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, NOVEMBER 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, Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 6:00 o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: Randy Browning

 

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. Lavespere and unanimously approved the minutes for the October 4, 2007 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

The Superintendent recognized Ms. Laurie LaFollette, Grant Parish 4-H agent.  Mrs. LaFollette gave an update and information on the 4-H program in Grant Parish schools.  Mrs. LaFollette introduced Ms. Kim Landry.  Ms. Landry is the new camp director at Camp Grant Walker.  Ms. Landry gave information to the Board on the activities taking place at Camp Grant Walker.

 

The President of the Board recognized Mr. Gerald Hamilton, Mayor of Colfax.

 

The President of the Board recognized Mrs. Charlene Anderson, a parent of two students at Colfax Elementary School.  Mrs. Anderson along with several other parents and grandparents voiced their concerns about the pupil/teacher ratio at Colfax Elementary.  The Board recommended that the parents meet with the Superintendent about their concerns.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the finance committee's recommendation to approve a budget revision for South Grant Elementary district and parishwide funds.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to advertise the remaining two old maintenance vehicles accepting the highest bid.

 

Ms. May asked the Board to review the revisions to the SBLC policy/procedure manual to be voted on at the December board meeting.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved to adopt the following guidelines for the prevention of Staphylococcal infection:

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to approve the following retirements, resignation and employment:

 

RETIREMENTS

 

1.  Lola McGehee - effective 12/15/07

2.  Donnie Brown - effective 10/06/07

3.  Jennie Jones - effective 10/20/07

4.  Kaye Tarter - effective 01/01/08

 

RESIGNATION

 

1.  Kim Bordelon - Transportation Secretary/Bookkeeper - Central Office - effective 11/05/07

 

EMPLOY

 

1.  Christan Pugh - Teacher - Montgomery High - effective 10/23/07 - replacing Kristen Muse

 

The Superintendent stated that she would be advertising for the Superintendent's secretary position.

 

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved to add to the agenda to approve the contract for professional legal services with Hammonds and Sills.

Motion was made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to approve the contract for professional legal services with Hammonds and Sills.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the 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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