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

STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A SPECIAL MEETING HELD ON

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 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, Thursday, September 9, 2004, at Five(5:00) o'clock P.M.

 

There were present H. Neal Reeder, Karen Layton, A.D. Futrell and Mrs. Amberg.

 

ABSENT: Bobby Deen, Eddie Baxley, Craig A. McCain and Gary Walker

 

Mrs. Sheila S. Jackson, Secretary-Treasurer was also present.

 

The Parish School Board of the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana, was duly convened by Mr. A.D. Futrell, Vice-President, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready to hold the public hearing on the 2004-2005 Budget to review and answer any questions relative to the budget.

 

There were several questions from Mrs. Carla Rollins of the Louisiana Federation of Teachers on several line items of the 2004-05 budget.

 

Following a discussion on the questions from Mrs. Rollins, the Vice-President of the Board adjourned the meeting.

 

/s/ A.D. Futrell                   

A.D. Futrell

Vice-President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

                                                                      

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

The Parish School Board of the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana, met its regular meeting place, the Grant Parish School Board Office, Colfax, Louisiana, in Special Session on Thursday, September 9, 2004, at 6:00 P.M.

 

There were present H. Neal Reeder, Bobby Deen, Karen Layton, Eddie Baxley, A.D. Futrell, Gary Walker and Linda Amberg.

 

ABSENT: Craig A. McCain

 

Mrs. Sheila S. Jackson, Secretary-Treasurer was also present.

 

The Parish School Board of the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana, was duly convened by Honorable A.D. Futrell, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready to transact the business for which the special meeting was called.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley and seconded by Mr. Walker to adopt the following resolution to adopt the Grant Parish School Board Budget for 2004-2005:

AYES: Dr. Reeder, Mr. Deen, Mr. Baxley, Mr. Walker and Mr. Futrell

 

NAYS: Mrs. Amberg and Mrs. Layton

 

The above motion was therefore approved.

 

Mrs. Amberg stated that she would like for the record to show that she is in favor of the budget except for the 20% sales tax that will be taken from the teachers.

 

Mrs. Layton stated that she would also like for the record to show that she is in favor of the budget except for the 20% sales tax that will be taken from the employees.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved permission to advertise for Transportation Manager.

 

Mr. Futrell stated that the advertising for this position would be one week in parish.

 

Mr. Futrell announced there will be a special meeting on Thursday, September 23, 2004 at 6:00 P.M. to name the transportation manager.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley and seconded by Mr. Deen to approve permission to advertise for a Federal Programs bookkeeper.

 

AYES: Dr. Reeder, Mr. Deen, Mrs. Layton, Mr. Baxley and Mr. Walker

 

NAYS: Mrs. Amberg

 

The above motion was therefore approved.

 

Mrs. Amberg stated that she would like for the record to show that she would be voting against the above motion in keeping with not hiring any new personnel, not the position but the fact that we're in the budget crunch that we are in, that it would not be wise to be adding more personnel.

 

The Superintendent stated that the advertising for the federal programs bookkeeper would be in parish for one week and would be on the special meeting agenda.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to transfer Cheryl Lutes from clerk to bookkeeper.

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to employ Kayla Harvey as clerk.

 

Mr. Futrell asked if anyone in the audience had anything to say.

 

Ms. Elaine Futrell, President of the Grant Federation of Teachers and School Employees, stated that she would like to go on record as opposing the approval of the 2004-2005 budget because of the reducing of the MFP and sales tax to the teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria workers, and all support personnel that directly work, feed and transport your children, the children here in our parish.

 

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

 

/s/A.D. Futrell                         

A.D. Futrell

Vice-President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

                                                          

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

 

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