The Natchitoches Parish School Board met Thursday, April 16 via an online teleconference. They went into executive session and then came out of it to unanimously vote to accept the resignation of Superintendent Dale Skinner effective April 19. They then voted to create a new position titled Superintendent Consultant at Dale Skinner’s superintendent pay rate. Dale Skinner was then appointed as the superintendent consultant. The board then accepted Skinner’s resignation as the superintendent consultant effective on June 30, which is the expiration date for his original superintendent contract.
The Board also unanimously voted to approve giving Linda Page a $10,000 stipend for her work as interim director during the months of February, March and April. She acted as interim superintendent on top of her duties as personnel director for the Natchitoches Parish School District.
The Board moved on to accept the superintendent contract in the amount of $123,000 for the district’s new superintendent Grant Eloi. The contract includes a $7,200 car allowance and two tax checks (amounts TBD).
Board President Billy Benefield then officially introduced Eloi as the new superintendent for Natchitoches Parish schools.
“I’m amazed at the beauty of this community,” said Eloi. “Board and community members have reached out and made me feel like a part of the community already. My wife, my children and I are excited to start this new journey. To parents and students, I just want you to know that this is your board and your district.”