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

 STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 5, 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 on Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: None

 

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 Craig A. McCain, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready to transact any business which may come before the Board.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to accept the revised agenda.

 

The President of the Board stated that he would like to ask the Board's permission to move Item No. VI.  Present Teacher of the Year Awards, to recognize first since it was a special item.

 

The Superintendent recognized and presented a plaque to the following Teacher of the Year Parish Winners:

 

1.  Rhoda Christopher - Elementary - Pollock Elementary

2.  Ernest Bott - Middle/Jr. High - Dry Prong Junior High

3.  Rebecca Fletcher - High School - Montgomery High

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the minutes for the September 7, 2004 regular meeting as published in the Official Journal.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the minutes for the September 9, 2004 special meeting as published in the Official Journal.

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following Title IV Budget Revision No. 4:

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following IDEA Part B Budget Revision No. 1:

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following Special Education Preschool Budget Revision No. 1:

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the general fund payment to Georgetown High, Montgomery High and Grant High for vocational programs in the amount of $50.00 per student.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to grant the Superintendent permission to correct the two payroll corrections on two employees.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to grant the Superintendent permission to report to the Board spending from the educational part of the forest funds and anything over $5,000 she would have to get Board approval.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to pay Kecia Nugent and Carl Vercher $6,100 each for their work in filling in while Mr. Thomas was on leave for seven months.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved the transportation committee=s recommendation to adopt a policy that would give us direction to employ new drivers from the substitute list that is based on certification dates.

 

Miss Vallee reported to the Board that the unofficial student count for October 1, 2004 is 3621.

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved inclusion of policies GBD - Employment of Personnel and GBRIB - Sick Leave - into the parish policy manual.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to change the November 2, 2004 regular board meeting date to October 26, 2004.

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved to give the Superintendent authority to sign the grant agreement with Rapides Foundation for playground equipment at Pollock Elementary.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the following retirement:

 

1.  Joe D. Bates - effective 7/1/05

 

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the following transfers:

 

1.  Terri Brister - from 5.5 hour to 7.0 hour cafeteria worker - South Grant replacing Renee Brown  - effective 9/1/04

2.  Stephanie Renee Brown - to drive route #65 serving Pollock Elem. -effective 9/28/04

3.  Tonya Spillers - to drive route #58 serving South Grant Elementary - replacing Theresa Slayter - effective 9/28/04

4.  Jennifer Brister - to drive route #64 serving Dry Prong Jr. High and Grant High - effective 10/6/04

5.  Carolyn Wehunt - at South Grant Elementary to replace Margaret Stapleton on her route for  Colfax Elementary - effective 10/4/04

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved to employ the following personnel:

 

1.  Audrey Lasyone - Teacher - South Grant Elementary - rehire

2.  Sydni Noakes - Teacher - Pollock Elementary - rehire

 

The President of the Board appointed the following Personnel

 

Recruitment Advisory Committee:

 

PERSONNEL RECRUITMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

1.  Ollie Goudeau

2.  Avery Hamilton

3.  Edwina Ricks

4.  Cinda Thomas

5.  Fren Allen

6.  Karen Layton - Chairperson

7.  Sheila Jackson

8.  Craig McCain

 

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:

  

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

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