee to have a sealed bid type auction.

 

Mr. Thomas Nelson made a motion, seconded by Mrs. Kevin Hotard, to authorize staff to proceed with obtaining sealed bids for surplus property.  The motion carried.

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Authorization to Refund District 10 General Fund Obligation Bonds.  Mr. West Shafto, Bond Counsel with Breithaupt, Dunn, DuBos, Shafto & Wolleson, L.L.C. addressed the Executive Committee to inform them that low interest rates may present a potential for tax payers to save money with regard to General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2005, for District 10.  He mentioned that he had contacted several banks regarding an early call on the previous bonds, with no additional costs to the Board.  The Board will need to adopt a Resolution and make application to the State Bond Commission if they would like to take advantage of this opportunity.  Board member Thomas Nelson stated that if this would save the tax payers money, he is all for the adoption of a Resolution granting such authority. 

On a motion by Mr. Chad Aguillard, seconded by Mr. Thomas Nelson, the Board voted unanimously to approve the following:

 

RESOLUTION

 

A RESOLUTION GRANTING AUTHORITY RELATIVE TO THE ISSUANCE, SALE AND DELIVERY OF NOT EXCEEDING $2,000,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, IN ONE OR MORE SERIES, OF THE POINTE COUPEE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, PARISH OF POINTE COUPEE, STATE OF LOUISIANA, ALL IN THE MANNER PROVIDED FOR BY CHAPTER 14-A OF TITLE 39 OF THE LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTES OF 1950, AS AMENDED, AND OTHER CONSTITUTIONAL AND STATUTORY AUTHORITY SUPPLEMENTAL THERETO; MAKING APPLICATION TO THE STATE BOND COMMISSION FOR APPROVAL; PROVIDING FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF PROFESSIONALS; AND PROVIDING FOR OTHER MATTERS IN CONNECTION THEREWITH

 

WHEREAS, the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board, acting as the governing authority of School District No. 10 of Pointe Coupee Parish, Louisiana (the “Issuer”) has heretofore issued its General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, Series 2005  (collectively, the “Series 2005 Bonds”); and

 

WHEREAS, in order to provide debt service reductions to the Issuer, the Governing Authority desires to refund some or all of the Series 2005 Bonds pursuant to Chapter 14-A of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950 La. R.S. 39:1444 through 1456 (the “Refunding Act”), as amended, through the issuance of refunding bonds; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to the Refunding Act, and subject to the approval of the State Bond Commission the Issuer desires to accomplish the refunding through the issuance of not exceeding Two Million Dollars ($2,000,000) of General Obligation Refunding Bonds in one or more series (collectively, the “Refunding Bonds”), to be payable from a pledge of a lien on the avails of ad valorem property taxation in the District as described herein; and

 

WHEREAS, the Governing Authority desires to make formal application to the State Bond Commission for approval of the Refunding Bonds, and further to employ bond counsel and a placement agent in connection therewith;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Governing Authority of the Issuer, that:

 

SECTION 1. Preliminary Authorizations.  There is hereby preliminarily authorized subject to further action of the Issuer, and application be and the same is hereby formally made to the State Bond Commission for consent and authority for the Issuer to issue, sell and deliver not exceeding $2,000,000 of General Obligation Refunding Bonds in one or more series (collectively, the “Refunding Bonds”),  at a rate or rates not exceeding 3.5% per annum, to mature not later than eight (8) years from the date of issuance, and to be sold at a price not less than ninety-seven percent (97%) of the par value thereof, all in the manner provided for in the Refunding Act, and other constitutional and statutory authority supplemental thereto, for the purpose of refunding all or a portion of the Series 2005 Bonds and paying the costs of issuance of the Refunding Bonds, which Refunding Bonds shall be secured by a pledge of the full faith and credit of the School District and an irrevocable and irrepealable pledge of and lien on the avails of ad valorem property taxation in  School District 10, unlimited as to rate or amount, mandated to be levied and collected on all property subject to ad valorem taxation, situated within the limits of  School District 10, as authorized by Article VI, Section 33(B) of the Louisiana Constitution of 1974.

 

SECTION 2. Application to State Bond Commission.  A certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the State Bond Commission by bond counsel, defined below, together with a letter requesting the prompt consideration and approval of this application.

 

SECTION 3.  Publication.  This resolution shall be published as soon as possible in the official journal of the Issuer or in a newspaper of general circulation within the Issuer.  For a period of thirty (30) days from the date of such publication, any person in interest may contest the legality of this resolution, any provision of the Refunding Bonds to be issued pursuant hereto, and the provisions made for the security and payment of the Refunding Bonds and the validity of all other provisions and proceedings relating to the authorization and issuance of the Refunding Bonds.  After said thirty (30) days, no person may contest the regularity, formality, legality or effectiveness of this resolution, any provisions of the Refunding Bonds to be issued pursuant hereto, the provisions for the security and payment of the Refunding Bonds and the validity of all other provisions and proceedings relating to their authorization and issuance, for any cause whatsoever.  Thereafter, it shall be conclusively presumed that the Refunding Bonds are legal and that every legal requirement for the issuance of the Refunding Bonds has been complied with.  No court shall have authority to inquire into any of these matters after said thirty (30) days.

SECTION 4.  Employment of Bond Counsel and Issuer Counsel.  It is hereby recognized, found and determined that a real necessity exists for the employment of bond counsel in connection with the issuance of the Bonds, and accordingly, Breithaupt, Dunn, DuBos, Shafto & Wolleson, L.L.C., Monroe, Louisiana, is hereby employed as bond counsel to do and perform comprehensive legal and coordinate professional work with respect to the issuance of the Refunding Bonds.  Said bond counsel shall prepare and submit to this Governing Authority for adoption of all the proceedings incidental to the authorization issuance, sale and delivery of the Refunding Bonds, shall counsel and advise this Governing Authority as to the issuance and sale of the Refunding Bonds, shall take all steps in their opinion necessary or desirable relative to the sale of the Refunding Bonds, including without limitation, the solicitation of purchasers for the Refunding Bonds, and shall furnish its opinion covering the legality of the issuance thereof.  The fee of bond counsel in connection with the issuance of the Refunding Bonds is hereby fixed at a sum not exceeding the maximum fee allowed by the Attorney General's fee schedule for comprehensive, legal and coordinate professional work in the issuance of General Obligation Refunding bonds, based on the amount of the Refunding Bonds actually issued, sold, delivered and paid for, plus “out-of-pocket” expenses, said fee to be contingent upon the issuance, sale and delivery of the Refunding Bonds.  That pursuant to instructions from this Governing Authority and if deemed necessary, said bond counsel shall also assist in the preparation of a preliminary and final official statement containing detailed comprehensive financial and statistical data required with respect to the sale of the Refunding Bonds and the costs of the preparation and printing of such official statement shall be paid from the proceeds of the issue for which it has been prepared.

 

SECTION 5.  Implementation.  The Governing Authority is hereby authorized to do all things necessary, on the advice of bond counsel to the Issuer, to effectuate and implement this Resolution, including the publication and recordation hereof as required by the Refunding Act.

 

SECTION 6.  Attorney General Approval.  A certified copy of this resolution shall be submitted to the Attorney General of the State of Louisiana for his written approval of said employment and the fees herein designated, as required by law.

SECTION 7. Swap Policy.  By virtue of Issuer’s application for, acceptance and utilization of the benefits of the Louisiana State Bond Commission’s approval(s) resolved and set forth herein, it resolves that it understands and agrees that such approval(s) are expressly conditioned upon, and it further resolves that it understands, agrees and binds itself, its successors and assigns to, full and continuing compliance with the “State Bond Commission Policy on Approval of Proposed Use of Swaps, or other forms of Derivative Products Hedges, Etc.”, adopted by the Commission on July 20, 2006, as to the borrowing(s) and other matter(s) subject to the approval(s), including subsequent application and approval under said Policy of the implementation or use of any swap(s) or other product(s) or enhancement(s) covered thereby.

SECTION 8.  Employment of Placement Agent.  Crews & Associates, Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas, is hereby appointed as Placement Agent in connection with the Bonds.  Any compensation to the Placement Agent is to be subsequently approved by the Governing Authority and to be paid from the proceeds of the Bonds and contingent upon the issuance of the Bonds; provided that no compensation shall be due to said Placement Agent unless the Bonds are sold and delivered and all costs must be reasonable and approved by the Governing Authority.

 

SECTION 9.  Effective Date.   This Resolution shall become effective immediately upon adoption hereof.

 

SECTION 10.  All other resolutions or parts of resolutions in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Thus done, adopted and signed this 26th day of April, 2012.

 

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Brandon J. Bergeron, President

 

_/s/______________________

Linda D’Amico,

Superintendent/Secretary

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Regarding the School Bus Driver Accident Policy.   Superintendent D’Amico stated under the current policy, bus drivers are required to submit to alcohol and/or drug testing if they “are involved in a fatal accident, or receive a traffic citation resulting from an injury or vehicle-disabling accident.”  However, she is requesting that the Board consider revising the school bus driver accident and procedure policy to include CDL drivers must be drug and alcohol tested whenever they are involved in ANY accident, regardless of whether the school bus driver is listed as being at fault or not at fault, this includes drivers of the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board and drivers from First Student, etc., in addition to any of DOTD rules and regulations.

 

On a motion by Mr. Chad Aguillard seconded by Mr. Kevin Hotard, the Board approved a revision to the bus driver accident policy that will require drivers to be alcohol and drug tested regardless of whether the school bus driver employed by the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board or First Student is listed as being at fault in the accident.  The motion carried.

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Consider Acceptance of a Property Donation from the Rougon Family.  Mr. Don Rougon contacted Superintendent D’Amico regarding property that his family is considering as a donation to the school system.  The property consists of approximate 1 ½ acres of land, along with a house and is adjacent to Rougon Elementary.  

 

Mr. Frank Aguillard made a motion to accept donation of property located adjacent to Rougon Elementary School that was made by Mr. Don Rougon, should the family decide to formally donate it to the School Board.  Mr. Thomas Nelson seconded the motion.  The motion carried.

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Discussion and/or Action Regarding a Modified 2012 Employee Summer Work Schedule.    On a motion by Mr. Thomas Nelson, seconded by Mrs. Leslie Grezaffi, and unanimously approved, the following modified 2012 summer work schedule was adopted:

 

            PUBLIC NOTICE

                                                                                                           

THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012

IN OBSERVANCE OF MEMORIAL DAY AND WILL REOPEN ON

TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012

 

2012 SUMMER WORK SCHEDULE

FOR

POINTE COUPEE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD EMPLOYEES

 

Monday - Thursday

OFFICE HOURS - 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (½ hr. for lunch)

 

June 4- June 7, 2012

June 11- June 14, 2012

June 18-June 21, 2012

June 25-June 28, 2012

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July 9-July 12, 2012

July 16- July 19, 2012

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CLOSED ON FRIDAYS

 (WITH THE EXCEPTION OF FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 2012 & FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012)

 

 All POINTE COUPEE PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS

 

&

                                           SCHOOL SYSTEM OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED:

 

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday, June 15 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

 Friday, June 29, 2012

 *

Friday, July 13, 2012                         

Friday, July 20, 2012

 

Please note:  Since the school system will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2012 (4th of July Holiday), employees will work 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. the week of Monday, July 2, 2012 through Friday, July 6, 2012. The abbreviated summer schedule of 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. will resume on Monday, July 9, 2012 through Thursday, July 19, 2012; the summer schedule will end on Friday, July 20, 2012.  Regular hours of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. will resume on Monday, July 23, 2012. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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Discussion and/or Action Regarding Pending Litigation.    The agenda reflected that 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. 65-3164-A on the docket of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana.

 

Executive Session.  On a motion by Mr. James Cline, seconded by Mr. Frank Aguillard, the Board entered into an executive session at 6:15 p.m.

 

Open Session. On a motion by Mr. Thomas Nelson, seconded by Mr. James Cline, the Board returned to open session at 6:46 p.m.

 

Mr. Thomas Nelson made a motion to respectively decline entering into a Collaborative Endeavor Agreement with the Recovery School District regarding Pointe Coupee Central High School.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Chad Aguillard, and having no objections, the motion carried.

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Remarks from the Superintendent. Superintendent D’Amico announced that two meetings will be rescheduled this summer due to members of the School Board attending the 2012 Southern Region Conference.  The Executive Committee meeting and the Regular School Board meeting will be held one week earlier.  The Executive Committee meeting will be held on Thursday, July 12, 2012, rather than Thursday, July 19, 2012, and the regular School Board meeting will be held on Thursday, July 19, 2012, rather than Thursday, July 26, 2012. 

 

Mrs. D’Amico referred to a letter that was placed in the update folder from the Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System (LSERS).  The letter requested payment for the portion of unfunded accrued liability attributable to our parish school system for privatized positions in either a lump sum payment or an amortized amount.   Superintendent D’Amico yielded to Attorney Hammonds who had previously filed a lawsuit on behalf of the school system against LSERS.

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Added Agenda Item:  After a brief discussion, Mr. Thomas Nelson made a motion, seconded by Mr. James Cline, and unanimously approved, to add the following item to the agenda regarding LSERS:

 

Consider Litigation Against LSERS.   Mr. James Cline made a motion to authorize Hammonds & Sills to pursue litigation against LSERS on behalf of the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Thomas Nelson.  The motion carried. 

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Adjournment.  On a motion by Mr. Thomas Nelson, seconded by Mr. Chad Aguillard, the meeting adjourned at 7:02 p.m.

 

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Linda D. D’Amico, Superintendent

Pointe Coupee Parish School Board

 

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Brandon Bergeron, President

Pointe Coupee Parish School Board