MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD JEFFERSON PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM

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MINUTES

REGULAR MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD

JEFFERSON PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 (5:00 P.M.)





The meeting of the Jefferson Parish School Board was called to order by Mr. Mark
Jacobs, Board president.


Committee Meetings


Insurance Committee


3:30 p.m.


Academic Affairs Committee


4:00 p.m.


Facilities Committee Meeting


4:30 p.m.


Roll Call



Board Members answering Roll Call


Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre, Mr. Tovrea, Mr.
Floyd, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Delesdernier,

Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge. Mr. Morgan was absent
due to a personal family crisis.


Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance



Mr. Richard Carpenter, Chief Academic Officer, gave the invocation and asked for a
moment of silence for Doris St. Pierre, a retired JPPS
S bus driver and mother of School Board
Member, Ray St. Pierre, and Mary Elizabeth Pettit, longtime JPPSS speech therapist. Mr.
Carpenter also asked for prayers for Mr. Morgan and his family. Mr. Carpenter then led the
pledge of allegiance.


Presentation



Dr. James Meza, Jr., Superintendent, did a presentation on the Jefferson Parish Public
School System, Academic Performance of the district’s LEAP Scores. Mr. Carpenter also
presented data after Dr. Meza.


Approval of Minutes



Approved the minutes of
April 4, 2012, and the Public Hearings of April 30 and May 1,
2012.



Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.



The voting was as follows:



YEAS:


Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre, Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Floyd, Mr. Dale,




Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Delesdernier, Ms.

Denapolis
-
Bosarge



NAYS:

None



ABSENT:

Mr. Morgan



The motion carried.

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Second Readings


Authored by Mr. Jacobs


In light of new legislation recently signed into law by Governor Jindal, the recent re
-
organization plan approved by the Jefferson Parish S
chool Board, along with new school board
policies, all of which conflict with elements of the existing collective Bargaining Agreement
(CBA), I move that all interested parties be notified, the existing CBA, not be extended beyond
June 30, 2012 and not be
in effect after June 30, 2012.



Moved by Mr. Delesdernier, seconded by Mr. Dale, that the Board censure the Board
Member from District 5 for disrupting the Board meeting and not following proper guidelines.



The Board took a five minute break at this tim
e.



When the Board returned, the following Board members answered roll call: Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge. Dr. Licciardi and
Mr. St. Pierre were not seated and Mr. Morgan was absent.



Mr.
Delesdernier read the motion to censure again.


The vote on the motion was as follows:


YEAS:

Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

Mr. Floyd


Not Seated:

Dr. Licciardi, M
r. St. Pierre


Motion carried.


Public Comment on Second Readings



Mr. Jacobs said that he was passing the gavel to Mr. Delesdernier

and Mr. Jacobs
proceeded to call the following speakers: These speakers were called in reference to Mr.
Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Jim Garvey, BESE Board Member for Jefferson Parish


addressed the Board,

c
ommending them for their

recent achievement on standardized test scores. He also spoke of
Louisiana’s new legislation concerning education and asked them to vote in favor
of
Mr. Jacobs’
motion.


David Andignac


addressed the Board in favor of Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading


Helene
O’Brien, president of Service Employees International Union


addressed the
Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading, but in favor of Dr. Licciardi’s Second Reading.


Dr.. Emett Burnett


addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Amanda McI
nty


addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Karon Reese
-


addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.

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Cathy Sullivan
-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Robert Hammond
-

addressed the Board against M
r. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


A.

J. Boudreaux
-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Ricardo Malbrew
-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Meladie Munch, Jefferson Federation of Teachers president
-

addressed the Board a
gainst
Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading, but in favor of Dr. Licciardi’s.


Terry Verigan, former JPSB member
-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second
Reading.


Nicole Merriman
-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Samuel Cook
-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Dr.
Steve Strifler

-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Theresa Cusachs
-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Sandy Rhein
-

addressed the Board against Mr.

Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Bryan Cassagne
-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Laura Harper
-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Jane Hill
-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Lee Barrios
-

a
ddressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Sheila Holmes
-

addressed the Board against Mr. Jacobs’ Second Reading.


Mr. Delesdernier asked for comments from Board members.


Mr. Floyd offered the following substitute motion.


Moved by Mr. Floyd
, seconded by Dr. Licciardi,

that the Board tentatively adopt those
sections of the teacher contract that are neither in opposition with new state laws nor in
contradiction to the school system’s school based administration philosophy. Further, the Board

will proceed to negotiate in good faith to create a viable contract that centers on student
achievement.


Mr. Jacobs’ asked for an opinion from Mr. Fanning, the Board’s attorney, as to whether
or not Mr. Floyd’s motion was germane to the original Second R
eading. Mr. Fanning ruled that
it was.


Mr. Jacobs called the following speakers to speak on Mr. Floyd’s Substitute Motion,
which was the same as Dr. Licciardi’s Second Reading.


Meladie Munch


addressed the Board in favor of Dr. Licciardi’s

Second Reading, which
is the same as Mr. Floyd’s Substitute motion.

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Dr. Emmit Burnett



addressed the Board in favor of Dr. Licciardi’s Second Reading.


Lee Barrios
-

addressed the Board in favor of Dr. Licciardi’s Second Reading.


The discussion contin
ued.


The Substitute Motion was called.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:


Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre, Mr. Floyd


NAYS:

Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Substitute motion f
ailed.


Mr. Delesdernier, still with the gavel, said that the Board would now vote on Mr. Jacobs
original Second Reading.


In light of new legislation recently signed into law by Governor Jindal, the recent re
-
organization plan approved by the Jefferson
Parish School Board, along with new school board
policies, all of which conflict with elements of the existing collective Bargaining Agreement
(CBA), I move that all interested parties be notified, the existing CBA, not be extended beyond
June 30, 2012 and

not be in effect after June 30, 2012.


A discussion followed.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre, Mr. Floyd


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


The Board took a ten minute break at this time.



After the break, the following Board Members answered roll call: Dr. Licciardi, Mr.

St. Pierre, Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Floyd, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs, Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge.

Mr. Morgan was absent.



Dr. Licciardi

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Move that the Board present a plan of redistricting Board districts in accordance with the
2010 Census not later than the August 2012 meeting.


Rationale: We are required legally to redistrict by the end of this ca
lendar year or such
will be done by an agency outside this district. Therefore, we should take care of our
redistricting.


A discussion followed.


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. St. Pierre that the Board present a plan of
redistricting Board dist
ricts in accordance with the 2010 Census not later than the August 2012
meeting.


Mr. Jacobs, president, said he will call an Executive Committee Meeting, to handle this
matter. Dr. Licciardi requested that everyone be notified.



The voting was as
follows:


YEAS:


Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre, Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Floyd, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,



Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Consent Agenda



The items pulled from Consent Agend
a were as follows:

SR
-
3 Approval of Revised Fiscal Year 2012 Budget

SR
-
3 (a) Fiscal Year 2013 Budget Development

SR
-
5 Consideration of an application for a charter school from Kenner Charter
Foundation Academies, Inc.


The above three items were Pulled fo
r Discussion.


SR
-
4 Newly Revised Reduction
-
in
-
Force (RIF) Policy

The above item was withdrawn by the Superintendent.


West Bank Remainder of the School Year Suspensions



Approved upholding the following West Bank Remainder of the School Year
Suspensions.



#218,#220,#221,#222,#223,#224,#226,#228,#230,#232,and #233.



Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.



The voting was as follows:


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YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier
, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


East Bank Remainder of the Year Suspensions



Approved upholding the following East Bank Remainder of the School Year
Suspensions.



#99, #104,#114, #115, #117,
#119, #120, #121,#123,#124,#125,#126, #127,#128



Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

No
ne


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Approval of Settlement in the Case of ThyssenKrupp vs. JPSB, in the 24
th

Judicial District
Court, Case No. 710
-
637



A
pprove
d

the settlement in the matter of ThyssenKrupp vs. JPSB, in the 24th Judi
cial
Dis
trict Court, No. 710
-
637, in the amount of $18,904.44.



Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms.
Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


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JPPSS Charter School Policy



Approved the comprehensive Charter School
Policy

to govern the authorization and
management of charter schools in Jefferson Parish.



Moved
by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion
carried.


Amendment to the Truancy and Assessment Center (TASC) MOU with the Jefferson
Parish District Attorney’s Office



Approved the Amendment to the Truancy and Assessment Center (TASC) MOU with the
Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office.



Moved
by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried
.


Board Approval is
Requested

in Order to Authorize a Memorandum of Understanding
(MOU) between the JPSB and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency
Preparedness (GOHSEP) for the reimbursement of FEMA funds due as a result of
Tropical Sto
rm Lee



Approved the MOU between the JPSB and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security
and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) for the reimbursement of FEMA funds due as
a result
of Tropical Storm Lee,
authorizing the President to sign all documents
necessary to complete the
agreement, including the MOU itself.



Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:

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YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre, Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Floyd, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bo
sarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Personnel Recommendations



Approved the following Personnel Recommendations:


a.

K
-
12 Certified

b.

K
-
12 Classified


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as
follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Proposal Tabulations and Recommendations



Approved the
following Bid Tabulations and Recommendations:


a.

Paper and Janitorial


b.

Frozen Foods


c.

Fresh Pizza


d.

Bread Items


e.

Milk


f.

Processed Staple Foods


g.

Food Item delivery


h.

T V Studio Maintenance


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Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as
follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Construction Recommendations


Bid Acceptance, Westbank

Community School, Project No. 2007
-
13



Approved
reject
ing

the low bid of Pete Vicari General Contractor, Inc. due to a
mathematical error, throw out Boasso Construction, LLC for being nonresponsive and accept the
second low base bid and Alternate No. 1
of Peabody Construction Company, Inc. in the amount
of $511,400.00 and two hundred forty (240) calendar days for site drainage, electrical upgrades,
fencing and interior and exterior renovations at Westbank Community School as recommended
by the architect/
engineer, Burgdahl
-
Graves Architects and the Facilities Department. IFAS 46
.


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms.

Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Bid Acceptance Helen Cox High School, Project No. 2010
-
32



Approved
accept
ing

the low base bid and Alternate Nos. 1 and 2 of Roubion
Construction Co., Inc. in the amou
nt of $786,308.44 and one hundred eighty (180) calendar days
for structural and foundation repairs at Helen Cox High School as recommended by the
architect/engineer, Perrin & Carter, Inc. and the Facilities Department. IFAS 49


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seco
nded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,

Mr. Floyd,

Mr. Dale, Mr.
Jacobs, Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge

10



NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Approval of a
Scope of Work and Budget, George Cox Elementary School, Project No.
2012
-
14



Approved
replacing eight (8) exterior double doors at George Cox Elementary School
with a construction budget of $70,000.00 using Maintenance service contractors as
recommended b
y the Facilities Department. IFAS 41


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Change Order No. 4, Administration Building



Approved accepting
Change Order No. 4 in the amount of $153,713.60 and five (5)
calendar days at the Administration Building as recommended by the architect/engineer,
Burgdahl
-
Graves Architects, the Program Manager, CSRS, Inc. and the Facilities Department.
IFAS 212 and 410


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion

carried.



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Approved a
S
cope of Work and Budget, Westbank Community School, Project No. 2012
-
15



Approved


painting the metal panels on the exterior of Buildings A, B, C and D and
walkway canopy soffits at the Westbank

Community School using Maintenance service
contractors with a construction budget of $63,175.00 as recommended by the Facilities
Department. IFAS 46



Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St.
Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Approved a Scope of Work and Budget, East Jefferson High School



Approved
building signage and

a dedication plaque to name the athletic building at East
Jefferson High School with Delco Material Handling, Inc. with a construction budget of
$11,747.00 as recommended by the Facilities Department. IFAS 45


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Approved a
S
cope of Work and Budget,

Various Schools



Approved the scopes of work, at the following schools, utilizing Maintenance service
contractors with a construction budget of $360,000.00:



The following is a list of Board of Health and
S
afety concerns that need to be addressed:

-
Brid
gedale Elementary, ADA compliance including ramp to library and repair/replace several
doors, $60,000.00

-
Ellender Middle, Provide new dumpster enclosure and new driveway, concrete slab with gate
and fence, $60,000.00

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-
Green Park Elementary, Paint kitchen
interior as noted by the Department of Health and Safety,
$20,000.00

-
Harahan Elementary, Patch and paint peeling areas throughout school, $30,000.00

-
Hart Elementary, Repair/replace ceramic tile in boys restrooms, repair termite damage,
$10,000.00

-
Marre
ro Middle, major termite damage repairs, $50,000.00

-
Metairie Academy, major plaster repairs, painting and lighting in two stairwells, $75,000.00

-
Riviere Elementary, Patch, repair or replace termite damage, $30,000.00

-
Strehle Elementary, Replace kitchen
light fixtures, repair and paint kitchen ceilings, $20,000.00

-
Thibodeaux Elementary, Replace doors on storage building and other repairs, $5,000.00


Total: $360,000.00


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr.
Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,

Mr. Floyd,

Mr. Dale, Mr.
Jacobs, Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Acceptance, George Cox Elementary School, Project No. 2009
-
05



Approved ac
cepting
the roof replacement and waterproofing at George Cox Elementary
School as performed by Peabody Construction Company, Inc. in the amount of $2,838,000.00 as
recommended by the architect/engineer, Burgdahl
-
Graves Architects and the Facilities
Departm
ent.


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Approved Bid Acceptance, Bertucci Elementary School, Project No. 2009
-
02B



Approved accepting

the low base bid and Alternate Nos. 1 and 2 of Beverly Construction
Company, LLC. in the amount of $170,755.00 and thirty (30) calendar days fo
r site security,
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fencing and gates at the Bertucci Elementary School site as recommended by the
architect/engineer, Anthony Gendusa AIA Architect, Inc. and the Facilities Department. IFAS 47


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as

follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Acceptance of Change Order No. 19, Terrytown

Elementary School



Approved accepting

Change Order No. 19 in the amount of $164,280.49 and zero (0)
calendar days at Terrytown Elementary School as recommended by the Facilities Department.
IFAS 212 and 410


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Acceptance, Cuillier

Career Center, Project No. 2009
-
10


Approved
accept
ing

the new building at Cuillier Career Center as performed by Bill Ward
Builders, LLC. in the amount of $963,900.00 as recommended by the architect/engineer, Bonie
Associates, Inc. and the Facilities Dep
artment.


Moved by Dr. Licciardi, seconded by Mr. Dale.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre,
Mr. Tovrea,
Mr. Floyd,
Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


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Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Items Pulled from the Consent Agenda


Approval of Revised Fiscal Year 2012 Budget



Approved the Revised Fiscal Year 2012 Budget.



Moved by Mr. Floyd, seconded by Mr. Delesdernier



A discussion followed
.



The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre, Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Floyd, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,
Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Fiscal Year 2013
Budget Development



Approved the Fiscal Year
2013 Budget Development.



Moved by Mr. Dale, seconded by Mr. Delesdernier.



A discussion followed.


Meladie Munch, JFT president, addressed the Board against the 2012
-
2013 School Year
Budget Development.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi
, Mr. St. Pierre, Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs, Mr.
Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

Mr. Floyd


Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


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Consideration of an
Application for a Charter S
chool from Kenner Charter Foundation
Academ
ies, Inc.



Approved the application for a charter school from Kenner Charter Foundation
Academies, Inc.



Moved by Mr. Floyd, seconded by Mr. Dale.



A discussion followed.



Dr. Patty Glaser addressed the Board in favor of the Kenner Charter Foundation
A
cademies, Inc. application.


Jim Garvey addressed the Board in favor of the Kenner Charter Foundation Academies,
Inc. application.


Helene O’Brien, president Service Employees International Union, addressed the Board
against the Kenner Charter Foundation

Academies, Inc. application.


The voting was as follows:


YEAS:


Dr. Licciardi, Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Floyd, Mr. Dale, Mr. Jacobs,



Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge



NAYS:

Mr. St. Pierre



ABSENT:

Mr. Morgan



Abstention:

None



Motion Carried.


Execut
ive Session



Mr. Jacobs announced that at the request of the Board’s attorney, the Board will not go
into Executive Sessions to discuss the matter entitled, “Raed Abdelmgeed v. Ri
ta Wilson and
Jefferson Parish S
chool Board, Docket No. 643
-
511, Division “I
”,


Committee Recommendations


Facilities Committee


Dr. Licciardi, Facilities Committee Chair, reported that the Facilities Committee met
prior to the Board meeting and offers the following as a First Reading:


Move that the Board serve notice to architects Perez, and Verges Rome to incur the cost
for resubdivision on the Patrick Taylor project.


This item will be a second reading at the Board’s next meeting.


Insurance Committee


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Mr. Tovrea, Insurance Committee
Chair, reported that the Insurance Committee met prior
to the Board meeting and offers the following two recommendations and requests 72 hour waiver
on each recommendation.


Moved that the Board approve a 72 hour waiver and purchase flood insurance through

Gaynell Martin Agency with Fidelity National Indemnity Insurance Company on building and
contents of nineteen of its buildings which expire July 14, 2012. The annual premium is
$107,034.00 which is calculated at the current rates of the National Flood In
surance Plan.


A discussion followed


The voting was as follows: (waiver & motion)


YEAS:

Dr. Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre, Mr. Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Floyd, Mr. Dale, Mr.
Jacobs, Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None



Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstenti
on:

None


Motion carried.


Moved that the Board approve a 72 hour waiver and approve the renewal of the contract
with Norris Insurance Consultants, Inc. at a flat rate of $36,000,00. Per year.


The voting was as follows: (waiver & motion)


YEAS:

Dr.
Licciardi, Mr. St. Pierre, Mr. Tovrea, Mr. Floyd, Mr. Dale, Mr.
Jacobs, Mr. Delesdernier, Ms. Denapolis
-
Bosarge


NAYS:

None



Absent:

Mr. Morgan


Abstention:

None


Motion carried.


Mr. Jacobs called for New Business. There was no new business. No Boa
rd member
offered First Readings.


Directive


Mr. Jacobs directed Dr. Meza, since the Board approved his Second Reading, to put
together a committee to negotiate with the Jefferson Federation of Teachers, as soon as possible.


Dr. Meza, Superintendent, sa
id that he would like the Board to meet on Monday, July 2,
2012, to review the personnel policies, presently being written by our attorneys, concerning the
new legislation. Mr. Jacobs said that he will get with the Board’s secretary to schedule this
meeti
ng.


Mr. Jacobs called up the following speakers on Non
-
agenda items.

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Meladie Munch, JFT president, addressed the Board about the serious issues before the
Board, that need to be addressed, concerning not only the JPPSS students, but teachers and
employee
s as well.


Cassandra Walters addressed th
e Board about the need for the A
rts Wing at Lincoln
Elementary School for the Arts.


Mr. Dale gave the same directive to the Superintendent as Mr. Jacobs. That directive is
also from the Employee Relations
Committee Meeting on May 29, 2012, that the Superintendent
put together a team to negotiate with the Jefferson Federation of Teachers on a new teachers’
contract.


Dr. Meza, Superintendent, replied that he will put together the team the next day, June 7,
2
012, and that team will contact Ms. Munch, JFT president.


Announcements/Good News


Dr. Licciardi was pleased to announce that the new Woodmere Elementary School, which
opened for the 2011
-
2012 School Year, has won a national award, first place, for its te
rrazzo
design
.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned.



































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