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First Readings from the January 24, 2018 JPSB Special Session Meeting

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd

Move, that the Board retains Byron LeBlanc, LeBlanc and Schuster, to provide Public Relations and Design Services related to Voter Education concerning the Pay Raise Millage and/or Construction of New Schools scheduled to be on the ballot for April 28, 2018 for the amount of $______________.

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd

Move that Board close out its financial obligation with Superintendent Isaac Joseph consistent with its close out with Superintendent James Meza based on Board Member Larry Dale’s Second Reading of September 2, 2015, see attached. The close out for Superintendent Isaac Joseph’s will be effective April 30, 2018, afterwards, or within fifteen (15) days of a new Superintendent being appointed. Further, move to go into Executive Session for discussion on this matter. (Attachment A)

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd

Move, that the Board approve the contract for legal services for John Litchfield and his law firm consistent with Board Policy and the fee schedule of the Louisiana Attorney General, see attached. (Attachment B)

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd

Move, that the Board approve the contract for legal services for Leonard Levenson and his law firm consistent with Board Policy and the fee schedule of the Louisiana Attorney General, see attached. (Attachment B)

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd

Move, that the Board adopt a policy for the calling of a special meeting upon written request to the Board Secretary by any five (5) Board Members. The Kenner City Charter has such a policy, see attached. (Attachment C)

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd

Move, that the Board adopt a policy that the Board will not contract with a Superintendent beyond six (6) months into the term of a new elected board, consistent with the practice of Boards term ending 2010 and 2014. The court stated in Milstead v. Jackson Parish School Board, 726 So 2d 979, the Superintendent is a public official elected by the majority of the school board’s members who themselves, in elections every four years, are responsible to the public for the management of the schools. The implementation and realization of the goals of each elected board center around the choice of the superintendent, a choice which the constitution mandates through a recurring election process.

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd

Move, that the Board follow its 2015 Superintendent Search and Selection Process with qualifications of candidates verified, references contacted, Stakeholders engaged through Community Meetings (forum), Infomercials created on candidates, Candidates’ Interviews publicly, and the Superintendent appointed by the Board.

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd

Move, that the Board adopt a Resolution to declare April 30 to May 4, 2018, Voter Registration Week for Jefferson Parish High Schools working in cooperation with the Jeremiah Group.

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd

Move, that the Board adopt the Superintendent’s Plan for Transforming Struggling Schools.

First Reading authored by Mr. Floyd

Move, that the Board purchase Chrome Books for all Middle School Students.