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

STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON

THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 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 Thursday, June 8, 2006 at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: H. Neal Reeder and 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.

 

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

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the minutes for the April 27, 2006 special meeting and the May 2, 2006 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

The President of the Board recognized Mr. Bruce, a parent of a student at Georgetown High School.  Mr. Bruce was concerned about a suspension his son was given.  The Superintendent told Mr. Bruce that a suspension could only be appealed to the Superintendent.  Mr. Bruce stated that he did not know that and that he would appeal the suspension to the Superintendent.

 

Mrs. Clifford recognized and presented a certificate to the following students who participated in the Louisiana School Board Association Art Contest:

 

1.  Morgan Coolman - Colfax Elementary

2.  Gabrielle Clayton - Pollock Elementary

3.  Erin Garza - Grant High

 

Mrs. McKay gave a Title I presentation of the Young Authors Contest Book to the Grant Parish School Board Members and to Doris Lively from the Grant Parish Public Library. (Doris Lively was not in attendance)

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve spending $2,333.82 out of Pollock Elementary funds to complete the Kindergarten wing for the intercom system.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve spending $3,325.00 out of Pollock funds for the School Based Health Clinic.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve spending $2,810.00 to Tassin Roofing for the pupil appraisal building due to hurricane damage to be paid out of the general fund.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the parishwide and district fund revisions.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve spending $2,150.00 out of Georgetown High funds to Economy Sign Co. for a marque sign.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve spending $2,800.00 out of Pollock funds for the extension of the walkway at Pollock Elementary.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation for permission to advertise for bids and accept the lowest bid on six (6) used modular classrooms for Grant Academy.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to add to the agenda to spend $2,000.00 out of Pollock funds for a carpet cleaner/shampooer for Pollock Elementary.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to spend $2,000.00 out of Pollock funds for a carpet/shampooer for Pollock Elementary.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved the transportation and maintenance committee's recommendation to approve re-organization of the transportation department.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the transportation and maintenance committee's recommendation for permission to advertise for bids for Digital Video Recorders in increments of 10 up to a total of 30.

 

Mrs. Clifford recognized and presented a certificate to Melanie Dupre for being chosen by the Orchard Foundation to attend the New Teacher Center Induction Institute in Monterey, CA on April 23 - 27, 2006.   

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved to go into executive session with District Attorney Jay Lemoine for pending litigation.

 

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

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved the Personnel Performance Review Plan for the 2006-2007 school year.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to appoint Colfax Chronicle as the Official Journal for July 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007 for the Grant Parish School Board.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to authorize the Superintendent to sign and execute any and all contracts with the Rapides Foundation.


Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to renew the 2006-2008 contracts on the following Supervisors and Principals: Randy Crawford, Janet McGlothlin, Debbie McKay, Vickey Dubois, Ben LaGrone, Donnie White, Lynn Clifford and Paula Crawford.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to update the following policies: Smoking/Tobacco Use on School Board Property; Transportation Employee Drug Testing and Student Excursions:

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to change the regular July 4, 2006 board meeting to July 11, 2006.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the following revised discipline policy and the revised student dress code policy and the revised employee dress code policy:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the inclusion of revised policy coded EGAA, Workers Compensation, into the parish policy manual.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved the following retirements, transfers, resignations and employments:

 

RETIREMENTS

 

1.  Patricia Ussery - effective 5/25/06

2.  Sylvia J. Murrell - effective 5/26/06

3.  Melodye Willie - effective 7/1/06

4.  Rita Davis - effective 3/28/06

 

TRANSFERS

 

1.  Deborah Keathley - Teacher - from Colfax Elementary to Pollock Elementary

         Replacing Patricia Ussery

2.  Dorothy Vaughn - Janitor - Pollock Elementary - from 12 months to 10 months

      Effective July 1, 2006

3.  Ann Parmentier - Teacher - from Colfax Elementary to Pollock Elementary -

                                    to new 4th grade position based on number of students

4.  Catherine Horne - School Psychologist - from 11 months to 10 months -

                     Effective July 1, 2006

 

RESIGNATIONS

 

1.  Nicholas Taylor - Teacher - Grant High - effective 5/25/06

2.  Alicia Lester - Teacher - Grant High - effective 5/25/05

3.  Paul Glynn - Teacher - Grant High - effective 5/25/06

4.  Linda Chasity McCartney - Teacher - Colfax Elementary - effective 6/30/06

5.  Shari Kirtland - Teacher - South Grant Elementary - effective 5/25/06

6.  Tania Budemer - Teacher - Georgetown High - effective 8/1/06

7.  Mikelle Davis Maxwell - Teacher - South Grant Elementary - effective 5/31/06

8.  Alicia Brown - Teacher - South Grant Elementary - effective 5/25/06

 

EMPLOY

 

1.  Justin Tinsley - Teacher - Grant High - effective 5/31/06-replacing Paul Glynn

2.  Cindy W. Maxwell - Teacher - Grant High - effective 8/14/06

3.  Chantelle Hataway - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 8/14/06 -

                           Replacing Shirley Stickell

4.  Teresa Belles - Guidance Counselor - Grant High - effective 7/31/06

5.  Amy Morrow - Teacher - South Grant Elementary - effective 8/14/06 -

                   Replacing Sylvia Murrell

6.  Jeannie Fredieu - Teacher - South Grant Elementary - effective 8/14/06 -

                      Replacing Alicia Brown

7.  Debbie Atwood - Teacher - South Grant Elementary - effective 8/14/06 -

                      Replacing Shari Kirtland

8.  Lena Thornton - Teacher - Georgetown High - effective 8/14/06 -

                     Replacing shearer Hollis

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and  unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to name Becky Durand as Assistant Principal at Pollock Elementary School.

 

The President of the Board called a special meeting for Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 5:00 P.M. for the 2006-2007 budget and personnel.

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

/s/Eddie Baxley                             

Eddie Baxley

President

 

 

ATTEST:

 

 

                                                   

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

 

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