PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
Assumption Parish Media Center
May 18, 2016
The Assumption Parish School Board met in Regular Session on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Assumption Media Center, Napoleonville, LA with President, Doris Dugas, presiding.
PRESENT: Honoray Lewis, Ward 1, Andrea Barras, Ward 3, Electa Fletcher Mickens, Ward 4, Larry Howell, Ward 5, Daniel Washington, Ward 6, John Beck, Ward 7, Jessica Ourso, Ward 8, Doris Dugas, Ward 9
ABSENT: Lee Meyer, Ward 2
The meeting was opened in prayer led by Daniel Washington, Executive Committee Meeting followed by the Pledge of Allegiance led by Honoray Lewis, Vice President.
Adoption of Agenda
On motion of Ms. Ourso, seconded by Mr. Washington and unanimously carried the Board adopted the agenda as amended.
Approve minutes of May 4, 2016 board meeting
Approve addendum items
On motion of Mr. Beck, seconded by Mr. Howell unanimously carried the Board adopted the consent agenda.
Reports and Recognition
The Board recognized and honored the Outstanding School Support Employees for the 2015-2016 School Year:
Cherie Daigle, AHS; Brandi Trainer, BLP; Emma Bell, BRM; Juanita Gilbert, BRP; Melissa Gauthreaux, LMS; Paula Ridley, LPS; Gaylin Pearley, NMS; Tammy Landry, NPS; Joanie Mabile, PPM; Julie Daigle, PPP.
The Board recognized and honored the Labadieville Middle School Special Olympic team.
Robin Landry of LSU AgCenter Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service presented the annual report. The Service has served Assumption Parish since 1914 to provide practical, useful, and research proven information on agricultural and home economics subjects. Mariah Simoneaux, and Margo Castro, 4-H Agent, gave brief reports.
Facilities and Grounds
The Board received a presentation from Duplantis Design Group.
Policy and Procedure
Discussions were held on transportation for school choice students.
The Board received
information from representatives of A J Gallagher regarding insurance renewals for the2016-2017 fiscal year.
A motion was made by Mr. Howell to make this item an action item. Motion was seconded by Mr. Beck and unanimously carried.
On motion of Mr. Howell, seconded by Mr. Washington and unanimously carried the Board approved the 2016-2017 property and casualty insurance renewal through Arthur J. Gallagher for the estimated renewal premium of $1,345,012.22.
The Board received the April 2016 Sales Tax Report. Total returns processed are 1973; 960 monthly, 406 quarterly, 584 irregular, and 23 semi-annuals. Total number of online filers are 1296. Total receipts of the April, 2016 collections are $1,032,300.85; a 13% increase of $117,184.10. The school board received $516,148.92; 13% increase of $58,591.27. The 92 Bond Issue Fund received $103,230.72, a 13% increase of $11,718.65. The delinquent rate for the month of April, 2016 is 9%. Industries experiencing a decrease are Unclassified. Audit revenues for the month April 2016 are $17,414.45 comparable to $27,777.57 for April 2015. Auto sales for the month of April 2016 are $260,555.38 comparable to $238,010.18 for April 2015.
On motion of Ms. Ourso, seconded by Mr. Howell and unanimously carried the Board authorized the Superintendent to advertise for the official journal for the 2016-2017 school year.
On motion of Ms. Barras, seconded by Mr. Howell and unanimously carried, the board authorized the Superintendent to begin the process of rolling forward millages to increase to 39.39 mills.
By unanimous consent the Board adjourned at 8:15 p.m.