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, MARCH 1, 2005

 

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, March 1, 2005 at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: Craig A. McCain 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 A. D. Futrell, 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 Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to accept the revised agenda.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved the minutes for the February 1, 2005 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

The President of the Board recognized Mr. W.T. "Dub" McCain, III, Grant Parish representative of the Local Education Fund Board.  Mr. McCain introduced Mrs. Linda Bordelon, Executive Director of the Orchard Foundation.  Mrs. Bordelon gave a report to the Board on the many resources available through the Local Education Fund.

 

The Superintendent announced the following Student of the Year Parish

 

Winners:                Kandi Futrell - Pollock Elementary School              

Kevin Collins - Dry Prong Junior High School

Jeremy James - Montgomery High School

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following 2003-04 Title II Budget Revision No. 3:

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following 2004-05 Title II Budget Revision No. 1:

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to grant the Superintendent permission to enter into contract with Child Nutrition Purchasing Cooperative of Louisiana.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve permission for South Grant Elementary to spend $10,585.86 from the forestry funds.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve permission to pay certificate No. 10 - final payment in the amount of $850.00 to Phillip Mayo Const., Inc. for renovations to Dry Prong Junior High School with the money coming out of the renovation grant.

 

The audit contract was given to the Board for review to be voted on at the next regular board meeting.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to adopt the following resolution concerning the expansion of Highway 167 through Dry Prong:

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to adopt a resolution to request an intense study as to the feasibility of constructing a turning lane at South Grant Elementary School.

 

The President of the Board announced that the finance committee and transportation and maintenance committee meetings scheduled for Thursday, March 31, 2005 would be changed to Tuesday, April 5, 2005, with the finance committee meeting at 4:00 P.M. and transportation and maintenance committee meeting immediately following the finance meeting.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the transportation committee's recommendation to add a school bus at Colfax Elementary School effective immediately.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the transportation committee's recommendation to hire a substitute bus driver for the added bus at Colfax Elementary School for the remainder of the 2004-05 school year.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved the transportation committee's recommendation for permission to implement the use of Employee Observation/Evaluation Form and the Employee Warning Report.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the transportation committee's recommendation for permission to implement the Right-of-Way Bus Turnaround policy.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the maintenance committee's recommendation to accept the lowest quote of $1050.00 from Joseph Tassin Roofing for the gym roof at Dry Prong Junior High.

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the maintenance committee's recommendation for permission to purchase 120 pieces of angle iron from Bear Manufacturing in the amount of $305.70 to put signs on Little River campsites.

 

Mrs. Layton gave the Board a report on the Personnel Recruitment Committee meeting that was held on February 15, 2005.

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the inclusion of revised policy GCD - Support Personnel Employment, into the parish policy manual.

 

A draft of the school calendar for 2005-06 was given to the Board for review.

 

The Superintendent announced the retirement of Melva H. Bates - effective 7/1/05.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the following resignations:

 

1.  Christina Griffin - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 2/11/05

2.  Jessica Smith - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 2/25/05

 

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

 

1.  Amy Vines - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 2/14/05 - replacing Christina Griffin

2.  Marc Beavers - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 2/28/05 - replacing Jessica Smith

3.  Paula Williams - Teacher - Grant High - effective 3/1/05 - replacing Shane Seward

4.  Christine Barber - 10 month Janitor II - Pollock Elementary

5.  Beth House - Grant High - employ as permanent substitute teacher for remainder of 2004-05 school year - replacing Jane Seward

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to add to the agenda to consider adopting the overtime policy.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to adopt the following overtime policy:

 

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

 

/s/A.D. Futrell                          

A.D. Futrell

President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

                                                    

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

 

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