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, OCTOBER 4, 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, October 4, 2007 at 6:00 o'clock 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. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the minutes for the September 6, 2007 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

The Superintendent asked that the Board entertain a motion to add an executive session at the end of the meeting.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the Superintendent's request to add an executive session at the end of the meeting.

 

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

 

1.  Sherrie Elsasser - Verda Elementary School

2.  Tracy Riscilli - Dry Prong Junior High School

3.  Julia James - Montgomery High School       

 

The Superintendent recognized Tracy Riscili for being honored at the State Department of Education for being one of  the regional winners for the Middle School/Junior High Teacher of the Year section.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley and seconded by Mr. Lavespere to approve the finance committee's recommendation to rescind all previous motions entered into concerning Highway 167 including any legal actions except arbitration.

 

AYES: Mr. Lavespere, Mrs. Layton, Mr. Baxley, Mr. DeLong, Mr. Oliver and Mr. Futrell

 

NAYS: Mr. McCain and Mr. Browning

 

ABSENT: None

 

The above motion was therefore approved.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the transportation and maintenance committee's recommendation to adopt the following resolution to sell old maintenance vehicles:

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved to authorize the Superintendent to move forward with the sale of the Mary Graham School property.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to adopt the following millage rates for the tax year 2007:      

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved to adopt a resolution; authorizing the Superintendent to sign the required Louisiana uninsured/underinsured motorist form reflecting a selection of rejection of uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.  This selection is applicable to commercial automobile insurance coverage for the period 10-1-2007 to 10-1-2008, as presented.

 

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

 

RETIREMENT

 

1.  Ernestine Martin - effective 9/4/07

 

RESIGNATIONS

 

1.  Clara Youngblood - 3.5 hour Lunchroom Technician - Grant High - effective 9/14/07

 

2.  Laurie A. Nugent - 9 month Sweeper - Pollock Elementary - change from Termination to Resignation - effective 9/6/07

 

EMPLOY

 

1.  Barbara Goodger - 3.5 hour Lunchroom Technician - Pollock Elementary - replacing Tammy Painter (who moved to 7 hour position) effective 10/04/07

 

2.  Rebecca Wilson - 7 hour lunchroom Technician - Grant High - replacing Ernestine Martin - effective 10/04/07

 

3.  Eugene Frischhertz, Jr. - Sp. Ed. Teacher - Dry Prong Junior High - effective 8/13/07

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved to go into executive session to discuss Purvis versus Grant Parish School Board civil action No. 17427, Fredieu civil action No. 18279 and Harris civil action No.18964, with records of the 35th Judicial court.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved to go back into regular session.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to continue into litigation with the Fredieu case.

 

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