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OPSB Business Board Meeting May 21, 2013

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BOARD BUSINESS MEETING McDonogh #35 High School 1331 Kerlerec Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 May 21, 2013 5:00 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Additions/ Deletions/ Modifications CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES:      

April 8, 2013 Emergency Special Board Meeting April 18, 2013 Accountability Committee Meeting April 18, 2013 Property Committee Meeting April 18, 2013 Budget & Finance Committee Meeting April 18, 2013 Policy Committee Meeting April 23, 2013 Regular Business Meeting

SUPERINTENDENT’S AGENDA: PRESENTATION(S):    

Perfect Attendance Car Give Away Jessica Edinburgh - Perfect Attendance Proclamation Al Kennedy - Preservation of Orleans Parish School Board Documents Orleans Public Education Network (OPEN)

DISCUSSION:  Update on Benjamin E. Mayes School COMMITTEE REPORTS: 1)

Accountability Committee, Ms. Sarah Usdin, Chair The Accountability Committee met at 1:07 pm on May 16, 2013. The committee received and discussed the following informational items:  Summer POWER Programs  School Information Snapshot  2013 Type 1 Charter RFA Process  Types 1 and 3 Charter Application Reviewers  New Charter Update: Bricolage, Plessy and InspireNola  Einstein Expansion to a Second Site  Safe & Healthy Schools Initiative 1


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HIV/ STD & Pregnancy Prevention Safe & Healthy Schools Initiative ($24, 166) Safe & Healthy School – HIV ($5,333) 2)

Property Committee: Mr. Nolan Marshall Jr, Chair The Property Committee met at 2:05 pm on May 16, 2013. Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation:  Sale of 1542 Constance Street The following item(s) was tabled:  Offer to Sell / Agreement to Purchase Property RE: 6767 Bundy Road The committee received and discussed the following informational item(s):  Property Flood Insurance Renewal

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Legal and Legislative Committee: Mr. Seth Bloom, Chair The Legal and Legislative Committee did not meet on May 16, 2013.

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Policy Committee: Ms. Cynthia Cade, Chair The Policy Committee met on Tuesday May 14, 2013. OPSB Policies for First Reading:  D429 – Bids and Quotations (amendment to current policy)  B210 – Board Meeting Procedures (amendment to current policy)  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 3:21 pm on May 16, 2013 Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation:  Amendment to Third Party Contracts  Property Flood Insurance Renewal  Types 1 and 3 Charter Application Reviewers The Committee received and discussed the following items.  April 2013 Financial Reports  Assessment of External Factors Influencing Financial Behavior  Capital Budget Increase for Lake Forest

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

Action Item No. 1: Sale of 1542 Constance Street Rationale: The Orleans Parish owns a parcel of property bounded by Constance, Orange, Annunciation and Richard and adjacent to Kingsley House. Taking into consideration the costs to remediate and deal with the historical implication, Kingsley House has submitted an offer to purchase the 1542 Constance Street property for $1,000,000 and with the provision that they would indemnify OPSB from any liabilities associated with the environmental and historical issues. 2


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Recommendation: Administration recommends approval of the sale of OPSB property bounded by Constance and Orange Street for appraised value adjusted for the cost of remediation and with provision that OPSB receives indemnification from Kingsley House with respect to all environmental concerns. 

Action Item No. 2: Safe & Healthy Schools Initiative HIV/ STD & Pregnancy Prevention Safe & Healthy Schools Initiative ($24,166) Safe & Healthy School – HIV ($5,333) Rationale: The goals of these grants are 1. To implement, policies, procedures and practices to prevent and reduce sexual risk behaviors among students: 2. To build the capacity of schools to address health disparities among African American and other minority youth who are disproportionately affected by HIV, STD’s and unintended pregnancies. These grant funds will be equally distributed to our district’s schools with students in grades 7 through 12 for program implementation. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board accept the federal grants for Safe & healthy Schools Initiative –HIV/STD and Teen Pregnancy Prevention in the amount of $24,166 and for Safe & Healthy Schools HIV in the amount of $5,333 for distribution to all schools in our district with grades 7 through 12, to support school based programs which address the targeted goals.

Action Item No. 3: Amendment to Third Party Contract 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 the Administration’s request to amend the existing Catapult Learning, LLC contract (not to exceed $5,061,577.30), the existing Non-Public Educational Services, Incorporated contract (not to exceed $613,929.93) and the existing Sylvan contract (not to exceed $23,784.21) to provide Title I educational services to eligible students enrolled in private schools pending LDOE approval of Amendment I of the application.

Action Item No. 4: Amendment to Third Party Contract 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 the Administration’s request to amend the existing Catapult Learning, LLC contract (not to exceed $2,481,690.68) and the existing Non-Public Educational Services, Incorporated contract (not exceed $76,084.03) to provide Title II professional development services to administrators and staff enrolled in private schools pending LDOE final approval of Amendment I.

Action Item No. 5: Property Flood Insurance Renewal Rationale: Orleans Parish School Board has received the premium renewal request for flood insurance coverage through Travelers Insurance Company. The approved coverage period ends 05/22/2013. The OPSB has profited greatly through the services provided by 3


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Travelers Insurance Company. The Administration submits that the value OPSB receives in the relationship far exceeds the cost of the support, $137,807 per twelve month period. Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board approves the renewal of the expiring policies with Travelers Insurance Company for a twelve-month period. 

Action Item No. 6: Types 1 and 3 Charter Application Reviewers Rationale: On April 17, 2013, the OPSB Purchasing Department released Request for Proposals (RFP) no. 13-0023 for Types 1 and 3 charter application reviews. The RFP was advertised in the Times-Picayune and posted to the OPSB website. On May 1, 2013 by 4:00 P.M. two (2) proposals were received. The proposals were reviewed by an evaluation team consisting of members from the Charter Schools office and finance. As a result of the evaluation, The National Association of Charter School Authorizers received the higher score of 84.25 out of a possible 100. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board accepts the recommendation of administration to award a contract to The National Association of Charter School Authorizers not to exceed $160,000.00 for 12 applications.

Action Item No. 7: Capital Projects Budget Amendment #3 Rationale: The Capital Budget increase is required to release the Lake Forest project for bid in order to have the amount budgeted to the designers estimate of construction cost. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the Capital Projects Budget Amendment No. 3.

Action Item No. 8: Resolution 14-13 RE: Capital Projects Budget Amendment #3 Rationale: A fiscal resolution authorizing the third (3rd) 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 adopts Resolution 14-13 RE: Capital Projects Budget Amendment No.3.

ADJOURNMENT

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OPSB Special Board Meeting April 8, 2013

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD SPECIAL BOARD MEETING 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 4050 New Orleans, Louisiana 70114 April 8, 2013 12:00PM

The Orleans Parish School Board convened for a Special Board Business Meeting on Thursday, April 8, 2013, at 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA. Mr. Ira Thomas, Board President, called the meeting to order at 12:08 PM. Board Roll Call: Mr. Ira Thomas, present; Ms. Cynthia Cade, absent, Ms. Sarah Usdin, present; Ms. Leslie Ellison, absent; Mr. Seth Bloom, present; Mr. Woody Koppel, present, Mr. Nolan Marshall, present. Mr. Stan Smith, Interim Superintendent; Mr. Edward Morris, General Counsel 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 Motion to adopt the agenda was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Sarah Usdin. The motion passed unanimously. ACTION ITEMS/RESOLUTIONS The Orleans Parish Board is asked to accept the following action items: 

Action Item No. 1: Approval of the Single-Event Suspension of OPSB Policy E500 for the Hynes Charter School Fair. The Hynes Charter School Association has requested the suspension of OPSB Policy E500 to serve alcohol at its April 20, 2013 School fair. The suspension will require the following stipulations: secure liability insurance that names the Orleans Parish School Board and Hynes Charter School Corporation as additional insured, four (4) 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 Hynes Charter School Fair with the stipulations noted above. Motion to approve the Wheatley School Leveraged Financing was made by Woody Koppel and seconded Seth Bloom. The motion passed with 5 Ayes and 0 Nays 1


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YEAS: Sarah Usdin, Woody Koppel, Nolan Marshall, Seth Bloom, Ira Thomas NAYS: None ABSENT: Cynthia Cade, Leslie Ellison ABSTENTIONS: None EXECUTIVE SESSION Action Item 

Orleans Parish School Board v. Lexington Insurance Company, et al., CDC No. 2006-7342; Insurance Litigation – Request for Approval of Settlement with Aon Risk Services, Inc., of Louisiana.

 

Motion to move to the Executive Session was made by Sarah Usdin and seconded by Woody Koppel

RECONVENE FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION/ROLL CALL: The Orleans Parish School Board reconvened at 12:39PM. A roll call vote was requested Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall

Present Present Present Present

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Mr. Woody Koppel

Absent Absent Present

REPORT ON EXECUTIVE SESSION 

Orleans Parish School Board v. Lexington Insurance Company, et al., CDC No. 2006-7342; Insurance Litigation – Request for Approval of Settlement with Aon Risk Services, Inc., of Louisiana. Motion to accept the recommendations from the General Counsel’s office regarding the aforementioned litigation matter for the Orleans Parish School Board v. Lexington Insurance Company, et al., CDC No. 2006-7342; Insurance Litigation – Request for Approval of Settlement with Aon Risk Services, Inc., of Louisiana with the added

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stipulation stating subject to approval was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Seth Bloom. The motion passed with 5 Ayes, 0 Nays YEAS: Sarah Usdin, Woody Koppel, Nolan Marshall, Seth Bloom, Ira Thomas NAYS: None ABSENT: Cynthia Cade, Leslie Ellison ABSTENTIONS: None

ADJOURNMENT On motion by Woody Koppel, the Orleans Parish School Board adjourned at 12:41pm

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Accountability Committee Minutes April 18, 2013 Pending Board Approval    

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 April 18, 2013 1:00PM (Notice: This meeting may be convened up to 30 minutes prior to the posted schedule to facilitate the orderly conduct of business)

The Accountability Committee convened for a meeting on April 18, 2013 at 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Sarah Usdin, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 1:11 p.m. Committee Roll Call: Ms. Sarah Usdin present; Ms. Cynthia Cade, absent; Mr. Seth Bloom, absent; Mr. Ira Thomas Board President, present; Mr. Woody Koppel, present; Ms. Leslie Ellison, present; Mr. Nolan Marshall, present; Mr. Stan Smith, Interim Superintendent, present; Mr. Edward Morris, General Counsel, present. A quorum was established.   An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Additions/Deletions/Modifications Motion to adopt the agenda was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Nolan Marshall. The motion passed. ACTION ITEM(S) 1. Approval to Notify Employees of Reasonable Assurance Motion for the Orleans Parish School Board to approve the Approval to Notify Employees of Reasonable Assurance was made by Woody Koppel seconded by Nolan Marshall. Item moved to the full board for approval. 2.

District Winners and Runners-Ups Motion for the Orleans Parish School Board to approve the District Winners and Runners-Ups was made by Woody Koppel seconded by Nolan Marshall. Item moved to the full board for approval.

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REPORTS  Charter School Updates DISCUSSION / INFORMATION ITEM(S)  School Information Dashboard   ADJOURMENT

 

On motion by Woody Koppel, the Orleans Parish School Board adjourned at 1:45 pm.

 

 


Property Committee Minutes April 18, 2013 Pending Board Approval    

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD PROPERTY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 April 18, 2013 2:00PM The Property Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Mr. Nolan Marshall called the meeting to order at 1:59PM.  

Committee Roll Call: Mr. Nolan Marshall, present; Mr. Ira Thomas Board President, present; Ms. Leslie Ellison, present; Mr. Woody Koppel, present; Sarah Usdin, present; Ms. Cynthia Cade, absent; Mr. Seth Bloom, absent; Mr. Stan Smith, Interim Superintendent, present; Mr. Edward Morris, General Counsel, present. A quorum was established. An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Additions/Deletions/Modifications Addition(s):  Information Item- Roof Truss Shoring @ Sophie B. Wright Middle School Motion to amend the agenda was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed unanimously. Motion to adopt the agenda as amended, was made by Leslie Ellison and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed unanimously. ACTION ITEM(S) 1. 2013-2014 Property Insurance Renewal Motion for the Orleans Parish School Board to approve the 2013-2014 Property Insurance Renewal was made by Woody Koppel seconded by Leslie Ellison. Item moved to the full board for approval.

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Property Committee Minutes April 18, 2013 Pending Board Approval  

DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S) 

Capital Projects Report

Roof Truss Shoring at Sophie B. Wight Middle School

REPORTS / PRESENTATION(S) (no information submitted) Adjournment On motion by Woody Koppel, the Orleans Parish School Board adjourned at 2:39 p.m.

 


Budget and Finance Committee Minutes April 18, 2013 Pending Board Approval    

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 April 18, 2013 4:00 PM The Budget and Finance Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Ms. Leslie Ellison, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 3:37PM. Committee Roll Call: Ms. Cynthia Cade, absent; Mr. Set Bloom, absent; Ms. Leslie Ellison, present; Mr. Woody Koppel, present; Mr. Nolan Marshall, present; Ms. Sarah Usdin, present; Mr. Ira Thomas Board President, present; Mr. Stan Smith, Interim Superintendent, present; Mr. Edward Morris, General Counsel, present. A quorum was established. An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Additions/Deletions/Modifications Addition(s):  Action Item - Roof Truss Shoring at Sophie B. Wright Middle School  Action Item - 2013-2014 Property Insurance Renewal Motion to adopt amendments to the agenda was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Nolan Marshall. The motion passed unanimously. Motion to adopt the agenda as amended was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Nolan Marshall . The motion passed unanimously. FINANCE ACTION ITEM(S) 1. District Winners and Runners-Ups Motion to approve the District Winners and Runners-Ups was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Nolan Marshall. Item moved to the full board.

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2. General Fund Budget Amendment #1 Motion to approve the General Fund Budget Amendment #1was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Nolan Marshall. Items moved to the full board. 3. Roof Truss Shoring at Sophie B. Wright Middle School  Motion to approve the Roof Truss Shoring at Sophie B. Wright Middle School  was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Nolan Marshall. Items moved to the full board.           4. 2013-2014 Property Insurance Renewal Motion to approve the 2013-2014 Property Insurance Renewal was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Nolan Marshall. Items moved to the full board.   DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S) 

March 2013 Financial Reports

ADJOURNMENT  On motion by Woody Koppel, the Orleans Parish School Board adjourned at 4:16pm.

 


Policy Committee Minutes April 18, 2013 Pending Board Approval    

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD POLICY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 April 18, 2013 3:00PM The Policy Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Ms. Cynthia Cade, Committee Chair was absent, a quorum was not established therefore, Board President Ira Thomas started the below discussions at 3:03 p.m. Committee Roll Call: Mr. Seth Bloom, absent; Ms. Cynthia Cade, absent; Mr. Ira Thomas, Board President, present; Ms. Sarah Usdin, present; Ms. Leslie Ellison, present. * Mr. Nolan Marshall, present; Mr. Woody Koppel, present; Mr. Stan Smith, Interim Superintendent, present; Mr. Edward Morris, General Counsel, present. The committee did not have quorum. *Arrived Late An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office. 1. The following OPSB policies for First Reading were deferred to the May 16, 2013 Policy Committee meeting:  D429 – Bids and Quotations (amendment to current policy)  B210 – Board Meeting Procedures (amendment to current policy)  J939 – Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing (amendment to current policy) 2. The committee discussed the following informational item(s): 

Student Electronic Device Policy

Adjournment The Policy Committee adjourned at 3:19 p.m.

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OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes April 23, 2013

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BOARD BUSINESS MEETING McDonogh #35 High School 1331 Kerlerec Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 April 23, 2013 5:00 p.m.

The Orleans Parish School Board convened for a Board Business Meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 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 There were three additions to the agenda. Board member Woody Koppel requested that we add the Bethune Elementary School family as a point of privilege to allow them to comment on their facilities and the RFQ regarding the Superintendents Search as an action item. In addition, Vice President Leslie Ellison requested that the Board add Autism Awareness Month to the agenda. There was on deletion to the agenda. Board member Woody Koppel also requested that the OPSB Superintendent Search discussion item be deleted. Motion to adopt the agenda as amended was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed unanimously. Motion to adopt the agenda was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Cynthia Cade. The motion passed unanimously. Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YAYS NAYS ABSENTS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

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CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES        

February 19, 2013 Regular Business Meeting February 21, 2013 Special Board Meeting March 14, 2013 Accountability Committee Meeting March 14, 2013 Property Committee Meeting March 14, 2013 Budget & Finance Committee Meeting March 14, 2013 Legal & Legislative Committee Meeting March 19, 2013 Regular Business Meeting March 21, 2013 Special Board Meeting

Motion 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 YAYS 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: February 19, 2013 Regular Business Meeting, February 21, 2013 Special Board Meeting, March 14, 2013 Committee meetings March 19, 2013 Regular Business Board Meeting , and March 21, 2013 Special Board Meeting was made by Cynthia Cade seconded by Woody Koppel. 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

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

SUPERINTENDENT’S AGENDA  Action Item No. 1: District Winners and Runners-Ups Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approve the Student of the Year District Winners and Runners-Ups 2


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Motion to approve the Student of the Year District Winners and Runners-Ups 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 YAYS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

 Student of the Year Competition District Winners and Runners Up Recognition  Kaitlyn Pratt - Gatorade Girls Basketball Player of the Year

DISCUSSION:  Discussion on Benjamin Mays Elementary School  OPSB Superintendents Search COMMITTEE REPORTS: 1)

Accountability Committee, Ms. Sarah Usdin, Chair The Accountability Committee met at 1:11 pm on April 18, 2013. Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation:  Approval to Notify Employees of Reasonable Assurance  District Winners and Runners Up The committee received and discussed the following informational items:  Charter School Updates  School Information Dashboard

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Property Committee: Mr. Nolan Marshall Jr, Chair The Property Committee met at 1:59 pm on April 18, 2013. Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation:  2013-2014 Property Insurance Renewal

The committee received and discussed the following informational item(s):  Capital Projects Report (PowerPoint) 3)

Legal and Legislative Committee: Mr. Seth Bloom, Chair The Legal and Legislative Committee did not meet on April 18, 2013.

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OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes April 23, 2013 The Policy Committee did not meet on April 18, 2013. The committee did not have a quorum. OPSB Policies for First Reading were deferred to the May 16, 2013 Policy Committee meeting:  D429 – Bids and Quotations (amendment to current policy)  B210 – Board Meeting Procedures (amendment to current policy) J939 – Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing (amendment to current policy) Discussion Item(s):  Student Electronic Device Policy 5)

Budget and Finance Committee, Ms. Leslie Ellison, Chair The Budget & Finance Committee met at 3:37 pm on April 18, 2013 Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation:  Roof Truss Shoring at Sophie B. Wright Middle School  2013-2014 Property Insurance Renewal  District Winners and Runners-Up  General Budget Amendment Capital #1 The Committee received and discussed the following items.  March 2013 Financial Report

 

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

Action Item No. 2: Resolution 10-13 General Fund Budget Amendment #1 Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopts Resolution 10-13 relative to General Fund Budget Amendment #1 Motion to dispense with the reading of Resolution 10-13 General Fund Budget Amendment was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Nolan Marshall. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Motion to adopt Resolution 10-13 General Fund Budget Amendment #1 was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Nolan Marshall. The motion passed with 6 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YAYS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 6 0 1 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Absent Yes Yes

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Action Item No. 3: Resolution 11-13 House Bill No. 661 RE: Type 5 Charters Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopts Resolution 11-13 a resolution supporting House Bill No. 661 (“HB 661”) which would allow Type 5 charter schools transferred to the Recovery School District and returned to the transferring school system to convert to a Type 3B charter school and to, in some cases, be considered the local education agency (LEA) for all funding purposes. Motion to dispense with the reading of Resolution 11-13 House Bill No. 661 RE: Type 5 Charters was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Seth Bloom. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Motion to adopt Resolution 11-13 House Bill No. 661 RE: Type 5 Charters 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 YAYS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 4: Resolution12-13 House Bill No. 556 RE: Competitive Sealed Proposal Method Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopts Resolution 12-13 a resolution supporting House Bill No. 556 (“HB 556”) which would allow the Orleans Parish School Board and the Recovery School District to utilize the competitive sealed proposal method to contract out work to be done on certain hurricane damaged property in Orleans Parish until July 1, 2015.

Motion to dispense with the reading of Resolution12-13 House Bill No. 556 RE: Competitive Sealed Proposal Method was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Motion to adopt Resolution12-13 House Bill No. 556 RE: Competitive Sealed Proposal Method 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

Yes No Yes Yes 6

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

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Action Item No. 5: Resolution 13-13 House Bill No. 559 RE: Design-Build Method Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopts Resolution 13-13 a resolution supporting House Bill No. 559 which extends the length of time from six (6) years to eight (8) years for the utilization of the design-build method for projects of certain parishes or entities.

Motion to dispense with the reading of Resolution 13-13 House Bill No. 559 RE: DesignBuild Method was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Sarah Usdin. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Motion to adopt Resolution 13-13 House Bill No. 559 RE: Design-Build Method 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 YAYS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS 

Yes No Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 6: Approval to Notify Employees of Reasonable Assurance Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the dissemination of a letter of reasonable assurance of employment to each employee covered under R. S. 23:1600. Motion for approval to Notify Employees of Reasonable Assurance 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 YAYS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 7: 2013-2014 Property Insurance Renewal. The current property policy renewal period is May 1, 2013 through May 1, 2014. The proposed property renewal plan 6


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes April 23, 2013 provides for $50,000,000 in coverage. This proposal pertains to OPSB properties occupied and controlled by OPSB; it does not include properties under the control of the RSD. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the renewal of the property insurance contract through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., and authorizes the Board President to sign agreement. Motion to approve the 2013-2014 Property Insurance Renewal 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 YAYS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS 

Yes Yes Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes Yes

Action Item No. 8: Roof Truss Shoring at Sophie B. Wright Middle School Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board accepts the bid from Boines Construction and Equipment Company in the amount of $181,600.00 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 Roof Truss Shoring at Sophie B. Wright Middle School 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 YAYS 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 RFQ for Seeking Qualified Firms to Assist in the Superintendent Search Motion to approve the RFQ for Seeking Qualified Firms to assist in the Superintendent Search was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Seth Bloom. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nay Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin

Yes Yes

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison

Yes Yes 7


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes April 23, 2013 Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall YAYS NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes Yes 7 0 0 0

Woody Koppel

Yes

ADJOURNMENT On motion by Cynthia Cade, the Orleans Parish School Board adjourned at 6:49 pm

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RlCHARD J. ROTH III LL.M. ill Tuotion

ROTH

SARAH E. MAHEU

LAW FIRM L.L.C.

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April 23, 2013 Mr. Paul Richard NAllLatter & Blum 430 Notre Dame Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

RE:

Acquis ition of 1542 Constance Street, New Orleans, Louisiana Our File # \065

Dear Mr. Richard, I have been authorized by the Executive Committee of the Board of Kingsley House, Inc. to extend an updated offer. As you know from our previous correspondence and conferences, the property located at 1542 Constance Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 1 is subject to substantial liabilities as discovered in both the environmen tal testing by U.S. Risk and Section 106 Archaeological Review conducted by Earth Search. The time and cost associated with remediating the property is significant. In order to expedite the process and achieve the best result for both Kingsley House and the Orleans Parish School Board, Kingsley House is prepared to offer $1 million cash and assume any and all liabi lities in connection with the stated environmental liabilities and Section 106 findin gs. Please review this offer as soon as poss ible with your client, and we would appreciate a response no later than April 30, 2013. Shou ld you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Regards,

Richard J.

cc:

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Dr. Keith Liederman, CEO of Kingsley House, Inc. Ms. Melanie Bronlin, Board President of Kingsley House, Inc.

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1542 Constance Street, New Orleans, Louisiana shall mean all property located at 1542. 1549, 1553, 1559, 1563, 1572, 1573 Constance Streel. 106 Orange Street, 1011 and 101 9 Richard Street, and 1567 Annunciation Street, New Orleans, Louisiana. 1

Telephone: 504.525.7792

Facsimile : 504.522.5674

I 2727 Prytania Street, Suite 14 I New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

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Orleans Parish School Board Property and Budget & Finance Committee May 16, 2013

Recommendation regarding Sale of Property at 1500 Constance Background The Orleans Parish owns a parcel of property bounded by Constance, Orange, Annunciation and Richard and adjacent to Kingsley House. Prior to 2005, OPSB had determined that the sight was not needed for school use and approved a CEA with Kingsley House for this property. Kingsley House intended to use the sight for an expansion of their early childhood program which ultimately would benefit OPSB by better preparing students entering kindergarten . In 2009/2010, OPSB approached Kingsley House requesting the use of the property to install a modular campus for temporary swing space to acccomdate students during the renovation oftheir school facilities. In preparation for the installation of modulars, OPSD due diligence revealed that the site contained high levels of lead making it cost prohibitive use for temporary space. In light of the environmental issues OPSB elected to not renew the CEA with Kingsley House and returned the property to surplus for disposition . Kingsley House approached OPSB with a request to purchase the property and was successful in securing legislation that would allow them to purchase at appraised value.


May 10, 2013  AMEND 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. All private school administrators have indicated by way of district response form that  they would like to continue Title I and Title II services provided by the aforementioned third‐party  contractors.  In June 2012, funds were reserved from the private school amount in anticipation of across  the board cuts of Federal dollars due to sequestration that was to take place in January 2013.  The 2012‐ 2013 OPSB eGrant Application for Federal Funds received approval on September 28, 2012.    On February 22, 2013, OPSB received the final allocation for the 2012‐2013 fiscal year which included a  $340,740.00 supplement.  The final nonpublic Title I allocation for eligible students includes the  $596,948.89 reservation for sequestration; and the nonpublic equitable supplement amount of  $91,464.11.    The breakdown is as follows: Instructional per pupil allocation ‐$3,289,572.00; equitable distribution  (Parental Involvement, Professional Development, and Instructional Programs) ‐ $2,087,118.04; and  non‐instructional cost ‐ $322,601.40. The total Title I allocation for eligible private school students is  $5,699,291.44.      RECOMMENDATION:  

Based on the above, OPSB administration requests approval to amend  the existing Catapult Learning, LLC contract not to exceed  $5,061,577.30, the existing Non‐Public Educational Services,  Incorporated contract not to exceed $613,929.93 and the existing  Sylvan contract not to exceed $23,784.21 to provide Title I educational  services to eligible students enrolled in private schools pending LDOE  approval of Amendment I of the application. 

Account code:  6A15101B 532000 13T1S   

 

 

 

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May 10, 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.   All  private school administrators have indicated by way of district response form that they would like to  continue Title I and Title II services provided by the aforementioned third‐party contractors.  In June  2012, funds were reserved from the private school amount in anticipation of across the board cuts of  Federal dollars due to sequestration that were to take place in January 2013.  The 2012‐2013 OPSB  eGrant Application for Federal Funds received approval on September 28, 2012.    On February 22, 2013, OPSB received the final allocation for the 2012‐2013 fiscal year which included a  $163,696 supplement.  The final nonpublic Title II allocation for eligible students includes an LDOE  supplement and the reservation for sequestration totaling $2,412,995.01. The nonpublic Title II  allocation for professional development is as follows: Professional Development ‐ $2,412,995.01 and  administration cost ‐ $144,779.70. The total Title II allocation for eligible private school students is  $2,557,774.71.       RECOMMENDATION:  

Based on the above, OPSB administration requests approval to amend  the existing Catapult Learning, LLC contract not to exceed $2,481,690.68  and the existing Non‐Public Educational Services, Incorporated contract  not exceed   $76,084.03 to provide Title II professional development  services to administrators and staff enrolled in private schools pending  LDOE final approval of Amendment I. 

  Account codes:  6C15101B 532000 1350S and 0100000‐242101   

 

 

 

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TRAVELERS INSURANCE COMPANY – NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM CARRIER Requested by: Tracey Griffin-Robertson, Director – Risk Management, Retirement & Benefits Departments Background: Orleans Parish School Board has received the premium renewal request for flood insurance coverage through Travelers Insurance Company. The approved coverage period ends 05/02/2013. The district has profited greatly through the services provided by Travelers Insurance Company. I submit that the value OPSB receives in the relationship far exceeds the cost of the support, $139,262 per twelve month period. Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board approves the renewal of the expiring policies with Travelers Insurance Company for a twelve-month period. Flood Insurance Renewals effective 05/02/2013

Policy #

Name

Bldg Description

Address

BUILDING Limit

CONTENTS Limit

Renewal Premium

6003061683

Audubon-Montessori School

Main Bldg - 3 Floors

428 Broadway St

$500,000

$500,000

$11,743

6003061741

Bethune, Mary McLeod, Elementary

Main Bldg - 3 Floors

4040 Eagle St

$500,000

$500,000

$11,743

6010035586

Capdau, Pierre A., Junior High School

Main Bldg - 3 Floors

3821 Franklin Ave

$500,000

$500,000

$5,257

6003061634

Easton, Warren, Sr. High School

Main Bldg - 4 Floors

3019 Canal St

$500,000

$500,000

$11,743

6010035590

Fortier, Alcee, Senior High School

Main Bldg - 4 Floors

$500,000

$500,000

$5,257

6003061170

Franklin, Benjamin, Elementary School

Main Bldg - 3 Floors

$500,000

$500,000

$11,743

6003060818

Franklin, Benjamin, Sr. High School

Main Bldg

$500,000

$500,000

$5,305

6003061584

Green, Samuel J., Middle School

Main Bldg - 3 Floors

5624 Freret St 1116 Jefferson Ave 2001 Leon C Simon 2319 Valence St

$500,000

$500,000

$11,743

6003061220

Lusher, Robert Mills, Elem School

Main Bldg - 3 Floors

$500,000

$500,000

$11,743

6010035592

Lusher Extension

Main Bldg - 2 Floors

$500,000

$500,000

$5,257

6003061469

McDonogh 35 Sr. High School

Main

$500,000

$500,000

$11,743

6003061485

McMain, Eleanor, Magnet School

Main Bldg - 3 Floors

$500,000

$500,000

$11,743

6003061493

Moton, Robert R., Elementary School

Main Bldg

$500,000

$0

$5,902

6003060990

Nelson, Medard H., Elementary School

Main Bldg

$500,000

$500,000

$5,257

6003061386

NOCEA - N.O.Cntr for Education of Adults

Main Bldg - 3 Floors

$500,000

$0

$0

6003061345

Wright, Sophie B., Middle School

Main Bldg - 3 Floors

7315 Willow St 719 S Carrollton Ave 1331 Kerlerec St 5712 S Claiborne Ave 3000 Abundance 3121 St Bernard Ave 1815 St Claude Ave 1426 Napoleon Ave

$500,000

$500,000

$11,743

$8,500,000

$7,500,000

$139,262

Budget Code: Dept: 338 Org: 01262038

Object: 552200


Attachment FEMA is responsible for operating the NFIP (National Flood Insurance Program). FEMA contracts with insurance carriers to distribute the flood product to the public. Rates are promulgated by FEMA and used by the contract carriers. It makes no difference who the carrier is with the NFIP program except for grandfathering status. If an entity allows their flood coverage to lapse or cancel, they are subject to the most current rules and regulations of NFIP. Some rules and regulations are grandfathered by policy inception date. Therefore a lapse or cancellation of coverage usually results in a loss of coverage or added cost due to loss of grandfathering status. Based on the information listed above, it is in the best interest of the Orleans Parish School Board to continue coverage with the current vendor, Travelers Insurance Company. A change in placement could have potential negative impact for the district. Submitted by:

Tracey Griffin-Robertson Director


May 15, 2013 TYPES 1 AND 3 CHARTER APPLICATIONS REVIEW Requestor: Kathleen Padian, Deputy Superintendent, Charter Schools Advertisement Dates: The Times Picayune Wednesday, April 17, 2013 Wednesday, April 24, 2013 OPSB Website - continuously April 17 through May 1, 2013 Submission Deadline: May 1, 2013 Vendors Receiving RFP Package: 2

Vendors Responding: 2

Principals of the Company: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CHARTER SCHOOL AUTHORIZERS (CHICAGO, IL) President and CEO: Greg Richmond Background Information: On April 17, 2013 the OPSB Purchasing Department released Request for Proposals (RFP) no. 13-0023 for Types 1 and 3 charter application reviews. The RFP was advertised in the Times-Picayune and posted to the OPSB website. On May 1, 2013 at 4:00 P.M. two (2) proposals were received. The proposals were reviewed by an evaluation team consisting of members from the Charter Schools office and finance. The evaluation results were as follows: Contractor

Score

NACSA Safal Partners

84.25 66.625

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Orleans Parish School Board accepts the recommendation of administration to award a contract to The National Association of Charter School Authorizers not to exceed $160,000.00 for 12 applications.


CAPITAL PROJECTS BUDGET AMENDMENT BY FUNDING SOURCE AS OF MAY 21, 2013 APPROVED BUDGET

FEMA

New PK8 Lake Forest Blvd

TOTAL

AMENDMENTS

PROPOSED AMENDMENT #3

$

25,717,575

$

9,000,000

$

34,717,575

$

25,717,575

$

9,000,000

$

34,717,575


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