THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF GRANT,

STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A SPECIAL MEETING HELD ON

THURSDAY, MAY 25, 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, in Special Session, Thursday, May 25, 2006 at Six o'clock (6:00) P.M.

 

The special meeting was called at the regular May 2, 2006 board meeting to name the Principal at Colfax Elementary School and any other school board business that needed to be addressed.

 

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 the special meeting was called for 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 Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to accept the Superintendent's recommendation to employ Stacy Felton as Principal at Colfax Elementary.

 

Mr. Futrell stated that on behalf of the staff at Pollock Elementary that he would like to thank Mrs. Felton on the marvelous job she did as assistant principal at Pollock Elementary.

 

The Superintendent stated that she would advertise for assistant principal at Pollock Elementary immediately and this position would be named at the June 8, 2006 regular board meeting.

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the Technology Plan.

 

Following a lengthy discussion with concerned parents, Mr. Vogel and Mrs. Pace, on the High Stakes Testing policy, motion was made by Mrs. Amberg and seconded by Mr. Deen that Grant Parish School Board do a one time waiver to waive the requirements that students be held back if they are approaching basic in math and English and they are passing all their subjects and that parents sign a written request and acknowledge that remediation was offered.

 

AYES: Mr. Deen, Mrs. Layton, Mr. Baxley, Mr. Futrell, Mr. McCain, Mrs. Amberg, and Mr. Walker

 

NAYS: Dr. Reeder

 

The above motion was therefore approved.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to give the Superintendent permission to request bids and accept the lowest bid on bathrooms at Georgetown High School.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved granting permission to the Dry Prong Historical Society (John M. Transier, president) to submit an application to the National Register of Historic Places for the H.B. Garlington Memorial Gymnasium to be considered as a historic building.

 

Following a discussion with Tania Budemer, a teacher/parent from Georgetown High School on item No. 7 - Resolution that Grant Parish School Board resolves that no administrator will serve in a coaching capacity unless deemed necessary by the Superintendent as a last resort - no action was taken on Item No. 7.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to enter into a contract with Central Control to provide a place of evacuation in the event of mandatory evacuation of one or more of its nursing homes.

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved to adopt the following resolution for Grant Parish School Board to authorize the filing of Form(s) 471:

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

 

1.  Gene Wright - Teacher - Grant High - effective 5/22/06 - Replacing Paul Simmons

 

The Superintendent stated that she would like to change the June 6, 2006 board meeting to June 8, 2006.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved to add to the agenda to consider changing the June 6, 2006 board meeting to June 8, 2006.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to change the June 6, 2006 board meeting to June 8, 2006.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to add to the agenda to consider changing the finance committee meeting and the transportation and maintenance committee meeting to be held on the same day as the regular board meeting prior to the regular board meeting.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to change the finance committee meeting and the transportation and maintenance committee meeting to be held on the same day as the regular board meeting prior to the regular board meeting.

 

 The committee meetings will be held as follows:

 

Same day as regular board meeting -

 

4:30 P.M. - Transportation and Maintenance Committee Meeting

 

5:15 P.M. - Finance Committee Meeting

 

The meeting was adjourned by the President of the Board.

 

/s/Eddie Baxley                           

Eddie Baxley

 

ATTEST:

                                                          

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

 

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