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, MARCH 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, March 7, 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, Linda Amberg and Gary Walker.

 

ABSENT: None

 

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.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to accept the revised agenda.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved the minutes for the February 7, 2006 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

The President of the Board recognized, congratulated and presented a plaque to Mr. Reed Perilloux.  Mr. Perilloux has been elected and inducted into the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame.

 

The Superintendent recognized and presented academic growth flags to the following schools: Colfax Elementary - Exemplary Academic Growth, Dry Prong Junior High - Recognized Academic Growth, Georgetown High - Exemplary Academic Growth, Grant High - Exemplary Academic Growth, Montgomery High - Exemplary Academic Growth, Pollock Elementary - Exemplary Academic Growth and Verda Elementary - Exemplary Academic Growth.

The President of the Board recognized Mr. Steven McCain, Board of Directors of the Louisiana Pecan Festival.  Mr. McCain presented the Grant Parish School System a check in the amount of $765.00 from the LA Pecan Festival.

 

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

 

Mr. McCain, Chairman of the Finance Committee, stated that the items for the finance committee meeting would be postponed until next months finance meeting and board meeting.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to reschedule the finance committee meeting and transportation and maintenance committee meeting for the Thursday before the board meeting as follows:

 

Finance Committee Meeting - Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 5:00 P.M.

Transportation and Maintenance Committee Meeting - Thursday, March 30, 2006 at 5:45 P.M.

 

Mr. Futrell, Chairman of the Transportation and Maintenance Committee, stated that the items for the transportation and maintenance committee meeting would be postponed until next months transportation and maintenance committee meeting and board meeting.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to go into executive session for LSA R.S. 42:6.1(A)(7).

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to go back into regular session.

 

The President of the Board recognized Attorney Bob Hammonds.  Mr. Hammonds stated that for purposes for clarification that a request had been made by a group of parents to discuss matters concerning their children pursuant to the open meetings law 42:6.1 (A)(7) that specifically permits the board to go into executive session to talk about confidential student issues and that his recommendation to the Board at this time is that there be no action taken tonight.

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

 

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to accept girls 12-18 from New Beginnings Shelter with no transportation provided to and from school by New Beginnings Shelter.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to adopt the following school calendar for the 2006-2007 school year:

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

 

1.  Bobby Chelette - Shop Foreman - effective 3/18/06 - 15 years of service

2.  Ruby Walker - Bus Driver - Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High - effective 3/16/06 - 22 years of service

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the following resignation, transfers, bookkeeping department status, and employments:

 

RESIGNATION

 

1.  Margaret H. Walker - GED Teacher - Grant Academy - effective 2/28/06

 

TRANSFERS

 

1.  Melissa McCarty - Bus Driver - to route #18 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High; effective February 20, 2006; transferring from route #8 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant

2.  David Reimer - Pre-GED Options Teacher to GED Teacher - Grant Academy replacing Margaret Walker - effective 3/1/06

3.  Clara McNeely - from Intervention Specialist at Grant High to Pre-GED Options Teacher at Grant Academy - replacing David Reimer effective 3/1/06

4.  Tammy Telliferro - Sp. Ed. Paraprofessional - from Colfax to South Grant - effective 2/7/06

5. Dewanna Merrell - from 7 hour cafeteria worker at Pollock Elementary to Bus Driver - for route #10 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High; effective 3/1/06

6.  Cathy DeBusk - from 5 2 hour cafeteria worker at Grant High to 7 hour cafeteria worker at Pollock Elementary - effective 3/1/06 - replacing Dewanna Merrell

 

BOOKKEEPING DEPARTMENT STAFF FROM PROBATION STATUS TO PERMANENT STATUS

 

EMPLOY

 

1.  Erin Willie - Sp. Ed. Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 3/1/06

2.  Tammie Bolling - 3 2 hour cafeteria worker - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 3/1/06 - replacing Brenda Volson

 

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

 

1.  Cynthia Marie Johnson - Bus Driver - Colfax Elementary - effective 3/8/06

2.  Charise Clark - CCLC Secretary - effective 2/10/06

 

Mr. Walker stated that he would like to congratulate the Grant High Boys Basketball team for winning district and being one game away from the TopTwenty-Eight.

Mrs. Amberg stated that she would like to congratulate the Georgetown High Boys Basketball team for winning district.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to add to the agenda to consider appointing a committee for a new junior high.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to appoint the following committee for a new junior high:

 

Mrs. Layton, Mr. Futrell, Dr. Reeder, Mr. McCain, Mr. LaGrone, Mrs. Dean and Mr. Powell and that in the next two weeks that each board member that have students attending Dry Prong Junior High submit 3 members of the public forthe President of the Board to select as members of the committee.

 

Mr. Futrell stated that the Grant High JROTC was voted as the number one team at the Leesville drill meet and that this is the third time this year they have been voted the number one team.

 

Mr. Deen congratulated the Montgomery High School Boys and Girls Basketball teams.

 

Mrs. Layton congratulated the Dry Prong Junior High Boys Basketball team.

 

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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