THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF GRANT,

STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A SPECIAL MEETING HELD ON

MONDAY, JULY 19, 2004

 

The Parish School Board of the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana, met in its regular meeting place, the Grant Parish School Board Office, Colfax, Louisiana, in Special Session, Monday, July 19, 2004, at 7:00 P.M.

 

The special meeting was called by the President of the Board, Mr. Craig A. McCain, for the following:

 

1.  To select a Superintendent for the Grant Parish School System

 

There were present Bobby Deen, Karen Layton, Eddie Baxley, Craig A. McCain, Linda Amberg and A.D. Futrell.

 

ABSENT: H. Neal Reeder and Gary Walker

 

Mr. Bob W. McLamore, Secretary-Treasurer was also present.

 

The Parish School Board of the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana, was duly convened by Honorable Craig A. McCain, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready to transact any business which the special meeting was called for which may come before the Board.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to go into executive session to discuss the Superintendent selection process.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to go back into regular session.

 

The President of the Board opened the floor for nominations for the position of Superintendent of Schools for the Grant Parish School System.

 

Mr. Futrell nominated Mrs. Sheila Jackson.

 

Mrs. Amberg nominated Mr. Richard Capps.

 

Mr. Futrell stated that he would like to call for a roll call vote.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved that the nominations cease.

The following roll call vote was given for Mrs. Sheila Jackson: Mr. Deen, Mr. Baxley, Mr. Futrell and Mr. McCain.

 

The following roll call vote was given for Mr. Richard Capps: Mrs. Layton and Mrs. Amberg.

 

ABSENT: H. Neal Reeder and Gary Walker

 

With a four (4) to two (2) roll call vote, Mrs. Sheila Jackson was selected as Superintendent of Schools for the Grant Parish School System.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved to go into executive session to discuss contract terms with Mrs. Jackson.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to go back into regular session.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to revise the agenda to add to consider a contract for the Superintendent-elect.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to consider a contract for the Superintendent-elect Mrs. Sheila Jackson.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to employ Mrs. Sheila Jackson as Superintendent of Schools for the Grant Parish School System at a salary of $70,000.00 a year and that includes all compensation except out-of-parish travel (out-of-parish travel will be based on Grant Parish School Board policy), a two (2) year contract with yearly evaluations by the Board, with the format to be devised by the Board and the Superintendent and the contract will be effective August 2, 2004.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to amend the agenda to add to give Superintendent-elect Mrs. Sheila Jackson a vote of confidence.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved that the Board give Superintendent-elect Mrs. Sheila Jackson a unanimous vote of confidence.

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to amend the agenda to add to consider moving the regular scheduled July 29, 2004  finance committee and transportation and maintenance committee meetings to Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 5:00 P.M.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to move the regular scheduled July 29, 2004 finance committee and transportation and maintenance committee meetings to Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 5:00 P.M.

 

The President of the Board called a special meeting for Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 6:00 P.M. for the following:

 

1.  Consider appointment of audit contract for 2004-2005

2.  Consider distribution of 2004-2005 growth money

3.  Consider payment of Certificate No. 10 in the amount of $32,140.00 to Skip Converse, Inc. for renovations to Grant High School

 

Superintendent-elect Mrs. Sheila Jackson thanked the Board for their vote of confidence.                                         

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved to adjourn.

 

/s/ Craig A. McCain                                                                                                                        Craig A. McCain

President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

                                                           

Bob W. McLamore

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

 

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