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OPSB Business Board Meeting September 17, 2013

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BOARD BUSINESS MEETING McDonogh #35 High School 1331 Kerlerec Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 September 17, 2013 5:00 p.m.

CALL TO ORDER - ROLL CALL PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Additions/ Deletions/ Modifications CONSIDERATION OF MINUTES:  July 11, 2013 Accountability Committee Meeting  July 11, 2013 Property Committee Meeting  July 11, 2013 Budget & Finance Committee Meeting  July 11, 2013 Policy Committee Meeting  July 11, 2013 Legal & Legislative Committee Meeting  July 16, 2013 Regular Board Business Meeting  August 15, 2013 Accountability Committee Meeting  August 15, 2013 Property Committee Meeting  August 15, 2013 Budget & Finance Committee Meeting  August 15, 2013 Policy Committee Meeting  August 15, 2013 Legal & Legislative Committee Meeting  August 20, 2013 Regular Board Business Meeting SUPERINTENDENT’S AGENDA: PRESENTATION(S): 

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COMMITTEE REPORTS: 1)

Accountability Committee, Ms. Sarah Usdin, Chair The Accountability Committee met at 1:15 pm on September 12, 2013. The committee discussed and received the following informational items:  Update on Charter Applicants  Charter School City Wide Strategy Update  One App Update  OPSB District Calendar (DRAFT)  Chevron Project Lead the Way & Franklin Elementary School

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The committee received the following report(s): • COMPASS Report 2)

Property Committee: Mr. Nolan Marshall Jr, Chair The Property Committee did not meet on September 12, 2013.

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Legal and Legislative Committee: Mr. Seth Bloom, Chair The Legal and Legislative Committee did not meet on September 12, 2013.

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Policy Committee: Ms. Cynthia Cade, Chair The Policy Committee did not meet on September 12, 2013.

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Budget and Finance Committee, Ms. Leslie Ellison, Chair The Budget & Finance Committee met at 4:13 pm on September 12, 2013 The committee discussed and received the following informational item(s): • Revenue Allocation Report Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation:

• OPSB Property Auction Update 

Approval of an Exchange of Idaho & Seine property (owned by OPSB) for Fox Playground (Owned by the City)  Approval of a letter of intent for the sale of John A Shaw Elementary School in accordance with LA R. S 17:3982  Chevron Project Lead the Way & Ben Franklin Elementary School  Resolution 27-13: McDonogh 42 Transaction Summary Approval Item(s) deferred to the September 17, 2013 Board meeting: • Recommendation on Lake Forest Charter School The Committee discussed and received the following items. Items forwarded to the full Board as CONSENT AGENDA: 1. Compass Odyssey Purchase Approval Rationale: Compass Odyssey was approved by the Superintendent at the total cost of $97,549.00. Added cost of $36,525.00 to is needed to add Alice Harte Elementary, Einstein Charter School and Mahalia Jackson Elementary to the subscription. Since the cost now exceeds $100,000 a board item is needed to get the approval to have the three schools added. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the added costs to cover the three referenced sites. ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA ACTION ITEMS:

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The Orleans Parish Board is asked to act upon the following action items: 1. Selection of the Superintendent Search Firm 2. Type 1 Charter Applicant: Smothers Academy Preparatory School for Arts & Sciences Rationale: BESE Bulletin 126, §306(A)4 requires that prior to approving a charter for a Type 1 charter school, the Board hold a public hearing for the purpose of considering the proposal and receiving public input. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves Administration’s recommendation with respect to the Type 1 Charter Applicant. 3. Type 1 Charter Applicant: The Learning Lab Rationale: BESE Bulletin 126, §306(A)4 requires that prior to approving a charter for a Type 1 charter school, the Board hold a public hearing for the purpose of considering the proposal and receiving public input. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves Administration’s recommendation with respect to the Type 1 Charter Applicant. 4. Type 1 Charter Applicant: Cypress Academy Rationale: BESE Bulletin 126, §306(A)4 requires that prior to approving a charter for a Type 1 charter school, the Board hold a public hearing for the purpose of considering the proposal and receiving public input. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves Administration’s recommendation with respect to the Type 1 Charter Applicant. 5. Type 1 Charter Applicant: Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) Collegiate Academy @ SUNO Rationale: BESE Bulletin 126, §306(A)4 requires that prior to approving a charter for a Type 1 charter school, the Board hold a public hearing for the purpose of considering the proposal and receiving public input. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves Administration’s recommendation with respect to the Type 1 Charter Applicant. 6. OPSB Property Auction Update Rationale: Nine properties were advertised for the auction. Prior to the actual auction two properties (John A. Shaw and Lorraine V. Hansberry) were withdrawn based on letters of interest from charter schools. Of the seven remaining properties two (Noble and Thomas A. Edison) received no bids. This was the first auction for these properties. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves Administrations recommendation for acceptance of bids on the Algiers Bus Barn, Lake Forest site and Seabrook. All properties have been subject to multiple prior auctions with minimal to no interest. 7. Approval of an Exchange of Idaho & Seine property (owned by OPSB) for Fox Playground (Owned by the City)

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Rationale: Fox Playground is adjacent to LB Landry and will provide additional green space for the school’s use. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the exchange of Idaho & Seine property (owned by OPSB) for Fox Playground (Owned by the City). 8. Approval of a letter of intent for the sale of John A Shaw Elementary School in accordance with LA R. S 17:3982 Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the sale of John A Shaw Elementary School to Encore Academy in accordance with LA R. S 17:3982 which gives charters to purchase or lease vacant school properties at up to appraised value 9. Recommendation on Lake Forest Charter School Rationale: On July 10, 2013 the OPSB Purchasing Department released Invitation to Bid (ITB) no. Project no. 2012-0505-0001 for New Lake Forest School at Greater St. Stephen Site. The ITB was advertised in the Times-Picayune and posted to the OPSB website. A pre-bid conference was held on June 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. and there were three (3) contractors represented. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board accepts the lowest responsive bid from McDonnel Group, LLC in the amount of $33,895,000.00 and all alternatives totaling $1,870,000, for a grand total of $35,765.000.00, and authorize the OPSB General Counsel to prepare a contract for signatures of the Board President and the contractor. 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. 10. Chevron Project Lead the Way & Ben Franklin Elementary School Rationale: Chevron is funding Project Lead the Way for Ben Franklin Elementary School. The award will fund teacher training, supplies and software to implement an engineering pathway for 7th and 8th grade students at Ben Franklin "Extension." The students will study different facets of engineering design each year and end with a culminating project in 8th grade. This project extends the excellent science and math program currently offered at the school. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the acceptance of the Chevron Project Lead the Way Ben Franklin Elementary School award that will fund teacher training and travel, required equipment, computers, supplies and software in the amount: year 1- $31,000; year 2-10,000.00 for a total of $41,000. 11. Resolution 27-13: McDonogh 42 Transaction Summary Approval Rationale: A resolution approving the form of a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Recovery School District to implement a leveraged financing transaction for McDonogh 42 Elementary School in accordance with the School Facilities Master Plan as revised in October 2011 (the “Master Plan”); approving the proceedings adopted by the Board of Directors of the Orleans Schools Facilities Foundation, Inc. and providing for other matters in connection therewith. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopts Resolution 27-13: McDonogh 42 Transaction Summary Approval.

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RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: Litigation Matters: 1. Agnes Harris v. Orleans Parish School Board, H & G Claim No. 1.23933.55.WCI; Worker’s Compensation Claim RECONVENE FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION/ROLL CALL: EXECUTIVE SESSION REPORT/ACTION ITEMS Litigation Matters: 1. Agnes Harris v. Orleans Parish School Board, H & G Claim No. 1.23933.55.WCI; Worker’s Compensation Claim ANNOUNCEMENTS ADJOURNMENT

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Accountability Committee Meeting Minutes July 11, 2013 Pending Board Approval

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 July 11, 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, July 11, 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 1:11 PM. Committee Roll Call: Sarah Usdin, present; Woody Koppel, present; Nolan Marshall, Jr., present; Cynthia Cade, absent; and Ira Thomas, Sr., absent. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: 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 Nolan Marshall Jr. Motion passed unanimously. ACTION ITEM(S) 1. Request for Advisory Opinion Rationale: An advisory opinion from the Ethics Board in regard to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Collegiate Academies @ SUNO charter application and a potential conflict of interest with a Board member is requested. Recommendation: The Orleans Parish School Board authorizes the Charter School Office & Legal Counsel to proceed with a request for an advisory opinion regarding the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Collegiate Academies @ SUNO application. Motion to move the Request for Advisory Opinion to the full Board was made by Woody Koppel, seconded by Nolan Marshall Jr. Motion passed unanimously. REPORTS / PRESENTATION(S) 2. McDonogh 35 Update; information provided and presented by Dr. Armand Devezin. Usdin made a request to the Property Committee Chair, Nolan Marshall Jr., to look at institutionalizing the Bard Program; provide them with a permanent facility. The program could serve students across the RSD and charter schools. DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S) 3. New & Expanding Charter Update: Bricolage, Plessy, InspireNola, Einstein Extension; information provided and presented by Kathleen Padian. Usdin asked that the Board members’ orientation training on review and approval of charter applications be held prior to the August 2013 Accountability Committee meeting. ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Nolan Marshall Jr. at 1:30 PM.


Property Committee Meeting Minutes July 11, 2013 Pending Board Approval

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD PROPERTY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 July 11, 2013 1:30 PM An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office.

The Property Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, July 11, 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 1:35 PM. Committee Roll Call: Nolan Marshall, Jr., present; Woody Koppel, present; *Leslie Ellison, present (1:37 PM); Cynthia Cade, absent; and *Ira Thomas, Sr., present (1:56 PM). The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Board Members Sarah Usdin and Seth Bloom (1:54 PM); 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 Leslie Ellison. ACTION ITEM(S) (No information submitted) DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S) (No information submitted)

REPORTS / PRESENTATION(S) 1. a. Superintendent’s Report, March May 16, 2013 b. Capital Projects Report Information provided and presented by Herman Taitt. ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Leslie Ellison at 2:14 PM.


Budget & Finance Committee Meeting Minutes July 11, 2013 Pending Board ApprovalÂ

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 July 11, 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, July 11, 2013 at 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Ms. Leslie Ellison, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:50 PM. Committee Roll Call: Leslie Ellison, present; Woody Koppel, present; Nolan Marshall, Jr., present; Seth Bloom, present; and Ira Thomas, Sr., absent. 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 Modifications: Consent Agenda Items Nos. 2, 5, and 6 are Information Items Motion to accept amendments to the agenda was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion to adopt the agenda as amended was made by Woody Koppel, seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion passed unanimously. FINANCE ACTION ITEM(S) 1. Resolution 21-13: The 2014 Millages

Rationale: A resolution adopting the calendar year 2014 millage rates for the Orleans Parish School Board’s Constitutional Millage, Purpose A Millage, Purpose B Millage, Purpose C Millage, Purpose D Millage and the millage for general obligation bonds on all the property subject to taxation in Orleans Parish, State of Louisiana. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 21-13: The 2014 Millages Motion to move Resolution 21-13, 2014 Millages, to the full Board was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Nolan Marshall Jr. 2. Resolution 22-13: Revenue Anticipation Notes Rationale: A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of Anticipation Notes, Series 2013 of the

Orleans Parish School Board, State of Louisiana, in a principal amount not to exceed $50,000,000; making application to the State Bond Commission for consent and authority for such borrowing; and providing for other matters with respect to the forgoing. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 22-13: Revenue Anticipation Notes


Motion to move Resolution 22-13, 2014 Revenue Anticipation Notes, to the full Board was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Nolan Marshall Jr.

3. General Liability Insurance Renewal Package Rationale: Orleans Parish School Board approves the renewal of the Workers Compensation, Excess Liability, Umbrella, Full Terrorism Liability, School Leaders Errors & Omissions, and Pollution Legal Liability insurance policies through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., and authorizes the Board President to sign the renewal agreements. Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board renews the Workers Compensation, Excess Liability, Umbrella, Full Terrorism Liability, School Leaders Errors & Omissions, and Pollution Legal Liability insurance policies through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., and authorizes the Board President to sign the renewal agreements. Motion to move the renewal of the General Liability Insurance Package and authorize Board President Thomas to sign the renewal agreements was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. Smith stated that there should be two separate action items: (1) Renewal Insurance Package and (2) Uninsured Motorist Insurance. 4. Request for Approval on the FY2014 OPSB Stipend & Supplemental Compensation Scales Rationale: The Louisiana State Department of Education and regulations for reimbursement by federal programs of expended funds budgeted in federal grant applications require an annual adoption by the OPSB of a compensation scale for professional development stipends and supplemental compensation for employees who perform work beyond the regular work day. The attached Stipend and Supplemental Compensation Scale includes extracurricular, summer, and professional development compensation for regular employees, and casual employees including substitute teachers, hourly pay rates Only OPSB approved rates may be used for compensation of the above described activities performed after regular work hours. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board FY 2014 OPSB Stipend and Supplemental Compensation Scale as recommended by Administration. Motion to approve the FY2014 OPSB Stipend & Supplemental Compensation Scales 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 Motion to move Consent Agenda Item No. 1 to the full Board was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom.


3. Meat, Seafood, and Poultry for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0005) Motion to move Consent Agenda Item No. 3 to the full Board was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Nolan Marshall Jr. 4. Milk for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN0002) Motion to move Consent Agenda Item No. 4 to the full Board was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Nolan Marshall, Jr. INFORMATION ITEMS: 2. Canned Goods and Staples for Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0001) 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) Information provided and presented by Leslie Rey. DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S) ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Nolan Marshall, Jr. at 5:14 PM.


Policy Committee Meeting Minutes July 11, 2013 Pending Board Approval

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD POLICY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 July 11, 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, July 11, 2013 at 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Ms. Cynthia Cade, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 3:50 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: Board Members Woody Koppel and Nolan Marshall, Jr.; Stanley Smith, Interim Superintendent; and Edward Morris, General Counsel. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Addition: Discussion Item - Policy C303, Recruitment of a Superintendent Motion to accept amendments to the agenda was made by Leslie Ellison. There was no second. Motion failed. Motion to adopt the agenda was made by Sarah Usdin; seconded by Leslie Ellison. OPSB POLICIES Second 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. Ellison requested that an amendment be made to Policy J939. The policy should reference “all students” as opposed to listing characteristics.


Policy Committee Meeting Minutes July 11, 2013 Pending Board Approval

Cade asked that a Bullying Policy be put in place for adults. This will be discussed further at the August 2013 Policy Committee meeting. Marshall Jr. suggested that “any other distinguishing characteristics” be added to the policy. Motion to move Policy J939 to the full Board without recommendations was made by Cynthia Cade; seconded by Seth Bloom. ACTION ITEM(S) (no items submitted) DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S)  Update on Moton School Research Cade made a request to Marshall, Property Committee Chair, to add the Moton School Update to the August 2013 Property Committee meeting agenda. ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Leslie Ellison; seconded by Sarah Usdin at 4:49 PM.


Legal and Legislative Committee Meeting Minutes July 11, 2013 Pending Board Approval Â

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD LEGAL and LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 July 11, 2013 2:00 PM An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office.

The Legal and Legislative Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Mr. Seth Bloom, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:22 PM. Committee Roll Call: Seth Bloom, present; Woody Koppel, present; Sarah Usdin, present; *Cynthia Cade, present (2:53 PM); and Ira Thomas, Sr., present. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Board Members Leslie Ellison and Nolan Marshall, Jr.; 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 Sarah Usdin. ACTION ITEM(S) (no items submitted) DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S) 1. Approval of Interim Superintendent Contract Rationale: At the February 19, 2013 Board Meeting, the Orleans Parish School Board under Action Item 11 approved a motion by Board Member Seth Bloom, seconded by Sarah Usdin for the Board President and Vice President to correct the errors on the Interim Superintendent existing contract with general counsel and to bring the item back for ratification. The motion passed with 5 ayes and 1 abstention. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the amended contract as presented. Discussion Item No. 1, Approval of Interim Superintendent Contract, was introduced by Seth Bloom.


Bloom suggested that General Counsel Morris assist Mr. Hurdges, Attorney representing Interim Superintendent Smith, with amendments or changes to the contract that would be acceptable to the Board and Interim Superintendent. Motion to move Discussion Item No. 1 to the full Board was made by Sarah Usdin; seconded by Woody Koppel. (3) Ayes: Seth Bloom, Woody Koppel, and Sarah Usdin (1) Nay: Cynthia Cade RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion to adjourn to Executive Session was made by Sarah Usdin; seconded by Woody Koppel at 3:09 PM. The motion passed unanimously. Litigation Matters: 1. T.S and C.S v. Orleans Parish School Board, et al., USDC EDLA No. 2012-02170. Personal Injury Litigation. Request for settlement approval. RECONVENE FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION/ROLL CALL: The committee reconvened at 3:28 PM. Committee Roll Call: Seth Bloom, present; Woody Koppel, present; Sarah Usdin, present; Cynthia Cade, absent; and Ira Thomas, Sr., absent. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Stanley Smith, Interim Superintendent; and Edward Morris, General Counsel. REPORT ON EXECUTIVE SESSION Litigation Matters: 1. T.S and C.S v. Orleans Parish School Board, et al., USDC EDLA No. 2012-02170. Personal Injury Litigation. Request for settlement approval. Motion to move Litigation Matters to the full Board was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Sarah Usdin. ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Sarah Usdin; seconded by Woody Koppel at 3:28 PM.


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes July 16, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD BOARD BUSINESS MEETING McDonogh #35 High School 1331 Kerlerec Street New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 July 16, 2013 5:00 p.m.

The Orleans Parish School Board convened for a Board Business Meeting on Tuesday, July 16, 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 5:00 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 no additions, deletions or modifications to the agenda. Motion to adopt the 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

Motion to approve minutes 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 Cynthia Cade requested that the adoption of the minutes be delayed so that Board members could have more time to review the minutes. Woody Koppel made a second motion to withdraw 1


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes July 16, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL his initial motion and exchange it with a motion to delay to the August 2013 Board meeting and it was seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion passed with 6 Ayes and 1 Nay (Sarah Usdin) SUPERINTENDENT’S AGENDA  (no items submitted) PRESENTATION(S):  Superintendent Search Firm Update  One App Update

Stan Smith Dr. Armand Devezin

COMMITTEE REPORTS: 1) Accountability Committee, Ms. Sarah Usdin, Chair The Accountability Committee met at 1:12 pm on July 11, 2013. Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation:  Request for Advisory Opinion The committee received the following presentation(s):  McDonogh 35 Update The committee received and discussed the following informational items:  New & Expanding Charter Update: Bricolage, Plessy, InspireNola, Einstein Extension 2) Property Committee: Mr. Nolan Marshall Jr, Chair The Property Committee met at 1:35 pm on July 11, 2013. The committee received and discussed the following informational item(s):  Superintendent’s Report  Capital Projects Report 3) Legal and Legislative Committee: Mr. Seth Bloom, Chair The Legal and Legislative Committee met at 2:22 July 11, 2013. Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation:  Approval of Interim Superintendent Contract The Legal & Legislative Committee went into Executive Session at 3:09 pm and reconvened at 3:28 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 3:50 pm on July 11, 2013. The committee received and discussed the following policies for 2nd reading: J939 – Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing (amendment to current policy) 2


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes July 16, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL The committee received and discussed the following informational item(s):  Update on Moton School Research 5) Budget and Finance Committee, Ms. Leslie Ellison, Chair The Budget & Finance Committee met at 4:50 pm on July 11, 2013 Item(s) forwarded to the full Board with recommendation: Resolution 21-13: The 2014 Millages  Resolution 22-13:Revenue Anticipation Notes  General Liability Insurance Renewal Package  Request for Approval on the FY2014 OPSB Stipend & Supplemental Compensation Scales 

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)

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. Meat, Seafood, and Poultry for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0005) 3. Milk for the Child Nutrition Program for the 2013-2014 Fiscal Year (Invitation to Bid No. 14-CN-0002) ADOPTION OF CONSENT AGENDA Motion to approve the Consent Agenda Items was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. 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: Approval of Interim Superintendent Contract 3


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes July 16, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL Rationale: At the February 19, 2013 Board Meeting, the Orleans Parish School Board under Action Item 11 approved a motion by Board Member Seth Bloom, seconded by Sarah Usdin for the Board President and Vice President to correct the errors on the Interim Superintendent existing contract with general counsel and to bring the item back for ratification. The motion passed with 5 ayes and 1 abstention. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board approves the amended contract as presented. Motion for approval of the Interim Superintendent Contract was made by Seth Bloom and seconded by Woody Koppel. Nolan Marshall motioned to amend the Interim Superintendent’s Contract as proposed and presented with the following recommendations. The motion was seconded by Woody Koppel. (1) Upon the return of the Interim Superintendent to the CFO position: a. The Interim Superintendent salary be reduced to $145,000, plus OPSB provide an OPSBowned vehicle and a gas allowance of approximately $250.00 per month. OPSB will maintain all applicable insurance on the vehicle and have performed all maintenance on the vehicle as the need may arise; OR b. The Interim Superintendent’s salary be reduced to $150,000, and no OPSB-owned vehicle be provided. At the time that the Interim Superintendent returns to the CFO position, the Board will select one of the above CFO salary options. (2) The proposed “Termination” provision (requiring a 2/3 vote) be eliminated and the following provision be added: “The Interim Superintendent shall be retained throughout the term of this contract. However, if the Interim Superintendent is found incompetent, unworthy, or inefficient or is found to have failed to fulfill the terms and performance objectives of this contract or to comply with Board policy, the Interim Superintendent shall be discharged in accordance with the laws of the State of Louisiana. Prior to his dismissal, the Interim Superintendent shall have the right to receive written charges against him, notice of hearing, and a fair hearing before the Board.” A substitute motion was made by Board member Cynthia Cade to terminate Mr. Stanley Smith as Interim Superintendent and immediately appoint Dr. Rosalynne Dennis as the new Interim Superintendent, and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion failed with 3 Ayes and 4 Nays. Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin

Yes No

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison

Yes Yes 4


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes July 16, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall AYES NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

No No 3 4 0 0

Woody Koppel

No

Board member Leslie Ellison made a motion to amend Mr. Marshall’s amendment. Ms. Ellison then withdrew her motion to amend Mr. Marshall’s amendment. Motion for the Board President and Vice President get with General Counsel to draw up a contract for the Interim Superintendent was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion failed with 3 Ayes, 3 Nays and 1 Abstention. Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall AYES NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS

Yes No No Abstained 3 3 0 1

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes No

Motion to table Action Item No. 1: Approval of Interim Superintendent Contract was made by Nolan Marshall and seconded by Cynthia Cade. The motion passed. 

Action Item No. 2: Adoption of Amended Policy J939 – Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing 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 for adoption of Amended Policy J939 – Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing was made by Seth Bloom and seconded by Sarah Usdin. The motion failed with 3 Yeas, 3 Ayes 1 Abstention. Ira Thomas, Sr. Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall AYES NAYS ABSENTS

No Yes Yes Abstained 3 3 0

Cynthia Cade Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

No No Yes

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OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes July 16, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL ABSTENTIONS

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Leslie Ellison made a motion to amend Policy J939 – Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing and it was seconded by Cynthia Cade. The motion failed with 2 Ayes and 5 Nays. Nolan Marshall made a motion to remove the word curriculum from Policy J939 – Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing and it was seconded by Ira Thomas. The motion failed with 2 Ayes and 5 Nays. 

Action Item No. 3: Resolution 21-13: The 2014 Millages Rationale: A resolution adopting the calendar year 2014 millage rates for the Orleans Parish School Board’s Constitutional Millage, Purpose A Millage, Purpose B Millage, Purpose C Millage, Purpose D Millage and the millage for general obligation bonds on all the property subject to taxation in Orleans Parish, State of Louisiana. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 21-13: The 2014 Millages Motion to adopt Resolution 21-13: The 2014 Millages 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. 4: Resolution 22-13: Revenue Anticipation Notes Rationale: A resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of Anticipation Notes, Series 2013 of the Orleans Parish School Board, State of Louisiana, in a principal amount not to exceed $50,000,000; making application to the State Bond Commission for consent and authority for such borrowing; and providing for other matters with respect to the forgoing. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board adopt Resolution 22-13: Revenue Anticipation Notes Motion to adopt Resolution 22-13: Revenue Anticipation Notes and to waive the reading of the resolution was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Nolan Marshall. The motion passed with 6 Ayes and 0 Nays (Cynthia Cade was absent during the Roll Call Vote) Ira Thomas, Sr.

Yes

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OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes July 16, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL Sarah Usdin Seth Bloom Nolan Marshall AYES NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS 

Yes Yes Yes 6 0 0 0

Leslie Ellison Woody Koppel

Yes Yes

Action Item No. 5: General Liability Insurance Renewal Package Rationale: Orleans Parish School Board approves the renewal of the Workers Compensation, Excess Liability, Umbrella, Full Terrorism Liability, School Leaders Errors & Omissions, and Pollution Legal Liability insurance policies through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., and authorizes the Board President to sign the renewal agreements. Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board renews the Workers Compensation, Excess Liability, Umbrella, Full Terrorism Liability, School Leaders Errors & Omissions, and Pollution Legal Liability insurance policies through Arthur J. Gallagher Risk Management Services, Inc., and authorizes the Board President to sign the renewal agreements. Motion to approve the General Liability Insurance Renewal Package was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 6: Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury (UMBI) Motion Rationale: Propose a motion to reject uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage from the automobile policy and further move to authorize Mr. Ira Thomas to sign on behalf of Orleans Parish School Board to reject uninsured/underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage from the automobile policy. Recommendation: That Orleans Parish School Board approves the motion to reject UMBI coverage. Motion to approve the rejection of Uninsured Motorist Bodily Injury (UMBI) was made by Woody Koppel, and seconded by Sarah Usdin. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays

Action Item No. 7: Request for Approval on the FY2014 OPSB Stipend & Supplemental Compensation Scales Rationale: The Louisiana State Department of Education and regulations for reimbursement by federal programs of expended funds budgeted in federal grant applications require an annual adoption by the OPSB of a compensation scale for professional development stipends and supplemental compensation for employees who perform work beyond the regular work day. The attached Stipend and Supplemental Compensation Scale includes extracurricular, summer, and professional development compensation for regular employees, and casual employees including substitute teachers, hourly pay rates Only OPSB approved rates may be 7


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes July 16, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL used for compensation of the above described activities performed after regular work hours. Recommendation: That the Orleans Parish School Board FY 2014 OPSB Stipend and Supplemental Compensation Scale as recommended by Administration. Motion to approve the Request for Approval on the FY2014 OPSB Stipend & Supplemental Compensation Scales was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays. 

Action Item No. 8: Request for Advisory Opinion from the Ethics Board Rationale: An advisory opinion from the Ethics Board in regard to the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Collegiate Academies @ SUNO charter application and a potential conflict of interest with a Board member is requested. Recommendation: The Orleans Parish School Board authorizes the Charter School Office & Legal Counsel to proceed with a request for an advisory opinion regarding the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Collegiate Academies @ SUNO application. 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 the Request for Advisory Opinion from the Ethics Board was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nay

Motion for recess to Executive Session was made by Cynthia Cade and seconded by Woody Koppel at 10:00 p.m. RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION: Litigation Matters: 1. T.S and C.S v. Orleans Parish School Board, et al., USDC EDLA No. 2012-02170. Personal Injury Litigation. Request for settlement approval. RECONVENE FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION/ROLL CALL: The Board reconvened from Executive Session at 10:20 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 8


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes July 16, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL Litigation Matters: 1. T.S and C.S v. Orleans Parish School Board, et al., USDC EDLA No. 2012-02170. Personal Injury Litigation. Request for settlement approval. Motion to accept General Counsel’s recommendations on litigation matters was made by Woody Koppel and seconded by Leslie Ellison. The motion passed with 7 Ayes and 0 Nays ANNOUNCEMENTS 

Robert R. Moton Charter School Groundbreaking July 17, 2013 @ 10:00 a.m. 8550 Curran Road

Louis “Satchmo” Armstrong Summer Jazz Camp Student Culminating Concert July 19, 2013 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm Loyola University, 6363 St. Charles Avenue Communications/Music Building - Roussel Hall (corner of Calhoun & St. Charles Ave.) Concert is free and open to the public.

ADJOURNMENT On motion by Woody Koppel, the Orleans Parish School Board adjourned at 10:22 pm.

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Accountability Committee Meeting Minutes August 15, 2013 Pending Board Approval  

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD ACCOUNTABILITY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 August 15, 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, August 15, 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 1:05PM. Committee Roll Call: Sarah Usdin, present; Nolan Marshall, Jr. present; *Woody Koppel, present (1:50 PM); Cynthia Cade, absent, and Ira Thomas, Sr., absent. There was no quorum. Also present were the following: Leslie Ellison; Stanley Smith, Interim Superintendent; and Edward Morris, General Counsel. *Arrived late ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA A quorum was established at 1:50 PM. Motion to adopt the agenda was made by Woody Koppel, seconded by Nolan Marshall. Motion passed unanimously. ACTION ITEM(S) 1. 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 20132014 Academic Calendar.

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Motioned to move the 2013-14 Academic Calendar revision to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Nolan Marshall. Motion passed unanimously. 2. 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 2013-2014 Pupil Progression Plan. Upon approval, the Pupil Progression Plan will be submitted to the State Department of Education for approval. Motioned to move the 2013-14 Pupil Progression Plan revision to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Nolan Marshall. Motion passed unanimously. REPORTS / PRESENTATION(S) (no items submitted) DISCUSSION / INFORMATION ITEM(S) 1. Original City Diner Events Information provided by Ayesha Buckner; presented by Nicolette London. 2. a. Striving Readers Comprehension Literacy Grant ( SRCL) b. 2013 High School Graduation Summary Report Information provided and presented by Gail Audrict. 3. a. Third Party Contract Amendment – Title I b. Third Party Contract Amendment – Title II Information provided and presented by Nicolette London. 4. Achieve 3000 Kidbiz & Teenbiz Online Reading Program Contract Renewal Information provided and presented by Nicolette London and Peggy Abadie. 5. a. OPSB Charter Schools Office Update b. New & Expanded Schools c. Update on Orleans Parish Charter Strategy d. Update on Charter Applicants Information provided and presented by Kathleen Padian. ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Nolan Marshall at 2:02 PM.


Property Committee Meeting Minutes August 15, 2013 Pending Board Approval

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD PROPERTY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 August 15, 2013 2:30 PM An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office.

The Property Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, August 15, 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 3:30 PM. Committee Roll Call: Nolan Marshall, present; Woody Koppel, present; Leslie Ellison, present; Cynthia Cade, absent; Ira Thomas, Sr., present. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Seth Bloom; 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 Leslie Ellison. Motion passed unanimously. ACTION ITEM(S) 1. 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. Information provided and presented by Stanley Smith. Motioned to move the Non-Binding Purchase Agreement on Vacant Property to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Leslie Ellison. Motion passed unanimously. DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S) 1. Vacant/Surplus Property Disposition Process Framework Rationale: Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:3982(B)(1), BESE Bulletin 126, §307.4, and OPSB Policy E501 require the district to make available for lease or purchase to chartering groups any vacant school facilities, or any facility slated to be vacant. Information provided and presented by Kathleen Padian.


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2. a. McDonogh #7 Modulars b. Einstein Modulars c. Audubon Re-Roof Contract Approval Information provided and presented by Leslie Rey, Director of Purchasing. REPORTS / PRESENTATION(S) 1. a. Superintendent’s Report b. Capital Projects Report Information provided and presented by Herman Taitt. 2. Demographic Update Information provided and presented by Robert Edgecombe of GCR & Associates Inc. ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Woody Koppel at 4:05 PM.


Budget and Finance Committee Meeting Minutes August 15, 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 August 15, 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, August 15, 2013 at 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Ms. Leslie Ellison, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 4:13 PM. Committee Roll Call: Leslie Ellison, present; Woody Koppel, present; Seth Bloom, present; Nolan Marshall, Jr., present; Cynthia Cade, absent; Ira Thomas, Sr., present. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Sarah Usdin, Stanley Smith, Interim Superintendent, and Edward Morris, General Counsel. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Addition to the Agenda: Renewal License and Support for Blackboard Learn Academic Portal Motion to accept amendments to the agenda was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Nolan Marshall. Motion to adopt the agenda as amended was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. Motion passed unanimously.

FINANCE ACTION ITEM(S) 1. Approval of FY 2014 Consolidated Budget Rationale: 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 approves the FY 2014 Consolidated Budget. Motion to move the FY 2014 Consolidated Budget to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. 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 move Resolution 23-13 to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. 3. 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 move the renewal contract with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of LA to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. Woody Koppel amended the previous motion to include the renewal contract with Houston Casualty Company. 

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 move the renewal contracts with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of LA and Houston Casualty Company to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom.

4. McDonogh #7 Modules Rationale: McDonogh Modules - $268,000 two modules (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 move the contract amount for the McDonogh #7 modules to accommodate all students for Audubon Charter to the full Board was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. 5. 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. Motion to move the contract for three modules at the Einstein Extension site at the cost of $600, 000 to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. 6. 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 move the Third Party Contract Amendment – Title I to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. 7. 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 move the Third Party Contract Amendment – Title II to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. 8. Renewal of Achieve 3000 Kidbiz & Teenbiz Online Reading Program Rationale: The application is partially funded by USAC, the administrative arm of the FCC’s ERate 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 move the Renewal License of Achieve 3000 Kidbiz & Teenbiz Online Reading Program and Renewal License and Support for Blackboard Learn Academic Portal to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. 9. 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 to move the Audubon Re-Roof Contract to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. PURCHASING ACTION ITEMS 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) Motion to move the Consent Agenda Items to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom. DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S)  Budget Hearing RE: FY 2014 Consolidated Budget


August 20, 2013 @ 4:00PM McDonogh #35 (Auditorium) 1331 Kerlerec Street New Orleans, LA 70116 ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Seth Bloom at 4:37 PM.


Policy Committee Meeting Minutes August 15, 2013 Pending Board Approval

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD POLICY COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 August 15, 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, August 15, 2013 at 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Ms. Leslie Ellison called the meeting to order at 4:05 PM. Committee Roll Call: Leslie Ellison, present; Woody Koppel, present; Sarah Usdin, present; Cynthia Cade, absent; Ira Thomas, Sr., present. The Committee had a quorum. Also present were the following: Seth Bloom; Nolan Marshall; Stanley Smith, Interim Superintendent; and Edward Morris, General Counsel. ADOPTION OF THE AGENDA Motion to adopt the agenda was made by Seth Bloom; seconded by Sarah Usdin. Motion passed unanimously. ACTION ITEM(S)  Action Item No. 1: Approval of the Single-Event Suspension of OPSB Policy E500 for the Warren Easton Charter High School Jazz Legends Concert. 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 Koppel stated that Lusher Charter School’s request for Approval of a Single-Event Suspension of OPSB Policy E500 is forthcoming for their October 11, 2013 event. Koppel suggested that Lusher School’s request be added to the August 2013 Board meeting agenda. Motion to move the Single-Event Suspension of OPSB Policy E500 for Warren Easton Charter High and Lusher Charter School to the full Board for approval was made by Sarah Usdin; seconded by Seth Bloom. DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S) (no items submitted)


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ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Sarah Usdin; seconded by Seth Bloom at 4:12 PM.


Legal and Legislative Committee Meeting Minutes August 15, 2013 Pending Board Approval

ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD LEGAL AND LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE Orleans Parish School Board 3520 General DeGaulle Drive, Room 4050 New Orleans, LA 70114 August 15, 2013 2:00 PM An audio recording of the meeting is available in the Board Office.

The Legal and Legislative Committee convened for a meeting on Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 3520 General de Gaulle Drive, Suite 4050, New Orleans, LA 70114. Mr. Seth Bloom, Committee Chair, called the meeting to order at 2:03 PM. Committee Roll Call: Seth Bloom, present; Sarah Usdin, present; Woody Koppel, present; Cynthia Cade, absent; and Ira Thomas, Sr., absent. 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 Motion to adopt the agenda was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Sarah Usdin. Motion passed unanimously. ACTION ITEM(S) 1. 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. General Counsel Edward Morris suggested that the Committee recommend approval of Resolution 24-13. Usdin stated for the record, that OPSB needs to be transparent with public funds. There’s no reason to invite the LSBA to file an Amicus Brief in support of OPSB. Usdin invites the OIG inspection; it will be of no cost to OPSB and OPSB can disseminate a report to taxpayers showing how the public funds are spent.


Koppel stated that he agrees with Usdin; OPSB shouldn’t spend money. The records requested should be given to the OIG. Allowing someone to intervene in the lawsuit may make the lawsuit more complicated. He’s unsure of LSBA’s interest in the lawsuit. LSBA’s issues with the OIG may be dissimilar from OPSB’s issues. Bloom stated that at some extent he agrees with both sides of the issue. He is for an OIG inspection and for OPSB to be completely transparent. However, there are some legitimate jurisdictional issues in this case. OPSB should be open to an audit. There was no motion. Resolution 24-13 failed. 2. 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 to move Action Item No. 2, Evaluation Team for Selection of the Superintendent Search Firm, to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Sarah Usdin. Motion passed unanimously. DISCUSSION/INFORMATION ITEM(S)  Act 330 (HB 661) Enactment & Implication Update Information provided and presented by Kathleen Padian. RECESS TO EXECUTIVE SESSION Motion to adjourn to Executive Session was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Sarah Usdin at 2:15 PM. The motion passed unanimously. Litigation Matters: 1. Barbara Broussard v. Orleans Parish School Board, CDC No. 2005-03772; Employee Litigation – Request for settlement authority. 2. Catina Matthews v. Orleans Parish School Board, H & G Claim No. 04000028096; Worker’s Compensation Claim – Request for settlement authority. 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. 20136630; Subpoena Duces Tecum – Request for ratification of the instructions given by the Orleans Parish School Board’s General Counsel to School Board Outside Counsel to file in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans a Motion to Quash the Subpoena Duces Tecum issued to the Orleans


Parish School Board by the New Orleans Inspector General on June 25, 2013, the purpose of said ratification being to render moot any contention by the New Orleans Inspector General that only the Board and not the General Counsel had the authority to instruct Outside Counsel to file the aforesaid Motion to Quash. 4. Orleans Parish School Board v. Lexington Insurance Company, et al., CDC No. 2006-7342; Insurance Litigation – Status Report. Motion to recess to Executive Session was made by Woody Koppel; seconded by Sarah Usdin at 2:15 PM. The motion passed unanimously. RECONVENE FROM EXECUTIVE SESSION/ROLL CALL: The committee reconvened at 3:24 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. EXECUTIVE SESSION REPORT/ACTION ITEMS Litigation Matters: 1. Barbara Broussard v. Orleans Parish School Board, CDC No. 2005-03772; Employee Litigation – Request for settlement authority. Motion to move Litigation No. 1 forward to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded Sarah Usdin. 2. Catina Matthews v. Orleans Parish School Board, H & G Claim No. 04000028096; Worker’s Compensation Claim – Request for settlement authority. Motion to move Litigation No. 2 forward to the full Board for approval was made by Woody Koppel; seconded Sarah Usdin. 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. 20136630; Subpoena Duces Tecum – Request for ratification of the instructions given by the Orleans Parish School Board’s General Counsel to School Board Outside Counsel to file in the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans a Motion to Quash the Subpoena Duces Tecum issued to the Orleans Parish School Board by the New Orleans Inspector General on June 25, 2013, the purpose of said ratification being to render moot any contention by the New Orleans Inspector General that only the


Board and not the General Counsel had the authority to instruct Outside Counsel to file the aforesaid Motion to Quash. Woody Koppel motioned to confirm the decision made by General Counsel and that General Counsel has the authority to act on behalf of the Board; seconded by Ira Thomas. The motion was opposed by Sarah Usdin. 4. Orleans Parish School Board v. Lexington Insurance Company, et al., CDC No. 2006-7342; Insurance Litigation – Status Report. Motion to accept receipt of information was made by Woody Koppel; seconded Ira Thomas. ADJOURNMENT Motion to adjourn was made by Woody Koppel at 3:28 PM.


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes August 20, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL

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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OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes August 20, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL 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


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes August 20, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL

• 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


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes August 20, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL   

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

Yes Yes No 5


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes August 20, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL AYES NAYS ABSENTS ABSTENTIONS 

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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


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes August 20, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL 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


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes August 20, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL 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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OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes August 20, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL 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


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes August 20, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL Ayes and 0 Nays 

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 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL 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


OPSB Business Board Meeting Minutes August 20, 2013 PENDING BOARD APPROVAL 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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Orleans Parish School Board 2012‐2013 Data Report


EFFECTIVENESS RATINGS At the end of each school year, teachers earn an effectiveness rating that maps  to one of four performance levels.  This rating is based on the overall Compass  score derived from two score components: Professional Practice and Student  Growth.  The effectiveness ratings (from greatest to least) are: High Effective,  Effective: Proficient, Effective: Emerging and Ineffective. Highly Effective (4) A Highly Effective teacher consistently and considerably surpasses expectations. Effective: Proficient (3) An Effective: Proficient teacher consistently meets expectations. Effective: Emerging (2) An Effective: Emerging teacher only partially meets expectations but shows  potential for improvement. Ineffective (1) An Ineffective teacher consistently performs below expectations.  Ineffective  teachers must complete an intensive assistance plan and demonstrate  improvement within a year or be subject to separation from the LEA.


OPSB DATA SNAPSHOT Act 54 requires the Compass data to be reported annually to the public. On September 3, 2013, the Louisiana Department of Education released the data. Final Evaluation Ratings

District Name

Statewide ‐ Teacher

Effective: Emerging

Ineffective

Effective: Proficient

Highly Effective

3.59%

7.65%

56.34%

32.41%

Statewide ‐ Leader

2%

9%

61%

28%

The Times Picayune Orleans (including RSD)

7%

14%

60%

19%

1.39%

4.16%

56.24%

38.21%

OPSB  ‐ Teacher (including OPSB  Charters)


OPSB RAW DATA ANALYSIS Effective  Ineffective  Emerging  with VA  with VA  Scores Scores

# of Teachers  # of Teachers  Total  Evaluated with VA  Evaluated with  Teachers  Scores non‐VA Scores Evaluated  OPSB Direct  Run Schools Bethune Franklin El Jackson McMain McD 35  College Prep McD 35  Career Acad

OPSB Charter  Schools Audubon Einstein Easton Franklin Sr Harte Hynes Karr Lusher Moton Lake Forest NO Sci Math Encore

8 11 0 9

15 24 8 28

23 35 8 37

7

29

36

2

0 35

6 110

6 145

5

23 14 3 2 17 21 4 35 4 14 2 1 140

34 15 48 41 25 23 37 78 13 21 24 9 368 Total Teachers

57 29 51 43 42 44 41 113 17 35 26 10 508 653

Highly Proficient  with VA  Scores

Proficient with VA  Scores

1

2

5 5

2

1

6

2 5

3

21

6

7

1 3

18 6 3

4 5

1

3 1

1 4

3 3

5

1

2

Effective Highly  Ineffective w  Emerging w  Proficient w  Proficient w  non‐VA Scores non‐VA Scores non‐VA Scores non‐VA Scores

1

9

7 12 2 21 1

1 1 10 6 1 14

1

14 1

71

56

5 1

1 1

1 9

6 9 5 20

9 15 1 3

22

7

6 68

35

20 7 41 18 12 11 25 33 12 1 20 5 205

13 8 6 23 13 12 12 40 20 4 2 153


TEACHER RATING 

94% of teachers overall are effective proficient or highly  effective. 

9 out of 186 Value‐added (VA) teachers were rated  ineffective.  Note: only 175 teachers were reported  because 11 of the 186 teachers were not linked to the  students for the entire school year.  

Less than 2% of all teachers are ineffective (including VA  & Non‐VA teacher)


INTERNAL MEMO – FOR BOARD MEMBERS To:

Orleans Parish School Board Members

From: Westley Bayas III Date: September 9, 2013 RE:

Review of Superintendent Search Firm Evaluation Committee Work and Recommendations

Background: This will give a short review of the work from the Orleans Parish School Board’s Superintendent Search Firm Evaluation Committee and briefly discuss our recommendations. Committee Makeup & Responsibility: • •

The Committee was created by School Board action in May 2013. The Committee was to be made up of seven representatives of the community, with each OPSB Member getting one selection: o Westley Bayas III (Chair) o Cassandra Bookman o Dr. Walter Kimbrough o Caroline Roamer Shirley o Nathalie Simon o Dr. Bobbie Stevenson o Rev. Dwight Webster The Committee was charged with reviewing the RFOs submitted to the Board regarding the superintendent search and give recommendations for consideration by the board.

Meetings: •

August 1, 2013 o All 7 Committee members attended (Dr. Kimbrough by phone) and were joined by Leslie Rey, Sharon Butler and Zinda Ovide. o Rey gave the Committee an overview of their responsibilities and opened up the bids that we received by the OPSB staff:  Bob Griggs, Fort Worth, Tex.  ECRA Group, Rosemont, Ill.  FTH International Educational Services, Nashville, Tenn.  Greenwood-Asher, Miramar Beach, Fla.  Henry Consulting, New Orleans 1


 Hawkins Company, Los Angeles, Calif.  McPherson & Jacobson, Omaha, Neb.  Isaacson Miller, Boston, Mass.  Proact Search, Wilmette, Ill.  Ray and Associates, Cedar Rapids, Ia.  Yardstick Learning, Atlanta, Ga. o The Committee selected a chair, discussed a tentative timeline for finalizing the recommendations and how we could considering scoring the submissions. The Committee received copies of the bids and decided to meet again on August 15. •

August 15, 2013 o 6 out of 7 Committee members attended (Dr. Kimbrough could not attend, but gave feedback via e-mail)and we were joined by Ed Morris, Leslie Rey, Sharon Butler and Zinda Ovide. o Morris gave the Committee a review of legal statutes that should be considered when deliberating on recommendations. o The Committee, along with Rey, discussed if any applicants were disqualified, how Committee members can consider scoring applicants and how could we do a 1st round of evaluations. o The Committee decided to cut half of the applicants by doing a poll of the committee members and allowing applicants who received a majority vote from the members to stay in consideration. After the first poll, the following candidates were dropped from consideration due to lack of responsiveness:  Bob Griggs, Fort Worth, Tex.  Greenwood-Asher, Miramar Beach, Fla.  Henry Consulting, New Orleans  Yardstick Learning, Atlanta, Ga. o After further discussion of remaining applicants, the Committee decided to drop an additional submission due to lack of responsiveness:  FTH International Educational Services, Nashville, Tenn. o The Committee decided to meet on September 5 to make final recommendations to the School Board.

September 5, 2013 o All 7 Committee members attended and were joined by Leslie Rey, Sharon Butler and Zinda Ovide. o Committee reviewed actions from last two meetings; discussed scoring for finalists and what factors (such as DBE participation) should be taken into consideration when scoring. o Committee decided on discussing applicants and taking a poll between members to determine top three recommendations. o After discussion and poll, the following three applicants were officially recommended by the Committee: 2


 HYA aka The ECRA Group, Rosemont, Ill.  Hawkins Company, Los Angeles, Calif.  Proact Search, Wilmette, Ill. o After further discussion, the committee also recommended the following company for consideration by choice of the Board:  Isaacson Miller, Boston, Mass. o The Committee then charged Rey to contact the finalists to schedule interview times during September 12th meetings. Brief Points on Finalists: The Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Search Firm Evaluation Committee recommended the following firms for final consideration by the Board: HYA aka The ECRA Group; The Hawkins Company; and Proact Search. Furthermore, the Committee also recommends Issacson Miller for further consideration if the Board wants to consider a fourth finalist. The brief points for each finalist are as follows: •

HYA aka The ECRA Group, Rosemont, Ill. o Ranked high in both polls  Finished 2nd in 9/5 poll o Respected across the board for their submission and experience. o Committee was confident that HYA/ECRA would do a good job. Hawkins Company, Los Angeles, Calif. o Ranked near middle in both polls  Finished 3rd in 9/5 poll o Responded best to the specific demographic/political challenges of city and has experience in searches o Subcontracted w/ local DBE Isaacson Miller, Boston, Mass. o Ranked near middle of both polls  Finished 4th in 9/5 poll o Committee members were impressed with their process and thinking around conducting search o Dr. Kimbrough was hired through this firm and attested to the work ethic/drive of the firm through his hiring process Proact Search, Wilmette, Ill. o Ranked high in both polls  Finished 1st in 9/5 poll o Respected across the board for their submission and experience (especially in conducting EBR 2012 Superintendent Search). o Subcontracted w/ local DBE

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Orleans Parish School Board  August 22, 2013 Auction Report    Background:    OPSB conducted an auction of surplus properties on Auguust 22, 2013.  The auction was  conducted in accordance with state law and board policy.      Results:    Nine properties were advertised for the auction.  Prior to the actual auction two properties  (John A. Shaw and Lorraine V. Hansberry) were withdrawn based on letters of interest from  charter schools.  Of the seven remaining properties two (Noble and Thomas A. Edison) received no bids.  This  was the first auction for these properties.   The following properties were sold at the auction on an unrestricted basis.  Timbers I and II  $1,392,000    Sold at 80% of appraised value with one bid.  This                                                                                                     was the second auction for this property.  Oretha Castle Haley  $450,000    Appraised value of this property was $131,750.                                                                                                   This property received high interest with                                                                                   extremely competitively bidding.  Sold on 48th bid.    The following properties were sold subject to board approval.  They have been offered at three  or more auctions in the past.  Under state law OPSB has the ability to accept any bid on these  properties.    Algiers Bus Barn  $375,000    Appraised value on this property is $625,000.                                                                                  Highest bid at previous auctions was $75,000.                                                                                  Good interest at this auction.  Sold on 8th bid.   Lake Forest Site  $36,000    Appraised at $124,500.  Highest bid at previous                                                                                  auctions was $20,000.  Good interest at this                                                                                   auction.  Sold on 14th bid.  Seabrook    $18,000    Appraised at $44,700,  Highest bid at previous                                                                                   auction was $5,000.  Good interest on this auction.                                                                                  Sold on 11th bid.    Recommendation: 


Administration recommends acceptance of all bids that were subject to Board Approval.   Multiple attempts have been made to sell these properties.  Previous attempts have resulted in  no bids or minimum bids.  For each property, the bids received in this auction substantially  exceeded the previous high bid which was rejected by the Board.       


September 9, 2013 NEW LAKE FOREST SCHOOL AT GREATER ST. STEPHENS SITE Requestor: Herman K. Taitt, Jr., Executive Director of Operations Advertisement Dates: The Times Picayune Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Wednesday, June 19, 2013 OPSB Website - continuously from June 5 through August 8, 2013 Publicly Opened: August 8, 2013 Vendors Receiving Bid Package: Unknown

Vendors Responding: 3

Principals of the Company: THE MCDONNEL GROUP, LLC (METAIRIE, LA) President: Allan Mcdonnel

Background Information: On June 5, 2013 the OPSB Purchasing Department released Invitation to Bid (ITB) no. Project no. 2012-0505-0001 for New Lake Forest School at Greater St. Stephen Site. The ITB was advertised in the Times-Picayune and posted to the OPSB website. A pre-bid conference was held on June 20, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. and there were three (3) contractors represented. On August 8, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. a public bid opening was conducted at the OPSB offices by the Purchasing Department. The bid results were as follows:

Contractor 1 McDonnel Group 2 Wharton-Smith 3 Core Construction

Total Base + Alternates 35,765,000.00 36,861,000.00 37,309,000.00

Base 33,895,000.00 35,207,000.00 35,835,000.00

1 180,000.00 186,000.00 173,000.00

Alternates 2 330,000.00 128,000.00 324,000.00

3 1,360,000.00 1,340,000.00 977,000.00

McDonnel Group has committed to a DBE goal of 35%.

RECOMMENDATION:

That the Orleans Parish School Board accepts the lowest responsive bid from McDonnel Group, LLC in the amount of $33,895,000.00 and all alternates totaling $1,870,000, for a grand total of $35,765.000.00, and authorize the OPSB General Counsel to prepare a contract for signatures of the Board President and the contractor. 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.


ORLEANS PARISH SCHOOL BOARD RESOLUTION NO. 27-13 The following resolution was offered by _____________ and seconded by _____________: A resolution approving the form of a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Recovery School District to a implement leveraged financing transaction for McDonogh 42 Elementary School in accordance with the School Facilities Master Plan as revised in October 2011 (the “Master Plan”); approving the proceedings adopted by the Board of Directors of the Orleans Schools Facilities Foundation, Inc. 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 through public benefit corporations (“PBCs”) created by the School Board and through such PBCs with other private parties to leverage additional funds (a “Leveraged Financing”) not otherwise available to the School Board and/or the RSD to construct new schools and/or to renovate existing school properties; and WHEREAS, HOPE Enterprise Corporation (the “HOPE CDE”) has provided a commitment to use a portion of its New Market Tax Credit Allocation (“NMTC Allocation”) to enter into a Leveraged Financing to complete the renovation and construction of the McDonogh 42 Elementary School (the “McDonogh 42 School”); and WHEREAS, the School Board’s General Counsel and Bond Counsel have drafted a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement (a “CEA”) that the School Board will execute with the RSD to implement a Leveraged Financing for the McDonogh 42 School under the School Facilities Master Plan as revised in October 2011 (the “Master Plan”) through the Orleans Schools Facilities Foundation, Inc. (the “OSFF”) organized under the provisions of the PSFFA as a wholly owned nonprofit subsidiary of the School Board; and WHEREAS, the PSFFA authorizes the School Board to make loans and/or guarantees to a OSFF or to other third parties, including to one or more limited liability companies (an “LLC”) as may be necessary for the generation of additional funds in a Leveraged Financing in order to facilitate the renovation and/or construction of schools such as the McDonogh 42 School in accordance with the Master Plan pursuant to the PSFFA; and WHEREAS, OSFF has approved proceedings on September 12, 2013 anticipating the approval of the CEA by the School Board which provides for a Master Lease of McDonogh by the School Board and RSD to OSFF and a Ground Lease of McDonogh 42 to the McDonogh 42 School Facility, LLC (the “QALICB”) in connection with the Leveraged Financing of the McDonogh 42 School;

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NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Orleans Parish School Board that: (i)

the form of a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with the Recovery School District attached hereto as Exhibit A to implement a Leveraged Financing for the McDonogh 42 School in accordance with the Master Plan is 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 and Interim Superintendent are hereby authorized and directed to transfer the McDonogh 42 School to OSFF by long term leases (the “Master Lease”) in accordance with the provisions of the PSFFA in a Leveraged Financing for the McDonogh 42 School in order to complete the renovation and construction of McDonogh 42 School in accordance with the Master Plan;

(iii)

provided that such investments, loans and/or guarantees to or on behalf of OSFF generate additional funds in a Leveraged Financing for the McDonogh 42 School and further provided that any loan and/or guarantee is determined by the Interim Superintendent to be safe and sound and necessary to implement the Leveraged Financing, the Interim Superintendent is hereby authorized as permitted by the PSFFA to arrange to grant funds to OSFF and to make such loans to and/or guarantees by the School Board on behalf of OSFF and/or to such other third parties in order to facilitate a Leverage Financing for the McDonogh 42 School in connection with the renovation and construction of the McDonogh 42 School under the Master Plan;

(iv)

as the sole member of OSFF, the School Board hereby confirms and approves the proceedings adopted September 12, 2013 by Board of Directors of OSFF in connection with the Leveraged Financing of the McDonogh 42 School.

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The foregoing Resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows: YEAS: NAYS: ABSTENTIONS: ABSENT: And the resolution was declared adopted, on this, the 17th day of September, 2013.

/s/ Ira H. Thomas Ira H. Thomas, President

/s/ Stanley C. Smith Stanley C. Smith, Secretary-Treasurer

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