Lincoln Parish School Board Meeting: Jan. 11, 2022

By Jim Wilkerson

At Tuesday night’s Lincoln Parish School Board meeting, Joe Mitcham stepped down as Board President with Dr. David Gullatt replacing him. Lynda Henderson maintained her spot as Vice President after Lisa Best nominated her.  

Mitcham was applauded for his time as President and his 26 years of service on the Board. Of those 26 years, Mitcham attended all but three meetings.

“I hope to be a good President,” Gullatt said after assuming Mitcham’s former seat. “Big shoes to follow.”

The Board meeting then continued as usual, and each agenda item was passed unanimously without much discussion.

Agenda items included:

  1. CALL TO ORDER AND INVOCATION
  2. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG
  3. ADOPTION OF AGENDA AS PRINTED
  4. APPROVAL OF MINUTES – REGULAR SESSION OF DECEMBER 7, 2021
  5. ELECTION OF OFFICES FOR 2022
  6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

6.1   Approve policy manual revisions – John Young and Ricky Durrett

  1. NEW BUSINESS

7.1   Permission to advertise for bids on electrical upgrades for Ruston Elementary, Cypress Springs, and Choudrant High – Ricky Edmiston

7.2   Permission to advertise for bids on plumbing upgrades at Hillcrest, Glen View, and Cypress Springs – Ricky Edmiston

7.3   Permission to advertise for bids on lockers at Simsboro School – Ricky Edmiston

7.4   Permission to advertise for WAN Circuit and Internal Connections – Debbie Pender

7.5   Appoint a Municipal Advisor – Juanita Duke

7.6   Declare Surplus Property – James Payton

  1. REPORTS

8.1   Annual Report of Continuing Disclosures – Juanita Duke

8.2   Personnel – Dr. Doris Lewis

8.3   Sales tax receipts for December 2021 – Juanita Duke

8.4   Financial update for November 2021 – Juanita Duke

8.5   Health plan update for November 2021 – Juanita Duke

  1. REPORT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT
  2. REPORTS, COMMENTS, OR OBSERVATIONS OF BOARD MEMBERS
  3. ADJOURNMENT

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