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OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes 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.

The Orleans Parish School Board convened for a Board Business Meeting on Tuesday, August 20, 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 5:29 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 was one deletion to the agenda regarding the presentation of the proclamation for Dr. Everett Williams. Sarah Usdin requested that the item be postponed until the October Board meeting. Motion to adopt the amendment to the agenda was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Cynthia Cade. Motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Motion to adopt the amended agenda was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays 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

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Motion to approve minutes and dispense with the reading of the minutes was made by Woody Koppel, seconded by Sarah Usdin. Motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays SUPERINTENDENT’S AGENDA  (no items submitted) PRESENTATION(S): 

Eddie Robinson Award RE: Ronald Gearing

Interim Superintendent Stan Smith

McDonogh 35 New Principal RE: Gerald DeBose

Interim Superintendent Stan Smith

Update on Superintendent Search Firm

Wesley Bayas

COMMITTEE REPORTS: 1) 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)  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: 2


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• 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 3) 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. 4) 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: Approval of the Single-Event Suspension of OPSB Policy E500 for the Warren Easton Charter High School Jazz Legends Concert 5) 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 3


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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 informational items.  Canned Goods and Staples for Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0001) 

Frozen Foods, Juices and Vegetables for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0003)

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 approve the Consent AgendaItems was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Cynthia Cade. Motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays ACTION ITEMS: The Orleans Parish Board is asked to act upon the following action items: 

Action Item No 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. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopts the FY 2014 Consolidated Budget and Resolution 25-13.

Motion for adoption of Resolution 25-13, approval of FY 2014 Consolidated Budget and to waive the reading of the resolution was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Cynthia Cade. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall AYES 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. 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 23-13 for the confirmation of SBC Parameter terms in Leverage Financing. Motion to adopt Resolution 23-13: Confirmation of State Bond Commission (SBC) Parameter Terms in Leverage Financing 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 AYES 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 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. 20136630 and to file an amicus brief in support of the Orleans Parish School Board’s legal position therein. Motion to adopt Resolution 24-13: Request to Louisiana School Boards Association for Amicus Brief and to waive the reading of the resolution was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Cynthia Cade. The motion passed with 4 Ayes and 3 Nays Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall

Yes No No Yes

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

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4 3 0 0

Action Item No. 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. Motion to approve the OPSB Self-Funded Medical Plan Third Party Administrator was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 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. Motion to approve the OPSB Self -Funded Medical Plan Stop Loss Insurance Renewal was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 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 Motion to approve the McDonogh #7 Modulars was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Nolan Marshall. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 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 6


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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. Motion to approve the Einstein Modulars was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Nolan Marshall. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays. 

Action Item No. 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. Motion to approve the Third Party Contract Amendment – Title I was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 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. Motion to approve the Third Party Contract Amendment – Title II was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 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. 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. 7


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Motion to approve the Renewal of Achieve 3000 Kidbiz & Teenbiz Online Reading Program was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays 

Action Item No. 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. Motion to approve the Renewal License and Support for Blackboard Academic Portal was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Cynthia Cade. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 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. Motion for approval of the Audubon Re-Roof Contract was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Sarah Usdin. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 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.

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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. Motion for approval of the Single-Event Suspension of OPSB Policy E500 for the Warren Easton Charter High School Jazz Legends Concert was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays 

Action Item No. 14: Approval of the Single-Event Suspension of OPSB Policy E500 for the Lusher Charter School Annual Celebration of the Arts 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. Motion for approval of the Single-Event Suspension of OPSB Policy E500 for the Lusher Charter School Annual Celebration of the Arts was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Cynthia Cade. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 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. Motion for approval of the Non-binding Purchase Agreement on Vacant Property (3100 block of Canal Street) was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays 

Action Item No. 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. Motion for approval to reduce the evaluation team for selection of the Superintendent Search Firm was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Sarah Usdin. The motion passed with 7 9


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Action Item No. 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. Motion to approve revisions to the 2013-14 Academic Calendar was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 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 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. Motion to approve the Pupil Progression Plan was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 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.

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OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes August 20, 2013 Motion to adopt Resolution 26-13: Commemorating 50th Anniversary of the “March on Washington was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays Motion for recess to Executive Session was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel at 6:41 p.m. 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. 2006-7342; 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: The Board reconvened from Executive Session at 8:09 p.m. and a report was provided by Mr. Edward Morris, General Counsel. Committee Roll Call: Mr. Seth Bloom, absent; 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. EXECUTIVE SESSION REPORT/ACTION ITEMS Litigation Matters: 11


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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. Motion to approve settlement of Barbara Broussard v. Orleans Parish School Board, CDC No. 2005-03772; Employee Litigation as recommended by General Counsel was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 6 Ayes, 0 Nays, 1 absent (Seth Bloom) 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. Motion to approve settlement of Catina Matthews v. Orleans Parish School Board, H & G Claim No. 04000028096; Worker’s Compensation Claim as recommended by Gerneral Counsel was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 6 Ayes, 0 Nays, 1 absent (Seth Bloom) 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. Motion to approve 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 was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed with 5 Ayes (Thomas, Cade, Ellison, Koppel, Marshall), 1 Nay (Sarah Usdin), 1 absent (Seth Bloom) 4. Orleans Parish School Board v. Lexington Insurance Company, et al., CDC No. 2006-7342; 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. 12


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Motion to approve General Counsel’s recommendation to seek a writ application to the Louisiana Supreme Court from the decision of the First Circuit Court of Appeals and to authorize outside counsel to do thus was made by Leslie Ellison and seconded by Cynthia Cade. The motion passed with 4 Ayes (Thomas, Cade, Ellison, Marshall), 2 Nays (Sarah Usdin, Woody Koppel), 1 absent (Seth Bloom) 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 New Orleans, LA 70114

ADJOURNMENT On motion by Cynthia Cade, the Orleans Parish School Board adjourned at 8:30 pm.

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