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OPSB Business Board Meeting August 20, 2013

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BOARD BUSINESS MEETING McDonogh #35 High School 1331 Kerlerec Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 August 20, 2013 5:00 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Additions/ Deletions/ Modifications CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES:  June 13, 2013 Accountability Committee Meeting  June 13, 2013 Property Committee Meeting  June 13, 2013 Budget & Finance Committee Meeting  June 13, 2013 Policy Committee Meeting  June 13, 2013 Legal & Legislative Committee Meeting  June 18, 2013 Regular Board Business Meeting SUPERINTENDENT’S AGENDA: PRESENTATION(S):  Presentation of Proclamation RE: Dr. Everett Williams

Board President Ira Thomas

• Eddie Robinson Award

Interim Superintendent Stan Smith

RE: Ronald Gearing

McDonogh 35 New Principal RE: Gerald DeBose

• Update on Superintendent Search Firm

Interim Superintendent Stan Smith Wesley Bayas

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Accountability Committee, Ms. Sarah Usdin, Chair The Accountability Committee started discussions 1:05 pm on August 15, 2013. The Committee did not have a quorum. The committee received and discussed the following informational items:  Original City Diner Events  Striving Readers Comprehension Literacy Grant (SRCL)

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2013 High School Graduation Summary Report Third Party Contract Amendment – Title I Third Party Contract Amendment – Title II Achieve 3000 Kidbiz & Teenbiz Online Reading Program Contract Renewal Renewal License and Support for Blackboard Academic Portal OPSB Charter Schools Office Update New & Extended Schools Update on Orleans Parish Charter Strategy Update on Charter Applicants

A quorum was established at 1:50pm Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation:  2013-14 Academic Calendar Revision  Pupil Progression Plan 2)

Property Committee: Mr. Nolan Marshall Jr, Chair The Property Committee met at 3:30 pm on August 15, 2013. Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation: • Approval for non-binding Purchase Agreement on Vacant Property The committee received and discussed the following informational item(s):  Superintendent’s Report  Capital Projects Report  Vacant / Surplus Property Disposition Process Framework  McDonogh #7 Modulars  Einstein Modulars  Audubon Re-Roof Contract Approval  Demographic Update

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Legal and Legislative Committee: Mr. Seth Bloom, Chair The Legal and Legislative Committee met at 2:03pm August 15, 2013. The committee received and discussed the following informational item(s): • Act 330 (HB 661) Enactment & Implication Update Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation: • Evaluation Team for Selection of the Superintendent Search The Legal & Legislative Committee went into Executive Session at 2:15 pm. The Committee reconvened at 3:24 pm. A quorum was established and an Executive Session report was provided by Mr. Ed Morris, General Counsel.

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Policy Committee: Ms. Cynthia Cade, Chair The Policy Committee met at 4:05 pm on August 15, 2013. In the absence of Ms. Cynthia Cade the meeting was chaired by the Board Vice President, Ms. Leslie Ellison. Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation:

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• Approval of the Single-Event Suspension of OPSB Policy E500 for the Warren Easton Charter High School Jazz Legends Concert

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Budget and Finance Committee, Ms. Leslie Ellison, Chair The Budget & Finance Committee met at 4:13 pm on August 15, 2013 The committee received and discussed the following informational item(s): • Budget Hearing RE: FY 2014 Consolidated Budget Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation:  Approval of FY 2014 Consolidated Budget  Resolution 23-13: Confirmation of State Bond Commission (SBC) Parameter Terms in Leverage Financing  OPSB Self-Funded Medical Plan Third Party Administrator Renewal  OPSB Self-Funded Medical Plan Stop Loss Insurance Renewal  McDonogh #7 Modulars  Einstein Modulars  Third Party Contract Amendment –Title I  Third Party Contract Amendment – Title II  Achieve 3000 Kidbiz & Teenbiz Online Reading Program Contract Renewal  Renewal License and Support for Blackboard Academic Portal  Audubon Re-Roof Contract Approval The Committee received and discussed the following items. Items forwarded to the full Board as CONSENT AGENDA: 1. Canned Goods and Staples for Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0001) 2. Frozen Foods, Juices and Vegetables for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0003) 3. Paper Products for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0006)

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA ACTION ITEMS: The Orleans Parish Board is asked to act upon the following action items: 1. Resolution 25-13 and Approval of FY 2014 Consolidated Budget Rationale: A resolution adopting the Consolidated Operating Budget of Revenues and Expenditures for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014. By adopting the FY 2014 Consolidated Budget the Orleans Parish School Board will comply with the State Budget Law.

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Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopts the FY 2014 Consolidated Budget and Resolution 25-13. 2. Resolution 23-13: Confirmation of State Bond Commission (SBC) Parameter Terms in Leverage Financing Rationale: A resolution confirming the parameter terms submitted in connection with separate applications to the State Bond Commission for approval of leveraged financing transactions to complete the construction of McDonogh 35 at Phillips/Waters, McDonogh 42 and North Kenilworth Schools in accordance with the School Facilities Master Plan as revised in October 2011; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopts Resolution 2313 for the confirmation of SBC Parameter terms in Leverage Financing. 3. Resolution 24-13: Request to Louisiana School Boards Association for Amicus Brief Rationale: On July 19, 2013, the Louisiana School Boards Association (“LSBA”) voted to file an amicus brief on behalf of the Orleans Parish Schools Board contingent upon the receipt of a resolution from the Orleans Parish School Board requesting the LSBA’s intervention on its behalf. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopts Resolution 24-13 requesting the Louisiana School Boards Association to intervene in Orleans Parish School Board v. Edouard R. Quatrevaux, in His Official Capacity as Inspector General for the City of New Orleans and/or The Office of the Inspector General, Civil District Court No. 2013-6630 and to file an amicus brief in support of the Orleans Parish School Board’s legal position therein. 4. OPSB Self-Funded Medical Plan Third Party Administrator Renewal Rationale: Orleans Parish School Board entered into a contract with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of LA for the administration of the self-funded employee health insurance plan, effective 09/01/2010. The current contract period expires on August 31, 2013. Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board renews the contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA for the twelve-month period in the amount of $351,919.00 and authorizes the Board President to sign the agreement. 5. OPSB Self -Funded Medical Plan Stop Loss Insurance Renewal Rationale: OPSB approved a contract with Houston Casualty Company, at the October 27, 2009 Board meeting. The current contact with Houston Casualty Company expires on 08/31/2013. Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board renews the contract with Houston Casualty Company, for the twelve-month period in the amount of $235,000.00 and authorizes the Board President to sign the contract.

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6. McDonogh #7 Modulars Rationale: McDonogh Modulars- $268,000 two modulars (4 classrooms total) to accommodate additional capacity at McDonogh #7. The project is Board approved and need approval by the Budget and Finance Committee on a Dollar amount of the total contract. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the contract amount for the McDonogh #7 modulars to accommodate all students for Audubon Charter 7. Einstein Modulars Rationale: Einstein Modular - $600,000 consists of three modular to accommodate additional capacity at Einstein Charter. This project has not been brought to the Board previously and requires approval of project (property) and dollar amount (budget and Finance). Item was added to the FY14 budget for $600,000. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approve the contract for three modulars at the Einstein Extension site at the cost of $600, 000.00. 8. Third Party Contract Amendment – Title I Rationale: As mandated by the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has provided, through a third party contractor, Title I educational services to eligible students enrolled in private schools. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves an amendment to the existing Catapult Learning, LLC contract not to exceed $4,700,079.36; Non Public Educational Services contract not to exceed $416,415.94; and Sylvan Learning Center contract not to exceed $20,746.41 to provide Title I educational services to eligible students enrolled in private schools. 9. Third Party Contract Amendment – Title II Rationale: As mandated by the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has provided, through a third party contractor, Title II educational services to eligible students enrolled in private schools. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves an amendment to the existing Catapult Learning, LLC contract not to exceed $1,465,907.42 and Non-Public Educational Services contract not to exceed $36,875.50 to provide Title II professional development services to administrators and staff enrolled in private schools. 10. Renewal of Achieve 3000 Kidbiz & Teenbiz Online Reading Program Rationale: The Orleans Parish School Board Information Technology and Curriculum and Instruction Departments desire to exercise the final year of the two year options to renew the Achieve 3000 contract relationship. The application has continued to produce excellent outcomes for students in classrooms where the teacher has opted to access its capabilities.. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board authorize the renewal for Achieve 3000 KidBIz/TeenBiz online reading program for the 2013-14 academic year.

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The total cost of the application for the fiscal year is $225,724.75. The E-rate Eligible portion is $73,446.78, which is paid for under budget code 5N262001-534000-14ERT. The NCLB budget code 6A151015-553000-13T1S will cover the remaining $152,277.97. 11. Renewal License and Support for Blackboard Academic Portal Rationale: The application is partially funded by USAC, the administrative arm of the FCC’s E-Rate program. The application provides a digital curriculum/learning management space for teachers and students and has produced excellent outcomes for students in classrooms where teachers have opted to employ it. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board authorize the renewal of the license and support for Blackboard Learn Academic Portal for the 2013-14 academic year and authorize General Counsel to prepare the contract for the signatures of the Board President and the Vendor’s Representative. The total amount of this purchase is $140,200.00. The E-rate Eligible portion is $77,800.00 and the NCLB Portion is $62,400.00. 12. Audubon Re- Roof Contract Approval Rationale: Audubon Re-Roof – project has been successfully bid. This project requires board approval and needs execution before the August 19 Board Meeting in order to make the August 14 deadline to accommodate students returning on August 14. The dollar amount of this contract is $136,200, and consists of replacing the roof on the courthouse building and repair of the roof on one modular building. Budget previously approved. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board accepts the bid from Alternative Source, Incorporated in the amount of $136,200.00 and authorize the OPSB General Counsel to prepare a contract. In addition, OPSB Administration requests that the OPSB approve a 10% contingency for any unforeseen conditions. Additional work will not be performed until approved by the OPSB Executive Director of Operations by way of a field change order. 13. Approval of the Single-Event Suspension of OPSB Policy E500 for the Warren Easton Charter High School Jazz Legends Concert Rationale: The Warren Easton Charter High School has requested the suspension of OPSB Policy E500 to serve alcohol during the VIP reception prior to the Jazz Legends Concert on September 5, 2013. The suspension will require the following stipulations: secure liability insurance that names the Orleans Parish School Board and Warren Easton Charter High School Corporation as additional insured, two (2) security officers to be present at the event as detail officers. The event will be staffed with certified, professional servers who have been properly trained and permitted to serve alcohol to patrons over the age of 21. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the single-event suspension of OPSB Policy E500 for Warren Easton Jazz Legends Concert with the stipulations noted 14. Approval of the Single-Event Suspension of OPSB Policy E500 for the Lusher Charter School Annual Celebration of the Arts

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Rationale: The Advocates for Arts-Based Education Corp. (Lusher) has requested suspension of OPSB policy E500 to serve alcohol at their annual celebrate the arts party on October 11, 2013. The party will last from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and is subject to the following stipulations (1) liability insurance naming Advocates and OPSB as additional insureds (2) security officers to be present and (3) staffed with servers who have been trained to serve alcohol. Recommendation: That OPSB approves the single-event suspension of OPSB policy E500 for the Lusher Charter School Annual Celebration of the Arts. 15. Approval for Non-Binding Purchase Agreement on Vacant Property (3100 block of Canal Street) Rationale: To allow for additional green space adjacent to Warren Easton, a land banked high school with no green space. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board grants Administration permission to negotiate a non-binding purchase agreement on the property at no more than appraised value. 16. Evaluation Team for Selection of the Superintendent Search Firm Rationale: Reduce the evaluation team for selection of the Superintendent Search Firm 11 members consisting of 7 community members selected by the Board together the Superintendent and 3 members of administration to encompass only the seven community members selected by the Board. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the reduction in the number of evaluation team members for selection of the Superintendent Search Firm. 17. 2013-14 Academic Calendar Revision Rationale: During the July, 2013 Principals’ Summit, school leaders discussed best practices for comprehensive professional development for teachers and staff to improve their professional practices, knowledge and skills in LDOE and district educational initiatives. The current professional development model operates after school every Tuesday for approximately two hours. In addition, professional development occurs two days prior to school opening for students and one full day each semester. The recommendation is to increase the instructional day for students. Four full days will be added to the academic calendar for teacher professional development in lieu of weekly after school professional development. This would provide teachers eight full days of professional development annually; four days currently in the calendar and an additional four days. Mahalia Jackson Elementary School, as a component of the Kellogg grant, as well as several charter schools, currently uses this model. The added instructional minutes at the end of each day would provide students eleven days of instruction beyond the required instructional time as outlined in Bulletin 741. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the modifications to the 2013-2014 Academic Calendar. 18. Pupil Progression Plan Rationale: The Pupil Progression Plan (PPP) is the comprehensive plan developed and adopted by each LEA. Annual revision/updates of the PPP must be submitted to the State

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Department of Education and approved. The Policies and Procedures in Bulletin 1566 (Revised March 2010) guide the content of the PPP. The basis of the plan includes student performance on the Louisiana Educational Assessment Program, alignment to state laws and BESE policies. Recommendation: The Orleans Parish School Board approves the revisions to the 20132014 Pupil Progression Plan. Upon approval, the Pupil Progression Plan will be submitted to the State Department of Education for approval. 19. Resolution 26-13: Commemorating 50th anniversary of the “March on Washington Rationale: A resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopts Resolution 26:13 Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the “March on Washington RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: Litigation Matters: 1. Barbara Broussard v. Orleans Parish School Board, CDC No. 2005-03772; Employee Litigation. 2. Catina Matthews v. Orleans Parish School Board, H & G Claim No. 04000028096; Worker’s Compensation Claim. 3. Orleans Parish School Board v. Edouard R. Quatrevaux, In His Official Capacity as Inspector General for the City of New Orleans and/or The Office of the Inspector General, CDC No. 2013-6630; Subpoena Duces Tecum. 4. Orleans Parish School Board v. Lexington Insurance Company, et al., CDC No. 20067342; Insurance Litigation. 5. Orleans Parish School Board v. Paul G. Pastorek, In His Capacity as State Superintendent of Education, The Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, 19th JDC No. 601037 (Return of Schools Litigation); Action for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief. 6. Ellis Construction, Inc., demand for payment re: McMain Gymnasium Construction Project; Potential Litigation. RECONVENE FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION/ROLL CALL: EXECUTIVE SESSION REPORT/ACTION ITEMS Litigation Matters:

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1. Barbara Broussard v. Orleans Parish School Board, CDC No. 2005-03772; Employee Litigation. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves settlement of this matter as proposed by the General Counsel. 2. Catina Matthews v. Orleans Parish School Board, H & G Claim No. 04000028096; Worker’s Compensation Claim – Recommendation for settlement approval. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approveS settlement of this matter as proposed by the General Counsel. 3. Orleans Parish School Board v. Edouard R. Quatrevaux, In His Official Capacity as Inspector General for the City of New Orleans and/or The Office of the Inspector General, CDC No. 2013-6630; Subpoena Duces Tecum. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board confirms that its General Counsel acted within the scope of his duties and had the authority to direct the School Board’s Outside Counsel to file a Motion to Quash the Subpoena Duces Tecum in this matter. 4. Orleans Parish School Board v. Lexington Insurance Company, et al., CDC No. 20067342; Insurance Litigation – Status Report Only. 5. Orleans Parish School Board v. Paul G. Pastorek, In His Capacity as State Superintendent of Education, The Louisiana Department of Education and the Louisiana State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, 19th JDC No. 601037 (Return of Schools Litigation); Action for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief – Status Report Only. 6. Ellis Construction, Inc., demand for payment re: McMain Gymnasium Construction Project; Potential Litigation – Status Report Only. ANNOUNCEMENTS • OPSB Surplus Property Auction August 22, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m. 3520 General DeGaulle Drive ADJOURNMENT

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Accountability Committee Meeting Minutes June 13, 2013 Pending Board Approval

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 June 13, 2013 1:00 PM An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office.

The Accountability Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Mrs. Sarah Newell Usdin, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 1:20 PM. Committee Roll Call: Sarah Usdin, present; Woody Koppel, present; Nolan Marshall, Jr., present; Cynthia Cade, present; and *Ira Thomas, Sr., present. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Leslie Ellison; Seth Bloom; Stanley Smith, Interim Superintendent; and Edward Morris, General Counsel. *Arrived late ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Motion to adopt the agenda was made by Woody Koppel, seconded by Nolan Marshall. Motion passed unanimously. ACTION ITEM(S)  The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation Grant Agreement Stanley Smith asked that the Board acknowledge receipt of the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Grant. Motioned to accept the grant was made by Woody Koppel, seconded by Cynthia Cade. Motion passed unanimously. REPORTS / PRESENTATION(S)  Performance Framework Orientation Presentation presented by William Haft and Whitney Spalding Spencer of the National Association of Charter School Authorizers. Cade asked a question in reference to identifying schools having problems and finding solutions. Response provided by Spencer and Kathleen Padian, Deputy Superintendent. Thomas stated that moving forward; we need to have clearly defined measures in place. Usdin asked the NACSA representatives if they had experienced a similar framework used throughout an entire district and to what degree of success. Response provided by Haft. Usdin asked Smith if OPSB have any plans for this framework being used more broadly across all


of our schools to ensure that OPSB is given clear accountability to every parent. Response provided by Smith. DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S) 1. a. Graduation Report provided and presented by Gail Audrict, Director of Curriculum and Instruction. Marshall inquired about the distribution of scholarship funds amongst the students. He requested that additional information be added to the report; number of students receiving scholarships and the highest scholarship awarded to each student. b. OPSB 21st Century Grant Awarded: Easton, Karr, McDonogh 35, McMain, and New Orleans Science & Math; information provided and presented by Audrict. 2. Kellogg Grant – Mahalia Jackson School; information provided by Lakeysha London, Principal of Mahalia Jackson School. London acknowledged Dr. Rosalynne Dennis and Charmaine Lewis, teacher, for assisting with the grant; Wayne DeLarge, Comptroller, and the finance team for assisting with the budget; and Smith for allowing the opportunity. 3. Food Service Operations report provided by Rosie Jackson, Director of Child Nutrition, and presented by Smith. 4. a. Type 1 Charter / Non Profit Organizations b. New Charter Update: Bricolage, Plessy, InspireNola c. Encore, Bricolage and Plessy 21st Century Grant Agreement Charter schools updates provided and presented by Padian. Thomas inquired about the Intercultural modular cite that is in need of repairs. Response provided by Padian. 5. One App Update provided by Dr. Armand Devezin. Usdin asked Gabriela Fighetti, RSD – Executive Director of Enrollment, to give a brief overview of the One App Process citywide. Thomas expressed parents’ concerns; Cade probed questions about the application; and Marshall stated his concerns about the program. Responses provided by Fighetti. Usdin suggested that Dr. Devezin work with the RSD to address the concerns mentioned by Thomas and ensure that all the students are being assisted. Also, to gather all data from those that are / are not getting what was requested. Ellison suggested to Interim Superintendent Smith that the One App Update be added to the June 18, 2013 Board meeting agenda as an action item. ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Cynthia Cade at 2:43 PM.


Property Committee Meeting Minutes June 13, 2013 Pending Board Approval  

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD PROPERTY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 June 13, 2013 2:00 PM An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office.

The Property Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Mr. Nolan Marshall, Jr., Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:56 PM. Committee Roll Call: Nolan Marshall, Jr., present; Woody Koppel, present; Leslie Ellison, present; Cynthia Cade, present; and Ira Thomas, Sr., present. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Sarah Usdin; Seth Bloom; Stanley Smith, Interim Superintendent; and Edward Morris, General Counsel. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Deletion: Action Item No. 1, Resolution No. 20-13 Leverage Financing Motion to amend the agenda deleting Action Item No. 1, Resolution No. 20-13 Leverage Financing, was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Ira Thomas. Motion to adopt the agenda as amended was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Ira Thomas. ACTION ITEM(S) (no information submitted) DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S) 1. Resolution 20-13 Leverage Financing (Item Deleted) 2. The Davis-Bacon Act – 40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq.; Discussion item introduced by Thomas, information presented by Smith. Thomas asked General Counsel Morris and Superintendent Smith to research the Davis-Bacon Act to see if it’s explicable to FEMA projects and to provide a report for the committee. 3. Capital Projects Report provided and presented by Herman Taitt. Taitt reported on McDonogh #7

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Property Committee Meeting Minutes June 13, 2013 Pending Board Approval  

Koppel inquired about accommodating Audubon Montessori School (Carrollton cite) and dates to provide to the parents of Audubon students. Response provided by Taitt. Marshall suggested adding an action item to the Board meeting agenda to move forward with accommodating Audubon and provide the following information to Audubon definitively: use of the McDonogh #7 site, its availability, and arrangements to accommodate Audubon. If information isn’t available by the June 2013 Board meeting, Marshall will call for a Special Board meeting at a later date. Thomas suggested that the Smith prepare a letter notifying parents of the problem. (A letter was provided to Janice Dupuy, Principal of Audubon Montessori, prior to the end of the Property Committee meeting.) 4. McDonogh 35 Cooling Tower Replacement; information provided and presented by Leslie Rey, Director of Purchasing. 5. Facility Assignment Matrix; information provided and presented by Kathleen Padian, Deputy Superintendent.

6. Kenilworth School Update; item introduced by Cynthia Cade. Cade is mostly interested in knowing which school will occupy the Kenilworth School building; she’s advocating for Moton School. Cade motioned to add the Kenilworth School cite to the June 18, 2013 Board meeting agenda to name the school cite for Moton School; seconded by Leslie Ellison. An alternative was offered by Superintendent Smith. Smith would like to meet with Moton’s representatives to discuss the current cost of operating a new school of that size, experiences of other operators, and the lease agreement other operators are asked to sign.  

REPORTS / PRESENTATION(S) (no information submitted) ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Cynthia Cade at 3:50 PM.  


Budget & Finance Committee Meeting Minutes June 13, 2013 Pending Board Approval 

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 June 13, 2013 4:00 PM An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office.

The Budget and Finance Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Ms. Leslie Ellison, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 5:08 PM. Committee Roll Call: Leslie Ellison, present; Woody Koppel, present; Nolan Marshall, Jr., present; Seth Bloom, present; and Ira Thomas, Sr., present. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Cynthia Cade; Sarah Usdin; Stanley Smith, Interim Superintendent; and Edward Morris, General Counsel. Adoption of the Agenda Motion to adopt the agenda was made by Woody Koppel, seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion passed unanimously. FINANCE ACTION ITEM(S) 1. Resolution 15-13: Residential Anti-displacement Plan

Rationale: A resolution adopting the Orleans Parish School Board Residential Anti-displacement and Relocation Assistance Plan for use in the implementation of its Louisiana Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 15-13: Residential Antidisplacement Plan Motion to waive the reading of Resolution 15-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion to adopt Resolution 15-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. 2. Resolution 16-13: Section 3 Plan Rationale: A resolution adopting the Orleans Parish School Board Residential Section 3 Plan for use

in the implementation of its Louisiana Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 16-13: Section 3 Plan Motion to waive the reading of Resolution 16-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion to adopt Resolution 16-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom.

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3. Resolution 17-13: Non-discrimination of the Basis of Disability Rationale: A resolution adopting the Orleans Parish School Board guidelines regarding nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, for use in the implementation of its Louisiana Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 17-13: Nondiscrimination of the Basis of Disability Motion to waive the reading of Resolution 17-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion to adopt Resolution 17-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom.

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Resolution 18-13: Section 504 Communications Guidelines Rationale: A resolution adopting the Orleans Parish School Board Section 504 Communication Guidelines for use in the implementation of its Louisiana Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as funded under the Hurricanes Katrina/Rita CDBG Disaster Recovery Program. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 18-13: Section 504 Communications Guidelines Motion to waive the reading of Resolution 18-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion to adopt Resolution 18-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom.

5. Resolution 19-13: Capital Projects Budget Amendment #4 Rationale: A fiscal resolution authorizing the fourth (4th) amendment to the Capital Projects Budget of Revenues and Expenditures for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 19-13: Capital Projects Budget Amendment #4 Motion to waive the reading of Resolution 19-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion to adopt Resolution 19-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom.

6. Resolution 20-13: Leverage Financing Rationale: A resolution authorizing and directing the Orleans Parish School Board’s General Counsel and Bond Counsel to form such public benefit corporations and to draft such ground leases and/or such other agreements as may be necessary to implement leveraged financing transactions to complete the construction of McDonogh 35, McDonogh 42 and North Kenilworth schools in accordance with the School Facilities Master Plan as revised in October 2011; and providing for other matters in connection therewith Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 20-13: Leverage Financing Motion to waive the reading of Resolution 20-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion to adopt Resolution 20-13 was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom.

7. McDonogh 35 Cooling Tower Replacement Rationale: On April 24, 2013 the OPSB Purchasing Department released Invitation to Bid (ITB) no. 17413 for the HVAC repairs at Timbers III. The ITB was advertised in the Times-Picayune and posted to the OPSB website. A mandatory pre-bid conference was held on May 2, 2013. On May 8,


2013 at 2:00 P.M. a public bid opening was conducted at the OPSB offices by the Purchasing Department. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board accepts the lowest responsive bid from GCA Services Group, Education Division in the amount of $137,491.00 and authorize the OPSB General Counsel to prepare a contract. In addition, OPSB Administration requests that the OPSB approve a 10% contingency for any unforeseen conditions. Additional work will not be performed until approved by the OPSB Executive Director of Operations by way of a field change order. Motion to accept the McDonogh 35 Cooling Tower Replacement was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. 8. Auditing Services Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board approves administrations recommendation for the firm of LaPorte Sehrt Romig Hand firm to be selected as the School District’s external auditors for FY 12-13 with an option to renew for the subsequent 4 years. Motion to approve the Auditing Services was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. 9. Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement between Orleans Parish School Board & Vermilion Parish School Board Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the Intergovernmental Agreement between Orleans Parish School Board & Vermilion Parish School Board Motion to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement between Orleans Parish School Board & Vermilion Parish School Board was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom.

PURCHASING ACTION ITEMS Consent Agenda: 1. Direct Diversion of USDA Commodities for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year for the Child Nutrition Program 2. Canned Goods and Staples for Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0001) 3. Meat, Seafood, and Poultry for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0005) 4. Milk for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0002) 5. Frozen Foods, Juices and Vegetables for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0003)

ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA Motion to move Consent Agenda Items to the full Board for adoption was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S)


1. a. May 2013 Financial Statements b. Revised Budget Timeline Discussion items presented by Wayne DeLarge. ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Nolan Marshall, Jr. at 5:27 PM.   


Policy Committee Meeting Minutes June 13, 2013 Pending Board Approval  

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD POLICY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 June 13, 2013 3:00 PM An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office.

The Policy Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Ms. Cynthia Cade, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:50 PM. Committee Roll Call: Cynthia Cade, present; Seth Bloom, present; Leslie Ellison, present; Sarah Usdin, present; and Ira Thomas, Sr., present. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Nolan Marshall, Jr.; Stanley Smith, Interim Superintendent; and Edward Morris, General Counsel. Adoption of the Agenda Deletion: OPSB Policy D429, Bids and Quotations for second reading. Modification: OPSB Policy J939 is listed as Second Reading; modify to First Reading. Motion to accept amendments to the agenda was made by Cynthia Cade; seconded by Seth Bloom. No motion to adopt the amended agenda. OPSB Policies – First Reading 

J939 – Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing (amendment to current policy)  Rationale: The proposed amendment complies with the requirements of Act 861 of the 2012 Legislative Session, which among other changes, amended the definition of bullying and required the governing authorities of public elementary and secondary schools to ensure that their bullying policies specifically address bullying as provided for under State law, particularly La. R.S. 17:416.13.

OPSB Policies – Second Reading (DELETED) 

D429 – Bids and Quotations (amendment to current policy) Rationale: The proposed amendment authorizes the Board President, upon recommendation of the Superintendent, to certify the existence of an emergency in an effort to prevent any possible delay that may occur as a result of the need to gather a quorum of the full Board to certify such emergency.


Policy Committee Meeting Minutes June 13, 2013 Pending Board Approval  

B210 – Board Meeting Procedures (amendment to current policy) Rationale: The proposed amendment corrects a typographical error in the meeting notice waiver language and revises the notice provisions so that they more closely mirror statutory requirements.

ACTION ITEM(S) (no items submitted) DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S)  Moton School Update (Item discussed in Property Committee Meeting) 

E530 – Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Program / McDonogh 35 (Item wasn’t discussed)

Benjamin Mayes Update (Item wasn’t discussed)

ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Seth Bloom; seconded by Woody Koppel at 5:07 PM.  


Legal and Legislative Committee Meeting Minutes June 13, 2013 Pending Board Approval  

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD LEGAL and LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 June 13, 2013 2:30 PM An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office.

The Legal and Legislative Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Mr. Seth Bloom, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 3:51 PM. Committee Roll Call: Seth Bloom, present; Woody Koppel, present; Sarah Usdin, present; Cynthia Cade, present; and Ira Thomas, Sr., present. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Leslie Ellison; Stanley Smith, Interim Superintendent; and Edward Morris, General Counsel. Adoption of the Agenda Addition: Discussion Item - Superintendent Search Proposed Process Motion to accept amendments to the agenda was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion to adopt the amended agenda was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. ACTION ITEM(S) (no items submitted) DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S) 1. Superintendent Search Proposed Process presented by Superintendent Smith. Ellison asked that Smith advise the Board of who the recommendations are to serve on the superintendent search committee. Koppel made a friendly amendment to add an action item to the June 18, 2013 Board meeting agenda outlining the superintendent search process and each Board member can name one person from the community to serve on the search committee. 2. Legislative Update provided by Smith.


RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion to adjourn to Executive Session was made by Cynthia Cade; seconded by Woody Koppel at 4:14 PM. The motion passed unanimously. Litigation Matters: 1. Frank Marcello d/b/a Marcello Distributors versus Orleans Parish School Board, 23rd JDC No. 00102470 Claim for Reimbursement – Request for settlement authority; 2. City of New Orleans versus Orleans Parish School Board, Code Enforcement and Hearings Bureau Case No. 13-00312-PNBL. Potential Litigation regarding City of New Orleans Code Enforcement finding relative to 3500 and 3510 General DeGaulle Drive – Status Report; 3. Eddy Oliver, et al. versus Orleans Parish School Board, et. al., CDC No. 2005-1224. Employee Litigation– Status Report; 4. City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General’s demand to audit Orleans Parish School Board; Potential Litigation

RECONVENE FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION/ROLL CALL: The committee reconvened at 4:45 PM. Committee Roll Call: Seth Bloom, present; Woody Koppel, present; Sarah Usdin, present; Cynthia Cade, absent; and Ira Thomas, Sr., present. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Leslie Ellison; Stanley Smith, Interim Superintendent; and Edward Morris, General Counsel. REPORT ON EXECUTIVE SESSION Litigation Matters: 1. Frank Marcello d/b/a Marcello Distributors versus Orleans Parish School Board, 23rd JDC No. 00102470 Claim for Reimbursement – Request for settlement authority; 2. City of New Orleans versus Orleans Parish School Board, Code Enforcement and Hearings Bureau Case No. 13-00312-PNBL. Potential Litigation regarding City of New Orleans Code Enforcement finding relative to 3500 and 3510 General DeGaulle Drive – Status Report; 3. Eddy Oliver, et al. versus Orleans Parish School Boar, et. al., CDC No. 2005-1224. Employee Litigation– Status Report;


4. City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General’s demand to audit Orleans Parish School Board; Potential Litigation Litigation Matters referred to the full Board. ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Sarah Usdin at 4:46 PM.


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes June 18, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BOARD BUSINESS MEETING McDonogh #35 High School 1331 Kerlerec Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 June 18, 2013 5:00 p.m.

The Orleans Parish School Board convened for a Board Business Meeting on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, in the Auditorium of McDonogh #35 High School, 1331 Kerlerec St., New Orleans, LA. Mr. Ira Thomas, Board President, called the meeting to order at 5:15 PM. Board Roll Call: Mr. Ira Thomas, present; Mrs. Cynthia Cade, present; Ms. Sarah Usdin, present; Ms. Leslie Ellison, present; Mr. Seth Bloom, present; Mr. Woody Koppel, present; Mr. Nolan Marshall, present; Mr. Stan Smith, Interim Superintendent, present; Mr. Edward Morris, General Counsel, also served as parliamentarian. A quorum was established. An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office. Mr. Ira Thomas led the Board in the Pledge of Allegiance. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Additions, Modifications or Deletions Item(s) deleted from the 06/18/13 agenda: Executive Session Action item #4 the City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General’s demand to audit Orleans Parish School Board; Potential Litigation – No need to discuss in Executive Session. Item(s) added to the 06/18/13 agenda: Proposed Process for Picking the Superintendent Search Firm. The item was added as action item #16. Modification(s) to the 06/18/13 agenda: Item #13 Amendment to One App process for the 2013/2014 School Year was moved to the first action item Board member Usdin requested the following: • That action item #11 Authorization to seek an Attorney General’s opinion regarding the New Orleans Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) audit request be after Executive Session • That action item #4 City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General’s demand to audit Orleans Parish School Board; Potential Litigation be retained on Executive Session agenda so that the Board can vote on the item after Executive Session. • That that action item #13 Amendment to One App process for the 2013/2014 School Year be moved to the first action item with respect to the number of people in the 1


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes June 18, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL audience from McDonogh 35, others in the community and so that the Board can be respectful of time. With regards to action item # 11 Authorization to seek an Attorney General’s opinion regarding the New Orleans Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) audit request General Counsel also stated that there was no need to have the item on the Executive Session agenda because the Board had already had discussions on the full parameters of the audit during the 06/13/13 Legal Committee meeting. Motion to adopt the agenda as amended was made by Sarah Usdin and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed unanimously. Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Motion to adopt the agenda was made by Seth Bloom and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed unanimously. Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

There was a second motion to amend the agenda to move action item #12 Assignment of Pre K-8 North Kenilworth facility to Robert Russa Moton Charter School to the beginning of the agenda was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel. The Motion passed unanimously with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES • • • • •

May 16, 2013 Accountability Committee Meeting May 16, 2013 Property Committee Meeting May 16, 2013 Budget & Finance Committee Meeting May 14, 2013 Policy Committee Meeting May 21, 2013 Regular Board Business Meeting

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There was one amendment made to the May 14, 2013 Policy Committee Minutes. The day of the week was written in the minutes as Thursday and it should have been written as Tuesday. Motion to approve minutes as amended with the recommended modifications and to dispense with the reading of the minutes was made by Woody Koppel, seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Motion to approve minutes of the following meetings: May 14, 2013 Policy Committee Meeting, May 16, 2013 Accountability, Property and Budget & Finance Committee meetings and May 21, 2013 Regular Business Meeting was made by Woody Koppel seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

SUPERINTENDENT’S AGENDA • (no items submitted) DISCUSSION: • (no items submitted) COMMITTEE REPORTS: 1)

Accountability Committee, Ms. Sarah Usdin, Chair The Accountability Committee met at 1:20 pm on June 13, 2013. The committee received the following presentation(s): • Performance Framework Orientation 3


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes June 18, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL The committee received and discussed the following informational items: • Graduation Report st • OPSB 21 Century Grant Awarded: Easton, Karr, McDonogh 35, McMain, Science & Math • Kellogg Grant – Mahalia Jackson School • Food Service Operations • Type 1 Charter / Non Profit Organizations • New Charter Update: Bricolage, Plessy, InspireNola st • Encore, Bricolage and Plessy 21 Century Grant Agreement • One App Update 2)

Property Committee: Mr. Nolan Marshall Jr, Chair The Property Committee met at 2:56 pm on June 13, 2013. The committee received and discussed the following informational item(s): • The Davis- Bacon Act - 40 U.S.C. 3141 et seq. • Capital Projects Report • McDonogh 35 Cooling Tower Replacement • Facility Assignment Matrix • Kenilworth School Update

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Legal and Legislative Committee: Mr. Seth Bloom, Chair The Legal and Legislative Committee met at 3:51 June 13, 2013. The committee received and discussed the following informational item(s): • Superintendent Search Proposed Process RE: Proposed Process for Picking the Superintendent Search Firm The Legal & Legislative Committee went into Executive Session at 4:14 pm and reconvened at 4:45 pm. A quorum was established and an Executive Session report was provided by Mr. Ed Morris, General Counsel.

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Policy Committee: Ms. Cynthia Cade, Chair The Policy Committee met at 4:50 pm on June 13, 2013. The committee received and discussed the following policies for 2nd reading: • B210 – Board Meeting Procedures (amendment to current policy) The committee received and discussed the following policies for 1st reading: J939 – Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing (amendment to current policy)

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Budget and Finance Committee, Ms. Leslie Ellison, Chair The Budget & Finance Committee met at 4:58 pm on June 13, 2013 Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation: • Resolution 15-13: Residential Anti-displacement Plan • Resolution 16-13: Section 3 Plan • Resolution 17-13: Non- discrimination of the Basis of Disability • Resolution 18-13: Section 504 Communications Guidelines 4


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Resolution 19-13: Capital Projects Budget Amendment #4 Resolution 20-13: Leverage Financing McDonogh 35 Cooling Tower Replacement Auditing Services Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement between Orleans Parish School Board & Vermilion Parish School Board

The Committee received and discussed the following reports. • May 2013 Financial Statements • Revised Budget Timeline

The Committee received and discussed the following items. Items forwarded to the full Board as CONSENT AGENDA: 1. Direct Diversion of USDA Commodities for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year for the Child Nutrition Program 2. Canned Goods and Staples for Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0001) 3. Meat, Seafood, and Poultry for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0005) 4. Milk for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0002) 5. Frozen Foods, Juices and Vegetables for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0003) 6. Paper Products for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0006) ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA Motion to defer Consent agenda items until next Board meeting was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YAYS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Leslie Ellison Cynthia Cade Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

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OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes June 18, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL Motion to resend the deferral of Consent agenda items was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Motion to conditionally approve the bids for Consent agenda items and to allow General Counsel to do research and to determine whether the bids can be resended was made by Nolan Marshall and seconded by Leslie Ellison. Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

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

Action Item No. 1: Resolution 15-13: Residential Anti-displacement Plan Rationale: A resolution adopting the Orleans Parish School Board Residential Antidisplacement and Relocation Assistance Plan for use in the implementation of its Louisiana Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 15-13: Residential Anti-displacement Plan Motion to adopt Resolution 15-13: Residential Anti-displacement Plan and to waive the reading of the resolution was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays. Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

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0 0 0

Action Item No. 2: Resolution 16-13: Section 3 Plan Rationale: A resolution adopting the Orleans Parish School Board Residential Section 3 Plan for use in the implementation of its Louisiana Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 16-13: Section 3 Plan Motion to adopt Resolution 16-13: Section 3 Plan and to waive the reading of the resolution was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Sarah Usdin. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 3: Resolution 17-13: Non- discrimination of the Basis of Disability Rationale: A resolution adopting the Orleans Parish School Board guidelines regarding nondiscrimination on the basis of disability, for use in the implementation of its Louisiana Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 17-13: Nondiscrimination of the Basis of Disability Motion to adopt Resolution 17-13: Non- discrimination of the Basis of Disability and to waive the reading of the resolution was made by Sarah Usdin, and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

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Action Item No. 4: Resolution 18-13: Section 504 Communications Guidelines Rationale: A resolution adopting the Orleans Parish School Board Section 504 Communication Guidelines for use in the implementation of its Louisiana Disaster Recovery Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program as funded under the Hurricanes Katrina/Rita CDBG Disaster Recovery Program. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 18-13: Section 504 Communications Guidelines Motion to adopt Resolution 18-13: Section 504 Communications Guidelines and to dispense with the reading was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Leslie Ellison .The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 5: Resolution 19-13: Capital Projects Budget Amendment #4 Rationale: A fiscal resolution authorizing the fourth (4th) amendment to the Capital Projects Budget of Revenues and Expenditures for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012, and ending June 30, 2013. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 19-13: Capital Projects Budget Amendment #4 Motion to adopt Resolution 19-13: Capital Projects Budget Amendment #4 and to waive the reading of the resolution was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Seth Bloom. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 6: Resolution 20-13: Leverage Financing 8


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes June 18, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL Rationale: A resolution authorizing and directing the Orleans Parish School Board’s General Counsel and Bond Counsel to form such public benefit corporations and to draft such ground leases and/or such other agreements as may be necessary to implement leveraged financing transactions to complete the construction of McDonogh 35, McDonogh 42 and North Kenilworth schools in accordance with the School Facilities Master Plan as revised in October 2011; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 20-13: Leverage Financing Motion for adopt Resolution 20-13: Leverage Financing and to waive the reading of the resolution was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Sarah Usdin. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS •

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 7: McDonogh 35 Cooling Tower Replacement Rationale: On April 24, 2013 the OPSB Purchasing Department released Invitation to Bid (ITB) no. 17413 for the HVAC repairs at Timbers III. The ITB was advertised in the TimesPicayune and posted to the OPSB website. A mandatory pre-bid conference was held on May 2, 2013. On May 8, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. a public bid opening was conducted at the OPSB offices by the Purchasing Department. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board accepts the lowest responsive bid from GCA Services Group, Education Division in the amount of $137,491.00 and authorize the OPSB General Counsel to prepare a contract. In addition, OPSB Administration requests that the OPSB approve a 10% contingency for any unforeseen conditions. Additional work will not be performed until approved by the OPSB Executive Director of Operations by way of a field change order. Motion to approve the McDonogh 35 Cooling Tower Replacement was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Nolan Marshall. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays. Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

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Action Item No. 8: Auditing Services Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board approves administrations recommendation for the firm of LaPorte Sehrt Romig Hand firm to be selected as the School District’s external auditors for FY 12-13 with an option to renew for the subsequent 4 years. Board member Cynthia Cade made a substitute motion to delete the option to renew with a subsequent four years. There was no second on the motion. Motion to approve Auditing Services was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Seth Bloom. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nay Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 9: Approval of Intergovernmental Agreement between Orleans Parish School Board & Vermilion Parish School Board Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the Intergovernmental Agreement between Orleans Parish School Board & Vermilion Parish School Board Motion to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement between Orleans Parish School Board & Vermilion Parish School Board was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Leslie Ellison .The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

• Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

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Action Item No. 10: The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Grant Agreement Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Grant Agreement. Motion to approve The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation Grant Agreement was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 11: Authorization to seek an Attorney General’s opinion regarding the New Orleans Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) audit request. Rationale: Article 3, Section 11 of the Louisiana Constitution authorizes only the Legislative Auditor to compel an audit of the fiscal records of independent political subdivisions established directly under the Louisiana Constitution such as the Orleans Parish School Board. Therefore, it is questionable whether the New Orleans OIG may audit the School Board which receives no operating funds from the City of New Orleans and which is not a quasi-public agency or body that is subordinate to the City. The School Board is obligated to comply with a demand for an audit only if legally obligated or compelled to do so. Absent a definitive opinion of the Louisiana Attorney General or a court ruling on this matter, the Orleans Parish School Board must act prudently with respect to the New Orleans OIG’s demand for an audit and must not accede to the assertion by the New Orleans Inspector General that the Orleans Parish School Board is a quasi-public agency subject to the jurisdiction of the City of New Orleans. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board authorizes its General Counsel to seek an opinion from the Louisiana Attorney General regarding 1) whether New Orleans OIG has the constitutional and statutory authority to compel an audit of the School Board, a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana; and 2) whether the Orleans Parish School Board has the authority to release or to permit an audit of confidential records to or by any entity not approved by the Legislative Auditor. Board member Sarah Usdin made a substitute motion that staff work with the OIG on the audit at no cost to the Orleans Parish School Board. The motion was seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion failed with 3 Ayes and 4 Nays

Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin

No Yes

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison

No No 11


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes June 18, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes No 3 4 0 0

Woody Koppel

Yes

Motion to approve Authorization to seek an Attorney General’s opinion regarding the New Orleans Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) audit request was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed unanimously. •

Action Item No. 12: Assignment of Pre K-8 North Kenilworth facility to Robert Russa Moton Charter School. Recommendation: That OPSB assign the PreK-8 facility at North Kenilworth to Robert Russa Moton Charter School for occupancy in January 2015 in accordance with the provisions of OPSB Policy F606- Assignment of School Buildings. Motion to approve the Assignment of Pre K-8 North Kenilworth facility to Robert Russa Moton Charter School was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nay Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 13: Amendment to One App process for the 2013/2014 School Year Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves administrations recommendation for closing out the One App process for the 2013/2014 school year. Motion to approve the Amendment to One App process for the 2013/2014 School Year was made by Seth Bloom and seconded by Woody Koppel. Board member Leslie Ellison made a friendly amendment to remove the mandate that our pending charter applications participate in our Common Enrollment process until the Board has worked out all the kinks in that system. As a point of clarification the provision that Ms. Ellison was speaking to is in the Charter School Operating Agreement. Board member Leslie Ellison withdrew her initial amendment and made another amendment which requests temporary suspension of the Policy A127 and the provision dealing with a Charter School which is authorized after January 1, 2013. As a point of clarification that the 12


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes June 18, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL provision relative to the Single Application be temporarily suspended going forward until the challenges have been worked out. The motion failed with 4 Ayes and 3 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes No No Yes 4 3 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes No

Board member Sarah Usdin made a motion that the Board requires all schools to join the One Application Process. The motion was seconded by Board member Ira Thomas. Board member Usdin withdrew her initial motion and made a substitute motion that One Application Process be deferred to the July Board meeting and that the OPSB staff makes a report and share with the Recovery School District by June 24, 2013 as well as give families a deadline of July 8, 2013 to respond. The motion was seconded by Woody Koppel. Ms. Usdin made another motion requesting that the Board defer action on any global pronouncement of the One Application Process until July. The motion was seconded by Woody Koppel. Board member Nolan Marshall made a friendly amendment to Ms. Usdin’s substitute motion to allow Principals to fill the remaining seats after July 8, 2013. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nay Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS •

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 14: Policy B210 – Board Meeting Procedures (amendment to current policy) Rationale: The proposed amendment corrects a typographical error in the meeting notice waiver language and revises the notice provisions so that they more closely mirror statutory requirements. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the amendments made to Policy B210 Board Meeting Procedures. Motion to approve Policy B210 – Board Meeting Procedures, amendment to current policy was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays 13


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Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS •

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 16: Proposed Process for Picking the Superintendent Search Firm. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the Proposed Process for Picking the Superintendent Search Firm. Board member Woody Koppel made a friendly amendment that no one on the search committee can be considered for the job of Superintendent so that there’s no undue conflict. The motion was seconded by Sarah Usdin. Board member Cynthia Cade made a motion that the Interim Superintendent be excluded as a member of the Evaluation team for the search firm and that the Board is included in the total process. There was no second and the motion died. Motion to approve the Proposed Process for Picking the Superintendent Search Firm as amended was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Sarah Usdin. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Motion for recess to Executive Session was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Cynthia Cade at 9:19 p.m. RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: Litigation Matters: 1. Frank Marcello d/b/a Marcello Distributors versus Orleans Parish School Board, 23rd JDC No. 00102470 Claim for Reimbursement – Request for settlement authority; 14


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes June 18, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL 2. City of New Orleans versus Orleans Parish School Board, Code Enforcement and Hearings Bureau Case No. 13-00312-PNBL. Potential Litigation regarding City of New Orleans Code Enforcement finding relative to 3500 and 3510 General DeGaulle Drive – Status Report; 3. Eddy Oliver, et al. versus Orleans Parish School Board, et. al., CDC No. 2005-1224. Employee Litigation– Status Report; 4. City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General’s demand to audit Orleans Parish School Board; Potential Litigation RECONVENE FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION/ROLL CALL: The Board reconvened from Executive Session at 9:39 p.m. and a report was provided by Mr. Edward Morris, General Counsel. Committee Roll Call: Mr. Seth Bloom, present; Ms. Leslie Ellison, present; Ms. Sarah Usdin, present; Ira Thomas, present; Cynthia Cade, present; Woody Koppel, present; Mr. Nolan Marshall, present; Mr. Stan Smith, Interim Superintendent, present; Mr. Edward Morris, General Counsel, present. A quorum was established.

REPORT ON EXECUTIVE SESSION Litigation Matters: 1. Frank Marcello d/b/a Marcello Distributors versus Orleans Parish School Board, 23rd JDC No. 00102470 Claim for Reimbursement – Request for settlement authority; 2. City of New Orleans versus Orleans Parish School Board, Code Enforcement and Hearings Bureau Case No. 13-00312-PNBL. Potential Litigation regarding City of New Orleans Code Enforcement finding relative to 3500 and 3510 General DeGaulle Drive – Status Report; 3. Eddy Oliver, et al. versus Orleans Parish School Board, et. al., CDC No. 2005-1224. Employee Litigation– Status Report; 4. City of New Orleans Office of Inspector General’s demand to audit Orleans Parish School Board; Potential Litigation Motion to accept General Counsel’s recommendations on litigation matters was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Nolan Marshall. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays 15


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes June 18, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS •

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 15: Authorization to seek Ethics Board opinion regarding whether Orleans Parish School Board employees may serve as charter school board members. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board authorize its General Counsel to seek Ethics Board opinion regarding whether Orleans Parish School Board employees may serve as charter school board members. Motion to approve the Authorization to seek Ethics Board opinion regarding whether Orleans Parish School Board employees may serve as charter school board member was made by Leslie Ellison and seconded by Cynthia Cade. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YEAS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

ADJOURNMENT On motion by Sarah Usdin, the Orleans Parish School Board adjourned at 9:41 pm

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The Eddie Robinson Award Eddie Robinson's memory lives on in a dozen halls of fame, all honors befitting a man who coached his 57 teams to a stunning 408 victories, one of the top three such win totals in college football history. He was the epitome of the very best in college athletics, and so it is in this spirit the Allstate Sugar Bowl will present annually an award to an athlete, coach, team or athletic administrator in the state of Louisiana who has demonstrated the qualities most closely associated with Coach Robinson: outstanding achievement in athletics, academics, sportsmanship, and citizenship by maximizing the use of limited resources. 2009 - Brian Bordainick, Carver High School 2010 - Eddie Flint, New Orleans 2011 - Wayne Reese, New Orleans 2012 - Holy Rosary High School Track

2013 - Ron Gearing, Orleans Parish Public Schools Ron Gearing loves New Orleans. He loves his job of governing public school athletics in the Crescent City. He embraces the opportunity to promote and provide opportunities for the young men and women in the public school system who do not have the financial resources of other more fortunate young men and women. For his outstanding work over an extended period of time, Gearing has been chosen as the recipient of the 2013 Eddie Robinson Award by the Greater New Orleans Sports Selection Committee. The award is presented annually to an athlete, coach, team or athletic administrator in the state of Louisiana who has demonstrated the qualities most closely associated with Coach Robinson: outstanding achievement in athletics, academics, sportsmanship, and citizenship by maximizing the use of limited resources. Gearing will be recognized along with 25 other individuals and two teams at the Greater New Orleans Sports Hall of Fame Banquet on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Sports Selection Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, selects annual award winners in a variety of categories, including the Eddie Robinson Award, in addition to selecting each year's Hall of Fame class and Amateur Athletes of the Month. Additional honorees will be announced leading up to the event. A New Orleans native, Gearing took over as the director of athletics for Orleans Parish public schools in 1994 after 15 years as the athletic director at Edna Karr High School. When he first took over, it was the largest athletic department in the state, with 19 high schools, 22 middle schools and 81 elementary schools.


"It was quite a task with so many schools involved and without substantial resources," Gearing said. "I knew that we had to work hard for the benefit of the kids, the administrators, the coaches, the parents and the schools." Always seeking to promote his student/athletes, Gearing envisioned and created the annual Pontchartrain All-Star Football Classic in 1998. The contest features over 100 excellent players from area public schools and is a key factor in upwards of 40 annually receiving athletic scholarships. An expert at getting the most out of a little from the start, since Hurricane Katrina, Gearing has truly mastered the art of being given an inch and making a mile out of it. "Over the years, we learned to do a lot with a little," he said. "I would like to see how it would feel to be an athletic director with a huge budget and a lot of facilities. We just don't have the facilities. We try to be the best to the kids with little or nothing. It is such a reward when you see our kids, our schools achieve at a high level and many get a chance to play in college and even professionally." Gearing has nothing but admiration for Robinson and what he represented. "Mr. Robinson was such a class act," Gearing said. "You would have a hard time finding anyone to say anything bad about him. He was a great man, a great coach. Grambling did not have what major universities had in athletics but he succeeded at the highest level. This is such an honor. I am humbled."

Story submitted by Ken Trahan of the Greater New Orleans Sports Selection Committee. Website: www.allstatesugarbowl.org/site78.php


August 12, 2013 CANNED GOODS AND STAPLES FOR CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR (INVITATION TO BID NO. 14-CN-0009) Requestor: Rosie L. Jackson, Director of Child Nutrition Advertisement Dates: The Times - Picayune July 19 and 26, 2013 OPSB website – ongoing from July 19 to August 5, 2013 Publicly Opened:

August 5, 2013

Vendors Responding: 5 Principals of the Companies: BELL FOODS LLC (HARAHAN, LA) President: John Bellini IV CHISESI BROTHERS (NEW ORLEANS, LA) President: Philip Chisesi DURAND FOOD SERVICE (NEW ORLEANS, LA) – CERTIFIED DBE President: Jonathan P. Rutherford ERMA & AL’S FOODS (LA PLACE, LA) President: Aubrey Lacy GROETSCH WHOLESALE GROCERS (HARAHAN, LA) President: George Groetsch Sr. BACKGROUND INFORMATION: These food products will be purchased for students at various schools being served by the Orleans Parish School Board Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year. The bids were reviewed by the Child Nutrition and Purchasing Departments. These orders will be placed on an as needed basis. 23.66% of this award is to a DBE certified company. RECOMMENDATION:

That the Orleans Parish School Board approve the bids meeting the specifications for Canned Goods and Staples for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year from Bell Foods ($190,430.40), Chisesi Brothers ($75,298.85), Durand Food Service ($147,460.90), Erma & Al’s Foods ($22,680.00), and Groetsch Wholesale Grocers ($187,330.70). The total amount of this award is $623,200.85. The contract period will be from the date of the Purchase Order through August 31, 2014. Funds are available in the Child Nutrition Purchased Food Account.

Budget Code: 7A312046-563100


August 12, 2013 FROZEN FOODS, JUICES AND VEGETABLES FOR THE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR (INVITATION TO BID NO. 14-CN-0008) Requestor: Rosie L. Jackson, Director of Child Nutrition Advertisement Dates: The Times - Picayune July 19 and 26, 2013 OPSB website – ongoing from July 19 to August 5, 2013 Publicly Opened:

August 5, 2013

Vendors Responding: 3 Principals of the Companies: BELL FOODS LLC (HARAHAN, LA.) President: John Bellini IV CHISESI BROTHERS INC (NEW ORLEANS, LA.) President: Philip Chisesi DURAND FOOD SERVICE (NEW ORLEANS, LA) – CERTIFIED DBE President: Jonathan P. Rutherford BACKGROUND INFORMATION: These food products will be purchased for students at various schools being served by the Orleans Parish School Board Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year. The bids were reviewed by the Child Nutrition and Purchasing Departments. These orders will be placed on an as needed basis. 67.32% of this award is to a DBE certified company. RECOMMENDATION:

Budget Code: 7A312046-563100

That the Orleans Parish School Board approve the bids meeting the specifications for Frozen Foods, Juices and Vegetables for Various Schools for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year from Bell Foods LLC ($100,484.90), Chisesi Brothers Inc. ($56,031.20) and Durand Food Service ($322,529.35). The total amount of these awards is $479,045.45. The contract period will be from the date of the Purchase Order through August 31, 2014. Funds are available in the Child Nutrition Food Service Account.


August 14, 2013 PAPER PRODUCTS FOR THE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR THE 2013-2014 FISCAL YEAR (INVITATION TO BID NO. 14-CN-0006) Requestor: Rosie L. Jackson, Director of Child Nutrition Advertisement Dates: The Times - Picayune May 22 and 29, 2013 OPSB website – ongoing from May 22 to June 6, 2013 Publicly Opened:

June 6, 2013

Vendors Responding: 4 Principals of the Companies: AOSS MEDICAL SUPPLY/ALPHA OMEGA (MONROE, LA) Chairman/CEO: Hon K (Eric) Liew BRIDGE FOODS (NEW ORLEANS, LA) President: Henry Chigbu ECONOMICAL JANITORIAL & PAPER SUPPLIES, INC. (NEW ORLEANS, LA) President: Suzie Migliore BACKGROUND INFORMATION: These paper products will be purchased for students at various schools being served by the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year. The bids were reviewed by the Child Nutrition and Purchasing Departments. These orders will be placed on an as needed basis. OPSB Administration negotiated and obtained a 22.8% DBE participation by asking Economical to allow Bridge Foods to provide one of the awarded items to the OPSB. RECOMMENDATION:

Budget Code: 7A312046-563100

That the Orleans Parish School Board approve the bids meeting the specifications for Paper Products for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year from AOSS Medical Supply/Alpha Omega ($3,060.00), Bridge Foods ($57,450.00) and Economical Janitorial and Paper Supplies, Inc. ($191,189.25). The total amount of these awards is $251,699.25. The contract period will be from the date of the Purchase Order through August 31, 2014. Funds will become available pending Board Approval of the Child Nutrition 2013-2014 Fiscal Year Budget.


ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 25-13 The following resolution was offered by

and seconded by

:

A resolution adopting the Consolidated Operating Budget of Revenues and Expenditures for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014. BE IT RESOLVED BY THE ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD, after convening a duly called business meeting, that: SECTION 1: The attached detailed estimate of Revenues for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, and ending June 30, 2014, be and the same is hereby adopted to serve as the Consolidated Operating Budget of Revenues for the Orleans Parish School Board during the same period. SECTION 2: The attached estimates of Expenditures by departments for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2013, and ending on June 30, 2014, be and the same is hereby adopted to serve as a budget of Expenditures for the Orleans Parish School Board during the said period. SECTION 3: The adoption of this Budget of Expenditures be and the same is hereby declared to operate as an appropriation of the amount therein set forth within the terms of the budget classifications. SECTION 4: Amounts are available for expenditures only to the extent included within the 2013-2014 budget. SECTION 5: The secretary-treasurer may authorize transfers between lines of the expenditures of the total budget, between object, function or department, provided that such transfers shall not exceed 3% of the total budget. The Board as a whole must approve all other budget adjustments. This resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: YEAS:

ABSENTS:

NAYS:

ABSENTIONS:

PASSED AND ADOPTED AT THE ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BUSINESS MEETING held at McDonogh 35 High School, 1331 Kerlerec Street, New Orleans, Louisiana on the 20th day of August, 2013. ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

Ira H. Thomas, Sr., President


STATE OF LOUISIANA PARISH OF ORLEANS I, the undersigned Secretary of the Orleans Parish School Board, State of Louisiana, do hereby certify that the foregoing one (1) page constitutes a true and correct copy of a Resolution adopted by said Orleans Parish School Board on August 20, 2013. IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature and the impress of the official seal of said School Board in the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, on this, the August, 2013

(SEAL)

Stanley C. Smith, Secretary-Treasurer

day of


ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET AMENDMENT FISCAL YEAR 2014 CONSOLIDATED BUDGET SUMMARY


ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD REVENUES AND EXPENSE BUDGET ALL FUNDS 2014 DESCRIPTION

OPSB

CHARTERS

RSD

TOTAL

SPECIAL REVENUE

CAPITAL

DEBT

ENTERPRISE

TOTAL

GENERAL FUND

GENERAL FUND

PASS THROUGH

OPERATING

FUND

FUND

SERVICE

FUND

ALL FUNDS

$

$           20,829,614              15,269,991

$            76,887,391                65,496,668

$     112,109,469           86,928,227                          ‐                   63,840             3,584,045                          ‐                 215,000                          ‐             5,837,189

$                                   ‐

         1,697,101

$  124,709,819     100,691,552                      ‐                63,840          3,584,045                      ‐             215,000                      ‐          8,284,675

         1,697,101

    237,548,930

REVENUES LOCAL SOURCES:

Ad Valorem Taxes Sales Taxes

14,392,463 6,161,569

Charters & RSD:

Technology Other

                     63,840 3,584,045

Other Local:

Interest on Investments Medicaid Reimbursement Other Miscellaneous

$                   ‐

$    12,600,350       13,763,325

100,000

                   115,000

948,000

               4,889,189

           25,186,077

             41,167,634

            142,384,059

        208,737,770

                       750,385

                     ‐

      26,363,675

           12,047,490                  491,082              1,627,825                  356,763

$           37,763,103

$                           ‐

$        49,810,593                 491,082             1,627,825                 398,564             1,085,852

$                     380,000

$                   ‐

$                   ‐

                    2,470,614

                       750,385

STATE SOURCES:

Minimum Foundation Program Non‐Public Revenue Sharing Professional Improvement (PIP) Other State

                     41,801                1,085,852

      50,190,593             491,082          1,627,825             398,564          3,556,466

           14,523,160

             38,890,755

                              ‐

          53,413,916

                    2,850,614

                     ‐

                     ‐

                     ‐

      56,264,530

$                       ‐

$                          ‐

$                           ‐

$                       ‐                          ‐

$               24,721,993                     5,959,971

$                   ‐

$                   ‐

                         ‐

                                ‐

                     ‐

                         ‐                          ‐                          ‐

                       468,438

            468,438                      ‐          3,055,000

FEDERAL SOURCES:

Department of Education Department of Agriculture Department of Housing and Urban Development Federal Communications Commission FEMA

Other                           ‐

      24,721,993          5,959,971

         3,055,000

                            ‐

                              ‐

                         ‐

                 31,150,402

         3,055,000

                     ‐

$                          ‐

$                           ‐

$          2,500,000             3,000,000                 671,916

$                              ‐

$                   ‐

$                   ‐

                     ‐

      34,205,402

OTHER SOURCES:

Indirect Cost Reimbursement Transfers From Other Funds Fund Balance

TOTAL REVENUES

2,500,000 3,000,000

                   671,916

                                     ‐

         2,500,000          3,000,000       10,141,063

         9,469,147

               5,500,000

                   671,916

                              ‐

            6,171,916

                                ‐

                     ‐

         9,469,147

                     ‐

      15,641,063

$        45,209,237

$           80,730,306

$          142,384,059

$     268,323,602

$               34,751,401

$      3,055,000

$    35,832,822

$      1,697,101

$  343,659,926

$        18,109,430              9,838,774            11,383,029              2,688,875              1,419,471                  958,882

$           44,637,535              16,193,947                7,930,502                6,326,126                3,087,069                1,954,013

$                           ‐

$        62,746,966           26,032,720         161,697,590             9,015,001             4,506,540             2,912,895                          ‐                          ‐

$               13,723,140                     4,730,239                  11,620,932                        748,522                     1,888,053                        438,751                     1,601,765

$                   ‐

$                   ‐

$            50,934                17,626             357,316             489,640             249,925             150,000

$    76,521,040       30,780,585     173,675,838       10,253,163          6,644,518          6,556,645          1,601,765       35,832,822

$        44,398,461

$           80,129,191

$     266,911,711

$               34,751,401

$      1,315,442

$  341,866,376

EXPENDITURES Salaries Employee benefits Purchased Services Purchased Property Services Supplies Property Indirect Cost

            142,384,059

Debt Service TOTAL EXPENDITURES

$          142,384,059

         3,055,000       35,832,822 $      3,055,000

$    35,832,822


ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 23-13 The following resolution was offered by

and seconded by

:

A resolution confirming the parameter terms submitted in connection with separate applications to the State Bond Commission for approval of leveraged financing transactions to complete the construction of McDonogh 35 at Phillips/Waters, McDonogh 42 and North Kenilworth Schools in accordance with the School Facilities Master Plan as revised in October 2011 and providing for other matters in connection therewith. WHEREAS, the Public School Facilities Financing Act contained in La. R.S. 17:100.10 (the “PSFFA”) authorizes the Orleans Parish School Board (the “School Board”) and the Recovery School District (“RSD”) to enter into financing arrangements with one or more public benefit corporations (“PBCs”) and other private parties to leverage additional funds (a “Leveraged Financing”) not otherwise available to the School Board and/or the RSD in order to construct new schools and to renovate existing school properties; and WHEREAS, OPSB Resolution No. 20-13 authorized the details of Leveraged Financings for the McDonogh 35, McDonogh 42 and the North Kenilworth (the “Specified Leveraged School Targets”) to be submitted in an application to the State Bond Commission; and WHEREAS, leveraged loans for each Specified Leverage Loan Targets are to be made to one or more investment funds by the Orleans Schools Facilities Foundation (the “OSFF”), the School Board’s wholly controlled PBC; and WHEREAS, OSFF will grant funds made available by the School Board and/or will guaranty certain loans to be made by one or more Qualified Community Development Entities (the “CDEs”) to one or more Qualified Active Low-income Business (a “QALICB”) as defined in Section 45D of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, in order for each QALICB to develop, construct and equip one of the Specified Leveraged School Targets; and WHEREAS, OPSB Resolution No. 20-13 also authorized applications to be formally made to the State Bond Commission, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for its consent and authority for (a) all loans and guarantees to one or more of the PBCs created pursuant to the PSFFA or to other third parties in a Leveraged Financing in order to facilitate the construction of the Specified Leveraged School Targets, and (b) for any revenue bonds that may be issued by a PBC to accomplish the purposes set forth in the PSFFA; and WHEREAS, separate applications for each of the Specified Leveraged School Targets were submitted to the State Bond Commission for consideration at the Commission’s August 15, 2013, meeting containing parameter terms in the respective applications; and

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WHEREAS, staff of the State Bond Commission has requested that the School Board approve the parameter terms of any loan and guarantees in each Leverage Financing a separate resolution; and WHEREAS, the parameter terms of each loan, including not exceeding principal amounts, interest rates, maturities, purpose and security for each Leverage Financing of the Specified Leveraged School Targets are attached hereto as Exhibits “A-1, “A-2” and “A-3”; WHEREAS, the School Board acknowledges that the loans and guarantees will all be based on a negotiation with the CDEs; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Orleans Parish School Board that: (i) the parameter terms of each loan, including not exceeding principal amounts, interest rates, maturities, purpose and security for each Leverage Financing of the Specified Leveraged School Targets attached hereto as Exhibits “A-1, “A-2” and “A-3” to implement a Leveraged Financing on a private placement for the Specified Leveraged School Targets through the Wheatley School Facility Foundation, Inc. (the “Wheatley Foundation”), or a limited liability company treated under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) as a disregarded entity of Wheatley Foundation serving as the qualified Low-Income Business (the “QALICB”). The Leveraged Financings for the Special Leveraged School Targets are consistent with and in accordance with the Master Plan therefore are hereby approved with such revisions as may be approved by the School Board’s General Counsel and/or Interim Superintendent; (ii) the School Board’s General Counsel, Bond Counsel and Interim Superintendent are hereby authorized and directed to negotiate with one or more CDEs with respect to the final details of the loans and/or guarantees by OSFF on behalf of the School Board; (iii)the Board of Directors of OSFF are hereby authorized and directed to schedule a meeting during the next meeting of the School Board to adopt such proceedings and to approve any and all documents and agreements as shall be necessary and appropriate to implement the Leveraged Financings of the Specified Leveraged School Targets; (iv) A certified copy of this resolution shall be forwarded to the State Bond Commission on behalf of the School Board in response to the request for additional information in connection with the Leveraged Financing for each Specified Leveraged School Targets. The foregoing Resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: YEAS: 2


NAYS: ABSTENTIONS: ABSENT: PASSED AND ADOPTED AT THE ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BUSINESS MEETING held at McDonogh 35 High School, 1331 Kerlerec Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, on the 20th day of August, 2013. ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

Ira H. Thomas, Sr., President

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EXHIBIT “A-1” McDonogh 42 Elementary School

Construction Contract Costs:

$15,499,000

Architect, Engineer Demolition and Other Development Costs:

$2,997,000

Total Development Costs:

$18,496,000

A.

Leveraged Loan to Investment Fund:

TBD

Estimated Loan Principal:

$7,500,000

NTE Maturity Date:

2053

NTE Interest Rate:

4.0% per annum

Security: Pledge of Investment Funds interest on Sub-CDEs Purpose: Provide funds to leverage New Market Tax Credits and generate equity of not less than $3,000,000 B.

Qualified Low-Income Community Investment (“QALICI”) Estimated Loan Principal:

$9,700,000

NTE Maturity Date:

2053

NTE Interest Rate:

1.5% per annum

Security: Leasehold Mortgage guaranteed by: (i) (ii)

Wheatley School Facility Foundation, Inc. (“QALICB”) Orleans School Facilities Foundation, Inc. (“OSFF”)

Purpose: Provide loan funds in conjunction with other funds invested in QALICB to construct McDonogh 42 Elementary School

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EXHIBIT “A-2” McDonogh 35 Elementary School

Construction Contract Costs:

$54,984,000

Architect, Engineer Demolition and Other Development Costs:

$15,780,000

Total Development Costs:

$70,764,000

A.

Leveraged Loan to Investment Fund:

TBD

Estimated Loan Principal:

$20,000,000

NTE Maturity Date:

2053

NTE Interest Rate:

4.0% per annum

Security: Pledge of Investment Funds interest on Sub-CDEs Purpose: Provide funds to leverage New Market Tax Credits and generate equity of not less than $5,850,000 B.

Qualified Low-Income Community Investment (“QALICI”) Estimated Loan Principal:

$18,800,000

NTE Maturity Date:

2053

NTE Interest Rate:

1.5 % per annum

Security: Leasehold Mortgage guaranteed by: (i) (ii)

Wheatley School Facility Foundation, Inc. (“QALICB”) Orleans School Facilities Foundation, Inc. (“OSFF”)

Purpose: Provide loan funds in conjunction with other funds invested in QALICB to construct McDonogh 35 Elementary School

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EXHIBIT “A-3” N. Kenilworth Elementary School

Construction Contract Costs:

$22,435,000

Architect, Engineer Demolition and Other Development Costs:

$3,910,000

Total Development Costs:

$26,345,000

A.

Leveraged Loan to Investment Fund:

TBD

Estimated Loan Principal:

$7,500,000

NTE Maturity Date:

2053

NTE Interest Rate:

4.0% per annum

Security: Pledge of Investment Funds interest on Sub-CDEs Purpose: Provide funds to leverage New Market Tax Credits and generate equity of not less than $2,900,000 B.

Qualified Low-Income Community Investment (“QALICI”) Estimated Loan Principal:

$9,400,000

NTE Maturity Date:

2053

NTE Interest Rate:

1.5 % per annum

Security: Leasehold Mortgage guaranteed by: (i) (ii)

Wheatley School Facility Foundation, Inc. (“QALICB”) Orleans School Facilities Foundation, Inc. (“OSFF”)

Purpose: Provide loan funds in conjunction with other funds invested in QALICB to construct N. Kenilworth Elementary School

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STATE OF LOUISIANA PARISH OF ORLEANS I, the undersigned Secretary of the Orleans Parish School Board of the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, do hereby certify that the foregoing six (6) pages constitute a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted by said Orleans Parish School Board on August 20, 2013, entitled: “A resolution confirming the parameter terms submitted in connection with separate applications to the State Bond Commission for approval of leveraged financing transactions to complete the construction of McDonogh 35 at Phillips/Waters, McDonogh 42 and North Kenilworth Schools in accordance with the School Facilities Master Plan as revised in October 2011 and providing for other matters in connection therewith.� IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature and the impress of the official seal of said Orleans Parish School Board, on this

day of August, 2013.

(SEAL) Stanley C. Smith, Secretary-Treasurer


ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 24-13 The following resolution was offered by

and seconded by

:

A resolution requesting the Louisiana School Boards Association to intervene in the court proceeding entitled Orleans Parish School Board versus Edouard R. Quatrevaux, in His Official Capacity as Inspector General for the City of New Orleans and/or The Office of the Inspector General, Civil District Court No. 2013-6630 and to file an amicus brief in support of the Orleans Parish School Board’s legal position therein. WHEREAS, on June 25, 2013, Edouard R. Quatrevaux, the New Orleans Inspector General, served upon the Orleans Parish School Board (the “OPSB”) a subpoena duces tecum seeking the production of various documents and citing as his authority La. R.S. 33:9613; and WHEREAS, the OPSB responded to the subpoena by filing a Motion to Quash Administrative Subpoena Duces Tecum in the court proceeding entitled Orleans Parish School Board versus Edouard R. Quatrevaux, in His Official Capacity as Inspector General for the City of New Orleans and/or The Office of the Inspector General, Civil District Court No. 2013-6630 (hereinafter the “Motion to Quash Proceeding”); and WHEREAS, the OPSB’s motion asserts, among other arguments, that it does not receive funds through or for the benefit of the City of New Orleans as required by La. R.S. 33:9613, and it is not a “quasi-public agency or body” of the City as defined by La. R.S. 33:9613; and WHEREAS, the Louisiana School Boards Association (the “LSBA”), during a meeting held on July 19, 2013, voted unanimously to support the OPSB by filing an amicus brief on the OPSB’s behalf in the Motion to Quash Proceeding; and WHEREAS, the LSBA’s action is contingent upon the receipt of a resolution from the OPSB requesting the LSBA’s intervention on the OPSB’s behalf. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Orleans Parish School Board that it hereby requests the Louisiana School Boards Association to intervene in the Motion to Quash Proceeding and to file an amicus brief in support of the Orleans Parish School Board’s legal position therein. The foregoing Resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: YEAS: NAYS: 1


ABSTENTIONS: ABSENT: PASSED AND ADOPTED AT THE ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BUSINESS MEETING held at McDonogh 35 High School, 1331 Kerlerec Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, on the 20th day of August, 2013. ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

Ira H. Thomas, Sr., President

2


STATE OF LOUISIANA PARISH OF ORLEANS I, the undersigned Secretary of the Orleans Parish School Board of the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, do hereby certify that the foregoing two (2) pages constitute a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted by said Orleans Parish School Board on August 20, 2013, entitled: “A resolution requesting the Louisiana School Boards Association to intervene in the court proceeding entitled Orleans Parish School Board versus Edouard R. Quatrevaux, in His Official Capacity as Inspector General for the City of New Orleans and/or The Office of the Inspector General, Civil District Court No. 2013-6630 and to file an amicus brief in support of the Orleans Parish School Board’s legal position therein.” IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature and the impress of the official seal of said Orleans Parish School Board, on this

(SEAL)

day of August, 2013.

Stanley C. Smith, Secretary-Treasurer


BLUE CROSS/BLUE SHIELD OF LA – THIRD PARTY ADMINISTATOR FOR SELFFUNDED HEALTH PLAN Requested by: Tracey Griffin-Robertson, Director – Risk Management, Retirement & Benefits Departments Background: Orleans Parish School Board entered into a contract with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of LA for the administration of the self-funded employee health insurance plan, effective 09/01/2010. The current contract period expires on August 31, 2013. Recommendation: That Orleans parish School Board renews the contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA for the twelve-month period in the amount of $351,919.00 and authorizes the Board President to sign the agreement.   

Budget Codes: Dept: 323 Org: 10283501 Dept: 323 Org: 15283501

Object: 521100 Object: 527100


HOUSTON CASUALTY COMPANY – STOPLOSS CARRIER Requested by: Tracey Griffin-Robertson, Director – Risk Management, Retirement & Benefits Departments Background: Orleans parish School Board approved a contract with Houston Casualty Company, at the October 27, 2009 Board meeting for stoploss insurance. The current contact with Houston Casualty Company expires on August 31, 2013. Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board renews the contract with Houston Casualty Company, for the twelve-month period in the amount of $235,000.00 and authorizes the Board President to sign the agreement.

Budget Codes: Dept: 323 Org: 10283501 Dept: 323 Org: 15283501

Object: 521100 Object: 527100


PROVISIONAL RECOMMENDATION (08/18/2009) COVENTRY HEALTH CARE OF LA, INC. – THIRD PARTY ADMINISTATOR FOR SELFFUNDED HEALTH PLAN Requested by: Tracey Griffin-Robertson, Director – Risk Management, Retirement & Benefits Departments Background: OPSB currently has a professional services agreement with the benefits consulting group, Rebowe & Fontenot Benefits Actuarial, LLC. The consultant has submitted a stoploss quotation for stoploss carrier selection. The current contact with Combined Insurance Company of America dba BP, Inc. expires on 08/31/2009. Based on the quotation, Coventry Health Care of LA, Inc. has submitted the lowest proposal in the amount of $398,454.70 (see attachment). I submit that the value OPSB receives in the relationship far exceeds the cost of the support, $398,454.70 per twelve month period. Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board approves the contract with Coventry Healthcare of LA, and authorizes the Board President to sign the contract. Budget Codes: Dept: 323 Org: 10283501 Object: 521100 Dept: 323 Org: 15283501 Object: 527100 NOTE: This recommendation is provisional; OPSB is currently awaiting additional quotes that may be lower than the rate recommendation.


August 20, 2013      APPROVAL FOR THE PURCHASE OF MODULAR CLASSROOMS AT EINSTEIN AND MCDONGH 07  ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS    Requestor:     Herman K. Taitt, Jr.    BACKGROUND:   Due to building conditions at the Audubon Extension site on Carrollton and at previously existing  modulars at Village de l’Est (Einstein) OPSB is seeking contracts to purchase and install modulars at  McDonogh 7 and Einstein.  The purpose of the purchase is to create additional capacity at McDonogh 7  necessary to accommodate students from Audubon Extension and to replace demolished modulars at  Einstein.    OPSB entered into a tri‐state consortium with the Houston‐Galveston Area Council which  allows OPSB to purchase modular classrooms from MSpace.    Mc 07 Modular Project‐ $268,000  requires 2 modulars (4 classrooms total) to accommodate additional  capacity at Mc07. The budget for this project has been previously Board approved.  Procurement and  installation of the modulars has not been previously approved. .  Einstein Modular Project‐ $650,000 consists of 3 three modular (one unit to serve as a multipurpose  facility) to replace  capacity at Einstein Charter. This project replaces modulars at Village de L’est  (Einstein) that were demolished due to deteriorating condition.  The budget for this project is included  in the 2014 capital budget.  .     

RECOMMENDATION:   That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the purchase and installation of modular classrooms for  both OPSB sites:  Mc Donogh 07 total costs ‐ $268,000  Einstein Charter Elementary ‐ $650,000     

 


August 7, 2013 AMEND THE THIRD PARTY CONTRACT TO PROVIDE TITLE I SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS Requestor:

Nicolette London

Background Information: As mandated by the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act, the Orleans Parish School Board (OPSB) has provided, through a third party contractor, Title I educational services to eligible students enrolled in private schools. A Request for Proposals (RFP) no. 12-0015 was prepared and released on March 12, 2012. On May 15, 2012, the OPSB approved the selection of Catapult Learning, Sylvan Learning Center and Non-Public Educational Services, Incorporated pending final approval of the 2012-2013 OPSB eGrant Application for Federal Funds. The contracts with Catapult Learning, Sylvan Learning Center and Non-Public Educational Services Incorporated are for two years with the option to renew for two (2) additional one (1) year periods. The 2013-14 school year is the second year of the contract of which some schools elected to change providers. The 2013-2014 Title I allocation for eligible non-public students is as follows: Per pupil $4,803,668.00, Parental Involvement: $342,234.00, Professional Development: $112,803.00, Instructional Programs:$ 1,602,990.00 and an administrative cost not to exceed 6%. RECOMMENDATION:

Based on the above, OPSB administration requests approval to amend the existing Catapult Learning, LLC contract not to exceed $4,700,079.36; NonPublic Educational Services contract not to exceed $416,415.94; and Sylvan Learning Center contract not to exceed $20,746.41 to provide Title I educational services to eligible students enrolled in private schools.

Account code: 6A15101B 532000 14T1S

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August 7, 2013  AMEND THIRD PARTY CONTRACT TO PROVIDE TITLE II SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR  ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ENROLLED IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS  Requestor:  

Nicolette London 

Background Information:  As mandated by the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act, the Orleans Parish School  Board (OPSB) has provided, through a third party contractor, Title II educational services to eligible  students enrolled in private schools.  A Request for Proposals (RFP) no. 12‐0016 was prepared and released on March 12, 2012.  On May 15,  2012, the OPSB approved the selection of Catapult Learning and Non‐Public Educational Services,  Incorporated pending final approval of the 2012‐2013 OPSB eGrant Application for Federal Funds.     The contracts with Catapult Learning and Non‐Public Educational Services Incorporated are for two  years with the option to renew for two (2) additional one (1) year periods.  The 2013‐14 school year is  the second year of the contract of which some schools elected to change providers.  The 2013‐2014 Title  II allocation for eligible non‐public schools is $1,519,409.00.    RECOMMENDATION:  

Based on the above, OPSB administration requests approval to amend  the existing Catapult Learning, LLC contract not to exceed $1,465,907.42  and Non‐Public Educational Services contract not to exceed $36,875.50   to provide Title II professional development services to administrators  and staff enrolled in private schools. 

  Account code:  6C15101B 532000 1450S and 01000000‐242101   

 

 

 

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July 30, 2013  RENEWAL  OF  ONE  YEAR  SUBSCRIPTION  FOR  ACHIEVE  3000  KIDBIZ  AND  TEENBIZ  ONLINE  READING  PROGRAM FOR THE INFORMATIONAL TECHNOLOGY & CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION DEPARTMENTS  FOR THE 2013‐2014 FISCAL YEAR  Requestors:  Peggy  Abadie,  Executive  Director  of  Information  Technology/Nicolette  London,  NCLB  Federal Programs Director  Background:  The  Orleans  Parish  School  Board  Information  Technology  and  Curriculum  and  Instruction  Departments  desire  to  exercise  the  final  year  of  the  two  year  options  to  renew  the  Achieve  3000  contract  relationship.    In  2011,  the  Orleans  Parish  School  Board  awarded  Achieve  3000  a  one  year  contract with a not to exceed three contract years clause.  This will be the final year of that award.  The  application  is  partially  funded  by  USAC,  the  administrative  arm  of  the  FCC’s  E‐Rate  program.    The  application has continued to produce excellent outcomes for students in classrooms where the teacher  has opted to access its capabilities.  Recommendation:  

That  the  Orleans  Parish  School  Board  authorize  the  renewal  of  Achieve  3000  KidBIz/TeenBiz  Online  Reading  Program  for  the  2013‐14  academic  year  and  authorized  General  Counsel  to  prepare  the  contract  for  the  signatures  of  the  Board  President  and  the  Vendor’s  Representative.    The  total  amount  of  this  purchase is  $225,724.75.  (E‐rate Eligible  ‐ $73,446.78) (NCLB  ‐ $152,277.97).  Funds  are  available  in  the  E‐Rate  Purchased  Technical  Services  and  Title  I  Communications Accounts. 

   BUDGET CODES: 5N262001‐534000‐14ERT AND 6A151015‐553000‐13T1S NCLB  


JULY 30, 2013  RENEWAL  LICENSE  AND  SUPPORT  FOR  BLACKBOARD  ACADEMIC  PORTAL  FOR  THE  INFORMATION  TECHNOLOGY & CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION DEPARTMENTS FOR THE 2013‐2014 FISCAL YEAR    Requestors: Peggy Abadie, Executive Director of Information Technology/Nicolette London, ESEA‐NCLB  Federal Programs Director  Background:  The  Orleans  Parish  School  Board  Information  Technology  and  Curriculum  and  Instruction  Departments desire to exercise the final year of the two one year options to renew the Blackboard Learn  relationship.    In  2011  the  OPSB  awarded  Blackboard  Learn  a  one  year  contract  with  a  not  to  exceed  three contract years clause.  This will be the final year on that award.  The application is partially funded  by  USAC,  the  administrative  arm  of  the  FCC’s  E‐Rate  program.    The  application  provides  a  digital  curriculum/learning management space for teachers and students and has produced excellent outcomes  for students in classrooms where teachers have opted to employ it.  RECOMMENDATION:   That the Orleans Parish School Board authorize the renewal  of the license and  support for  Blackboard Learn Academic Portal for the 2013‐14  academic year  and authorize General Counsel to prepare the contract for the signatures of the  Board  President  and  the  Vendor’s  Representative.  The  total  amount  of  this  purchase is $140,200.00. The E‐rate Eligible portion is $77,800.00 and the NCLB  Portion is $62,400.00.    BUDGET CODES: E‐RATE ‐ 5N262001 534000 14ERT AND NCLB ‐  6A151015‐553000‐13T1S     


August 12, 2013 ROOF REPLACEMENT AT AUDUBON CHARTER SCHOOL EXTENSION Requestor: Herman K. Taitt, Jr., Executive Director of Operations Invitation to bid was sent to the following vendors on July 5, 2013: Bass Constructors Alternative Source, Incorporated Perdomo & Company SW Charbonnet Contractors Bids Received: July 16, 2013 Vendors Receiving Bid Package: 4

Vendors Responding: 1

Principals of the Company: ALTERNATIVE SOURCE, INCORPORATED (NEW ORLEANS, LA) President: Fred Holliday Background Information: On July 5, 2013 the OPSB Facilities Department released Invitation to Bid (ITB) no. 13010 for the roof replacement at Audubon Extension. The ITB was sent via email to the vendors listed above. A pre-bid conference was held on July 9, 2013 at 3:30 P.M. with one (1) vendor represented. On July 16, 2013 one (1) bid was received at the OPSB offices by the Purchasing Department. The bid results were as follows: Contractor Alternative Source, Inc.

Bid 136,200.00

Alternative Source is a certified DBE contractor. Based on the above it is the recommendation of OPSB administration that this contract be awarded to Boines Construction and Equipment Company. RECOMMENDATION:

That the Orleans Parish School Board accepts the bid from Alternative Source, Incorporated in the amount of $136,200.00 and authorize the OPSB General Counsel to prepare a contract. In addition, OPSB Administration requests that the OPSB approve a 10% contingency for any unforeseen conditions. Additional work will not be performed until approved by the OPSB Executive Director of Operations by way of a field change order.


(504) 324-7400

August 7, 2013

Orleans Parish School Board Through Ms. Kathleen Padian Deputy Superintendent

Dear Members of OPSB Board, Warren Easton Charter High School is requesting permission to serve a variety of alcoholic drinks on our fundraiser night, September 5, 2013 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. We are holding a Patron Party during that one hour only before the Jazz Concert begins at 8:00 p.m. The only entrance door is being manned by two Easton Faculty members who will have a Patron Party list and give each patron a color coded wrist band for identification purposes. We have professional bartenders who will be briefed to only serve a particular color armband. Thank you in advance for your attention to this matter.

Sincerely, Alexina Medley Alexina Medley Principal/CEO


Lusher Charter School Advocates for Arts-Based Education Corp. "Celebmting cultural diversity through high academiC! and the arts"

August 16, 2013

Stan Smith Superintendent of Education 3620 Gen De Gaulle Dr. Suite 5055 New Orleans, La. 70114

Dear Stan, Lusher will bave their annual party to celebrate tbe arts on October 11 , 2013 from 6:30 p.m. unti l 8:00 p.m. at the Freret campus.We are requesting a waiver oftbe current alcobol policy and asking permission to sell alcohol. The event will host the Lusher community and include security. Please contact me if you bave any questions or concerns.

~~ inCerelY' ~ Kathy . . linger, CEO Lusher Carter School

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Cc: Kathleen Padian Deputy Superintendent Charter Schools

Elementary Campus: 7315 Willow Street, Neill OrlCORs, Louisiana 70118, Teltphone (504) 862-5110, Fax (504) 8664292 fCC Campus: 5342 Sf. Charles Avenue, New Orleons, Louisiana 70115, Telephone (504) 648-2444, Fox (504) 648-2468 Middl, and High S,hool Campus: 5624 Fnn,S'm', N,w Orl,ans, Louisiana 70115, Telpho", (504) 304-3960, Fax (504) 861 . 1839 WIJIW luWrlChooLofJ.


August 20, 2013      APPROVAL FOR A NON BINDING PURCHASE AGREEMENT ON VACANT LAND ADJACENT TO WARREN  EASTON HIGH SCHOOL ON CANAL STREET.      Requestor:     Stanley C. Smith    BACKGROUND:   The School Facilities Master Plan included desired acreage for schools; including up to 15 acres for high  schools.  Because of our urban setting many of our current school facilities do not have adequate space  for school needs including parking and green space for extracurricular activities.     The Warren Easton High School at 3019 Canal Street is an example of a facility that does not have  adequate space.  Adjacent to Warren Easton is a vacant property consisting of one city block.  The  owners of this property have been approached numerous times and have finally indicated a willingness  to sell the property.       

RECOMMENDATION:  OPSB administration is seeking approval to negotiate a non binding purchase agreement on the property  in the 3100 block of Canal Street as potential expansion for the Warren Easton facility.  This agreement  will allow OPSB to conduct due diligence on the purchase of the property once a determination t is  made that the property can be purchased for no more that appraised value.     

 


2013 – 2014 ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT CALENDAR AT-A-GLANCE

JULY  M  1  8  15  22  29 

 

T  W  2    3  9  10  16    17  23  24  30    31 

T  4  11  18  25   

F  5  12  19  26   

  AUGUST 

M    5  12  19  26 

  M  2  9  16  23  30 

M    7  14  21  28 

M    4  11  18  25 

T    W      6    7  13  14  20    21  27  28 

T  1  8  15  22  29 

  SEPTEMBER  T   nb  W  T  3  4  10   11  17  18  24   25     

5  12  19  26   

  OCTOBER     W  T  T 

1  2    9  8  15  16    22  23  29  30 

 

3  10  17  24  31 

NOVEMBER   

T  W        5  6  12    13  19  20  26    27 

T    7  14   21  28 

F  2  9  16  23  30 

F  6  13  20  27   

F  4  11  18  25   

F  1  8  15  22  29 

DECEMBER  M  2  9  16  23  30 

T  3  10  17  24  31 

W  4  11  18  25   

T  5  12  19  26   

F  6  13  20  27   

Start/Return/End Dates Holidays End of Quarter LEAP/iLEAP EOC Training Board  Meetings

July 11 July 16 August 5 August 5-6 August 9 August 12 August 19 August 20

Assistant Principals, School Data Mangers & Secretaries Board Meeting (Tentative) Teachers & Other Certified School Staff 2013 Opening of School Conference Non-Certified Staff Students Report (Grades 1 through 12) Pre-K & Kindergarten Students Report Board Meeting

September 2 September 3 September 10 September 11 September 17

Labor Day (Schools and District Office Closed) Professional Development Day (No School for students) Open House (Elementary Schools) Open House (High Schools) Board Meeting

October 15 October 15 October 18 October 22 October 23 October 21

1st Quarter Ends Board Meeting Fall Curriculum Conference (No School for students) Report Card Conferences (Elementary Schools) Progress/Report Card Conferences (High Schools) Fall Retest Administration

November 19 November 22 November 25 - 29 November 27 - 29

Board Meeting Professional Development Day (No School for students) Thanksgiving Break (Schools Closed) Thanksgiving Break (District Office)

December 17 December 20 Dec. 23 - Jan. 3

 

Board Meeting 2nd Quarter Ends Winter Break (Schools and District Office Closed)

January 7 January 8 January 20 January 21 January 21

Report Card Conferences (Elementary Schools) Report Card Conferences (High Schools) MLK Holliday (Schools and District Office Closed) Professional Development Day (No School for students) Board Meeting (Tentative Date)

Feb. 1 - March 14 February 18 February 28

LAA1(Grades 3-8, 10,11) ELDA K-12 Board Meeting (Tentative Date) Winter Curriculum Conference (No School for Students)

March 3 - 7 March 10 March 14 March 18 March 18 March 25 March 26

Mardi Gras (Schools and District Office Closed) EXPLORE (Grade 8) 3rd Quarter Ends LEAP (Phase I Testing), EXPLORE, PLAN, ACT Board Meeting (Tentative Date) Report Card Conferences (Elementary Schools) Report Card Conferences (High Schools)

April 7 - 10 April 7 - 15 April 16 - 22 April 18 - 22 April 23 April 25 - May 26

Phase II Testing – LEAP, iLEAP LAA2 (Grades 4-11) Spring Break (Schools) Spring Break (District Office) Board Meeting (Tentative Date) End-of-Course Exams

May 14 May 20 May 20 May 21 May 22

Graduation (Tentative Date) Board Meeting (Tentative Date) 4th Quarter Ends/ Students’ Last Day Professional Development Day (No School for students) Teachers’ & Non-Certified Staff (Last Day)

June 13 June 17 June 18 June 24-26

Asst. Principals, Data Managers & Secretaries Board Meeting (Tentative Date) Last Day for Support & Appraisal Staff Summer Retest

JANUARY  M    6  13  20  27 

T 7 14 21 28

W 1 8 15 22 29

T 2 9 16 23 30

F 3 10 17 24 31

  FEBRUARY  M  3  10  17  24   

T 4 11 18 25

M  3  10  17  24  31 

T 4 11 18 25

W 5 12 19 26

T 6 13 20 27

F 7 14 21 28

MARCH  W 5 12 19 26

T 6 13 20 27

F 7 14 21 28

APRIL  M    7  14  21  28 

T 1 8 15 22 29

W 2 9 16 23 30

T 3 10 17 24

F 4 11 18 25

T 1 8 15 22 29

F 2 9 16 23 30

T 5 12 19 26

F 6 13 20 27

MAY  M    5  12  19  26 

T

W

6 13 20 27

7 14 21 28

JUNE  M  2  9  16  23  30 

T 3 10 17 24

W 4 11 18 25


ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 26-13 The following resolution was offered by

and seconded by

:

A resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. WHEREAS, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, held on August 28, 1963, was one of the largest rallies for human rights in United States history and called for civil and economic rights for African Americans; and WHEREAS, the stated demands of the March on Washington were the passage of meaningful civil rights legislation; the elimination of racial segregation in public schools; protection for demonstrators against police brutality; a major public-works program to provide jobs; the passage of a law prohibiting racial discrimination in public and private hiring; a $2 an hour minimum wage; and self-government for the District of Columbia, which had a black majority; and WHEREAS, at the March on Washington, Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered one of the most famous speeches in American history, his "I Have a Dream" speech, advocating racial harmony and social justice; and WHEREAS, the March on Washington was organized by a group of civil rights, labor, and religious organizations, under the theme "jobs and freedom," with an estimated 200,000 to 300,000 people participating; and WHEREAS, the 1963 March on Washington played an important part in the rapidly expanding civil rights movement, and it also marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation by President Abraham Lincoln; and WHEREAS, the March on Washington is widely credited with helping to pave the way for passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965; and WHEREAS, fifty years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, leaders from civil rights, organized labor, housing, media, education and politics will once again convene in the nation’s capital to commemorate and celebrate the historic March on Washington; and WHEREAS, local community, civic, labor, religious and other groups will also commemorate the historic March on Washington and celebrate ongoing community organizing in New Orleans and around the nation; and WHEREAS, in the course of history, events like the March on Washington have exemplified the power of the human spirit to overcome oppression; and 1


WHEREAS, we must always remember such events, and pay tribute to the people involved who fought for the cause of freedom; and WHEREAS, in full accord therewith, the Orleans Parish School Board is proud to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Orleans Parish School Board that its pauses in its deliberation to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The foregoing Resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: YEAS: NAYS: ABSTENTIONS: ABSENT: PASSED AND ADOPTED AT THE ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BUSINESS MEETING held at McDonogh 35 High School, 1331 Kerlerec Street, New Orleans, Louisiana, on the 20th day of August, 2013. ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

Ira H. Thomas, Sr., President

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STATE OF LOUISIANA PARISH OF ORLEANS I, the undersigned Secretary of the Orleans Parish School Board of the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, do hereby certify that the foregoing two (2) pages constitute a true and correct copy of a resolution adopted by said Orleans Parish School Board on August 20, 2013, entitled: “A resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.” IN FAITH WHEREOF, witness my official signature and the impress of the official seal of said Orleans Parish School Board, on this

(SEAL)

day of August, 2013.

Stanley C. Smith, Secretary-Treasurer


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