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, APRIL 12, 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, April 12, 2005 at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: H. Neal Reeder 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. McCain, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to accept the revised agenda.

 

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

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve a two year audit contract with Rozier, Harrington & McKay, Certified Public Accountants, that ends with completion of the audit for the year ending June 30, 2006 for a cost for each year of $19,250 plus out-of-pocket expenses not to exceed $750.00.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the individual school audit contract with Rozier, Harrington & McKay, Certified Public Accountants, for Montgomery High School, Georgetown High School and Dry Prong Junior High School for a fee of $550 per school plus out of pocket expenses for travel, copies, etc., for the 2004-2005 school year.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve to increase the application fee from $26.00 to $50.00 for background checks pursuant to La.R.S. 15:587.1 for applicants.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to adopt a resolution authorizing the school board to become part of the Child Nutrition Purchasing Cooperative of Louisiana.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following IDEA 2005 Budget Revision No. 2:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to include into our policy for use of school board properties by outside user groups, organizations using and requesting to use school facilities, the Grant Parish School Board requires a minimum of $300,000 General Liability insurance coverage and the school board should be named as "an Additional Insured".

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to accept the Superintendent's recommendation to pay Dixie Roofing $3,680 for work done on the auditorium at Dry Prong Junior High and to set up a meeting with Dixie Roofing to negotiate the remaining $2,788 on the invoice.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to reimburse the Grant Parish School System nurses $50.00 per semester hour of college credit earned for needed certification.  Participants must provide the Superintendent with the appropriate documentation as to the course completed and the grade in order to receive reimbursement.

 

 Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the transportation committee's recommendation to approve permission for school personnel from South Grant to attend an out-of-state workshop on "Signing Exact English" in July.  This is the program used for the hearing impaired students in our parish.  Personnel who want to attend are Audrey Lasyone, Darlene Morgan, Tonya Copeland and Connie Willett.  All expenses will be paid out of special education funds.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the transportation committee's recommendation to adopt the following resolution on RFP:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the transportation committee's recommendation to increase the student fee for driver education from $160.00 to $225.00.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the transportation committee's recommendation to accept the Superintendent's recommendation to give the three (3) owner/operator bus drivers a one time supplement for fuel.  The one time supplement would be to increase the amount from $0.15 per mile to $0.35 per mile, for the total for the three drivers to be $737.20.  

                                                                                                                           

Mrs. Crawford presented the Board a report/video on the iLEAP.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to adopt the following school calendar for the 2005-2006 school year:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved permission to accept the lowest bid on janitorial supplies for the 2005-2006 school year.

 

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

 

1.  Tammy Nugent - Bus Attendant - South Grant Elementary - effective 3/14/05

2.  Kathy Jackson - Paraprofessional - South Grant Elementary - effective 2/21/05

3.  Dr. Garland Kidd - Principal - Georgetown High - effective 6/30/05

4.  Elizabeth W. Johnson - Teacher - Colfax Elementary - effective 4/22/05

 

The Superintendent announced that she would advertise for the position of Principal at Georgetown High from April 18 through April 29, 2005.

 

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

 

1.  Sandra D. Hammons - Teacher - DPJH/Grant High - Professional and Cultural Improvement Sabbatical - for 2005-06 school year

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the following transfer:

 

1.  Christine Barber - from full time 10 month Janitor II to part time 4 hour Sweeper - Pollock Elementary - effective 3/23/05

 

The Superintendent announced the following retirement:

 

1.  Lois A. Bradford - effective 5/27/05

 

The Superintendent announced the following meetings for Thursday, April 28, 2005:

 

4:30 P.M. - Recruitment Committee

 

5:00 P.M. - Transportation and Maintenance Committee

 

5:30 P.M. - Finance Committee

 

6:00 P.M. - Budget Work Session

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Baxley 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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