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, FEBRUARY 7, 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, February 7, 2006 at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: H. Neal Reeder and Gary Walker

 

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 Eddie Baxley, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready to transact any business which may come before the Board.

 

The revised agenda was unanimously approved by the Board.

 

The minutes for the January 10, 2006 regular meeting was unanimously approved by the Board.

 

The Superintendent recognized and presented a plaque to the following Student of the Year Parish Winners:

 

1.  Blaine Roussell - Pollock Elementary School

2.  Bryana Jackson - Dry Prong Junior High School

3.  Blain DeBusk - Grant High School

 

The Superintendent recognized the following JROTC students from Grant High and 1st Sergeant Tadayeski:

 

1.  Blain DeBusk

2.  Thomas Rodney

3.  Eddie Welch

4.  Brittney Williams

5.  Justin Quaid

 

1st Sergeant Tadayeski gave a report to the Board on the many accomplishments of the Grant High JROTC.

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to spend $2,500.00 out of general fund for the Grant JROTC trip to the Western Region Championship competition in College Station, Texas.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the transportation committee's recommendation to approve out of state travel for Grant High JROTC and to waive board policy for the Grant High JROTC trip to the Western Region Championship competition to College Station, Texas.

 

The Superintendent recognized Mr. Raymond Willett.  Mr. Willett announced to the Board and Grant Parish School Board employees that he would be running for Representative for District 22.

 

The Superintendent recognized Ms. Clare Wilson.  Ms. Wilson announced to the Board and Grant Parish School Board employees that she would be running for Representative for District 22.

 

The Superintendent recognized Mrs. Cherry and Mrs. Williams, parents of students at Colfax Elementary School that live on Eleanor Street in Colfax.  Mrs. Cherry and Mrs. Williams voiced their concerns to the board about bus service at Colfax Elementary School.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved to go into executive Session for Suit No. 17783.

 

The President of the Board brought the meeting back into regular session.

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to appraise lots 21, 20, 19 and a fractional part of lot 18, block 2, all having a frontage on Graham Street of Colfax, LA, to determine the market value of said property in a Complete Summary Format for a fee of $500.00.  Hopewell Baptist Church by resolution agrees to pay the appraisal fee and the motion also authorizes the Superintendent to allow Hopewell Baptist Church to purchase lots 21, 20, 19 and a fractional part of lot 18, block 2, all having a frontage on Graham Street of Colfax, LA, for the appraised market value.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to spend $19,000.00 out of Pollock funds for materials for the Cabrini Health Center at Pollock Elementary.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following Gee Remediation Budget Revision No. 1:

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to authorize the Superintendent to get the band room roof and gym side roof at Dry Prong Junior High School repaired - due to Hurricane Rita.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following District and Parishwide Budget Revisions:

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the quote from Interface Security in the amount of $1919 for Grant High with the money coming out of Grant High's district money.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve permission to accept the quote from Futrell Electric in the amount of $3,650 to change wire way, panel, and disconnects at library to one 400-amp panel with breakers at Pollock Elementary with the money coming out of Pollock Elementary's district money.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve in-parish travel reimbursement for supervisory staff at a rate of $ .36 per mile not to exceed $125.00 a month without prior approval of the Superintendent.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved permission to advertise for bids for common replaceable auto parts.

 

The finance committee recommended that the fuel adjustment for contract drivers would stay the same at this time.

 

The Superintendent stated that a packet on student count was in the board members folders.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved permission to advertise for bids on janitorial supplies for the 2006-07 school year.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to adopt the following Interrogations policy:

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to adopt a resolution that LSBA direct its staff to develop and cause to be prefiled or find an author to sponsor legislation to revise the present method of distributing local sales and use tax by requiring retailers and wholesalers to report sales to customers based on the customers zip code with sales tax collection offices distributing the funds to the parishes and taxing bodies by zip code.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to adopt a resolution to sell the marked timber at Grant High School to Hunt Forest Products, Inc. for the sum of $250,019.00 on behalf of the Grant Parish School Board.  The property is more specifically described as being approximately 80 acres of a tract of land that is 110 acres, being a portion of Section 30, T7N, R2W, Grant Parish, Louisiana.  All merchantable timber is to be sold on approximately 59 acres and a thinning is to be conducted on approximately 21 acres (including 16 acres of streamside management zone).

 

The school calendar for the 2006-2007 school year was given to the Board for review and consideration at the March 7, 2006 board meeting.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved the following Sabbatical Leave:

 

1.  Yvonne Jordan - Teacher - Georgetown High - Sabbatical Medical Leave for the second semester of the 2005-06 school year

 

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

 

1.  Emillie Collins - Teacher - Grant High - effective 1/5/06 - replacing substitute Matt Hammons

2.  Nicholas Taylor - Teacher - Grant High - effective 1/19/06 - replacing Pam Lanford

 

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

 

1.  Jerry Talbot - Sp. Ed. Paraprofessional - South Grant - effective 1/25/06

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to accept the following resignation therefore withdrawing recommendation for termination and all charges:

 

1.  Sherri Henard - Bus Driver - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 2/7/06

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the following transfers:

 

1.  Carl Vercher - from Maintenance Manager to Maintenance Worker

2.  Dawn Delrie - as bus driver for route #59 serving South Grant Elementary; transferring from route #10 serving Dry Prong Junior  High and Grant High; effective 2/9/06

 

The meeting was adjourned by the President of the Board.

 

/s/Eddie Baxley                            

Eddie Baxley

President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

                                                               

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

 

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