WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BOARD SDA-83, INC.
APRIL 18, 2017
4915 Pecanland Mall Drive
The Workforce Development Board SDA-83, Inc., Meeting was called to order at 6:00 P.M., by Mr.Steve Henderson, Chairperson. Invocation was given by Mr.Charles Sawyer.
Members present: Mr.Steve Henderson, Chairperson, Mr.Dan Wallace, Mr.Douglas Curtis, Mr.Michael Carroll, Mr.Tim Tettleton, Mr.Patrick Savage, Mr.Gerry Mims, Mr.Walter Stringer, Mr.John Hopkins, Ms.Rosie Brown, Mr.Scott Cox, Mrs.Kaye Sharbono, Mrs.Tana Trichel, and Ms.Dottie Henry. Absent: Ms.T.Bernette Wright, Ms.Amanda McManus, Ms.Sandra Billings, Ms.Lauren Rogers, Mrs.Jerilyn Kelly, Mr.Fred Eubanks, Ms.Jasher Blocker, Ms.Toni Wright and Mr.Michael Broussard.
Guests present: Mr.Charles Sawyer, President, Union Parish Police Jury, Mrs.Katie McCarty.
Staff present: Mrs.Terri Mitchell, Mrs.Shae Cheatham, and Mrs.Mary Pat Polk.
Mr.Henderson called for a motion to amend the agenda to add the following item:
Approve PHOCAS tutor – Carmen Stellman
A motion to amend the agenda to add this item was made by Mr.Patrick Savage and seconded by Mr.Walter Stringer. Abstained: None, Opposed: None, All in Favor: All. MOTION PASSED.
Mr.Henderson called on Mrs.Terri Mitchell for the Executive Director’s Report.
Mrs.Mitchell reported on the following items:
Approve hiring PHOCAS Tutor – Mrs.Mitchell asked for approval to hire a new PHOCAS tutor – Carmen Stellman.She statedthis would be the second tutor for the program and approval had been received from the Federal Project Officer. She would be paid $ 25.00/hr at 20 hours per week.A motion for approval was made by Mr.Michael Carroll and seconded by Ms.Rosie Brown.Abstained:None, Opposed:None, All in Favor:All.MOTION PASSED.
Minutes – January 17, 2017 Workforce Development Board Meeting – Mr.Henderson called for a motion to approve the minutes of the January 17,2017 WDB Meeting.A motion for approval was made by Ms.Rosie Brown and seconded by Mr.Michael Carroll.Abstained: None, Opposed: None, All in Favor:All.MOTION PASSED.
Appoint Education Sub-Committee – Mrs.Mitchell stated that the Louisiana Workforce Commission and the Louisiana Dept of Education intends to create within each Workforce Board, an Education Subcommittee, to implement the JumpStart Program with the school districts and high schools in each region. She stated that at this time she recommended holding off on appointing this committee until the roles and purpose are better addressed.
SP NEG Contract Modification – Mrs.Mitchell stated this Sector Partnership National Emergency Grantcontract with Lindsey Woolsey of The Woolsey Group extends the current contract with her to June 30,2017, with some of the deliverables modified to solidify further, and sustain the Healthcare Sector Partnership rather than addressing another Sector at this time. After discussion, a motion for approval was made by Mrs.Tana Trichel and seconded by Mr.Michael Carroll.Abstained: None, Opposed: None, All in Favor: All.MOTION PASSED.
PHOCAS Woolsey Contract – Mrs.Mitchell stated that this contract will connect to the ending of the SP NEG Contract with The Woolsey Group.She stated that it will be paid from PHOCAS Carryover funds in the amount of $ 20,000.00, through September 29, 2017.She stated that this contracthad been approved by the PHOCAS Federal Project Officer.After discussion, a motion for approval was made by Mr.Tim Tettleton and seconded by Mr.Patrick Savage.Abstained:None, Opposed:None, All in Favor:All.MOTION PASSED.
RFP – One Stop Operator – Mrs.Mitchell stated that two (2) proposals had been received in response to the RFP and with two(2) having been received, the competitive process was met. The first proposal was from LA Delta Community College (LDCC) and the second from Northeast Louisiana Economic Alliance (NELEA). She stated the Executive Committee/Evaluation Committee met on April 6 to provide ratings for the proposals. She stated that the rating process clearly identified the best proposal to be LDCC. LDCC’s responsive proposal demonstrated an understanding of the One Stop Operator role and provided outstanding responsiveness to the RFP program outline.The recommendation from the rating process was for LDCC to be awarded a contract as WDB-83’s One Stop Operator.A contract for services will be created and negotiated by Northcoast Consultants. After discussion, a motion for approval was made by Mr.Michael Carroll and seconded by Mr.Tim Tettleton.Abstained:Mr.Scott Cox and Mrs.Tana Trichel. Opposed: None, All in Favor: All.MOTION PASSED.
Budget Review and Modification – Mrs.Mitchell stated that the modification to the budget included adding carryover dollars in Adult funds and PHOCAS carryover funds with a total funds available of $ 5,818,359, with$ 3,118,335 of this amount being PHOCAS funding. She asked for approval to amend the line item budget to redistribute the unallocated amounts. A motion to approve the budget was made by Mrs. Tana Trichel and seconded by Mrs.Kaye Sharbono.Abstained: None, Opposed: None, All in Favor: All.MOTION PASSED.
Policy Amendments – Mrs.Mitchell stated that Policy Number 800-10-01 Tuition & Other Supportive Servicesbe amended to increase the cap on tuition for four year colleges to $ 5000 per semester and to leave the cap at $ 3500.00 per semester at technical and community colleges.A motion for approval was made by Ms.Rosie Brown and seconded by Mrs.Kaye Sharbono.Abstained:None, Opposed:None, All in Favor:All.MOTION PASSED.
Jackson Parish Lease – Mrs.Mitchell stated that the Campus Director from the Jonesboro location of LDCC had contacted her about leasing space in their building for the Jackson Career Solutions Center. She stated that we were currently paying $ 550.00/per month for space in the Community Center and the temporary space at LDCC was offered at $ 600.00 per month with $ 300.00 of that going into a fund to finish out the space designated as the Business and Career Solutions Center. After discussion, a motion to negotiate a lease subject to continuation beyond the first year and lease amount, was made by Mr.Michael Carroll and seconded by Mr.Gerry Mims.Abstained:Mr.Scott Cox, Opposed:None, All in Favor:All. MOTION PASSED.
Mr.Henderson called on Mrs.Katie McCarty for the NLWC Report.
Mrs.McCarty gave an update on the Career Solutions Centers activities.
Mr.Henderson called on Mrs.Shae Cheatham for the PHOCAS Update.
Mrs.Cheatham gave an update on the PHOCAS Program activities.
Mr.Henderson declared the meeting adjourned at 7:23 P.M.
Transcribed by Judy Milton
WDB-83 Planning Assistant
Approved at July 18,2017 Meeting