FILE:  D-3.4





The Central Community School Board may execute a lease of any of its school land.  Leases for the purposes of trapping, grazing, hunting, agriculture/farming or any other legitimate purposes other than for removal of oil, gas, or other minerals, may be executed on such terms and conditions as are in the best interest of the School Board and in compliance with state law.  Such leases shall be awarded only after formal advertisement for and receipt of bids as set forth by state law.


The School Board shall require all appropriate leases, as determined by the School Board's legal adviser, to include the purchase of appropriate liability insurance by the individual or organization leasing the property, which shall hold the School Board free from any liability that may result directly or indirectly from the leased property's usage.




All mineral leases shall be advertised, received, opened and accepted/rejected on behalf of the School Board by the State Mineral Board.  Leases for the production and removal of minerals granted by or on behalf of the School Board shall provide for a minimum of royalties of one-sixth on all oil and gas, sulphur, potash, and other minerals produced and saved and five percent (5%) on lignite and salt.




The School Board may grant permission for geophysical or seismic surveys to be conducted on School Board property.  For the privilege of conducting seismograph exploration over and across lands owned by the School Board, application must be submitted to the School Board seeking permission to conduct surveys.  If said application is approved by the School Board, the applicant shall be permitted to conduct its seismographic operations in accordance with terms and conditions set forth in the permit agreement for a minimum fee as set by the School Board.  All applications shall contain pertinent information to adequately evaluate the proposed survey.


Upon completion of any survey conducted, the surveyor shall be responsible for plugging and properly abandoning any drilled holes in accordance with state guidelines.




The Central Community School Board may grant rights-of-way on school lands upon formal written request.  No application for a right-of-way shall be considered unless certificate of publication of due notice is on file in the office of the School Board, showing advertisement of the pending application has been made two times within ten (10) days in the official journal of the system wherein the school lands are situated.  A fee may be charged for such privilege.




Leasing of Sixteenth Section lands shall be handled as follows:


  1. The School Board, upon determining to lease any Sixteenth Section lands, shall publish an advertisement in the official journal of the School Board where the land is located setting forth a description of the land to be leased, the time when bids will be received, and a short summary of the terms, conditions, and purposes of the lease to be executed.  If the lands are situated in two (2) or more parishes, the advertisement shall appear in the official journals of all parishes in which the lands are located.  The advertisement shall be published for a period of not less than fifteen (15) days and at least once a week during three (3) consecutive weeks.  The School Board may also send notices to those whom it may think would be interested in submitting bids for the leases.

  2. Bids must be enclosed and sealed in the self-addressed return envelope furnished by the School Board for that purpose, or a facsimile thereof, and forwarded through the United States mail.

  3. Bids shall be accompanied by a minimum deposit in an amount equal to 10% of the bid but not less than $250.00 or such larger amounts as may be required by state law, and this deposit shall be in the form of cash or a certified check made payable to the Central Community School Board.

  4. Acceptance or rejection of bids handled through the State Mineral Board:

    When through adoption of the appropriate resolution whereby the School Board authorizes and directs the State Mineral Board to handle the leasing of Section 16 lands, the President of the School Board and the Superintendent, or in their absence, their designee, shall have the authority to accept or reject all bids on Section 16 Lands handled through the State Mineral Board.


Leases shall generally be for a three (3) year period, unless otherwise stipulated at time of advertisement, or subsequently negotiated and approved by the School Board and lessee.  All leases shall be publicly bid at the expiration of the lease.


The lessee shall be required to provide the School Board with a certificate of insurance showing general liability coverage with a limit of at least $1,000,000 naming the Central Community School Board as an additional insured.  Said certificate shall be provided prior to the beginning date of the lease.



Ref:    Constitution of Louisiana, Art. VII, Sec. 4(c); Art IX, Sec. 4(b)

La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§17:87, 17:87.1, 17:87.2, 17:87.3, 17:87.8, 30:121, 30:127, 30:151, 41:1211, 41:1212, 41:1213, 41:1214, 41:1215, 41:1215.1, 41:1216, 41:1217, 41:1218, 41:1219, 41:1220, 41:1221, 41:1222, 41:1223, 41:1224


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