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, JULY 11, 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 Regular Session, Tuesday, July 11, 2006 at 5:30 o'clock P.M.

 

There were present H. Neal Reeder, Bobby Deen, Karen Layton, Eddie Baxley, A.D. Futrell, Craig 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 Mr. Eddie Baxley, President of the Grant Parish School Board, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready to hold the public hearing on the 2006-07 Budget to review and answer any questions relative to the budget.

 

Ms. Carla Rollins, Field Representative with the Louisiana Federation of Teachers and Ms. Elaine Futrell, Parish Representative with the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, asked questions concerning the budget.  The questions were discussed and answered by Superintendent Sheila Jackson.

 

The public hearing 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

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, July 11, 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 Dr. Reeder, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to accept the revised agenda.

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Dr. Reeder and unanimously approved the minutes for the May 25, 2006 special meeting, the June 8, 2006 regular meeting and the June 20, 2006 special meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

The President of the Board recognized Mr. Troy Roussell.  Mr. Roussell addressed the Board with the concern that he and his wife Lori Roussell had found out that afternoon that Mrs. Roussell was to be transferred from teaching at Grant High School to Georgetown High School. Mr. Roussell requested that they be allowed to meet with the Superintendent and discuss this concern before it is brought before the Board.  Following a short discussion, the Superintendent agreed to meet with Mr. and Mrs. Roussell and to take the transfer off of the agenda at this time.

 

The President of the Board recognized Ms. Peggy Brunson.  Ms. Brunson stated that the parents of the Grant High School Band are requesting that the Grant Parish School Board consider funding for band uniforms.  The President of the Board told Ms. Brunson that the request would be put on the finance committee agenda for the August meeting.

 

The Superintendent recognized and presented an award to the following Outstanding School Support Employees:

                                               

1.  Dorothy Vaughn - Pollock Elementary

2.  Sammie Foster - Dry Prong Junior High (not in attendance)

3.  Susan Clarius - Grant High (not in attendance)

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the following finance committee meeting items:

 

1.  LEAP 21 TUTORING BUDGET REVISION NO. 2

2.  GEE REMEDIATION BUDGET REVISION NO. 2

3.  TITLE V BUDGET REVISION NO. 3

4.  TITLE IV BUDGET REVISION NO. 4

5.  TITLE I BUDGET REVISION NO. 5

Motion was made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the 2006-2007 District and Parishwide School Budgets.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to purchase Modular Classrooms for Grant Academy in the amount of $83,500.00 from RESUN Space Solutions pending inspection by Mr. Dunbar on Thursday, July 13, 2006 with the money coming out of the general fund.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the following finance committee meeting items:

 

1.  Reimburse Georgetown High $13,300.00 for bathroom construction

2.  Reimburse Pollock Elementary $20,000.00 for health clinic construction

3.  Reimburse South Grant Elementary $14,114.00 for air conditioners

 

Motion was made by Mrs. Amberg, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved permission to purchase the letters for the Georgetown High School Auditorium up to $2500 with the money coming out of Georgetown funds.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the transportation and maintenance committee's recommendation to approve the following transportation and maintenance committee meeting items:

 

                1.  Repair walkway cover at Colfax Elementary for $10,000.00

                2.  Repair gym roof at Georgetown High for approximately $5,000.00

                3. Spray aggregate at Grant High for $45,674.00

                4.  Purchase and spread dirt on football practice field at Grant High for $14,000

                5.  Purchase and install lights for baseball and softball fields at Grant High for  $75,000.00

                6.  Construct walkway cover at Montgomery High for $8,088.00

                7.  Repair walkway at Verda Elementary for $4,500.00

                8.  Replace bathroom fixtures at Verda Elementary for $3,000.00

                9.  Construction of walking trails at all elementary schools for $4,300.00

10. Purchase 2 ton pickup for $11,556.00, 3/4 ton pickup for $15,737.00 and 3/4 ton van for $14,056.00 (total - $41,349.00)

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved the following resolution to adopt the Grant Parish School Board 2006-2007 Budget:

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved permission to accept the lowest bid on small equipment for cafeterias for the 2006-07 school year.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the Consolidated Application 2006-2007 (E-Grant) Budget.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to adopt the following Grant Parish School Wellness Policy:

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved permission to advertise the 2006-07 Pupil Progression Plan for thirty days and then brought back to the Board for approval.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved to change the August 1, 2006 regular board meeting to August 3, 2006.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Amberg and unanimously approved to allow the Superintendent to enter into an articulation agreement between the Grant Parish School Board and the Louisiana Technical College.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved permission to award bids for used school buses and maintenance vehicles to highest bidders and that these vehicles are to be moved by August 10, 2006

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved for Mr. Deen to dispose of the used school buses and vehicles that were not bid on through the highway safety commission.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved to allow the Superintendent to enter into a service agreement with a two-way communications provider.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved permission to accept the lowest bid of $96,660.00 for 30 digital video recorders for school buses from Power, Communications and Electronics.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved permission to advertise for up to 50 digital video recorders for school buses.

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

 

1.  Carolyn Addison - effective 7/1/06

2.  Jacqueline Franks - effective 6/1/06

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the following resignations, transfers, sabbatical leave, and employments:

 

RESIGNATIONS

 

1.  Theresa Cain - Teacher - Colfax Elementary - effective 6/26/06

2.  Maranda Granger - Teacher - Pollock Elementary - effective 7/6/06

3.  Jeffery Powell - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 6/23/06

4.  Brandon Strain - Teacher - Grant High - effective 6/23/06

5.  Angela Kirtland - Teacher - Grant High - effective 7/5/06

 

TRANSFERS

 

1.  Mary Kidd - from Montgomery High to Pupil Appraisal - 10 months

2.  Linda Hyde - from itinerant Gifted Teacher to Colfax Elementary as Reading Teacher

3.  Doris Johnson - Teacher from Colfax Elementary to Pollock Elementary - Replacing Stephanie Leger

4.  Sue Nugent - to Special Education route #6 serving Colfax Elementary for route #5 serving Colfax Elementary - effective 8/16/06

5.  Lori Robertson - to route #12 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High from route #57 serving South Grant - effective 8/16/06

6.  Melissa McCarty - to route #44 serving Pollock Elementary from route #18 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High

7.  Dianne Smith - to Operations and Training Coordinator from bus driver on route #25 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High  -  effective 7/1/06

8.  Willis DuBois - to Fleet Maintenance Coordinator from Mechanic - effective 7/1/06

9.  Rodney McManus - Teacher - from Dry Prong Junior High to Colfax Elementary - new 6th grade position due to an increase in enrollment - effective 8/14/06

 

SABBATICAL LEAVE

 

1.  Patsy Clark - Teacher - Georgetown High - Sabbatical Medical Leave - for the 2006-2007 school year

 

EMPLOY

 

                1.  Carla Lasyone - Teacher - Georgetown High - effective 8/7/06

2.  Kenneth Rutledge - Teacher - Grant High - effective 8/14/06 - Replacing Emillie Collins

                3.  Sonia Hernandez - Teacher - Georgetown High - effective 8/14/06 -Replacing Tania Budemer

                4.  Trenton Smith - Teacher - Montgomery High - effective 8/14/06 -Replacing Wendy Ballard

                5.  Sheila Reeder - Teacher - Georgetown High - effective 8/14/06 - Replacing Patsy Clark

                6.  Melanie Cyrus - Teacher - Grant High - effective 8/14/06 - Replacing Shanda Hammons

7.  Kandace Hoffpauer - Teacher - Colfax Elementary - effective 8/14/06 - Replacing Erica Miller

8.  Jessica Addison - Teacher - Pollock Elementary - effective 8/14/06 - Replacing Maranda Granger

9.  Diana Methvin - Teacher - South Grant Elementary - effective 8/14/06 -Replacing Tina Stroud

10.  Sheri McDaniel - Bus Attendant for Special Education route #61 serving South Grant Elementary - effective 8/16/06

 

The President of the Board stated that we extend our sympathies and our prayers and thoughts to the Joe Bates family and to the Paul Smith family.

 

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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