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, MARCH 1, 2007

 

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, Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Six (6:00) P.M.

 

There were present Randy Browning, A.J. "Tony" Lavespere, Karen Layton, Eddie Baxley, Marvin DeLong, Terry Oliver, Craig A. McCain and A.D. Futrell.

 

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 Karen Layton, 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. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved to accept the revised agenda.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the minutes for the February 1, 2007 regular meeting and the February 5, 2007 special meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

The Superintendent recognized and presented a plaque to the following Student of the Year Parish Winners:

 

1.  Jordan Varnell - Verda Elementary

2.  Malia Tarpley - Dry Prong Junior High

3.  Joshua Rousseau - Georgetown High

 

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

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to give the Superintendent authority to advertise for bids for the time clock system.

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the transportation and maintenance committee's recommendation to approve the following guidelines listed for Colfax Elementary, Georgetown High and Pupil Appraisal for repairs due to flooding and to wait and discuss the Gaines Junior High project at the next board meeting when more information is available:  

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the transportation and maintenance committee's recommendation for permission to advertise and auction spare bus parts at the bus shop.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the transportation and maintenance committee's recommendation to give the Superintendent authority to act on the advice of our attorney on how the construction of Highway 167 will affect the main entrance of Dry Prong Junior High.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to adopt the following Grant Parish School Board school calendar for the 2007-2008 school year:

The Superintendent reviewed, discussed and recommended a yes or no vote to the board members on the 2007 Louisiana School Board Association Convention Resolutions.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation for the following resignations, transfer, employments and approved to change the Fleet Maintenance Coordinator and Operations and Training Coordinator from probationary status to permanent status:

 

RESIGNATIONS

 

1.  Carolyn Coody - Bus Driver - Pollock Elementary - effective 2/16/07

2.  Tanya Kozak - Special Education Paraprofessional/Educational Interpreter - South Grant - effective 2/23/07

 

TRANSFER

 

1.  Linda Whitehead - Bus Driver - from route #16 to route #10 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High - effective 2/21/07 - base school DPJH

 

EMPLOY

 

1.  Malinda Breland - Bus Driver - on route #25 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High - effective 2/2/07 - base school DPJH

2.  April Ward - Bus Driver - on route #19 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High - effective 2/2/07 - base school DPJH

3.  Shandra Mills - Bus Driver - on route #2 serving Colfax Elementary - effective 2/2/07

4.  Sherie Price - Bus Driver - on route #9 serving Dry Prong Junior High and Grant High - effective 2/2/07 - base school Grant High

5.  Tammy Traylor - Bus Driver - on route #27 serving Georgetown High - effective 3/1/07

 

CHANGE THE FLEET MAINTENANCE COORDINATOR AND OPERATIONS AND TRAINING COORDINATOR FROM PROBATIONARY STATUS TO PERMANENT STATUS

 

The Superintendent stated that on Item No. XI. Consider entering into executive session for the purpose of an appeal hearing - she has a request from Attorney William Townsend asking to withdraw the request for an appeal hearing.

 

The Superintendent announced there will be open house at Grant Academy on Monday, March 26, 2007.

 

The Superintendent announced the iLEAP and exit exam will be given the week of March 19 - 23, 2007.

The Superintendent congratulated Mr. Dubois and the Montgomery High Boys' Basketball team for making it to the quarter finals of the basketball playoffs.

 

The Superintendent gave the following board members certificates from the Orchard Foundation on the training - Why Boards Matter Leadership Conference:

 

Mr. Futrell - 8 2 hours

Mr. Browning - 5 hours

Mr. Lavespere - 12 hours

Mr. Oliver - 12 hours

Mr. DeLong - 12 hours

Mrs. Layton - 12 hours

 

The Superintendent gave the board information concerning a memoriam and endowment fund for State Superintendent Cecil Picard, who passed away recently.

 

Mr. Futrell stated that the Grant JROTC has entered several meets and have placed first in every meet and they will be going to the regional and national meet.

 

Mr. Futrell also read a letter from a lady in Haughton, LA that complimented the Grant High JROTC instructors and cadets.

 

The President of the Board rescinds the appointment of the new Dry Prong Junior High Committee and states that Mr. McCain request that the Superintendent appoint an advisory committee to discuss the needs and potential building of a junior high and report back to the board.

 

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

 

/s/Karen Layton                             

Karen Layton

President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

                                                           

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

 

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