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					ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
POLICY & LEGAL COMMITTEE:
                           Bethune Elementary
                             4040 Eagle Street
                                 10:00am
________________________________________________________________________
                        Mr. James Fahrenholtz, Chair
                             Mrs. Heidi Daniels
                             Mrs. Cynthia Cade




POLICY Hearing
     Board Policy F603 (new Policy) Capital Projects funded by CDBG
     Board Policy B203 (amended)

Call to Order

Additions/Deletions/Modifications to Agenda

Adoption of the Agenda


Legislative Agenda Updates                               Thelma French,
                                                         Stan Smith/Ed Morris
OPSB Policy Issues
     Charter Capital and Maintenance Policies            Stan Smith
     OPSB Policy B201                                    Thelma French
     OPSB Policy D425                                    Ed Morris/ Stan Smith
     Payment of Resolved Claims and Lawsuits             Ed Morris/ Stan Smith
     OPSB Travel D434                                    Thelma French


Adjournment
                      F603 – Capital Projects Procurement
It is the policy of the Orleans Parish School Board to procure professional services for its
capital projects funded through a qualifications-based procedure. The procedure shall
foster fair and open competition to select credentialed professionals who are best able to
produce quality projects within budget and on schedule.

This policy shall be implemented through adopted regulations which shall:

       1.      Establish qualifications as the basis for selections;
       2.      List the criteria on which qualifications will be judged;
       3.      Provide for effectively publicizing the availability of the work;
       4.      State how qualifications and proposals will be screened and evaluated;
       5.      State the basis for the final fee determination;
       6.      Assign administrative responsibility for managing the selection process;
               and
       7.      Specify how recommendations and decisions will be made.

The regulations shall include provisions for a thorough evaluation of the qualifications of
professionals by the staff prior to the selection by the Board. Also, the regulations shall
provide a means to distribute work among selected professionals and to allow new and
emerging local professional firms a means to become involved in School District
projects.

Capital Projects Funded with Community Development Block Grant Funds

It is the policy of the Orleans Parish School Board that capital projects funded with
Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds will be procured and managed in
accordance with the standards established in 24.C.F. R. 85.36 and State and OPSB Board
Policies. These standards and requirements include but are not limited to: Executive
Order 113475, Equal Opportunity in USDOL regulations 41 C.F.R. Part 60, Copeland
“Anti-Kick- Back’ Act (18 USC 874); USDOL regulations 41 C.F. R. Part 3; Davis –
Bacon Act ( 40 USC 276a to a-7) USDOL regulations 41 C.F.R. Part 5, Contract Work
Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 USC 327-330) USDOL regulations 29 C.F.R. Part 5;
Clean Act (42 USC 1857h), Section 508 of the Clean Water Act (33USC 1368, Executive
Order 11738, and the Environmental Protection Agency regulations 40 C.F. R. part 15;
and La. State Energy Conservation Plan in compliance with Energy Policy and
Conservation Act (P.L. 94-163); and Orleans Parish School Board Policies B217 –
School Board Ethics, D428 – Purchasing and G741 – Employee Conduct.

It shall be the policy of the Orleans Parish School Board that the guidelines established in
accordance with the above cited statues, acts and d regulations shall be codified in the
OPSB Administrative Procedures for Capital Projects funded with CDBG funds.



Ref:   24 C.F.R. 85.36; et. al
    B203: BOARD MEMBER COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES


The Orleans Parish School Board members shall receive an expense allowance in the
amount of $800 per month for members and $1,000 per month for the President or
reimbursement for expenses in accordance with state law. Such an amount must be
approved by a two-thirds vote of the total membership at a publicly advertised official
Board meeting. If the Board elects to be compensated on an expense allowance basis, a
member who is absent from a monthly regular, special, or committee meeting without
reasonable excuse shall be required to forfeit one-third of said expense allowance for
each absence. The Board may authorize members to attend education related meetings
or conventions. Reimbursement for authorized travel or other Board related expenses
require original receipts.

				
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