June 20, 2012


The Acadia Parish School Board met on this the 20th day of June, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., in a SPECIAL SESSION at Crowley, Louisiana, with Vice-President Mr. Douglas LaCombe presiding, pursuant to the following notice given in writing to each and every member thereof and duly posted in the manner required by law, viz.


June 18, 2012


Dear Board Member:


By virtue of the authority vested in me by law by reason of the fact that it is deemed necessary, advisable, and to the public interest that the Acadia Parish School Board is called to a SPECIAL SESSION; therefore, I, Gene I. Daigle, President of the Acadia Parish School Board, do hereby give notice that a special meeting of the said Board will be held at its domicile in the City of Crowley, Louisiana, at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 20, 2012, for the purpose of discussing, and, if deemed advisable, acting upon the following proposition(s), to wit:






1.      Consider proposals for property insurance.

2.      Consider proposals for bus fleet management.  




Gene I. Daigle, President

Acadia Parish School Board




1)               Mr. Gene Daigle called the meeting to order.  Members present were Mr. Lynn Shamsie, Mr. James Higginbotham,  Mr. Gene Daigle, Mr. John Suire, Mr. Israel Syria, Mr. Milton Simar, and Superintendent John Bourque. 


2)         Mr. Syria led the prayer.


3)         Mr. LaCombe led the pledge of allegiance.


4)         Reading of the letter calling for Special Session.

            Mr. Gene Daigle read the letter calling for a special session.




1)       Consider proposals for property insurance.

            Mr. Leonards went over property insurance proposals, no additional quotes were submitted.  Upon motion by Mr. Suire, seconded by Mr. SImar, and carried by a unanimous voice vote, proposal received from Dupre, Carrier & Godchaux was approved.


2)       Consider proposals for bus fleet management.

          Mr. LaCombe made a substitute, seconded by Mr. Shamsie, and carried, a  motion  to hire the necessary staff and equipment to properly manage our bus transportation program.  A roll call vote was taken as follows:


           YEAS:  Mr. Israel Syria, Mr. Douglas LaCombe and Mr. Lynn Shamsie

           NAYS:    Mr. John Suire, Mr. Roland Boudreaux, Mr. Gene Daigle, Mr. James Higginbotham, and Mr. Milton Simar


Substitute motion failed by a vote of 5 to 3.


At this time, a roll call vote was taken on proposals for bus fleet management as follows:


YEAS:  Mr. Israel Syria, Mr. Douglas LaCombe, Mr. John Suire, Mr. Roland Boudreaux, Mr. Gene Daigle, Mr. James Higginbotham, and Mr. Milton Simar

NAYS:     Mr. Lynn Shamsie


Motion to approve proposal from STS for transportation management and refer to the contract to our attorney to review and make the necessary changes passed by a vote of 7 to 1. 




            Upon motion by Mr. Boudreaux, seconded by Mr. Simar, and carried by a unanimous voice vote, the meeting adjourned at 5:37 p.m.



Gene Daigle, President




John E. Bourque, Superintendent