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 4, 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, October 4, 2005 at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: Craig A. McCain

 

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.

 

Mr. Baxley stated that as a Board and employees that we extend our sympathy to the Dunbar family.

 

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

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved the minutes for the September 6, 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 the following FY 2005 Title IV Budget Revision No. 3:

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to spend $8,500.00 for labor, equipment and material to dig out, form and pour concrete for parking area for Grant High School with the money coming out of Grant High's district funds.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to extend the part time secretarial help at Pollock Elementary to full time contract labor only through mid-term as a result of influx of students due to the hurricane.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to grant the Superintendent authority to spend up to $15,000.00 on a phone system for the central office.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved the transportation committee=s recommendation to accept the low bid on buses when funds are available from Timmons Truck Center.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to adopt the following resolution providing for the incurring of debt and issuance of $4,250,000 of Certificates of Indebtedness, Series 2005, of the Parish School Board of the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana; prescribing the form, terms and conditions of said Certificates; providing certain terms of said certificates, specifying the security and manner of repayment thereof and providing for other matters in connection therewith:

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to replace twenty-five cents with thirty cents per mile (one way) fuel supplement to three contract bus drivers due to the constantly rising cost of fuel and for this to be a monthly item under finance and transportation.

 

Mr. Dunbar reported to the Board that the October 1, 2005 MFP student count for Grant Parish Schools is 3708.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to adopt the Reduction in Force/Reassignment policy.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved inclusion of policies adopted by the 2005 Louisiana Legislature - FILE: CE - SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT, FILE: CED - EMPLOYMENT OF SUPERINTENDENT, FILE: EE - CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, FILE: GBD - EMPLOYMENT OF PERSONNEL, FILE: JBA - COMPULSORY SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AGES, and FILE: JDD - SUSPENSION - into the parish policy manual.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to adopt a resolution authorizing the Superintendent to sign the required Louisiana uninsured/underinsured motorist form reflecting a selection of rejection of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to adopt the following millage rates for the tax year 2005:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the inclusion of revised policy - FILE: KG - USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES - into the parish policy manual.

 

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

 

1.  Robin Abels - Teacher - Verda Elementary - effective 8/15/05

2.  Donna Goff - Sp. Ed. Teacher - South Grant Elementary - effective 9/9/05

3.  Donna Bergeron - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 9/15/05

4.  Ramona Arrington - Lunchroom Technician - South Grant - effective 9/1/05

5.  Debora Fontenot - Lunchroom Technician - Grant High - effective 9/22/05

6.  Dwain Roark - Teacher - Grant High - effective 10/3/05

7.  Marvin Dantzler - Sp. Ed. Teacher - Grant High - effective 10/3/05

 

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

 

1.  Wendy White - Sp. Ed. Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High

2.  Jerry Glen Estopinal - Sp. Ed. Teacher - South Grant Elementary

3.  Donna Kay Danzy - School Nurse - replacing Chawn Texada

4.  Paul Simmons - Teacher - Grant High - effective 10/3/05 - replacing Dwain Roark

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the following leave without pay:

 

1.  Robert C. White, Sr. - Bus Driver - Pollock Elementary - effective from 10/3/05 through 4/7/06

 

The Superintendent stated that she would like to compliment and thank all personnel involved in the housing of the nursing home residents and staff at Grant High School.

 

The Superintendent also stated that she is recommending that we adjusts our school calendar by adding thirty-two minutes per day starting Monday, October 10, 2005 until the Christmas holidays.

 

The Superintendent stated that she and the board would like to express sympathy to the Gene Mayeaux family, the Veada Tolbert family and the Lee Dunbar family.

The meeting was adjourned by the President of the Board.

 

/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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