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, MAY 10, 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, May 10, 2005 at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: Karen Layton 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 Dr. Reeder, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to accept the revised agenda.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved the minutes for the April 12, 2005 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

The Superintendent recognized and presented a certificate to the following students who participated in the Louisiana School Board Association Art Contest:

 

1.  Austin Lavespere - South Grant Elementary (not in attendance)

2.  Jacqueline Price - South Grant Elementary

3.  Jorken McCarter - Grant High - received Honorable Mention in Contest

 

Mrs. McKay recognized and presented an award to the following Louisiana Reading Association Young Authors Contest Winners:

 

1.  Rachel Baum - South Grant Elementary

2.  Byron Paul - Pollock Elementary

3.  Helina Gosselin - Colfax Elementary

4.  Summer Waxley - Verda Elementary

5.  Heath Waxley - Verda Elementary

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to renew the Workers' Compensation Insurance for Grant Parish School Board with Slocum and Associates from May 13, 2005 to May 13, 2006 at an annual premium of $292,575.00.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to renew the Property with EDP Insurance from July 1, 2005 to July 1, 2006 at an annual premium of $66,045.00 and Boiler and Machinery Insurance for Grant Parish School Board from July 1, 2005 to July 1, 2006 at an annual premium of $8,541.00.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following Title I C/O Budget Revision No. 1:

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following Title I Budget Revision No. 3:

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

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

The Superintendent gave recognition and appreciation to the following Grant Parish School Nurses: Janell Newton and Kim Sanders

               

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved permission to advertise for bids on small equipment for the cafeterias for 2005-2006.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved permission for the Superintendent to send out Letters of Intent to certified tenured and non classified personnel.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved permission to disburse sales tax and millage supplements when money is received.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved permission for the Department of Transportation and Development to test samples of soil on school board property for the widening of US Highway 167 from Bentley to Dry Prong.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved a resolution for Grant Parish School Board to offer Medicare coverage to its eligible employees.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to adopt the following resolution providing for canvassing the returns and declaring the result of the special election held in the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana, on Saturday, April 23, 2005, to authorize the levy of a sales and use tax therein:

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the inclusion of the new policy GBAA - Compensation Guidelines/Overtime, and revised policies GCA - Non-Professional Personnel Compensation Guides and Contracts, IFCB - Field Trips and Excursions, and GCD - Support Personnel Employment, into the parish policy manual.

 

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

 

1.  Johnnie Shaw - effective 4/16/05

2.  Effie Williams - effective 5/289/05

3.  Donnie Adams - effective 5/31/05

4.  Doris Evans - effective 6/1/05

5.  Patricia Nugent - effective 6/1/05

6.  Sarah Carter - effective 6/1/05

7.  Pauline Loe - effective 6/2/05

8.  Terry Mann - effective 5/26/05

9.  Lynellen Timmer - effective 5/26/05

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved request from Rebecca Cox not to return to work after the 2004-2005 year of sabbatical leave.

 

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

 

1.  Charles Henderson - Teacher - Grant High - effective 4/15/05

2.  Ciena Thompson - Educational Diagnostician- effective 4/29/05

3.  Angela R. Crooks - Cafeteria Worker - South Grant - effective 4/4/05

4.  Susan Austin - Finance Director - Central Office - effective 5/31/05

 

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

 

1.  Dwain Roark - Teacher - Grant High - effective 4/26/05 - Replacing Charles Henderson

2.  Gary Jones - Teacher - Georgetown High - effective 7/1/05 -Replacing Joe Bates

3.  Jennifer Carter - Full-time Cafeteria Technician - Georgetown High - Effective 8/15/05 - replacing Doris Evans

4.  Marie Corley - Full-time Cafeteria Technician - Georgetown High - Effective 8/15/05 - replacing Sarah Carter

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

 

1. Angie Meade - Cafeteria Technician at Colfax Elementary to Cafeteria Manager at Georgetown - effective 8/1/05

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to employ William Norris as Principal at Georgetown High School effective 7/1/05.

 

The President of the Board recognized Mrs. Susan Austin.  Mrs. Austin thanked the Board for the opportunity to work for the Grant Parish School Board.

 

The President of the Board recognized Mr. Sam Brimer.  Mr. Brimer presented the Board information on putting together a parishwide economic development commission.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved to revise the agenda to add to authorize the Superintendent to renew the workers' compensation C. D. at the Bank of Montgomery.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to authorize the Superintendent to renew the worker's compensation C.D. at the Bank of Montgomery.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved to add to the agenda for new signature cards with Colfax Banking Company authorizing the Superintendent on Master Bank 99, Special Payroll account and Workers' Compensation Trust account and to enter into a new funds transfer agreement.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved for new signature cards with Colfax Banking Company authorizing the Superintendent on Master Bank 99, Special Payroll account and Workers' Compensation Trust account and to enter into a new funds transfer agreement.   

 

The Superintendent stated that the Finance Committee and Transportation and Maintenance Committee meetings are scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2005 and the regular school board meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 7, 2005.

 

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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