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LAFAYETTE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 5:30 P. M., Board Room
Tommy Angelle, President, Presiding
The School Board of the Parish of Lafayette, State of Louisiana, met in regular session at its meeting place, the Lafayette Parish School Board Administrative Building, Board Room, Lafayette, Louisiana, on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 5:30 P.M. pursuant to notice given in writing to every member.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Tommy Angelle, President; Dawn Morris, Vice-President; Elroy Broussard, Justin Centanni, Tehmi Chassion, Jeremy Hidalgo, Erick Knezek, Britt Latiolais and Mary Morrison, Board Members; Burnell LeJeune, Interim Secretary-Treasurer/Superintendent
MEMBERS ABSENT: None
I. MEETING OPENINGS

The meeting was called to order by Angelle followed by a moment of silence. He led the group in the Pledge of Allegiance.



OPENING COMMENTS

Superintendent LeJeune recognized the Teachers of the Year for their outstanding work with young people. The teachers have a tremendous responsibility and he thanks them for what they do. He also recognized Administrative Professionals for their true admiration of loyalty to their bosses. Mr. LeJeune announced Gallet Elementary had submitted a video to win the Courtesy Giveaway of $18,000.00. He commended the principal, staff, parents and students and Courtesy for sponsoring the event. He also mentioned a Board Workshop on May 6 at 4:30 p.m. on the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).



ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA

None


APPROVAL OF AGENDA

Motion (Latiolais, Hidalgo) That the Board approve the agenda as presented. Motion carried.


II. RECOGNITIONS/PRESENTATIONS

1. Elementary Fitness Meet Winners

The Board congratulated the following Elementary Fitness meet winners: 6-7 year old girls/boys: Ava Speakman, Plantation Elem. (433 points) and Tevontray Jackson, Carencro Hts. Elem.(455 points); 8 year old girls/boys: Mckenzie Griffen, Carencro Hts. Elem.(502 points) and Tavion George, Carencro Hts. Elem. (496 points); 9 year old girls/boys: Taylor McGinn, Westside Elem. (531 points) and Omari Dupas, Prairie Elem., (509 points); 10 year old girls/boys: Karrington Eugene, Gallet Elem.(710 points) and Conner Prejean, Carencro Hts.(595 points). 11 year old girls/boys: Mayah Richard, Gallet Elem.,(632 points) and Jaylon John, Ossun Elem.,(586 points).
The Board also congratulated the students representing LPSS at the Louisiana Govern’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports’ Elementary Fitness Meet: Karrington Eugene and Maya Richard, Gallet Elementary; and Conner Prejean, Carencro Hts., Elem., and Jaylon John, Ossun Elem.
2. NIAAA Scholar/Essay Contest Winners

The Board congratulated Caden Cunningham and Sarah Nicole Bergeron of Acadiana High School as the state female and male winners in the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA) Scholar/Essay Application Contest.


3. Charles Burke Teacher Selected as Louisiana Farm Bureau's "Ag in the Classroom" Teacher of the Year 2015

Also congratulated was Judy Morgan, 4th grade teacher at Charles Burke Elementary, who was selected as Louisiana Farm Bureau's "Ag in the Classroom" Teacher of the Year 2015. The "Ag in the Classroom" program is designed to help students gain an awareness of the role agriculture plays in the economy and society so they can become better citizens who support wise agriculture policies. Ms. Morgan coordinates the LSU Ag Center’s School Garden Initiative Program at Charles Burke Elementary with the assistance of the Lafayette Parish Master Gardeners and other 4th grade Charles Burke teachers.

4. Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016 Lafayette Parish

The Board recognized the Teachers of the Year for 2015-2016 with a certificate. Three of the teachers were selected as District Winners and awarded with a plaque, and recognized by Angela Morrison and Brian Leger of the Lafayette Schools Credit Union.


III. CORRECTIONS AND/OR APPROVAL OF BOARD/COMMITTEE MINUTES

A. CORRECTIONS ON THE MINUTES OF:

Motion (Morris, Centanni) That the Board approve in globo the following minutes: 1. Regular Board Meeting of March 18, 2015; 2. Regular Board Meeting of 4/1/15; 3. Special Board Meetings of 4/1/15; and 4. Special Board Meeting of 4/9/15. Motion carried.

B. APPROVAL OF THE COMMITTEE MINUTES OF:

Motion (Morris, Morrison) That the Board approve in globo the following minutes: 1. Facilities Committee Meeting of 3/31/15 and 2. Finance Committee Meeting of 4/9/15. Motion carried.

IV. FINANCIAL INFORMATION/REPORTS

A. APPROVAL OF BILLS

1. Ratification of Bills for February 2015

Motion (Centanni, Latiolais) That the Board approve the Ratification of Bills report for the month of February 2015. Motion carried.


B. OTHER FINANCIAL REPORTS

1. Ratification of Purchases for March, 2015

Motion (Broussard, Morris) That the Board accepts the Ratification of Purchases report for the month of March, 2015. Motion carried.
2. Budget-to-Actual Status Report

Motion (Morris, Latiolais) That the Board receive the Budget-to-Actual Report. Motion carried.


3. Summary of Grant Funding and Activity

Motion (Morris, Hidalgo) That the Board receive the Summary of Grant Funding and Activity Report.


V. REPORTS/INFORMATION/INTRODUCTION ITEMS

  1. INFORMATION REPORT

1. Personnel Changes for April 15, 2015

New Employees

Name

Location

Position

Eff. Date

Fund

Note

Adams, Emily

Evangeline ES/S. J. Montgomery ES

Speech Therapist

04/16/15

01

Replacing Emily Pitre

Poole, Lisa

Carencro HS

Custodian

04/15/15

01

Replacing Qiana Noel




Employee Transfers

Name

From/To

Eff. Date

Fund

Note

Derouen, Bonnie

Northside HS (Teacher – English) to Adult Ed. (Teacher – Transition)

03/30/15

30

Replacing Dana Arceneaux




Appointments & Reappointments

Name

Location

Position

Contract Term

Note

NONE













Other Action




Name

Location

Position

Eff. Date

Fund

Note




NONE






















Exiting Employees

Name

Location

Position

Eff. Date

Fund

Note

Banyard, Spurgeon

Carencro MS

Principal

04/07/15

01

Resignation

Calais, Gracelyn

Milton ES/MS

SFS Technician

03/04/15

70

Resignation

Clifton, Wayne

Transportation Dept.

Bus Driver – Board Owned

05/27/15

01

Service Retirement

Desormeaux, Linda

Acadiana HS

Speech Therapist

05/28/15

01

Service Retirement

Doucet, Jacques

Acadiana HS

Teacher – Math

05/28/15

01

Resignation

Emberg, Leigh

Acadiana HS

Teacher – Math

05/28/15

01

Resignation

Gale, Nichole

Northside HS

Custodian

03/30/15

01

Resignation

Gee, Akala

Northside HS

Para-educator – SPED

04/13/15

01

Resignation

Martin, Melanie

Health & Wellness

LPN

04/03/15

01

Resignation

Thornton, Carol

Broadmoor ES

Teacher – 3rd

05/28/15

01

Service Retirement

Wright, Sheilah

Prairie ES

Teacher – 3rd

05/27/15

01

Service Retirement

RETIREE RETURNING TO WORK

Number of Full-Time, Active Employees by Funding Source as of:

(04/08/15)

Last Meeting

(04/01/15)



One Year Ago

(04/16/14)



General Fund (01)

3,706.5

3,715.5

3,660.5

2002 Sales Tax (15)

43

43

51

Special Revenues (20)

16.5

16.5

18.5

Other Grants (25)

19

19

20

Consolidated Adult Education (30)

9

9

9

Consolidated Other Federal Programs (35)

5

5

5

Special Education (40)

142

142

137

Self-Funded Construction (45)

2

2

2

IASA Title I (50)

165

165

168

Consolidated Other State (55)

8

8

7

GEARUP/Magnet Grant (57)

22

22

16

Child Development & Head Start (60)

66

66

63

IASA Titles II/III/IV/VI (65)

25

25

25

Child Nutrition (70)

262

263

270

Group Insurance Fund (85)

2

2

2

TOTAL

4,493

4,503

4,450

B. INTRODUCTION ITEMS – ACTION TO BE TAKEN AT A SUBSEQUENT MEETING

1. 2012 Qualified School Construction Bond (QSCB) Fund Budget Revision # 2-FINAL Fiscal Year 2014-2015
2. Capital Improvement Fund Budget Revision #3 Fiscal Year 2014-2015
3. Construction Fund 2012 Limited Tax Bond Fund Budget Revision #3 2014-2015
4. Self-Funded Insurance Activity Budget Revision # 2 - Fiscal Year 2014-2015
5. General Fund Budget Revision #2 for Fiscal Year 2014-2015
6. 2002 Half-Cent Sales Tax Fund Budget Revision #2 Fiscal Year
2014-2015
7. School Food Service Program Fund Budget Revision #2 for 2014-2015
8. Self-Funded Construction Fund Budget Revision # 3-Fiscal Year 2014-2015
9. Special Revenue Fund Budget Revision #3 - Fiscal Year 2014/2015
10. Approval of Chief Academic Officer Job Description per organization structure adopted by the Lafayette Parish School System Board
11. Approval of Chief Administrative Officer job description per organization structure adopted by the Lafayette Parish School System Board
12. Approve the Child Care Resource and Referral Marketing/Development Specialist

13. French Immersion Pathway Growth at Myrtle Place Elementary


14. Proposed Revision to the Current Counselor Staffing Allocation Formula
15. Contingent approval of a Reduction-In-Force, by the LPSS Board, if such is caused by the approval of the 2015-2016 budget
16. Move Items to Action Agenda - NONE

C. OTHER REPORTS



VI. APPROVAL OF ACTION ITEMS

1. Approve Bid Award: Electric Forklift Bid# 31-15

Bids received from: Briggs Equipment; Deep South Equipment; and Scott Equipment

That the Board authorize staff's recommendation and award Electric Forklift Bid# 31-15 to Scott Equipment.


2. Early Obligation and Release of Funds for Textbooks and Consumables

That the Board approve the early obligation and release of funds to purchase textbooks and consumables for the 2015-2016 school session.


3. Early Obligation and Release of Funds for Library Periodicals

That the Board approve the early obligation and release of funds to purchase library periodicals for the 2015-2016 school session.


4. Early Obligation and Release of Funds for Annual Agreements

That the Board approve the early obligation and release of funds to renew all annual agreements for the 2015-2016 school session.


5. Approval of Quotes for Milton Elementary/Middle Chiller Replacement

Quotes received from: Air Plus; Bernhard Mechanical Contractors, Inc.; and Calcasieu Mechanical Contractors

That the Board authorize staff to award the low quote to Calcasieu Mechanical Contractors for $48,500 for the Milton Elementary/Middle Chiller Replacement in accordance with Lafayette Parish School System purchasing regulations.
6. Approval of Quotes for Truman Early Childhood Center Soft Surface Play Areas

Quotes received from: Dyna Play, LLC; Hahn Enterprises; and No Fault Sports Group

That the Board authorize staff to award the low base quote and alternate #1 to Hahn Enterprises for $147,895 for the Truman Early Childhood Center Soft Surface Play Areas in accordance with Lafayette Parish School System purchasing regulations.
GROUPED ACTION ITEMS

1. Approval of All Action Item(s) with the Exception of Items Pulled

Motion (Centanni, Latiolais) That the Board approve All Action Items with the exception of Items Pulled. Motion carried.
ITEMS PULLED FROM ACTION

1. 2015-2016 Goals

Motion (Centanni, Morris) That the Board refer 2015-2016 Goals to the Executive Committee. Motion carried.
2. Approval of the Pupil/Teacher ratio for the 2015-2016 school year

Motion (Morris, Chassion) That the Board defer Approval of the Pupil/Teacher ratio for the 2015-2016 school year until the first meeting in May.


A substitute motion was made by Hidalgo and seconded by Centanni that the Board approve: Approval of the Pupil/Teacher ratio for the 2015-2016 school year.
Voting for were Broussard, Centanni, Hidalgo, Knezek, Latiolais and Morrison. Voting against were Angelle, Chassion and Morris. Motion carried.
3. Classroom % Capacity

Motion (Knezek, Centanni) That the Board request staff to return to the Board within 30 days with both temporary and permanent solution recommendations to remedy this issue. Motion carried.


4. Cooperative Agreement to Support and Administer Louisiana Cooperative Extension Units Off Campus

Motion (Centanni, Latiolais) That the Board approve the Cooperative Agreement to Support and Administer Louisiana Cooperative Extension Units Off Campus between the LSU AgCenter and the Lafayette Parish School System.


Voting for were Angelle, Broussard, Centanni, Hidalgo, Knezek, Latiolais and Morrison. Voting against were Chassion and Morris. Motion carried.
5. Consideration of Recommendation to Terminate Secretary I - Alice Boucher Elementary

Motion (Morris, Latiolais) That the Board approve the recommended termination of the Secretary I - Alice Boucher Elementary.

Voting for were Angelle, Broussard, Hidalgo, Knezek, Latiolais, Morris and Morrison. Voting against was Chassion. Centanni abstained. Motion carried.
VII. REPORTS

A. Public Comments

Concerns about French Immersion at Myrtle Place Elementary, Chinese Immersion and overcrowding at Broadmoor Elementary were shared with the Board.
B. Closing Comments

Board members commented on classrooms not being used as classrooms, the 2015-16 school calendar, and congratulated honorees.


VIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION

IX. ADJOURN

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.


SIGNED: SIGNED:
/s/ Tommy Angelle /s/ Burnell LeJeune

Tommy Angelle, President Burnell LeJeune, Interim Secretary-Treasurer

LAFAYETTE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD LAFAYETTE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

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