The Avoyelles Parish School Board met in special session Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. at the School Board Office with the following members present:


Darrell Wiley, President; Carlos A. Mayeux, Jr., Vice-President; Freeman Ford, James Gauthier, Shelia Blackman-Dupas, Lizzie Ned, Michael Lacombe, Van Kojis, and John Gagnard.


            Absent:   None.


            1.         On motion by Carlos A. Mayeux, Jr., seconded by Van Kojis, the Board adopted the minutes of the regular Board meeting held Monday, June 2, 2014, as printed and mailed to Board members and published in The Weekly News, official journal of the Board.  MOTION CARRIED.


            2.         On motion by Freeman Ford, seconded by James Gauthier, the Board agreed to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation (Holmes versus Avoyelles Parish School Board bearing Civil Action 12,721 on the docket of the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana.).  MOTION CARRIED.


                        On motion by Van Kojis, seconded by John Gagnard, the Board agreed to reconvene in open public session at approximately 6:37 p.m.  MOTION CARRIED.


                        President Darrell Wiley stated that Board Member Shelia Blackman-Dupas had to leave the meeting due to a family emergency.


            3.         Superintendent Dwayne Lemoine addressed the Board regarding the Ten Year Capital Improvement Plan.


                        A motion was offered by Van Kojis, seconded by Carlos A. Mayeux, Jr., that the Board extend the Seven Year Capital Improvement Plan to a full Ten Year Capital Improvement Program with the following projects to be added in the following order: (1) Marksville Elementary School project (removal of portables and construct four Pre-K classrooms), (2) Plaucheville Elementary School project (construction of a media center); and (3) Bunkie New Tech High School (renovation of gymnasium to include an auditorium), pending Court approval of all three projects.


                        An amendment to the motion was offered by Van Kojis, seconded by Carlos Mayeux, Jr., to include additional wording to the motion, as follows: “Pursuant to the projects proposed by Architect Jim Guillory”.


                        The motion, as amended, was adopted by the following vote:


                        Ayes: Freeman Ford, James Gauthier, Darrell Wiley, Carlos A. Mayeux, Jr., Van Kojis, Michael Lacombe, and John Gagnard.


                        Nays: Lizzie Ned.


            4.         In miscellaneous business, President Darrell Wiley stated that he has received six Superintendent’s evaluation forms from Board members.


                        Also, Mr. Wiley reminded the Board members that they should be in receipt of disclosure statements from the Louisiana Ethics Office.  He urged all Board members who have a immediate family member employed in the Avoyelles Parish school district to complete this form and submit to the Ethics Office.


            There being no further business, on motion by James Gauthier, seconded by John Gagnard, the meeting was adjourned.




Darrell Wiley, President


Dwayne Lemoine, Secretary-Treasurer