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ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD M I N U T E S May 19, 2016 he School Board of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana, met in regular session on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the C. J. Schoen Administrative Complex, 321 North Theard Street, Covington, Louisiana, at seven (7:00) o’clock P.M., (Central Daylight Savings Time). I. OPENING A. Roll Call There were present: Board Members Neal M. Hennegan, Michael J. Dirmann, Charles T. Harrell, Michael C. Nation, Willie B. Jeter, Peggy H. Seeley, Sharon Lo Drucker, Ronald “Ron” Bettencourtt, Robert R. “Bob” Womack, Robin P. Mullett, Dennis S. Cousin and Mary K. Bellisario. There was absent: Stephen J. “Jack” Loup, III, Elizabeth B. Heintz and Richard “Rickey” Hursey, Jr. B. Invocation C. Pledge of Allegiance Vice President Mullett called on Mr. Nation for the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance. D. Recognition of Visitors E. Special Recognitions 1. Superintendent’s Award for Outstanding Character and Citizenship Superintendent Folse said the Superintendent’s Award honors people for showing outstanding character and citizenship. He said the first place winner of the 2015-2016 Superintendent’s Award is Mandy Donegan, teacher at Pontchartrain Elementary. Mrs. Donegan is known for her kind heart inside and outside of the classroom. One of her nicknames is the “Shoe Fairy” because if she sees a child with torn shoes, she will immediately get them a new pair. Channel 13 showed a video highlighting Ms. Donegan. An award and a check from Capital One Bank was presented to Ms. Donegan. Superintendent Folse said the second place winner is Karisa Greenlee, a student from St. Tammany Jr. High School. Superintendent Folse stated that Karisa is known for her friendly personality, initiative and kindness. Channel 13 presented a video about Karisa. Superintendent Folse presented an award and a check from Capital One Bank to Karisa. 2. National Merit Scholars Dr. Regina Sanford, Assistant Superintendent, said the National Merit Scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of the 1.5 million students taking the qualifying test, some 50,000 students with the highest scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 of these high scorers are later identified as being semi-finalists. These students are the highest scorers from each of the respective states. Roughly, 15,000 semi-finalists then receive notification of being a finalist and receive a Merit Scholarship award. From the pool of finalists, 7,500 are then selected to receive National Merit Scholarships and are recognized T

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  • ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

    M I N U T E S

    May 19, 2016 he School Board of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana, met in regular session on Thursday, May 19, 2016 at the C. J. Schoen Administrative Complex, 321 North Theard Street, Covington, Louisiana, at seven (7:00) o’clock P.M., (Central Daylight Savings Time).

    I. OPENING

    A. Roll Call There were present: Board Members Neal M. Hennegan, Michael J. Dirmann, Charles T. Harrell, Michael C. Nation, Willie B. Jeter, Peggy H. Seeley, Sharon Lo Drucker, Ronald “Ron” Bettencourtt, Robert R. “Bob” Womack, Robin P. Mullett, Dennis S. Cousin and Mary K. Bellisario. There was absent: Stephen J. “Jack” Loup, III, Elizabeth B. Heintz and Richard “Rickey” Hursey, Jr.

    B. Invocation

    C. Pledge of Allegiance Vice President Mullett called on Mr. Nation for the invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance.

    D. Recognition of Visitors

    E. Special Recognitions

    1. Superintendent’s Award for Outstanding Character and Citizenship

    Superintendent Folse said the Superintendent’s Award honors people for showing outstanding character and citizenship. He said the first place winner of the 2015-2016 Superintendent’s Award is Mandy Donegan, teacher at Pontchartrain Elementary. Mrs. Donegan is known for her kind heart inside and outside of the classroom. One of her nicknames is the “Shoe Fairy” because if she sees a child with torn shoes, she will immediately get them a new pair. Channel 13 showed a video highlighting Ms. Donegan. An award and a check from Capital One Bank was presented to Ms. Donegan. Superintendent Folse said the second place winner is Karisa Greenlee, a student from St. Tammany Jr. High School. Superintendent Folse stated that Karisa is known for her friendly personality, initiative and kindness. Channel 13 presented a video about Karisa. Superintendent Folse presented an award and a check from Capital One Bank to Karisa.

    2. National Merit Scholars Dr. Regina Sanford, Assistant Superintendent, said the National Merit Scholarship program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT). Of the 1.5 million students taking the qualifying test, some 50,000 students with the highest scores qualify for recognition in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately 16,000 of these high scorers are later identified as being semi-finalists. These students are the highest scorers from each of the respective states. Roughly, 15,000 semi-finalists then receive notification of being a finalist and receive a Merit Scholarship award. From the pool of finalists, 7,500 are then selected to receive National Merit Scholarships and are recognized

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    as National Merit Scholars. Dr. Sanford stated that she was pleased to announce that St. Tammany Parish has 15 National Merit semi-finalists. From the 15, we have 13 of those who are finalists; and 4 of those are Scholars this school year. Dr. Sanford introduced the finalists, gave an overview of their accomplishments, career interests, community service activities and college plans. She stated that Northshore High School has three finalists: Mason Calico, Maria Lew (unable to attend) and Alexandra Barron (unable to attend). Fontainebleau High School has two finalists: Stephen Kelly and Alan Cuff. Mandeville High School has four finalists: Avery Ferguson, Jacques Guillot, Rebecca McCubbin and Jessica Saeli (unable to attend). Dr. Sanford asked that all national merit finalists, their parents and administrators stand and be recognized. Dr. Sanford introduced the National Merit Scholars. Northshore High School: Dana Park (unable to attend), Benjamin Rowley (unable to attend) and Katherine Simmers. Fontainebleau High School: Matthew Myrtue (unable to attend). Dr. Sanford asked that all National Merit Scholars, their parents and principals stand and be recognized.

    3. Recognition of Covington High School 100 Years of AdvancED/SACS Accreditation

    Dr. Regina Sanford, Assistant Superintendent, stated and AdvancED is an international accrediting agency dedicated to advancing the quality of education for students worldwide. Maintaining an accreditation status demonstrates to our community, our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best that we can on behalf of the students that we serve. She shared some highlights of our commitment to this endeavor. In 2005, St. Tammany Parish was one of the first districts in Louisiana to be recognized for System accreditation. That meant all the schools as well as the district office were involved and we met the high quality standards as developed by AdvancED. Re-accreditation was awarded in 2010 and most recently in 2015. Since 1958 until the present day, all of our schools have maintained accreditation. That is extremely noteworthy. Mandeville High School as accumulated 59 years of accreditation. They started in the school year of 1957. In the school year of 1923, Slidell High School first obtained accreditation, and they have 93 years of accreditation. The milestone of achievement is Covington High School. Accreditation for Covington High dates back to school year 1915, and now marks 100 years of continuous accreditation. Covington High is one of only seven schools in the state of Louisiana to have reached this milestone. Dr. Sanford called on Superintendent Folse, and the principal of Covington High, Mrs. Rosalyn Hanson, for a special presentation. Mrs. Hanson stated that it was an honor to receive the recognition on behalf of Covington High School. She stated that she is a graduate and her 4 children are all graduates from Covington High as well. She stated that Covington High meets the needs of a very diverse population and continues to meet the needs of “Every Child Every Day.”

    4. United States Presidential Scholars Dr. Regina Sanford, Assistant Superintendent, stated that the United States Presidential Scholars program was established in 1964 by an executive order of the President. This was to recognize and honor some of the nation’s most distinguished graduating high school seniors. The selection of approximately 4,000 original program candidates is made based on SAT and ACT scores. Application is by invitation only; therefore, schools may not individually apply nor may their schools nominate them. A review committee evaluates the candidates based upon their academic achievements, personal characteristics, leadership and service activities as well as an analysis of their essay. Approximately 800 candidates are named semi-finalists and forwarded to the Commission on Presidential Scholars for further review in April. St. Tammany Parish has seven of these students: four from Mandeville High and three from Northshore High. From that pool each year, up to 161 students are named as Presidential Scholars, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school seniors. To commemorate their achievement, the scholars are awarded the

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    U.S. Presidential Scholars medallion at a ceremony sponsored by the White House. With a grade point average of 4.6, a score of 35 on the ACT, a National Merit finalist, the recipient of a full scholarship to Rice University and one of the nine Louisiana finalists (only two were from public non-selective schools in Louisiana), Dr. Sanford introduced St. Tammany Parish’s U.S. Presidential Scholar, Katherine Simmers from Northshore High School. She asked that Katherine’s parents and principal come to the podium to be congratulated as well. Mrs. Mullett congratulated all the award winners. She stated that this is what makes St. Tammany a “great” School System, and that everyone is focused on the same goal “to meet the needs of every child every day” no matter what those needs are. II. PUBLIC COMMENTS

    A. Five Minutes – None.

    B. Three Minutes – None. III. AGENDA ITEMS

    A. To consider and take action with respect to adopting a resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, of St. Tammany Parish Wide School District 12 of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana; making application to the State Bond Commission for approval of said Bonds; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

    Superintendent Folse stated that this item was discussed at last week’s Committee As A Whole meeting. It was moved by Mr. Bettencourtt, seconded by Mr. Womack to adopt the following resolution:

    RESOLUTION A resolution giving preliminary approval to the issuance of not exceeding Eleven Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($11,500,000) of General Obligation School Refunding Bonds, of St. Tammany Parish Wide School District No. 12 of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana; making application to the State Bond Commis-sion for approval of said Bonds; and providing for other matters in connection therewith. WHEREAS, pursuant to the provisions of Article VI, Section 33 of the Constitution of the State of Louisiana of 1974, Sub-Part A, Part III, Chapter 4, of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority, St. Tammany Parish Wide School District No. 12 of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana (the "Issuer") has heretofore issued $20,000,000 of General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2009, dated May 1, 2009 (the "Series 2009 Bonds"); and WHEREAS, in order to provide debt service savings to the taxpayers of St. Tammany Parish Wide School District No. 12 of the Parish of St. Tammany, State of -Louisiana, the Issuer desires to refund all or any portion of the callable maturities of the Issuer’s outstanding Series 2009 Bonds, pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 14-A of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950, as amended, and other constitutional and statutory authority (the "Act"), through the issuance of its refunding bonds; and WHEREAS, pursuant to the Act, and subject to the approval of the State Bond Commission, the Issuer desires to accomplish the refunding by authorizing the issuance of not exceeding Eleven Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars ($11,500,000) of its General Obligation School Refunding Bonds (the "Bonds"), to be payable from unlimited ad valorem taxes; and

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    WHEREAS, the Issuer desires to make formal application to the State Bond Commission for approval of the issuance of the Bonds; NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Parish School Board of

    the Parish of St. Tammany, State of Louisiana (the "Governing Authority"), acting as the

    governing authority of St. Tammany Parish Wide School District No. 12 of the Parish of

    St. Tammany, State of Louisiana (the "Issuer"), that:

    SECTION 1. Preliminary Approval of the Bonds. Preliminary approval is

    given to the issuance of not exceeding Eleven Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars

    ($11,500,000) of General Obligation School Refunding Bonds (the "Refunding Bonds"), of

    the Issuer, to be issued for the purpose of refunding all or any portion of the Issuer’s

    outstanding General Obligation School Bonds, Series 2009, dated May 1, 2009, and paying

    the costs of issuance of the Refunding Bonds, said Refunding Bonds to be payable from

    and secured by unlimited ad valorem taxes now being levied and collected annually in

    excess of all other taxes on all the property subject to taxation within the territorial limits

    of the Issuer. The Refunding Bonds shall bear interest at a rate or rates not to exceed five

    percent (5%) per annum, to be determined by subsequent resolution of this Governing

    Authority at the time of the sale of the Refunding Bonds, and shall mature no later than

    March 1, 2029. The Refunding Bonds shall be issued in fully registered form, shall be sold

    to the purchasers thereof at a price of not less than 97% of par, plus accrued interest, and

    shall have such additional terms and provisions as may be determined by this Governing

    Authority.

    SECTION 2. Employment. This Governing Authority finds and determines

    that a real necessity exists for the employment of special counsel in connection with the

    issuance of the Bonds, and accordingly, Foley & Judell, LLP, of New Orleans, Louisiana,

    as Bond Counsel, is hereby employed to do and perform work of a traditional legal nature

    as bond counsel with respect to the issuance and sale of said Bonds. Said Bond Counsel

    shall prepare and submit to this Governing Authority for adoption all of the proceedings

    incidental to the authorization, issuance, sale and delivery of such Bonds, shall counsel and

    advise this Governing Authority as to the issuance thereof and shall furnish their opinions

    covering the legality of the issuance of the Bonds. The fee of Bond Counsel for each

    series of said bonds shall be fixed at a sum not exceeding the fee allowed by the Attorney

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    General's fee guidelines for such bond counsel work in connection with the issuance of

    each such series of revenue bonds and based on the amount of said bonds actually issued,

    sold, delivered and paid for, plus "out-of-pocket" expenses, said fees to be contingent upon

    the issuance, sale and delivery of said bonds. That pursuant to instructions from the

    Superintendent, Bond Counsel shall cause to be prepared an official statement with respect

    to the sale of the Bonds and the costs of the preparation and printing of said official

    statement, as approved by the State Bond Commission, shall be paid from the proceeds of

    the issue for which it has been prepared. Said Official Statement may be submitted to one

    or more of the nationally recognized bond rating service or services, together with a

    request that an appropriate rating be assigned. Payment for all ratings shall be made by the

    Superintendent upon presentation of appropriate statements from the particular rating

    service furnishing the ratings. The Superintendent is hereby authorized and directed to

    execute, and this Governing Authority hereby agrees to and accepts the terms of, the

    engagement letter of Bond Counsel on file with the Secretary. A certified copy of this

    resolution shall be submitted to the Attorney General of the State of Louisiana for his

    written approval of said employment and of the fees herein designated, and the

    Superintendent is hereby empowered and directed to issue vouchers in payment for the

    work herein provided for upon completion of the work herein specified and under the

    conditions herein enumerated.

    SECTION 3. State Bond Commission. Application is hereby made to the

    State Bond Commission, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, for approval of the issuance and sale of

    the Refunding Bonds and for consent and authority to proceed with the issuance and sale

    of the Refunding Bonds as provided above, and Bond Counsel is directed to make

    application to the State Bond Commission in accordance with the foregoing on behalf of

    the Governing Authority.

    By virtue of applicant/issuer’s application for, acceptance and utilization of

    the benefits of the Louisiana State Bond Commission’s approval(s) resolved and set forth

    herein, it resolves that it understands and agrees that such approval(s) are expressly

    conditioned upon, and it further resolves that it understands, agrees and binds itself, its

    successors and assigns to, full and continuing compliance with the "State Bond

    Commission Policy on Approval of Proposed Use of Swaps, or other forms of Derivative

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    Products Hedges, Etc.", adopted by the Commission on July 20, 2006, as to the

    borrowing(s) and other matter(s) subject to the approval(s), including subsequent

    application and approval under said Policy of the implementation or use of any swap(s) or

    other product(s) or enhancement(s) covered thereby.

    SECTION 4. Appointment of Investment Banker/Underwriter. Raymond

    James & Associates, Inc., of New Orleans, Louisiana (the "Underwriter"), is hereby

    appointed as investment banker/underwriter in connection with refunding the Series 2009

    Bonds, any compensation to be subsequently approved by the Issuer and to be paid from

    the proceeds of the Refunding Bonds and contingent upon the issuance of the Refunding

    Bonds; provided that no compensation shall be due to said investment banker/underwriter

    unless the Refunding Bonds are sold and delivered.

    SECTION 5. Sale of Bonds. The Bonds are hereby authorized to be sold to

    the Underwriter, and the Superintendent is hereby authorized to execute a Bond Purchase

    Agreement with the Underwriter, in form and substance satisfactory to Bond Counsel to

    the Issuer, provided the sale of the Bonds produces minimum net present value savings

    (after payment of all costs) in excess of the Minimum Present Value Savings to Refund

    guidelines of the State Bond Commission.

    The foregoing resolution having been submitted to a vote, the vote thereon was as follows:

    MEMBERS: YEAS: NAYS: ABSENT: ABSTAINING: Neal M. Hennegan x Elizabeth B. Heintz x Michael J. Dirmann x Stephen J. “Jack” Loup, III x Charles T. Harrell x Michael C. Nation x Willie B. Jeter x Peggy H. Seeley x Robin P. Mullett x Ronald “Ron” Bettencourtt x Robert R. “Bob” Womack x Sharon Lo. Drucker x Richard Hursey, Jr. x Dennis S. Cousin x Mary K. Bellisario x Mr. Hennegan stated that from the information he had obtained, he was very much in favor of doing this at this time. Mr. Cousin asked if this would be a savings of $500,000.00 or more. Mrs. Prevost replied yes.

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    Mrs. Mullett asked if there were any questions from the Board or comments by the public. There being none, the resolution was adopted. B. Approval of minutes for regular meeting held on April 14, 2016. It was moved by Mr. Cousin, seconded by Mrs. Seeley, to approve the minutes from the regular meeting held on April 14, 2016. Mrs. Mullett asked if there were any questions from the Board or comments by the public. There being none, the motion carried unanimously.

    C. Appropriate retirement resolutions for the following certificated personnel subsequent to April 14, 2016.

    The following resolutions were offered by Mr. Dirmann, with a unanimous second:

    WHEREAS, Cathelia Smith, Music Teacher, Boyet Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Smith was an educator for thirty-three and forty-seven hundredths (33.47) years, twenty-seven and forty-seven hundredths (27.47) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Smith for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Smith in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Mary C. Clark, Vocational Home Economics Teacher, Clearwood Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Clark was an educator for twenty-six and fifty hundredths (26.50) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Clark for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Clark in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Laurie M. Caserta, Resource Helping Teacher, Covington Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Caserta was an educator for forty-three and fifty hundredths (43.50) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mrs. Caserta for her many years of service.

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    FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mrs. Caserta in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Cynthia B. Huggins, Kindergarten Teacher, Covington Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Huggins was an educator for thirteen (13.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Huggins for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Huggins in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, April S. McCray, Special Education Gifted Resource Teacher, Covington Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. McCray was an educator for seventeen and forty-six hundredths (17.46) years, fifteen and forty-six hundredths (15.46) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. McCray for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. McCray in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Darryl E. Graham, Classroom Teacher, Covington High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Graham was an educator for thirty-three years (33.00), all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Graham for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Graham in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Marilyn M. Hawkins, Vocational Business Teacher, Covington High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Hawkins was an educator for twenty-eight and fifty-six hundredths (28.56) years, all in St. Tammany Parish.

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    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Hawkins for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Hawkins in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Denis C. Holland, Classroom Teacher, Covington High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Holland was an educator for thirty-three (33.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Holland for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Holland in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Gerald J. Hubbell, Classroom Teacher, Covington High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Hubbell was an educator for twenty-six (26.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Hubbell for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Hubbell in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Patricia B. Knight, ESL Teacher, Covington High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Knight was an educator for twenty-four and twenty-five hundredths (24.25) years, fourteen and twenty-five hundredths (14.25) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Knight for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Knight in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Mary K. Christopher, Itinerant Art Teacher, Cypress Cove Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Christopher was an educator for ten years (10.00), all in St. Tammany Parish.

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    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Christopher for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Christopher in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Carrie B. Mulling, Preschool Early Itinerant Teacher, Cypress Cove Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Mulling was an educator for twenty-seven and ninety-seven hundredths (27.97), fifteen years (15.00) in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Mulling for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Mulling in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Relia M. Rollins, Classroom Teacher, Fifth Ward Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Rollins was an educator for twenty-eight and forty-four hundredths (28.44) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Rollins for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Rollins in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Carol D. Huff, Special Education Combination Teacher, Florida Avenue Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Huff was an educator for thirty-eight and eighty-three hundredths (38.83) years, twenty-one (21.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Huff for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Huff in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Nancy V. West, Special Education Classroom Teacher, Florida Avenue Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and

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    WHEREAS, Ms. West was an educator for fifteen and ninety-six hundredths (15.96) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. West for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. West in appreciation for services rendered.

    *************** WHEREAS, Theresa L. Bruhl, Kindergarten Teacher, Folsom Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Bruhl was an educator for thirty-three years (33.00), thirty-one (31.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Bruhl for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Bruhl in appreciation for services rendered.

    *************** WHEREAS, Kim M. LeBlanc, Classroom Teacher, Fontainebleau High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. LeBlanc was an educator for thirty-four (34.00) years, twelve (12.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. LeBlanc for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. LeBlanc in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Kenneth P. Mathews, Special Education Gifted Resource Teacher, Fontainebleau High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Mathews was an educator for thirty-two and fourteen hundredths (32.14) years, thirty-one and sixty-four hundredths (31.64) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Mathews for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Mathews in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Sharon P. Rivero, Classroom Teacher, Fontainebleau High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and

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    WHEREAS, Ms. Rivero was an educator for thirty-six (36.00) years, twenty-two (22.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Rivero for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Rivero in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Laura B. Adams, Classroom Teacher, Fontainebleau Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Adams was an educator for thirty-one (31.00) years, fifteen (15.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Adams for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Adams in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Cheryl A. Frederic, Talented Drama Teacher, Fontainebleau Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Frederic was an educator for twenty-nine (29.00) years, seventeen (17.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Frederic for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Frederic in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Jeanne H. Blume, Alternative Programs Administrator, Harrison Curriculum Center, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Blume was an educator for thirty-one and fifty hundredths (31.50) years, twenty-seven (27.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Blume for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Blume in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Patricia J. Carbajal, Special Education Speech Therapist, Harrison Curriculum Center, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Carbajal was an educator for thirty-eight and five hundredths (38.05) years, thirteen (13.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Carbajal for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Carbajal in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Jill A. Carbo, Elementary Resource Helping Teacher, Harrison Curriculum Center, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Carbo was an educator for thirty-one and sixteen hundredths (31.16) years, twenty-four and fifty hundredths (24.50) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Carbo for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Carbo in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Theresa W. Foley, Special Education Speech Diagnostician, Harrison Curriculum Center, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Foley was an educator for thirty-three and fifty-five hundredths (33.55) years, thirty and fifty-five hundredths (30.55) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Foley for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Foley in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Nancy H. Franzo, Classroom Teacher, Honey Island Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Franzo was an educator for twenty-seven and seventy-eight hundredths (27.78) years, twenty-five (25.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Franzo for her many years of service.

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    FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Franzo in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Kathleen C. Harrington, Special Education Gifted Resource Teacher, Honey Island Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Harrington was an educator for thirty-five and ninety-six hundredths (35.96) years, thirty and ninety-six hundredths (30.96) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Harrington for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Harrington in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Suzanne Buras, Special Education Gifted Resource Teacher, Lake Harbor Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Buras was an educator for twenty-nine and forty-nine hundredths (29.49) years, twenty-five (25.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Buras for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Buras in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Alicia W. Breaux, Talented Art Teacher, Lakeshore High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Breaux was an educator for twelve (12.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Breaux for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Breaux in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Judy M. McIntosh, Classroom Teacher, Lyon Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. McIntosh was an educator for twenty-eight (28.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. McIntosh for her many years of service.

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    FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. McIntosh in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Therese L. Bensen, Classroom Teacher, Madisonville Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Bensen was an educator for twenty and ninety-one hundredths (20.91) years, eleven and eighty-six hundredths (11.86) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Bensen for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Bensen in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Sharon D. Delahoussaye, Classroom Teacher, Madisonville Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Delahoussaye was an educator for twenty-six and twenty-eight hundredths (26.28) years, nineteen and twenty-eight hundredths (19.28) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Delahoussaye for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Delahoussaye in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Yvette D. Williams, Classroom Teacher, Madisonville Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Williams was an educator for twenty-nine and sixty-one hundredths (29.61) years, twenty-two and sixty-six hundredths (22.66) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Williams for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Williams in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Cynthia M. Lebas, Librarian, Mandeville Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and

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    WHEREAS, Ms. Lebas was an educator for twenty-nine and eighty-five hundredths (29.85) years, nineteen (19.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Lebas for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Lebas in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Mary H. Dempre, Special Education Combination Teacher, Mandeville Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Dempre was an educator for thirty-one (31.00) years, twenty-six (26.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Dempre for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Dempre in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Lilia C. Cleland, Foreign Language Teacher, Mandeville Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Cleland was an educator for twenty-six and ninety-six hundredths (26.96) years, nineteen (19.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Cleland for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Cleland in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Gerald E. Singer, Classroom Teacher, Mandeville High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Singer was an educator for forty-two (42.00) years, thirty (30.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Singer for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Singer in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Deborah H. Tonguis, Classroom Teacher, Mandeville High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and

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    WHEREAS, Ms. Tonguis was an educator for twenty-six (26.00) years, twenty-one (21.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Tonguis for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Tonguis in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Denae W. Piske, Classroom Teacher, Marigny Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Piske was an educator for thirty-one (31.00) years, nineteen (19.00 years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Piske for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Piske in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Carmalena W. Johnson, Kindergarten Teacher, Mayfield Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Johnson was an educator for thirty-eight and ninety-two hundredths (38.92) years, thirty-two and ninety-two hundredths (32.92) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Johnson for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Johnson in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, John E. Jordan, Special Education Self-Contained Teacher, Northshore High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Jordan was an educator for sixteen and sixty-three hundredths (16.63) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Jordan for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Jordan in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Daniel C. O’Sullivan, Special Education Self-Teacher, Northshore High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. O’Sullivan was an educator for thirty-nine (39.00) years, thirty-one (31.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. O’Sullivan for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. O’Sullivan in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Shirleen L. Dugger, Special Education Combination Teacher, Pine View Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Dugger was an educator for thirty-seven (37.00) years, thirty-four and fifty-six hundredths (34.56) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Dugger for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Dugger in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Ruth L. Terry-Sipos, Special Education Combination Teacher, Pine View Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Terry-Sipos was an educator for forty and ninety-eight hundredths (40.98) years, twenty-nine and ninety-eight hundredths (29.98) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mrs. Terry-Sipos for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mrs. Terry-Sipos in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Paulo Dufour, Talented Art Teacher, Pitcher Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Dufour was an educator for twenty-seven (27.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Dufour for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Dufour in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Michele J. Dundas, Classroom Teacher, Riverside Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Dundas was an educator for thirty-six and eighty-nine hundredths (36.89) years, twenty-three (23.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Dundas for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Dundas in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Pamela F. Hester, Elementary Assistant Principal, Riverside Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Hester was an educator for thirty-five and thirty-six hundredths (35.36) years, twenty-four (24.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Hester for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Hester in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Karen C. Courtwright, Classroom Teacher, Salmen School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Courtwright was an educator for fifteen and fifty hundredths (15.50) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Courtwright for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Courtwriight in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Christy V. Lyons, Guidance Counselor, Salmen School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Lyons was an educator for thirty-five and fifty-four hundredths (35.54) years, twenty-five (25.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Lyons for her many years of service.

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    FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Lyons in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Mary B. Biernacki, Combination Principal, Sixth Ward Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Biernacki was an educator for forty and fifty hundredths (40.50) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mrs. Biernacki for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mrs. Biernacki in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Judy S. Gill, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher, Sixth Ward Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Gill was an educator for thirty-five and ninety-two hundredths (35.92) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Gill for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Gill in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Roxanne R. Moran, ESL Teacher, Sixth Ward Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Moran was an educator for thirty-one and eighty-nine hundredths (31.89) years, thirty-one (31.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Moran for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Moran in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Robert L. Sundrud, Educational Diagnostician, Slidell Pupil Appraisal, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Sundrud was an educator for thirty-seven and thirty-nine hundredths (37.39) years, thirteen and ninety-six hundredths (13.96) years in St. Tammany Parish.

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    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Sundrud for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Sundrud in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Desi L. Ardis, Elementary Physical Education Itinerant Teacher, Tchefuncte Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Ardis was an educator for twenty-one and seventy-eight hundredths (21.78) years, fifteen and ninety-nine hundredths (15.99) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Ardis for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Ardis in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Carole K. Levey, Special Education Resource Teacher, Tchefuncte Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Levey was an educator for twenty-nine and sixteen hundredths (29.16) years, seventeen and sixty-six hundredths (17.66) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Levey for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Levey in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Mary F. Todd, Classroom Teacher, Tchefuncte Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Todd was an educator for thirty (30.00) years, twenty-nine (29.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Todd for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Todd in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Tammy S. Curry, Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Whispering Forest Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and

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    WHEREAS, Ms. Curry was an educator for thirty-three (33.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Curry for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Curry in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Susan E. Luhning, Special Education Combination Teacher, Whispering Forest Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Luhning was an educator for thirty-six and forty-nine hundredths (36.49) years, twenty-five (25.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Luhning for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Luhning in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Rebecca W. Priest, Kindergarten Teacher, Whispering Forest Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Priest was an educator for thirty (30.00) years, twenty (20.00) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Priest for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mrs. Priest in appreciation for services rendered.

    Mrs. Mullett asked if there were any questions from the Board or comments by the public, and there were none. All members voted in the affirmative, and the resolutions were declared adopted.

    D. Appropriate retirement resolutions for the following non-certificated personnel subsequent to April 14, 2016:

    The following resolutions were offered by Mr. Womack, seconded by Mrs. Drucker:

    WHEREAS, Claudia P. Campbell, School Secretary II, Alton Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Campbell worked for twenty-eight and seventy-two hundredths (28.72) years, all in St. Tammany Parish.

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    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Campbell for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Campbell in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Erna A. Basey, Title I Instructional Paraprofessional II, Bayou Lacombe Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Basey worked for twenty-six and seventy-two hundredths (26.72) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Basey for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Basey in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Wanda R. Rhodus, Technician, Bayou Woods Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Rhodus worked for twenty-two and forty-six hundredths (22.46) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Rhodus for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Rhodus in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Edward L. Maise, Custodian, Boyet Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Maise worked for twenty-four and seventy-nine hundredths (24.79) years, ten and twenty-nine hundredths (10.29) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Maise for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Maise in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Barbette M. Boutté, Clerk Typist III, Central Office, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mrs. Boutté for thirty-two and forty-two hundredths (32.42) years, thirty-one and one hundredths (31.01) years in St. Tammany Parish.

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    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mrs. Boutté for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mrs. Boutté in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Charlotte P. Weller, Special Education Aide, Honey Island School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Weller worked for fifteen (15.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Weller for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Weller in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Jan J. Perry, Early Childhood Aide, Lee Road Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Perry worked for thirty-three and ninety-three hundredths (33.93) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Perry for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Perry in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Ana H. Polini, Special Education Aide II, Little Oak Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Polini worked for six and eighty-seven hundredths (6.87) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Polini for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Polini in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Angela H. Jenkins, Technician, Lyon Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Jenkins worked for twenty and eight hundredths (20.08) years, all in St. Tammany Parish.

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    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Jenkins for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Jenkins in appreciation for services rendered.

    *************** WHEREAS, Audrey R. Williams, Special Education Aide II, Madisonville Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Williams worked for twelve (12.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Williams for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Williams in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Terry P. Windom, Manager B, Madisonville Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Windom worked for twenty-nine and thirty-nine hundredths (29.39.) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Windom for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Windom in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Richard E. Newman, Computer Paraprofessional Technician, Magnolia Trace Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Newman worked for eight (8.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Newman for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Newman in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Brenda W. Pennington, Special Education Aide II, Mandeville Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and

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    WHEREAS, Ms. Pennington worked for twenty-four and seventy-six hundredths (24.76) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Pennington for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Pennington in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Bonnie E. Bailey, Manager A, Mandeville Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Bailey worked for twenty and eighty-five hundredths (20.85) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Bailey for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Bailey in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Patricia S. Breazeale, Technician, Mandeville Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Breazeale worked for eighteen and thirty-nine hundredths (18.39) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Breazeale for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Breazeale in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Susan L. Crapps, Assistant Manager A, Mandeville Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Crapps worked for twenty-one and seventy-eight hundredths (21.78) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Crapps for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Crapps in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Susan B. Hickman, Special Education Aide II, Monteleone Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and

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    WHEREAS, Ms. Hickman worked for four and sixty-six hundredths (4.66) years, one and forty-four hundredths (1.44) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Hickman for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Hickman in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Joanne T. Chambers, Special Education Aide II, Pine View Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Chambers worked for sixteen and fifteen hundredths (16.15) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Chambers for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Chambers in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Janet U. Reiling, Assistant Manager B, Pitcher Junior High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Reiling worked for six and eighty-six hundredths (6.86) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Reiling for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Reiling in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Patricia W. Cyr, Special Education Aide II, Pontchartrain Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Cyr worked for fourteen and sixty-two hundredths (14.62) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Cyr for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Cyr in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Sandra S. Taylor, Special Education Aide II, Riverside Elementary School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and

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    WHEREAS, Ms. Taylor worked for eighteen and fifty-five hundredths (18.55) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Taylor for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Taylor in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Marlene C. Rizk, Special Education Aide II, Slidell High School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Rizk worked for thirty-two and seventeen hundredths (32.17) years, twenty-six and ninety-five hundredths (26.95) years in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Rizk for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Rizk in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Christine M. Casale, Library Aide, Tchefuncte Middle School, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Casale worked for twenty-one and sixty-five hundredths (21.65) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Casale for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Casale in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Lloyd E. Latham, Jr., Bus Operator, Transportation Center, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Latham worked for twenty-five (25.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Latham for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Latham in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Carol D. Loyd, Bus Operator, Transportation Center, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and

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    WHEREAS, Ms. Loyd worked twenty-five (25.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Loyd for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Loyd in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Merle M. Mulkey, Bus Operator, Transportation Center, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Mulkey worked for ten (10.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Mulkey for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Mulkey in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Michael W. Odom, Bus Operator, Transportation Center, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Odom worked for nineteen (19.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Odom for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Odom, in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Sandra P. Page, Special Education Bus Attendant, Transportation Center, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Page worked for twenty-five (25.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Page for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Page in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Ricky R. Windom, Bus Operator, Transportation Center, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Mr. Windom worked for twenty-six (26.00) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Mr. Windom for his many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Mr. Windom in appreciation for services rendered.

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    WHEREAS, Kristy G. Wylie, Bus Operator, Transportation Center, retired from the St. Tammany Parish School Board; and WHEREAS, Ms. Wylie worked for eighteen and fifty-three hundredths (18.53) years, all in St. Tammany Parish. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the St. Tammany Parish School Board wishes to express its appreciation to Ms. Wylie for her many years of service. FURTHER, BE IT RESOLVED that this resolution be spread upon the official minutes of this Board with a copy being sent to Ms. Wylie in appreciation for services rendered.

    Mrs. Mullett asked if there were any questions from the Board or comments by the public, and there were none. All members present voted in the affirmative, and the resolutions were declared adopted.

    E Appointment of Principal at Abney Elementary School Superintendent Folse announced the appointment of Mrs. Stephanie Jackson as Principal of Abney Elementary School. Mr. Cousin presented the book, The Principal: 3 Keys to Maximizing Impact, to Mrs. Jackson.

    F. Announcement of Principal at Pontchartrain Elementary School Superintendent Folse announced the appointment of Mr. Henry Thomas Heier as Principal of Pontchartrain Elementary School. Mr. Hennegan presented the book, The Principal: 3 Keys to Maximizing Impact, to Mr. Heier.

    G. Announcement of Principal at Sixth Ward Elementary School Superintendent Folse announced the appointment of Mr. Brian Hirstius as Principal of Sixth Ward Elementary School. Mrs. Seeley presented the book, The Principal: 3 Keys to Maximizing Impact, to Mr. Hirstius. Mrs. Mullett congratulated all the new administrators.

    H. Consideration of bids for Slidell High School, Renovations & Additions, STPSB Project No. 1430

    Superintendent Folse stated that a memo is in the packets explaining that the low bidder did legally notify that their bid was made in error, and they were allowed to remove their bids. The remaining bids are over the projected amount. It is asked that these bids be rejected. He said this is consistent with what has been done in the past.

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    It was moved by Mrs. Mullett, seconded by Mr. Cousin, to accept the recommendation to reject all bids. Mrs. Mullett asked if there were any questions from the Board or comments from the public. There being none, the motion carried unanimously.

    I. Approval of recommendations from the Committee As A Whole Business Affairs and Administrative meeting held May 12, 2016.

    Mr. Jeter, Acting Chair of the Committee As A Whole for Business Affairs and Administrative (in the absence of Mr. Dirmann, Chair), brought the following recommendations to the Board from the meeting held May 12, 2016:

    1. Recommends acceptance of the revision to the Compliance Notice in the

    District Handbook for Parents and Students for the 2016-2017 School Year.

    It was moved by Mrs. Seeley, seconded by Mrs. Drucker, to accept the recommendation.

    Mrs. Mullett asked if there were any questions from the Board or comments by the public. There being none, the motion carried unanimously.

    2. Recommends acceptance of the Cooperative Endeavor Agreement

    between St. Tammany Parish Government and St. Tammany Parish School Board regarding generators.

    It was moved by Mr. Womack, seconded by Mrs. Drucker, to accept the recommendation.

    Mrs. Mullett asked if there were any questions from the Board or comments by the public. There being none, the motion carried unanimously.

    3. Recommends acceptance of the low base bid submitted by Leon Lowe

    and Sons, Inc. in the amount of $835,000.00 for the Water and Sewer Tie-Ins at Boyet Jr. High – Little Oak Middle Schools, STPSB Project No. 1485.

    It was moved by Mrs. Bellisario, seconded by Mrs. Seeley, to accept the recommendation.

    Mrs. Mullett asked if there were any questions from the Board or comments by the public. There being none, the motion carried unanimously.

    J. Certification of Board Members, Neal M. Hennegan, Elizabeth B. Heintz, Willie B. Jeter, Peggy H. Seeley, Sharon Lo Drucker, Ronald “Ron” Bettencourtt, Robert R. “Bob” Womack, Richard “Rickey” Hursey, Jr., Robin P. Mullett, Dennis S. Cousin and Mary K. Bellisario in completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016, presented on May 12, 2016 and as mandated by La. R.S. 17:53. Remarks: Superintendent Folse

    C E R T I F I C A T I O N

    I, W. L. “Trey” Folse, III, Superintendent of the St. Tammany Parish School System, hereby certify that the following Board Members have successfully completed one (1) hour of annual training for 2016 mandated by LA. R.S. 17:53 as evidenced by the attached Certificates of Completion. The training was held on May 12, 2016.

    Mary K. Bellisario Richard “Rickey” Hursey, Jr. Ronald “Ron” Bettencourtt Willie B. Jeter Dennis S. Cousin Robin P. Mullett Sharon Lo Drucker Peggy H. Seeley

    Elizabeth B. Heintz Robert R. “Bob” Womack

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    Neal M. Hennegan I request that this Certification and the Certificates of Completion be entered into the minutes of the St. Tammany Parish School Board for May 19, 2016.

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    This certificate of completion is presented to MARY K. BELLISARIO

    In completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016 as mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:53

    and approved by the Louisiana School Boards Association Topic: Capital One “Investing for Good” Scholarship Award, CTE Spring Competition Highlights, Northshore High Robotics, Early

    Childhood Update and Monteleone Technology Award May 12, 2016

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    This certificate of completion is presented to RONALD “RON” BETTENCOURTT

    In completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016 as mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:53

    and approved by the Louisiana School Boards Association Topic: Capital One “Investing for Good” Scholarship Award, CTE Spring Competition Highlights, Northshore High Robotics, Early

    Childhood Update and Monteleone Technology Award May 12, 2016

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

    This certificate of completion is presented to DENNIS S. COUSIN

    In completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016 as mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:53

    and approved by the Louisiana School Boards Association Topic: Capital One “Investing for Good” Scholarship Award, CTE Spring Competition Highlights, Northshore High Robotics, Early

    Childhood Update and Monteleone Technology Award May 12, 2016

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION This certificate of completion is presented to

    SHARON LO DRUCKER In completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016 as mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:53

    and approved by the Louisiana School Boards Association Topic: Capital One “Investing for Good” Scholarship Award, CTE Spring Competition Highlights, Northshore High Robotics, Early

    Childhood Update and Monteleone Technology Award May 12, 2016

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION This certificate of completion is presented to

    ELIZABETH B. HEINTZ In completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016 as mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:53

    and approved by the Louisiana School Boards Association

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    Topic: Capital One “Investing for Good” Scholarship Award, CTE Spring Competition Highlights, Northshore High Robotics, Early

    Childhood Update and Monteleone Technology Award May 12, 2016

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION This certificate of completion is presented to

    NEAL M. HENNEGAN In completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016 as mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:53

    and approved by the Louisiana School Boards Association Topic: Capital One “Investing for Good” Scholarship Award, CTE Spring Competition Highlights, Northshore High Robotics, Early

    Childhood Update and Monteleone Technology Award May 12, 2016

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION This certificate of completion is presented to

    RICHARD “RICKEY” HURSEY, JR. In completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016 as mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:53

    and approved by the Louisiana School Boards Association Topic: Capital One “Investing for Good” Scholarship Award, CTE Spring Competition Highlights, Northshore High Robotics, Early

    Childhood Update and Monteleone Technology Award May 12, 2016

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION This certificate of completion is presented to

    WILLIE B. JETER In completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016 as mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:53

    and approved by the Louisiana School Boards Association Topic: Capital One “Investing for Good” Scholarship Award, CTE Spring Competition Highlights, Northshore High Robotics, Early

    Childhood Update and Monteleone Technology Award May 12, 2016

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION This certificate of completion is presented to

    ROBIN P. MULLETT In completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016 as mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:53

    and approved by the Louisiana School Boards Association Topic: Capital One “Investing for Good” Scholarship Award, CTE Spring Competition Highlights, Northshore High Robotics, Early

    Childhood Update and Monteleone Technology Award May 12, 2016

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION This certificate of completion is presented to

    PEGGY H. SEELEY In completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016 as mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:53

    and approved by the Louisiana School Boards Association Topic: Capital One “Investing for Good” Scholarship Award, CTE Spring Competition Highlights, Northshore High Robotics, Early

    Childhood Update and Monteleone Technology Award May 12, 2016

    ST. TAMMANY PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

    CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION This certificate of completion is presented to

    ROBERT R. “BOB” WOMACK In completion of one (1) hour of training for 2016 as mandated by Louisiana Revised Statute 17:53

    and approved by the Louisiana School Boards Association

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    Topic: Capital One “Investing for Good” Scholarship Award, CTE Spring Competition Highlights, Northshore High Robotics, Early

    Childhood Update and Monteleone Technology Award May 12, 2016

    IV. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE BOARD PRESIDENT Mrs. Mullett stated that the Central Office and satellite offices would be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. She said that the next Committee As A Whole meetings would be Thursday, June 2, 2016. Superintendent Folse read a Letter to the Editor that was submitted to local publications and community groups. Superintendent Folse stated that, as has been traditionally done over the past few years, we will close the meeting with a video recap from Channel 13 of all of the high school graduations. V. EXECUTIVE SESSION

    A. An Executive Session has been requested pursuant to LRS 42:17A.(2) to discuss the following matters:

    1. Potential claim of Karl Bauman 2. Spiehler v. STPSB et al, 22nd JDC No 1999-14812, Division “H” 3. Devonn Palmer v. STPSB, OWC No. 16-02621 4. Potential claim of Kenneth Fussell 5. Potential claim of Cheryl Blappert

    It was moved by Mr. Dirmann, seconded by Mr. Bettencourtt, to convene in Executive Session to discuss the above listed matters in accordance with the provisions of LRS 42:17A.(2). Mrs. Mullett asked if there were any questions from the Board or comments by the public, and there were none. On roll call, the vote was as follows: Yeas: Mr. Hennegan, Mr. Dirmann, Mr. Harrell, Mr. Nation, Mr. Jeter, Mrs. Seeley, Mrs. Drucker, Mr. Bettencourtt, Mr. Womack, Mrs. Mullett, Mr. Cousin and Mrs. Bellisario. Nays: None. Absent: Mr. Loup, Mrs. Heintz and Mr. Hursey. Abstaining: None. The motion carried. The Board met in Executive Session. It was moved by Mr. Bettencourtt, seconded by Mr. Harrell, to return to Open Session. Mrs. Mullett asked if there were any questions from the Board. There being none, the motion carried. It was moved by Mr. Womack, seconded by Mrs. Drucker, to accept the advice of counsel in the following matters:

    1. Potential claim of Karl Bauman 2. Spiehler v. STPSB et al, 22nd JDC No. 1999-14812, Division “H” 3. Devonn Palmer v. STPSB, OWC No. 16-02621 4. Potential claim of Kenneth Fussell 5. Potential claim of Cheryl Blappert

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    Mrs. Mullett asked if there were any questions from the Board or comments by the public, and there were none. On roll call, the vote was as follows: Yeas: Mr. Hennegan, Mr. Dirmann, Mr. Harrell, Mr. Nation, Mr. Jeter, Mrs. Seeley, Mrs. Drucker, Mr. Bettencourtt, Mr. Womack, Mrs. Mullett, Mr. Cousin and Mrs. Bellisario. Nays: None. Absent: Mr. Loup, Mrs. Heintz and Mr. Hursey. Abstaining: None. The motion carried. VI. ADJOURN There being no further business to come before the Board, Mrs. Mullett adjourned the meeting at 8:35 p.m. ___________/s/_________________ ____________/s/_________________ W. L. "TREY" FOLSE, III STEPHEN J. “JACK” LOUP, III Secretary President

    M I N U T E SMay 19, 2016I. OPENINGA. Roll CallB. InvocationC. Pledge of AllegianceD. Recognition of VisitorsE. Special RecognitionsSuperintendent Folse said the Superintendent’s Award honors people for showing outstanding character and citizenship. He said the first place winner of the 2015-2016 Superintendent’s Award is Mandy Donegan, teacher at Pontchartrain Elementary. Mrs. ...Superintendent Folse said the second place winner is Karisa Greenlee, a student from St. Tammany Jr. High School. Superintendent Folse stated that Karisa is known for her friendly personality, initiative and kindness. Channel 13 presented a video ab...Dr. Regina Sanford, Assistant Superintendent, stated and AdvancED is an international accrediting agency dedicated to advancing the quality of education for students worldwide. Maintaining an