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, DECEMBER 7, 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, December 7, 2004 at Six (6:00) P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: Bobby Deen and Linda Amberg

 

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. Walker, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved to accept the revised agenda.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved the minutes for the October 11, 2004 special meeting as published in the Official Journal.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the minutes for the October 26, 2004 meeting that was the regular meeting for November, 2004.

 

The Superintendent recognized Ms. Elaine Futrell, President of the Grant Federation of Teachers and School Employees.  Mrs. Futrell stated that on behalf of all the school employees she would like to thank the Superintendent and Board Members for fully funding the December sales tax checks.

 

The Superintendent recognized and presented a certificate to Jeremy James, a student at Montgomery High School for his accomplishment of scoring  34 on the ACT.

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to adopt the following Official Resolution for Medicare:

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the final payment of $2,700.00 to Skip Converse, Inc. for renovations to Grant High School, with the money coming out of the renovation grant.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the final payment of architectural services to Yeager, Watson & Associates in the amount of $17, 387.77 for renovations to Grant High School, with the money coming out of the renovation grant.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve final payment for architectural services to Yeager, Watson & Associates in the amount of $6,953.07 for renovations to Dry Prong Junior High School, with the money coming out of the renovation grant.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to spend $12,400.00 of the 15% set aside forestry money to purchase 13 hand held GPS units, 6 computers for classrooms and 2 network laser printers for the agriculture teachers at Grant High School.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to spend approximately $20,000.00 out of Pollock funds to renovate the old kindergarten building at Pollock Elementary School.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to adopt the following resolution as read by the President of the Board:

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved to review policies - FILE: BBBE - Board Member Compensation and Expenses, FILE: JBCE - Public School Choice, FILE: CN - Administrative Records, FILE: DJED - Bids and Quotations, FILE: GBRHA - Sabbatical Leave, FILE: GBRIB - Sick Leave, FILE: GBRL - Holidays, FILE: IFCB - Field Trips and Excursions, and FILE: JGCE - Child Abuse - for consideration of inclusion into the parish policy manual.

 

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

 

1.  Barbara McNeely - effective 12/18/04

2.  Theresa Lavespsere - effective 12/18/04

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved to accept the following resignations:

 

1.  William Curtis - HVAC Mechanic - effective 12/7/04

2.  Curtis Hurst - Janitor II - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 11/5/04

3.  Annette Givens - Cafeteria Worker - Pollock Elementary - effective 11/5/04

4.  Connie DeBusk - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 10/22/04

5.  Brenda Ann Parmentier - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 11/22/04

 

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

 

1.  Donna Goff - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective October 12, 2004  through May 26, 2005 - Medical Leave

 

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

 

1.  Ollie J. Goodman - Janitor II - Georgetown High - effective 11/8/04 - replacing Suzanne Beckham

2.  Andrew Halford - Full-time Substitute Teacher form October 15, 2004 through December 17, 2004 at Montgomery High for Mel Shaw

3.  Frank Peacock - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 12/8/04 - replacing Connie DeBusk

4.  Alison Salinas - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 12/1/04 -replacing Ann Parmentier

5.  Donald Burch - Janitor II - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 12/8/04 - replacing Curtis Hurst

6.  Heather Moris - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 11/15/04 - replacing Donna Goff          


The Superintendent stated that we will advertise for the position of HVAC Mechanic through the Christmas holidays and that she would hope to have a recommendation for the Board as soon after the holidays as possible.

 

The meeting was adjourned by the President of the Board.

 

/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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