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, AUGUST 6, 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, August 6, 2007 at 5:30 o'clock P.M.

 

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

ABSENT: Terry Oliver and Craig A. McCain

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, President of the Grant Parish School Board, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready to hold the public hearing on the 2007-2008 Budget to review and answer any questions relative to the budget.

 

There were no questions concerning the budget.

 

The public hearing was adjourned by the President of the Board.

/s/Karen Layton                        

Karen Layton

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 meeting place, the Grant Parish School Board Office, Colfax, Louisiana on Monday, August 6, 2007 at Six (6:00) o'clock P.M.

 

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

ABSENT: Terry Oliver

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. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the minutes for the July 9, 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 accept the lowest bid for a  heating/cooling system for Pollock Elementary auditorium from Ira's Refrigeration in the amount of $49,980.00 with the money coming out of Pollock district funds.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following Budget Revision No. 1 for FY 2007 REAP grant:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve the following 2006-2007 General Fund Budget Revision:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve for Robert Wolf, Realtor to appraise the Mary Graham site and property for a fee of $2500 with the money coming out of general fund.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to adopt the following resolution to adopt the 2007-2008 Budget for Grant Parish School Board:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Lavespere to consider repair/construction of bus turnarounds for bus drivers.  The motion failed for lack of a second.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved to add to the agenda to consider to require all bus drivers to drive parish owned buses starting with the 2007-2008 school year.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved to require all bus drivers to drive parish owned buses starting with the 2007-2008 school year.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the following revisions of the Co-Curricular and Extra Curricular Activities policy:

 

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

  1.  Jessica Reeves - Teacher - Pollock Elementary - effective 7/23/07

  2.  Starla Stroud - Sp. Ed. Teacher - Pollock Elementary - effective 7/20/07

  3.  Amanda Chandler - Teacher - Pollock Elementary - effective 7/6/07

  4.  Kerry Bradford - Teacher - Grant High - effective 7/23/07

  5.  Melissa Grimmett - Teacher - Grant High - effective 7/11/07

  6.  Forrest Grimmett - Teacher - Grant High - effective 7/11/07

  7.  Justin Tinsley - Teacher - Grant High - effective 7/5/07

  8.  Jayne Denne - Sp. Ed. Paraprofessional - Pollock Elementary - effective 7/1/07

  9.  Lamona Bertolino - School Nurse Secretary - effective 7/19/07

10.  Faye Hunt - Teacher - Colfax Elementary - effective 7/30/07

11.  Lisa Roberts - Teacher - Colfax Elementary - effective 7/30/07

 

TRANSFERS

 

1.  Deborah Harlan - from Colfax Elementary Sp. Ed. Teacher to Pollock Elementary Early Childhood Collaboration Teacher - replacing Starla Stroud

2.  Terrie Brister - from Lunchroom Technician at Dry Prong Junior High to Bus Driver for route #3 serving Colfax Elementary School effective 8/17/07

3.  Pat Scott - from Early Childhood Paraprofessional to Sp. Ed. Paraprofessional - Pollock Elementary

4.  Suzanne Smith - from Sp. Ed. Paraprofessional to Early Childhood Paraprofessional - Pollock Elementary

5.  Jeanette Hickman - Child Specific Paraprofessional - from Verda to Colfax

6.  Amanda Morrison - from Grant High Teacher to Grant Parish Itinerate Counselor

7.  Carmen Gunter - from Regular Ed. to Sp. Ed. Teacher - Colfax Elementary

8.  Lou Ann Edwards - from Sp. Ed. Teacher to Highly Skilled Educator - Georgetown High

 

EMPLOY

 

  1.  Jacqueline Freeman - Teacher - Pollock Elementary - replacing Amanda Chandler

  2.  Carolyn Addison - Choral Music Teacher - Grant High - half time only

  3.  Mandy Lewis - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - replacing Stacia Walker

  4.  Ben Ardoin - Sp. Ed. Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - replacing Kristy Lummus who went to Regular Ed. replacing Ashley Keiss who transferred to Grant High

  5.  Amanda Seaman - Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - replacing Amy Vines

  6.  Marty DeWeese - Teacher - Grant High - replacing Forrest Grimmett

  7.  Krystal Womack - Teacher - Grant High - replacing Liz McWilliams

  8.  David Cross - Teacher - Grant High - replacing Amanda Morrison who transferred to Grant Parish Itinerate Counselor

  9.  JaLee Jones - Teacher - Grant High - replacing Courtney Rusk

10.  David Jones - Teacher - Grant High - replacing Justin Tinsley

11.  Shanda Hammons - Teacher - Grant High

12.  Susan Gotreaux - Teacher - Pollock Elementary - replacing Jessica Reeves

13.  Debbie McFarland - Teacher - Grant High - rehire

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to ratify the appointment of Stephanie Leger to Assistant Principal at Pollock Elementary - effective 7/30/07.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to ratify the appointment of Arlene Sharbono to Staff Development Coordinator - effective 7/30/07.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain 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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