THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF GRANT, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, JULY 9, 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, Monday, July 9, 2007 at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: Karen Layton

 

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 Craig A. McCain, Vice-President, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready to transact any business which may come before the Board.

 

Mr. McCain extended sympathy from Grant Parish School Board Members and the school system staff to Mrs. Karen Layton and her family in the loss of her father.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the minutes for the June 7, 2007 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following Budget Revision No. 1 and carryover for FY 2006 REAP grant:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve Amendment No. 3 for Title I, Title IIA, Title III, Title IV, Title V, IDEA Part B 611 and IDEA Preschool 619:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the adjusted proposed 2007-2008 Budgets for Parishwide and District.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the adjusted proposed 2007-2008 General Fund Budget.

 

The Superintendent stated for information to the Board that she would be seeking two quotes - one quote to repair the gym floor for P.E. and repair of sidewalk canopies at Dry Prong Junior High and one quote to repair the gym floor for competition and repair of sidewalk canopies at Dry Prong Junior High and would bring these two quotes back to the Board at the next meeting.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved the transportation and maintenance committee's recommendation to give the Superintendent permission to advertise for bids on AC/Heat units for Pollock Elementary.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved to accept the lowest bid on Small Equipment for cafeterias for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

The Board voted unanimously to change the August 2, 2007 regular board meeting to Monday, August 6, 2007.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved the Pupil Progression Plan for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved to enter into a Cooperative Endeavor Agreement with CDI - Head Start for one year.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to grant a fifty foot right-of-way of school board property as drawn on the plan from Centerpointe Regional Housing Development, LLC presented by Mr. Art Schuldt, to Graham Street so the Colfax Housing Authority can construct a street to new public housing to be constructed, pending review by the school board attorney.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved to give the Superintendent permission to have the following three items appraised separately: 

1.  Approximately one acre of school board property next to former Mary Graham School site.

2.  The former Mary Graham school site that is being used by Head Start

3. Approximately one acre of school board property next to former Mary Graham School site and the former Mary Graham school site that is being used by Head Start

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Consolidated Application 2007-2008 (E-Grant) Budget.

 

Item No. XIV.  Consider proposed Athletic/Extra Curricular policy – was tabled.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to accept and approve the following resignations, transfers and employments:

 

RESIGNATIONS

 

1.  Brenda Page - Teacher - Verda Elementary - effective 6/12/07

2.  Courtney Rusk - Teacher - Grant High - effective 6/25/07

3.  Angela Churchman - 8(g) Preschool Teacher - Verda Elementary - effective 8/1/07

4.  Fern Land - Teacher - Montgomery High - effective 6/29/07

 

TRANSFERS

 

1.  Pam Tracy - from Regular Ed. to Sp. Ed. Teacher - Pollock Elementary - effective 8/13/07

2.  Gay Bachman - Teacher - from Dry Prong Junior High to Grant High - effective 8/13/07

3.  Alanna Williams - Teacher - from Dry Prong Junior High to Verda Elementary replacing Lilly Wright - effective 8/13/07

4.  Laurie Blackman - Teacher - from Colfax Elementary to Pollock Elementary -  replacing Amanda Chandler who is replacing Pam Tracy - effective 8/13/07

5.  Tammy Painter - Lunchroom Technician - Pollock Elementary - from 3.5 hours to 7.0 hours - replacing Charlotte Burnaman

6.  Irene Lunsford - Lunchroom Technician - Verda Elementary - from 2.0 hours to 5.5 hours - replacing Janie Ballard

7.  Andrea Hall - Lunchroom Technician - South Grant Elementary - from 5.5 hours to 7.0 hours - replacing Nancy Plunkett

8.  Elaine Richey - 8(g) Preschool Teacher - from Colfax Elementary to Verda Elementary - replacing Angela Churchman

 

EMPLOY

 

1.  Krissy Smith - Interventionist at Colfax and Verda - funded through the two school's Title I Program - effective 8/13/07

2.  Samantha Poisso - Teacher - Colfax Elementary - rehire

3.  Jerri Karisny - Lunchroom Technician - South Grant Elementary - 5.5 hours

4.  Clara Youngblood - Lunchroom Technician - Pollock Elementary - 3.5 hours

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved to accept the Superintendent's recommendation to ratify the appointment of Rebecca Durand to Principal at Pollock Elementary effective 7/1/07.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to ratify the appointment of Shana Delrie to Principal at South Grant Elementary effective 7/1/07.

 

Mr. Futrell asked the Superintendent to make a recommendation to the Board and then to appoint an Assistant Principal at Pollock Elementary as soon as possible  after interviews are held.

 

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

 

/s/Craig A. McCain                           

Craig A. McCain

Vice-President

Grant Parish School Board

ATTEST:

                                                             

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

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