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, JANUARY 10, 2006

 

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, January 10, 2006 at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: 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.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS FOR 2006

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain to nominate Mr. Eddie Baxley as President of the Grant Parish School Board for 2006.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen that nominations cease.

 

Mr. Eddie Baxley was elected President of the Grant Parish School Board for 2006 by acclamation.

 

The Superintendent presented Mr. Futrell a gavel for his 2005 year as President and thanked him for doing a great job.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen to nominate Mrs. Karen Layton as Vice-President of the Grant Parish School Board for 2006.

                               

Motion was made by Mr. McCain that nominations cease.

 

Mrs. Karen Layton was elected Vice-President of the Grant Parish School Board for 2006 by acclamation.

The President of the Board recognized Mr. Billy Chandler.  Mr. Chandler announced to the Board and Grant Parish School Board employees that he would be running for Representative for District 22.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved the minutes for the December 6, 2005 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

The Superintendent announced the retirement of Mrs. Dot Brevelle - Bus Driver - South Grant Elementary - effective 1/9/06.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the  purchase of JPAMS parent command center at a cost of $2,400.00 with the money coming out of Title I funds.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following Title I Budget Revision No. 4:

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following Special Education Preschool Budget Revision No. 1 and IDEA Part B Budget Revision No. 1:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following budget revisions for school funds:

Mr. Futrell stated that Mr. Lee Willis, auditor with Rozier, Harrington and McKay, met with the Board at the finance committee meeting and reported that the audit for Grant Parish School Board for 2005 was a clean audit with no exceptions.

 

Mr. Deen stated that the fuel adjustment for contract drivers would stay the same at this time.

 

Mr. McCain gave a report to the Board from the Block Schedule Committee.  He stated that the recommendation of the committee is that we continue to use the block schedule and that the Superintendent and her staff would make any minor changes that need to be made and to provide support to teachers   and that the committee feels that unless new information is given that has not been considered that this be put behind us and that we move forward.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the following Agreement of Signatures for Colfax Banking Company:

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved to grant the Superintendent permission to disburse millage checks when money is available

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Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to set time and day for regular School Board meetings for 2006 as follows: First Tuesday of the month at 6:00 P.M. with the committee meetings to be held at 5:30 P.M. on that day.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the inclusion of the following policies made or revised due to Legislative Updates or the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 - FILES: BH - School Board Ethics, DCI - Budgetary Items Transfer Authority, EB - Buildings and Grounds Management, ECF - Equipment Maintenance, GAK - Personnel Records, GBN - Separation of Professional Staff Members, GBRJ - Substitute Teachers, GBRK - Annual Leave, ID - Curriculum, IDCH - Home Study Program, IDDG - Alternative Schools Education Program, IDDH - Limited English Proficiency Program, IDE - Co-Curricular Activities and Extracurricular Activities, IDG - Adult Education, IFD - Parental Involvement in Education, IFDA - Parental Rights/Student Rights of Privacy, IKDC - Prayer in Schools, JBC - School Admission, JBCBB - Homeless Students, JCDAB - Dangerous Weapons, JCDAE - Electronic Telecommunication Devices, JGC - Student Health Services, JHC - Student Organizations, JJ - Employment of Students, JQL - Language Minority Students, JR - Student Records, and LDDB - Relations with Armed Forces/Military Agencies - into the parish policy manual.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved to accept the following resignations, transfers and employments:

 

RESIGNATIONS

 

1.  Cynthia Picinich - Sp. Ed. Teacher - Dry Prong Jr. High - effective 12/16/05

2.  Pamela Lanford - Teacher - Grant High - effective 1/5/06

 

TRANSFERS

 

1.  Dana Brunson - from Regular Ed. Teacher at Dry Prong Jr. High to Special Ed. Teacher at Grant High - effective 1/5/06 - replacing Murrell Walker

2.  Jeremy Gunter - from Janitor II at Pollock to Janitor II at Grant High -effective 1/9/06

 

EMPLOY

 

1.  Michelle Shaver - Speech Language Pathology Assistant - Verda and Georgetown - effective 1/6/06 - replacing JoAnn Hines

2.  Erica Oser - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 1/5/06 - replacing Dana Brunson

3.  Nancy Spillman - 5.5 hour Lunchroom Technician - South Grant - effective 1/9/06 - replacing Gloria Wells

4.  Laura Nugent - Janitor II - Pollock Elementary - effective 1/9/06 - replacing Jeremy Gunter

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell and seconded by Mr. McCain to accept the Superintendent's recommendation to employ Sharil May as Supervisor ofSpecial Education effective 1/11/06.

 

AYES: Dr. Reeder, Mr. Deen. Mr. Baxley, Mr. Futrell, Mr. McCain and Mr. Walker

 

NAYS: Mrs. Layton

 

ABSENT: Mrs. Amberg

 

The above motion was therefore approved.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to adopt a resolution calling for a tenure hearing for Sherri Henard.

 

The President of the Board appointed the following committees for 2006:

 

FINANCE COMMITTEE

 

Craig A. McCain, Chairman

A.D. Futrell

Linda Amberg

Gary Walker

 

TRANSPORTATION AND MAINTENANCE COMMITTEE

 

Mr. Futrell, Chairman

Neal Reeder

Gary Walker

Karen Layton

DISCIPLINE COMMITTEE

 

Bobby Deen, Chairman

Karen Layton

Linda Amberg

 

16TH SECTION LAND COMMITTEE

 

A.D. Futrell

Craig A. McCain

 

PERSONNEL RECRUITMENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE - 2006

 

Karen Layton, Chairperson

Craig A. McCain

Sheila S. Jackson

Edwina Ricks

Ollie Goudeau

Fren Allen

Cinda Thomas

Avery Hamilton

 

Mr. Futrell stated that the JROTC at Grant High has been invited to participate in the Western Regional Championship Drill Team Competition.

 

The Superintendent extended sympathy to Mrs. Tania (Tish) Budemer and her family in the loss of her husband.

 

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

 

/s/Eddie Baxley                            

Eddie Baxley

President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

                                                          

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

 

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