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					            ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
              BOARD BUSINESS MEETING
                              McDonogh #35 High School
                                 1331 Kerlerec Street
                             New Orleans, Louisiana 70116
                               Tuesday, March 16, 2010
                                      5:30 PM


ORDER OF BUSINESS


5:30 PM TO ORDER - ROLL CALL


PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE


ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA
Additions / Modifications and Deletions


CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES
May 7, 2009 – Special Board Meeting
October 13, 2009 – Special Board Meeting
October 22, 2009 – Board Business Meeting
November 17, 2009 – Board Business Meeting
December 15, 2009 – Board Business Meeting
January 11, 2010 – Special Board Meeting
January 19, 2010 – Board Business Meeting
February 22, 2010 – Board Business Meeting

PRESENTATION/BOARD DISCUSSION


SUPERINTENDENT’S AGENDA
 Division of Academics and Supportive Services
   COMSTAT Report
   OPSB District Run School Evaluations
   ACT/SAT Report
   Board Policies:
     o A127 Charter School Evaluation (new policy)
     o A126 School Board Chartering Authority (amendment to current policy)
     o A128 Charter Renewal

   Division of Financial Services

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     Monthly Financial Summary Report: February 28, 2010
   Human Resources/Personnel (action items)
     Approval of Routine Personnel Actions: Appointments of Certified and Classified
      Personnel
     Approval of Routine Personnel Actions


COMMITTEE REPORTS/RECOMMENDATIONS/ACTION ITEMS:

   Accountability Committee, Mr. Thomas Robichaux, Chair
    Board President Woody Koppel presided over the meeting in the absence of Mr. Robichaux.
     The Accountability Committee met on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 3:00 PM. The
       committee received the following reports for information:
       o Mahalia Jackson Elementary School – Opening of Pre-K Classes
       o OPSB District Run Schools Evaluation
       The Committee received and recommends the following items to the full Board for
        approval:
        o 2010-2011 Academic Calendar (action item)

   Budget and Finance Committee, Mrs. Lourdes Moran, Chair
     The Budget & Finance Committee met at 4:00 PM on March 11, 2010. The
      Committee received the following reports:
      o Monthly Financial Report as of February 28, 2010
       The Committee received and recommends the following items to the full Board for
        approval:
        o 2010-2011 Budget Timeline
        o 2010-2011 Revenue Projections, Capital Budget Amendments
             Budget Amendment No. 2, Resolution No. 06-10
        o Coca Cola/Family Dollar Media Lab at McDonogh #35
        o Approval of pursuing a single settlement request with FEMA
        o Approval of CEA between OPSB, LDOE, and First Line Schools Inc. with regards to
            funding and use of facility on the original site of Bienville Elementary School
        o Office Lease Renewal
        o Extension of leases on Archdioceses Facilities
             St. James Major
             St. Julian Eymard
             St. Paul the Apostle
             Our Lady of Lourdes
        o Purchasing (consent agenda)
             E-Rate Project Year 13 (2010-2011)
       The Budget & Finance Committee request the Board’s consideration of the
        following agenda items as a CONSENT AGENDA:
        o Purchasing
             E-Rate Project Year 13 (2010-2011)

   Legal Committee: Mr. Brett Bonin, Chair
     The Legal Committee Meeting was cancelled. There was no quorum.


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   Policy Committee: Mrs. Cynthia Cade, Chair
     The Policy Committee met on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 11:00 AM. There was
       no quorum.
       o Policies for First Reading
            A127 Charter School Evaluation (new policy)
            A126 School Board Chartering Authority (amendment to current policy)

   Property Committee: Mr. Ira H. Thomas, Sr. Chair
     The Property Committee met on Thursday, March 11, 2010 at 1:00 PM. The
       Committee received the following reports:
       o Superintendent Capital Project Report
       o Capital Projects Monthly Status Report
       The Committee received and recommends the following items to the full Board for
        approval:
        o   Request for CEA with the Recovery School District – Landry School
        o   Asset Management Plan for Idle Facilities
        o   Demolition of Myrtle Banks School
        o   Request the return of Waters School to OPSB
        o   Assigning architects for the Phillips/Waters
        o   Transfer Patterson Avenue Bus Barn to Surplus
        o   Assign architects for demolition Timbers and Almonaster


ACTION ITEMS/RESOLUTIONS
The Orleans Parish Board is asked to act upon the following action items:

   Action Item No. 1: Approving 2009 Board Committee Appointments. In accordance
    with Board Policy B206 the Board is asked to approve the Board President’s Committee
    appointments.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the Committee
    appointments presented by the Board President.

   Action Item No. 2: Request for CEA with the Recovery School District – Landry
    School.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the CEA with the RSD,
    City of New Orleans and OPSB for access rights to L.B. Landry High School on 1200
    Landry Avenue and authorize the Board President to sign.

   Action Item No. 3: Asset Management Plan for Idle Facilities.
    Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board approves the plan for management of
    idle assets and authorizes administration to execute the plan.

   Action Item No. 4: Demolition of Myrtle Banks School. At the May 27th, 2002 Special
    Meeting of the Orleans, Parish School Board, and the Board approved the facility utilization
    plan submitted by CEO Al Davis that closed Myrtle Banks Elementary School, due to
    declining enrollment.



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    On September 8th, 2008 the New Orleans Fire Department responded to a four alarm fire at
    Myrtle Banks (formerly McDonogh 38) Elementary School. The fire left the structure in
    imminent danger of collapse, and was contained to the third floor attic.
    Fall 2009, a CEA agreement with the Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and
    Tourism, Office of the State Museum, was being considered however a CEA could never be
    reached.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the demolition of the
    Myrtle Banks School site, to eliminate the imminent danger it presents to the surrounding
    community, and blight in this striving neighborhood.

   Action Item No. 5: Resolution No. 07-10, Requests the return of Waters School to
    OPSB for purposes of consolidating with the Phillips site.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves budgeted amounts for
    architectural and engineering services, as well as for demolition services at the Phillips site.

   Action Item No. 6: Approval of assigning architects for designing of a high school at
    the Phillips/Waters. Move forward in accordance with the Master Plan to build a high
    school on the Phillips/Waters site.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the assigning of
    architects for designing of a high school at the Phillips/Waters site.

   Action Item No. 7: Transfer Paterson Avenue Bus Barn into Surplus. The Algiers Bus
    Garage, located at 801 Patterson Dr. has had a long history dating as far back as the Civil
    War during which time it was used as extensively as a hospital, later a locomotive repair
    shop, and even a blacksmith shop at one point. Since then, the facility had a various uses as
    time went on, but always stood as a historic landmark in this Algiers Point Neighborhood.
    Most recently, it has been leased to First Student, our transportation provider. This
    Administration feels that with no defined use specified in the Master Plan, as well as OPSB
    re-acquiring the site makes is a likeable candidate for surplus.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the Algiers Bus Barn be
    moved to surplus.

   Action Item No. 8: Assign architects for demolition of Timbers and Almonaster in
    order to fast track after final FEMA negotiation. The Timbers and Almonaster facilities
    are currently under final review by FEMA with regards to assessments of damage. Should
    FEMA determine these properties are over 51% damaged, OPSB will fast-track demolition.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board assign architects for demolition of
    Timbers and Almonaster in order to fast-track after final FEMA negotiation.

   Action Item No. 9: 2010-2011 Academic Calendar.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopts the 2010-2011 SY
    Academic Calendar.

   Action Item No. 10: 2010-2011 Budget Timeline. (Background info).
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the 2010-2011 Budget
    Timeline.

   Action Item No. 11: 2010-2011 Revenue Projections Capital Budget Amendment No. 2
    and Resolution No. 06-10.
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    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the 2010-2011 Revenue
    Projections Capital Budget Amendment No. 2 and Resolution No. 06-10.

   Action Item No. 12: Coca Cola/Family Dollar Media Lab at McDonogh #35 High
    School. McDonogh #35 was selected as one of the 3 grand prize winners in the 2009 Coca-
    Cola/Family Dollar Computer Sweepstakes. The school was chosen by one of the three
    Grand Prize winners, Tawn Fox. Ms. Fox has selected McDonogh #35 School to receive a
    "Media Lab" makeover which encompasses: (5) Networked desktop computers with flat
    panel monitors, and (1) 46" LCD TV.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board accepts the “Media Lab”
    makeover for McDonogh #35 High School.

   Action Item No. 13: Approval of pursuing a single settlement request with FEMA.
    OPSB has the opportunity to pursue a single settlement request with respect to all Katrina
    damaged properties.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves pursuing a single
    settlement request with FEMA.

   Action Item No. 14: Approval of CEA between OPSB, LDOE and First Line Schools
    Inc. with regards to the funding and use of facility being constructed on the original site of
    Jean Baptiste de Bienville Elementary School.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board authorizes the Board President to
    execute the approval of CEA between OPSB, LDOE and First Line Schools Inc.

   Action Item No. 15: Office Lease Renewal.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the administration’s
    recommendation with respect to office lease renewal.

   Action Item No. 16: Extension of leases on Archdioceses Facilities.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board authorizes administration to
    negotiate an extension of the Archdioceses leases and submission for the Board President to
    execute upon approval.

   Action Item No. 17: Declaration of Surplus Property: 4822 Chestnut Street (OPSB 1/5
    interest in property). The Orleans Parish School Board is a 1/5 owner of a residential
    property located at 4822 Chestnut Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70115. The other owners
    are Xavier University of Louisiana, Dillard University, Xavier University Preparatory High
    School, and Lafon Nursing Facility of the Holy Family. All ownership rights were acquired
    though the succession of Lena Gustava Scott. The property is currently in disrepair, posing
    health risks and adversely affecting surrounding property values. All other four owners
    desire to sell the property to the highest bidder.
    Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board declare 4822 Chestnut Street
    surplus property for the purpose of selling the property to the highest bidder.




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RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION:
Consideration of litigation/personnel matters:
   1. Dale Murphy v. Larry Smith, Orleans Parish School Board and American Alternative
      Insurance Corporation, CDC No. 2005-583; Personal Injury Litigation – Settlement
      Recommendation;

   2. Gwendolyn Lewis, et al. v. Orleans Parish School Board, CDC No. 2005-03455;
      Personal Injury Litigation – Settlement Recommendation;

   3. June Reimonenq-Gray, et al. v. Ollie Tyler, Orleans Parish School Board, et al., CDC
      No. 2001-9283; Personal Injury Litigation – Settlement Recommendation;

   4. Audrey Williams v. Orleans Parish School Board, DOL No. 01-06814; Worker’s
      Compensation Litigation – Settlement Recommendation; and

   5. United Teachers of New Orleans v. Orleans Parish School Board, CDC No. 2003-1560;
      Employee Litigation – Status Report.

RECONVENE/ROLL CALL


REPORT ON LEGAL/PERSONNEL MATTERS:
Litigation/Personnel matters:
   1. Dale Murphy v. Larry Smith, Orleans Parish School Board and American Alternative
       Insurance Corporation, CDC No. 2005-583; Personal Injury Litigation – Settlement
       Recommendation;

   2. Gwendolyn Lewis, et al. v. Orleans Parish School Board, CDC No. 2005-03455;
      Personal Injury Litigation – Settlement Recommendation;

   3. June Reimonenq-Gray, et al. v. Ollie Tyler, Orleans Parish School Board, et al., CDC
      No. 2001-9283; Personal Injury Litigation – Settlement Recommendation;

   4. Audrey Williams v. Orleans Parish School Board, DOL No. 01-06814; Worker’s
      Compensation Litigation – Settlement Recommendation; and

   5. United Teachers of New Orleans v. Orleans Parish School Board, CDC No. 2003-1560;
      Employee Litigation – Status Report.


ANNOUNCEMENTS


ADJOURNMENT




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