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 23, 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 23, 2004, at 6:00 P.M.

 

The special meeting was called by the Vice-President of the Board, Mr. A.D. Futrell, at the September 9, 2004 special meeting for the following:

 

1.  Employ Manager of Transportation

2.  Employ Federal Programs Bookkeeper

 

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

 

ABSENT: H. Neal Reeder and 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 any business which the special meeting was called for which may come before the Board.

 

Mr. Bobby Deen stated that Mr. Kevin McCracken had a concern and would like to address the Board.

Mr. McCracken's concern was the length of time the position of Manager of Transportation was advertised and that it was not advertised in the Chronicle and that he was not aware of the date and time of the deadline to apply.

 

There was a lengthy discussion on the advertisement and employment of this position.

 

Mrs. Amberg stated that she would like for it to be on record that it was not her fault that she was not notified about the names of the applicants and the interviews for the positions of Manager of Transportation and Federal Programs Bookkeeper.

Following the discussion, the Board agreed to re-advertise for the position of Manger of Transportation and Federal Programs Bookkeeper and that they would advertise in the Alexandria Town Talk, Chronicle, Grant Parish Schools and Grant Parish School Board Office.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved the following leave without pay, resignation, transfers and employments:

 

LEAVE WITHOUT PAY

 

1.  Dewayne Barton - Bus Driver - Dry Prong Junior High - for remainder of 2004-05 school year - effective 9/24/04

 

RESIGNATION

 

1.  Randall Dubois, Jr. - Janitor II - Grant High - effective 9/20/04

 

TRANSFERS

 

1.  Beth Temple - from Sweeper to Janitor II - Grant High - effective 9/20/04 - replacing Randall Dubois, Jr.

2.  Theresa Slayter - Bus Driver at South Grant to replace LaDora Cole on her route for South Grant  Elementary School

3.  Margaret Stapleton - Bus Driver at Colfax Elementary to replace Barbara Fralick on her route for  DPJH/Grant

4.  Esther Green - Bus Driver at Colfax Elementary to drive DPJH/Grant route added back to the Colfax  area

 

EMPLOY

 

1.  Sue Faircloth- Sweeper - Grant High - effective 9/20/04 - replacing Beth Temple

2.  Verna (Penny) Kiser - Teacher - Grant Academy - effective 10/1/04 - to be paid out of LWIA funds

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to table Item No. III. - Employ Manager of Transportation    and to table Item No. IV. - Employ Federal Programs Bookkeeper and to call a special meeting for Monday, October 11, 2004 to name these two positions.                       

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to add to the agenda permission to advertise for a maintenance foreman.

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved permission to advertise for a maintenance foreman and to name this position at the special meeting called for October 11, 2004.

 

Miss Vallee gave the Board a report on a meeting that was held for principals, sheriff's office officials and the district attorney on zero tolerance.

 

Mr. Futrell stated that the finance committee meeting would be changed to Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at 4:00 P.M. and the transportation and maintenance committee meeting would be changed to Tuesday, October 5, 2004 at 4:45 P.M.

 

Miss Vallee stated that she is changing her retirement date from February 1, 2005 to January 1, 2005.

 

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

Superintendent

Grant Parish School Board

 

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