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, OCTOBER 3, 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, October 3, 2006 at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

There were present H. Neal Reeder, Bobby Deen, Eddie Baxley, A.D. Futrell, Craig A. McCain and Gary Walker.

 

ABSENT: Karen Layton and Linda Amberg

 

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 Mr. Walker and unanimously approved to accept the revised agenda.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the minutes for the September 5, 2006 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

The President of the Board recognized Roxanne Brown, the parent of Karianne Bowen, a hearing impaired student at Dry Prong Junior High. Ms. Brown stated her concerns, through a sign language interpreter, about the need for a sign language interpreter for her daughter.

 

The President of the Board recognized Ben Ellis, a student at South Grant Elementary, who also stated his concern about his sign language interpreter leaving and his need for a sign language interpreter to help him better understand his school work.

The Superintendent stated that there was a meeting held in the afternoon prior to the board meeting with parents concerning interpreters in Grant Parish and the situation we find ourselves in and we have assured the parents that we are doing everything we can to make sure adequate services are provided to their children and that Ms. May will be meeting with the parents to keep them updated as to the progress we make. 

 

The President of the Board stated that these hearing impaired students grades will be monitored and that he has asked the Superintendent and Ms. May to make this a priority.

 

The President of the Board recognized Phillip Clark, a parent of a student at Grant High School.  Mr. Clark read a statement of concern about the athletic program at Grant High School.

 

The President of the Board recognized Baxter Welch, a parent of a student at Grant High School and representing several students and parents of Grant High School, gave a statement in support of the athletic program at Grant High School.  Several students and parents of Grant High also voiced their support of the athletic program at Grant High.

 

Mr. McCain stated there were no items for the finance committee report.

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to add to the agenda to consider the following items for the transportation and maintenance committee report:

 

1.  Consider updating policy IFCB, Field Trips and Excursions; on page 3 of 3 the policy states that bus rental is $25.00 per day; the Board has been charging $35.00 per day for over 2 years

 

2.  Consider updating policy EDC-R Student Transportation Safety

 

Motion was made by Mr. Walker, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved to update the policy IFCB, Field Trips and Excursions, on page 3 of 3 the policy states that bus rental is $25.00 per day and the Board has been charging $35.00 per day for over 2 years.

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Deen and unanimously approved to update policy EDC-R, Student Transportation Safety as follows:

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Walker and unanimously approved inclusion of revised policies coded FILE: IFCB - Field Trips and Excursions, GAMB - Dress and Appearance of School Personnel, EB - Buildings and Grounds Management, GAMEA - Employee Drug Testing - General Employees, and GAMEB - Transportation Employee Drug Testing - into the parish policy manual.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Deen, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to adopt the following millage rates for the tax year 2006:

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the following retirement, resignations, transfer and employments:

 

RETIREMENT     

 

1.  Shirley Stickell - effective 5/31/06

 

RESIGNATIONS

 

1.  Tony L. Vets - Teacher - Colfax Elementary - effective 9/13/06

2.  Tonya Copeland - Sp. Ed. Paraprofessional/Interpreter - South Grant - effective 9/27/06

3.  Lisa Rowzee - Teacher - Pollock Elementary - effective 9/26/06

 

TRANSFER

 

1.  Juana Morris - Bus Driver - to route #64 serving DPJH/Grant from route #3 serving Colfax Elementary- effective 10/9/06

 

EMPLOY

 

1.  Vicki Collins - Teacher - Colfax Elementary - effective 8/14/06 -replacing Shannon Johnson

2.  Samantha Poisso - Teacher - Colfax Elementary - effective 9/14/06

3.  Linda Whitehead - Bus Driver - on route #16 serving DPJH/Grant - effective 10/9/06

4.  Tina Mitchell - Teacher - Pollock Elementary - effective 9/27/06

 

The Superintendent announced that the committee meetings prior to the November 7, 2006 regular board meeting would be as follows:

 

4:15 P.M. - Transportation and Maintenance Committee Meeting

4:45 P.M. - Finance Committee Meeting

5:15 P.M. - Teacher of the Year Reception

6:00 P.M. - Grant Parish School Board Regular Meeting

 

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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