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, APRIL 4, 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, April 4, 2006 at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: Bobby Deen

 

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 President stated that the Board would like to extend sympathy to Mrs. Steelman and her family in the loss of her mother.

 

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

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved the minutes for the March 7, 2006 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

The President of the Board recognized Ms. Kelly Fowler.  Ms. Fowler stated she was here to discuss school uniforms.  Following a brief discussion, the Superintendent told Ms. Fowler that she would be invited to a meeting to be held the first of May to discuss school uniforms for the 2006-07 school year.

 

The President of the Board recognized Mr. Billy Chandler.  Mr. Chandler is one of the candidates in the run off for representative in District 22. Mr. Chandler gave a brief presentation to the board and audience on his commitment to education in Grant Parish.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the revised memorandum of understanding with the extension service in the amount of $5641.00 per year plus a portion of any additional raises.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation not to participate in the tax redistribution proposal by the police jury.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following general fund budget revision No. 1:

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following parish and district wide budget revisions:

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve reimbursing Grant Parish Sheriff's department $9,604.37 for transportation for resource officer with the money coming out of general fund.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to spend $2275.00 out of Pollock Elementary School funds for School Based Health Clinic renovation.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the transportation and maintenance committee's recommendation to accept proposals for a communications system.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the transportation and maintenance committee's recommendation to accept proposals for digital video recorders for buses.

 

Mr. Futrell stated that the transportation committee makes a recommendation that the fuel adjustment be left as is.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to name the Georgetown High School auditorium in memory of Mr. Frank Amberg.

 

Mr. Dunbar gave the board a report on completed projects.

Mrs. Crawford gave a report to the board on the District Performance Scores and the State Literary Rally Qualifiers.

The Superintendent stated the following:

 

VI.  The board may enter into executive session to discuss strategy, defenses, offers and other matters incidental to the following lawsuits and may take such action as is necessary following such executive session:

 

A.            "Shenan Smith Purvis v. Grant Parish School Board and Jana Lashley," No. 17427 on the docket of the 35th Judicial District Court,  Parish of Grant;

 

B.            "Stacy Karisny and Emily Karisny, individually and on behalf of their minor daughter, Kara Karisny v. Grant Parish School Board," No. 17783 on the docket of the 35th Judicial District Court, Parish of Grant;

 

C.            "Jessica Thomisee v. Jana Lashley and Grant Parish School Board," No. 17850 on the docket of the 35th Judicial District Court, Parish of Grant.

 

The Superintendent stated the following item needed to be added to the executive session:

 

D.            Discuss legal demands of Thomas and Melanie Rousseau.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved to go into executive session.

 

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

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved to extend the Superintendent's contract through 12/31/08.

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to adopt the following Loss Prevention policy:

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved to grant permission for Mr. Dunbar to receive proposals concerning construction of new bathroom facilities at Georgetown High School.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the accept the Superintendent's recommendation to accept the following resignations, transfer, employment and retirement:

 

RESIGNATIONS

 

1.  Bill Lackey - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 3/10/06

2.  Brandy Pearson - Cafeteria Worker - South Grant Elementary - effective 3/6/06

 

TRANSFER

 

1.  Laura Traylor  - as bus driver to route #8 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High; effective March 14, 2006; transferring  from route #19 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High

 

EMPLOY

 

1.  Kim Bordelon - as bus driver for route #19 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High; effective March 17, 2006

 

RETIREMENT

 

1.  Shearer G. Hollis - Teacher - Georgetown High - effective 6/1/06

 

Mr. Futrell stated that the Grant High JROTC Drill Team went to a meet at LSU.  There were 27 teams competing at the meet and out of eight events,Grant High JROTC won five first places, one second, one third and did not compete in the eighth event.

 

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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