Legal Notices
last updated: 12-18-2014
Union Parish School District is accepting proposals for accepting proposals for services, equipment, and supplies that are covered through the Schools and Libraries Division ERATE Program. For information, please see the district website at www.unionpsd.org.
Vendors must be registered as a service provider with the Schools and Libraries Division (SLD) of the Federal Communications Commission, have a Service Provider Identification Number (SPIN), and comply with all SLD service provider requirements.
12/18/14

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT YOUR DRINKING WATER
Monitoring Requirements not met by Salem Water System
We are required to monitor your drinking water for disinfection byproducts (total trihalomethanes [TTHM] and haloacetic acids-five [HAA5]) during the peak historical month (June). Results of regular monitoring are an indicator of whether or not your drinking water meets health standards. During the monitoring period of July Through August of 2014, the Salem Water System did not monitor, did not complete all monitoring, or did not report the results for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and haloacatic acids-five (HAA5), and therefore, the Salem Water System cannot be sure of the quality of your drinking water during that time.
This violation occurred because of the failure to collect the required samples for total trihalomethanes (TTHMs) and haloacetic acids (HAA-5) from the water system’s distribution system.
The following action(s) have been taken to correct this issue
“We have addressed the cause of the missed monitoring and are now monitoring as required and will continue to do so as scheduled.”
Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments ,nursing homes ,schools and businesses).
This notice is being sent to you by Salem Water System, LA1111014. If you have any questions about this notice please contact the water system directly: Gary Taylor, President at 318-376-5970.
12/18/14

PUBLIC NOTICE
The following is a summary of the proposed amended budget of the Union Parish Assessor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014:
REVENUES $783,000
EXPENDITURES General government 812,000
Capital outlay -
Total expenditures 812,000
Excess (deficiency) of revenues over expenditures (29,000)
Fund balance at beginning of year 1,393,000
FUND BALANCE AT END OF YEAR $1,364,000
The following is a summary of the proposed budget of the Union Parish Assessor for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2015:
REVENUES $783,000
EXPENDITURES General government 882,008
Capital outlay -
Total expenditures 882,008
Excess (deficiency) of revenues over expenditures (99,008)
Fund balance at beginning of year 1,364,000
FUND BALANCE AT END OF YEAR $1,264,992
The proposed budgets are available for public inspection. A public hearing on the proposed budgets shall be held on December 30, 2014 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM in the Union Parish Assessor’s Office.
12/18/14
REGULAR MEETING, UNION PARISH SCHOOL BOARD
December 8, 2014
The Union Parish School Board met in Regular Session at the Union Parish School Board Office in Farmerville, Louisiana, on Monday, December 8, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. Members were present as follows: Mr. Robert C. James, Jr., Mr. Jimmy Hollis, Mr. Frankie Futch, Mrs. Judy Mabry, Mrs. Shannon Barkley, Mr. John Ellis, Mrs. Challana Dean, and Mr. Clyde Hays. Absent from the meeting was Mr. Jeremy Hobbs.
President James called the meeting to order and Mr. Hollis gave the invocation.
A motion was made by Mr. James, seconded by Mr. Futch, to remove the following item from the agenda:
V. B. Taylor-Wallace Designs, Inc., Architectural Service, to discuss the plans for Downsville Charter School
Mr. James called for a roll call vote, and the vote was as follows:
Yeas: Mr. Hollis Mr. Futch
Mrs. Mabry
Mr. James
Mrs. Barkley
Mr. Ellis
Mrs. Dean
Mr. Hays
Nays: None
Absent: Mr. Hobbs
The motion carried.
On motion by Mrs. Mabry, seconded by Mr. Ellis, the Board approved the agenda for the December 8, 2014 Board Meeting as amended.
On motion by Mrs. Barkley, seconded by Mrs. Dean, the Board approved the minutes for the November 10, 2014 Regular Board Meeting as printed.
Karen Barefield, Taylor and Sons Insurance and Financial Services presented an engraved award to Walter Barkley, LEAD Math Teacher, Title I Coordinator, School Improvement Coordinator, and Parent Involvement Coordinator at the Union Parish Sixth Grade Center as “Employee of the Month” for November, 2014.
Mr. James presented to the non-returning Board Members Mr. Hollis and Mr. Hobbs, who was not present, a framed print and thanked them for their service to the children of Union Parish.
Volkert staff reported to the Board on the master plan for the district’s capital projects resulting from the May 3, 2014 election.
The Board was informed that the Louisiana Community and Technical College System has completed the donation of the tract of land on the campus of Union Parish High School that once was used for the operation of a trade school. The title was officially recorded on November 20, 2014 and the property reverts back to the Union Parish School Board with all improvements and buildings on the property.
A motion was made by Mr. Ellis, seconded by Mr. Futch, for the Board to accept the property as donated, and to ratify the Superintendent’s authority to execute an “Act to Rescind that Donation of Immovable Property Subject to Reversionary Interest and to Reinstate Ownership in the Original Donor By and Between the Union Parish School District, as the original Property Owner, and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System, the State of Louisiana Division of Administration and the Louisiana Department of Education and its Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, as necessary Parties and/or the Successors in Interest to the Louisiana State Board of Education.”
President James called for a roll call vote, and the vote was as follows:
Yeas: Mr. Hollis Mr. Futch
Mrs. Mabry
Mr. James
Mrs. Barkley
Mr. Ellis
Mrs. Dean
Mr. Hays
Nays: None
Absent: Mr. Hobbs
The motion carried.
William Fields, member of the District Staff Dress Code Committee, reported to the Board on the employee dress code implementation, to be effective for the 2015-2016 school year.
On motion by Mr. Futch, seconded by Mrs. Dean, the Board accepted the high bids for the 2014 surplus buses with a total for all sales being $28,337.60.
On motion by Mrs. Barkley, seconded by Mr. Hays, the Board approved a request from the Child Nutrition Department to declare surplus property and schedule a sale to take place in early 2015. Items consist of stored broken and obsolete equipment. The date and a list of declared surplus will be provided following approval to have the sale by the Board.
A motion was made by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs. Mabry, for the Board to approve the following Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire:
A RESOLUTION ADOPTING A LOUISIANA COMPLIANCE
QUESTIONNAIRE AS A REQUIRED PART OF
UNION PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM’S
ANNUAL FINANCIAL AND COMPLIANCE AUDIT.
WHEREAS, the Legislative Auditor requires that a Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire be completed by the Union Parish School Board and adopted by the Union Parish School Board; and
WHEREAS, the questionnaire must be presented to the auditor at the beginning of the annual audit; and
WHEREAS, the auditor will test the accuracy of the response to the questionnaire during the course of his audit;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Union Parish School Board does hereby resolve that the attached Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire for Union Parish School Board, be and is hereby adopted.
Mr. James called for a roll call vote, and the vote was as follows:
Yeas: Mr. Hollis Mr. Futch
Mrs. Mabry
Mr. James
Mrs. Barkley
Mr. Ellis
Mrs. Dean
Mr. Hays
Nays: None
Absent: Mr. Hobbs
The motion carried.
Megan Wiens, Chief Financial Officer, presented to the Board a Sales Tax Commission Report.
On motion by Mr. Hollis, seconded by Mrs. Barkley, the Board approved the financial statements for October 2014.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Hays, the Board approved the following policies at their first viewing:
Parents’ Rights Policy
Minutes of Board Meeting Policy
Discipline, Separation and Dismissal Policy
Ethics for School Board Members Policy
The Board was informed of the following resignation:
1. Heather Tomlinson - Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant Effective: November 20, 2014
The Board was informed of the following employment:
1. Jimmy Zachary - Union Parish Sixth Grade Center and Alternative Program, Teacher
Effective: September10, 2014 – May 22, 2015
The Board was informed of the following Deferred Retirement Option Plan:
1. Loretta Wayne - Union Parish High School Cafeteria Technician
Effective: May 23, 2015
The Board was informed of the following extended medical leave:
1. Monique Jones - Union Parish High School, Custodian
Effective: November 8, 2014 until
released by doctor
On motion by Mr. Hollis, seconded by Mr. Ellis, the Board agreed to ratify personnel actions taken by the Superintendent of Schools and stated on and/or attached to the agenda of December 8, 2014.
On motion by Mrs. Dean, seconded by Mrs. Barkley, the Board approved the request from Marcus Ross, an alumnus of Marion School, to use the Marion Gymnasium Saturday, December 20, 2014 for an “Alumni Christmas Basketball Classic.” He will provide a one million dollar liability policy, as required. He will pay the $100.00 deposit and will abide by the policies for the use of the facility, as well as provide police security during the event.
The Board received notice from the Louisiana School Boards Association confirming the number of continuing hours that the Board received in 2014. This information was provided to all School Board Members.
The Board, having set its next regular Board Meeting for Monday, January 12, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. to be held at the Union Parish School Board Office in Farmerville, Louisiana adjourned on this the 8th day of December, 2014.
George Cannon, Secretary Union Parish School Board
Robert C. James, Jr., President Union Parish School Board
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