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Board Minutes SM 05 07 09 F

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									        ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
           SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
                         3520 General De Gaulle Drive
                                   Room 4050
                         New Orleans, Louisiana 70114
                            Thursday, May 7, 2009
                                  5:00 PM


The Orleans Parish School Board convened for a Board Business Meeting on Thursday,
May 7, 2009, 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Room 4050, and New Orleans, LA. Mr.
Woody Koppel, Board President, called the meeting to order at 5:15 PM.

Board Roll Call: Mr. Ira Thomas, present; Mrs. Cynthia Cade, absent, Mr. Brett Bonin,
present; Mrs. Lourdes Moran, present; Mr. Seth Bloom, absent; Mr. Woody Koppel,
present, Mr. Thomas Robichaux, present. Ex-officio Board Members: Mr. Darryl
Kilbert, Superintendent, present; Mr. Edward Morris, General Counsel, present.

An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office.

Mr. Woody Koppel led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA:
Additions
   Consent Agendas
    (5) Instructional Learning Materials for various schools through Curriculum
          Instruction and Professional development – Triumph, $300,000.00
    (6) Various Educational Technology Items for various non publics schools
          through Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development (State
          Contract No. 405031 – Detel Wireless, Inc., $128,442.80)
    (7) Instructional Teaching Materials, Study Buddy Response to Intervention
          (RTI) Program through the Curriculum and Instruction Department –
          Brainchild Corporation, $200,000.00

On motion of Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mrs. Moran, the Board accepted the additions to
the agenda.

On motion of Mr. Robichaux, seconded by Mrs. Moran, the Board adopted the amended
agenda.

BOARD ACTION ITEMS:

The Orleans Parish School Board is asked to act upon the following action items:

Action Item No. 1 – Amending the Orleans Parish School Board Legislative Agenda
The OPSB is asked to approve several updates/additions to 2009 Legislative Agenda.

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On motion of Mrs. Moran, seconded by Mr. Thomas, the Board approved several
updates/additions to 2009 Legislative Agenda.

Action Item No. 2 – Approving the issuance of the employee notifications of
reasonable assurance of employment for 2009-2010 Academic Year as required by
La. R.S. 23:1600. The Orleans Parish School Board is asked to approve the
dissemination of a letter of reasonable assurance of employment to each employee
covered under R.S. 23:1600.

On motion of Mrs. Moran, seconded by Mr. Thomas, the Board approved the
dissemination of a letter of reasonable assurance of employment to each employee
covered under R.S. 23:1600.

Action Item No. 3 – Approving The Audubon Charter School request for OPSB
Board approval of amendment to its Charter School Operating agreement, relative
to a change in calendar involving the number of days in instruction. In accordance
with OPSB charter school agreements Section 10: Amendments Requiring Orleans Parish
School Board Approval the Audubon Charter School has submitted a request for an
Amendment to its charter school calendar for the school year 2008-09.

On motion of Mrs. Moran, seconded by Mr. Bonin, the Board approved amendments to
its Charter School Operating agreement, relative to a change in calendar involving the
number of days in instruction.

Action Item No. 4 – Resolution 21-09: A Resolution Appointing Brett Bonin to the
NOCCA/Riverfront Board of Directors. NOCCA/Riverfront is overseen by a 13-
member governing board, of which the Orleans Parish School Board is an appointing
authority, Board member Bonin is being recommended to fill the vacancy created by the
departure of former Board Member James Fahrenholtz.

On motion of Mrs. Moran, seconded by Mr. Robichaux, the Board appointed Brett Bonin
to the NOCCA/Riverfront Board of Directors.

Roll Call Vote:
   Yeas: Thomas, Moran, Koppel, Robichaux
   Nays: None
   Absent: Cade, Bloom
   Abstentions: Bonin
Resolution 21-09 is adopted with 4 yea votes, no nays, 2 absent and 1 abstention.

Action Item No. 5 – Consent Agenda - Approving the following grant funded
purchases, as consent agenda:

1. Instructional Teaching Materials For Early Childhood Through The Curriculum And
   Instruction Department Sole/Single Source Provider Handwriting Without Tears
   $175,000.00




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2. Dell Laptop Computers & Peripherals For Various Public & Non Public Schools Through
   Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development (State Contract No. 4403834/Naspo
   A63307 – Dell Computer, Inc. $386,193.05)

3. Instructional Materials For Pre-K Through 3rd Grade Students; Sole Source
   Provider Lakeshore Learning Materials $175,000.00

4. Lexia A+ Web-Based Application Upgrade & Software For Exceptional Children’s Services
   Department Sole Source Provider Systems For Learning $301,150.00

5. Instructional Learning Materials for various schools through Curriculum
   Instruction and Professional development – Triumph, $300,000.00

6. Various Educational Technology Items for various non publics schools through
   Curriculum, Instruction & Professional Development (State Contract No. 405031 –
   Detel Wireless, Inc., $128,442.80)

7. Instructional Teaching Materials, Study Buddy Response to Intervention (RTI)
   Program through the Curriculum and Instruction Department – Brainchild
   Corporation, $200,000.00

On motion of Mr. Robichaux, seconded by Mrs. Moran, the Board approved the above grant
funded purchases.

Action Item No. 6 – Authorizing the Orleans Parish School Board Flood Renewals
effective 05/02/2009. The Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has reached the annual
renewal on OPSB properties; expenditure of $126,415.00 for the flood renewal policies
with Travelers Insurance Company.

On motion of Mrs. Moran, seconded by Mr. Robichaux, the Board authorized the Orleans
Parish School Board Flood Renewals effective 05/02/2009.

Action Item No. 7 – Approving the amended OPSB Board Committee and Board
meeting Calendar for May 2009. The Orleans Parish School board is requested to
approve an amended board meeting schedule and the schedule of Board Committee and
planning meetings for May 2009.

On motion of Mr. Robichaux, seconded by Mrs. Moran, the Board approved the amended
OPSB Board Committee and Board meeting calendar for May 2009.

On motion Mr. Thomas, seconded by Mrs. Moran, the Board recessed into Executive
Session at 5:38 PM.


RECESS to EXECUTIVE SESSION
Consideration of litigation /personnel matters:
UTNO Health & Welfare Fund vs OPSB; CDC No. 2006-12227



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RECONVENE/ROLL CALL:
The Orleans Parish School Board reconvened at 6:15 PM.

Board Roll Call: Mr. Ira Thomas, present; Mrs. Cynthia Cade, absent, Mr. Brett Bonin,
present; Mrs. Lourdes Moran, present; Mr. Seth Bloom, absent; Mr. Woody Koppel,
absent, Mr. Thomas Robichaux, present. Ex-officio Board Members: Mr. Darryl Kilbert,
Superintendent, present; Mr. Edward Morris, General Counsel, present.


REPORT ON LEGAL/PERSONNEL MATTERS: `
Litigation/Personnel matters:
UTNO Health & Welfare Fund vs OPSB; CDC No. 2006-12227
No action required.



ANNOUNCEMENTS
Graduation Schedule: Office of Student Services would appreciate knowing which
Board Members will be attending the commencement activities. The Board President is
committed to all graduations.


ADJOURNMENT
On motion of Mr. Robichaux, seconded by Mrs. Moran, the Orleans Parish School Board
adjourned at 6:20 PM.




This is certified to be a true and correct copy of the Minutes of Orleans Parish School
Board, Board Business Meeting held March 30, 2009 and approved at the March 16,
2010, meeting of the Board.

Respectfully submitted,


Thelma French
Ex–Officio Board Secretary




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                         ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
                            RESOLUTION NO. 21-09

       A resolution appointing Brett Bonin to the NOCCA/Riverfront Board of Directors.


The following resolution was offered by Lourdes Moran seconded by Thomas Robichaux:


        WHEREAS, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts/Riverfront is a regional,
pre-professional training center that offers secondary school-age students intense
instruction in dance, media arts, music (classical, jazz, vocal ), theatre arts (drama,
musical theatre, theatre design), visual arts, and creative writing.

        WHEREAS, NOCCA/Riverfront was established as a arts institution of the
Orleans Parish School Board in 1973; and became an agency of the State of Louisiana on
July 1, 2000; and

       WHEREAS, NOCCA/Riverfront is overseen by a 13-member governing board,
of which the Orleans Parish School Board is an appointing authority; and

       WHEREAS, on December 31, 2008 a vacancy on the NOCCA/Riverfront Board
of Directors was created due to end of the Board tenure of OPSB Board Member James
Fahrenholtz, who served as Orleans Parish School Board appointee to the New Orleans
Center for Creative Arts Board of Directors; and

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT DULY RESOLVED by the Orleans Parish
School Board that Mr. Brett Bonin, Orleans Parish School Board Member, representing
District 3 is hereby appointed to the NOCCA/Riverfront Board of Directors; and

       BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that General Counsel is hereby authorized
submit to the Secretary of State an official letter appointing Mr. Brett Bonin to
NOCCA/Riverfront Board of Directors and copying the Director of Boards and
Commissions, Office of the Governor, State of Louisiana, and Executive Director of the
New Orleans Center for Creative Arts.


This resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

    YEAS: Thomas, Moran, Koppel, Robichaux

    NAYS: None

    ABSTENTIONS: Bonin

    ABSENT: Cade, Bloom

And the resolution was declared adopted on this the 7th day of May, 2009.


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                                       CERTIFICATE

       I hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution was adopted by the Orleans Parish

School Board at Special Board Meeting held on May 7, 2009, and that same has not been

rescinded or repealed.

       ORLEANS, LOUISIANA, this 7th day of May, 2009.


_______________________________               ________________________________
Woody Koppel, President                       Lourdes Moran, Vice-President
ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD                   ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD


Sealed on this 7th day of May, 2009, by me, Thelma French, in my capacity as
Secretary to the Orleans Parish School Board:



_______________________________
Thelma French




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