MINUTES

 

POINTE COUPEE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

337 Napoleon Street

New Roads, LA  70760

 

REGULAR MEETING

Thursday, November 21, 2013

 

 

The Pointe Coupee Parish School Board met in a regular session on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at 337 Napoleon Street in New Roads Louisiana 70760. Mr. Brandon Bergeron, President, called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

 

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

 

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

 

President Bergeron requested that Mr. Myron Brown offer the invocation.

 

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

 

Ricky Dutsch, father of Lynette Dutsch, music teacher at Livonia High School & Rougon Elementary School.

 

Samuel Dancy, father of Sheila Draper, teacher at Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary School.

 

School Highlights/Updates from Principals and/or their Designee.  Superintendent D’Amico announced that Mr. Myron Brown, Principal of Upper Pointe Coupee Elementary, was in attendance; however, he yielded to Mrs. Sandra Fouqueteau, 4th Grade Math & Science Teacher, who presented information regarding science grants, and field trips pertaining to coastal root restoration, marine debris removal, etc.  Bridget Berry, Principal of Valverda Elementary School, Mrs. Stacy Gueho, Principal of Livonia High School, Mrs. Patsy Langlois, Principal of Rougon Elementary School, and Monica Fabre, Principal of Rosenwald Elementary School also provided a brief overview of what is happening at their school.

 

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 Mrs. Leslie Grezaffi, to approve the following consent agenda items.  The motion carried.

 

 

End of Consent Agenda

 

Head Start Supervisor’s Monthly/Annual Report.    Mrs. Karen Shaw prepared the regular monthly Head Start Supervisor’s Report for School Board members to review and consider for approval.  

 

Mr. Chad Aguillard made a motion, seconded by Mr. Kevin Hotard, to approve the Head Start Supervisor’s monthly report.  The motion carried.

                                                                       

Discussion and/or Action Regarding Monthly Financial Information.   On a motion by Mr. Thomas Nelson, seconded by Mr. Frank Aguillard, the Board unanimously approved the monthly financial information presented by Chief Financial Officer Stephen Langlois.

 

Approval of the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for 2012-2013 FY Audit Ending June 30, 2013.   Mr. Stephen Langlois stated the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for Audit Compliance is standard procedure for governmental entities, like School Boards, to complete each year regarding basic information that will be used by the CPA Firm of Postlewaithe & Netterville during the annual audit. 

 

On a motion by Mr. Frank Aguillard, seconded by Mr. Thomas Nelson, the Board unanimously approved the Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for the 2012-2013 FY Audit ending June 30, 2013.

 

Discussion and/or Action Regarding Policy GBAB (Stipend Compensation Based on School Performance).  Ms. Jennifer Baird, Education Program Consultant with the Louisiana Department of Education, made a presentation to the Board regarding the State assigned School Performance Scores for 2012-2013.  She agreed that Rosenwald Elementary and Livonia High School reached their State assigned school performance score by Rosenwald receiving 10 bonus points for the growth of the super subgroup/3.5 status points; Livonia received 10 academic bonus points for their super subgroup performances and 6.5 academic status points.  A discussion ensued and Ms. Baird was questioned by Board members.  Therefore, Livonia and Rosenwald certificated personnel will share the award as outlined by policy GBAB.

 

Discussion and/or Action Regarding a Stipend for all Personnel in the School System, if no Schools Qualified to Receive Growth Target Incentive Compensation.    This agenda item was tabled.

 

Approval of Winning Bidder for Wan and Internet Access.  Mrs. Lacey Bueche, Technology Facilitator, stated that she, along with Rusty LeJeune, and Stephen Langlois scored bid responses; it is their recommendation that the Board consider DETEL as the company to receive the bid for Wan and Internet Access for the school system. 

 

On a motion by Mr. Kevin Hotard, seconded by Mr. Frank Aguillard DETEL was approved as the winning bidder for WAN and Internet Access for the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board.  The motion carried.

 

Approval of Winning Bidder for Internal Connections Upgrades. Mrs. Lacey Bueche, Technology Facilitator, stated that she, along with Rusty LeJeune, and Stephen Langlois scored bid responses; it is their recommendation that the Board consider Transformyx as the company to receive the bid for Internal Connections Upgrades for the school system.

 

On a motion by Mr. Kevin Hotard, seconded by Mrs. Anita LeJeune, Transformyx was approved as the winning bidder for Internal Connections Upgrades for the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board.  The motion carried.

 

Approval of Winning Bidder for Computer Lab Upgrades.   Mrs. Lacey Bueche, Technology Facilitator, stated that she, along with Rusty LeJeune, and Stephen Langlois scored bid responses; it is their recommendation that the Board consider Staples Technology Solutions for Computer Lab Upgrades for the school system.

 

On a motion by Mr. Thomas Nelson, seconded by Mr. Kevin Hotard, the Board voted to approve Staples Technology Solutions, as the winning bidder for computer lab upgrades for the Pointe Coupee Parish School Board.  The motion carried.

 

Approval of Transportation Clerk Job Description.  Lisa D’Aquila, Supervisor of Personnel, provided a copy of a transportation clerk’s job description for consideration of approval.  This position was vacated in July and although not a new position, the job description defines the duties and responsibilities of what is needed to meet the demands of a transportation clerk.

 

On a motion by Mr. Frank Aguillard, seconded by Mr. Thomas Nelson, the Board unanimously approved the Transportation Clerk’s Job Description as presented by Mrs. D’Aquila.

 

Remarks from the Superintendent.  Superintendent D’Amico wished everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving. 

 

Adjournment.  On a motion by Mr. Thomas Nelson, seconded by Mr. Chad Aguillard, the meeting adjourned at 6:52 p.m.

 

                                                                       

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Brandon Bergeron, President

 

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Linda D’Amico, Superintendent