Due to Phase II of COVID precautions, our meeting room will be limited to 15 persons including board members and essential staff. The meeting will be live-streamed on the district Facebook page and any questions on an item may be asked in the comments and will be responded to during the meeting.


December 1, 2020, at 6:00 P.M.





  1. Approve the minutes of the regular meeting of November 10, 2020
  1. Approve the 2021 Board meeting dates
  1. Approve the following policy additions/changes:

              FILE BCAD Teleconference/Remote Participation in School Board Meetings(new)
FILE BD School Board Policy
FILE CED Employment of Superintendent
FILE DJE Purchasing
FILE DJED Bids & Quotations
FILE GAAA Equal Employment Opportunity
FILE GAE Non-Title IX Complaints & Grievances
FILE GAEAA Title VII Employee Sexual Harassment
FILE GAMC Investigations
FILE GBDA Employment of Retired Personnel
FILE IDFAA Athletic Drug Testing
FILE IDFAB Sports Injury Management & Concussions
FILE JAAA Title IX Sexual Harassment (new)
FILE JBH Attendance Reports for Student Drivers
FILE JCED Sexually Related Student Misconduct
FILE JD Discipline
FILE JDD Suspension
FILE JDE Expulsion
FILE JGC Student Health Services
FILE JGCE Child Abuse

  1. Approve the following recommendations from the Executive Committee for Finance: A.  Approve an expenditure in excess of $5000 to Hendry Electrical Services LLC for Generac generators and installation, in the approximate amounts of $8800 for Block High School, $10800 for Jonesville Elementary School, $8810 for Sicily Island High School and $8860 for Harrisonburg Elementary School to be paid from School Food Services funds.                                                                                                                                 B. Approve a payment out of the 2008 “New” Sales Tax Fund in the amount of $400 per employee as of 12/01/20. To be paid in December, acknowledging that this payment may not reoccur in the future and this payment will decrease the amount of the corresponding June 2021 13th
  1. Approve the Catahoula Parish Virtual Learning Discipline Policy.
  2. Personnel Report
  3. Superintendent’s Report


Catahoula Parish will offer 3 different options for students for the 2020-2021 school year:

Option 1: In school in a regular classroom

Option 2: In K12 Virtual School. This is the same virtual option offered in the past. Students on this option can enter or exit the option only at the first of the school year and/or mid-term.  (Deadline to register is August 17th)

Option 3: In Catahoula Strong Virtual School, a virtual classroom with their local teacher. These students will be assigned to a regular classroom but will receive their instruction completely virtually from their local teacher. Students on this option may return to the in-person classroom at any point during the year.

To choose Option 2 or Option 3, please email COVID19@catahoulaschools.com and include the student's name, school, grade, parent's name, contact phone number, and if the family has internet access or will need a MiFi device.

View the Catahoula Parish Strong Start Reopen Plan


New Immunization Requirements

Effective July 1, 2019, Louisiana law requires all students entering the 11th grade or those who are 16 years old in any grade, to provide proof of current immunization meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV) against meningococcal disease as a condition of school entry. This is an additional requirement on top of the requirement for students in 6th grade or those 11 years old. This means that two doses are now required. This new requirement came from the passage of 2018 Regular Session House Bill 176. Revised Statute 17:170E continues to allow exemption from this requirement for medical reasons or written statement of dissent.

If you have any questions, please contact the Catahoula Parish School Nurse, Brandy Montpelier, at the Central Office.

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