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, JANUARY 10, 2008

                                                                                            

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, January 10, 2008 at 6:00 o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: Eddie Baxley and Marvin DeLong

 

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. Futrell and unanimously approved the minutes for the December 6, 2007 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS

 

Mr. Futrell nominated Mr. Craig A. McCain as President of the Grant Parish School Board.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved that Mr. Craig A. McCain be elected President of the Grant Parish School Board for 2008 by acclamation.

 

Mr. Craig A. McCain presented Mrs. Karen Layton a gavel for her 2007 year as President and thanked her for doing a great job.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Browning to nominate Mr. A. D. Futrell as vice president of the Grant Parish School Board.

 

Mr. A.D. Futrell was nominated as Vice-President of the Grant Parish School Board for 2008 by acclamation.

    

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the following resolution of agreement of Signatures for Colfax Banking Company:           

 

RESOLUTION

 

That it is hereby agreed between GRANT PARISH SCHOOL BOARD and COLFAX BANKING COMPANY, that the said COLFAX BANKING COMPANY honor all checks, drafts, and other orders of payment of money drawn in the name of GRANT PARISH SCHOOL BOARD on it's regular accounts when bearing or purporting to bear the dual facsimile signature of Craig McCain and Sheila Jackson, and the said bank shall be entitled to honor and charge for all such checks, regardless of by whom or by what means the actual or purported facsimile signature thereon may have been affixed thereto, if such facsimile specimen from time to time filed with such bank. 

This shall be effective February 1, 2008.

 

______________________________________

Craig A. McCain, President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

______________________________________

Sheila S. Jackson, Secretary

Grant Parish School Board

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved to accept the President's recommendation to set the first Thursday of the month at 6:00 P.M. for regular School Board meetings for 2008.  

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved to grant the Superintendent permission to disburse millage checks when money is available. 

                                                                                                                                   

Motion was made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the committee's recommendation to approve the following IDEA Budget Amendment #1:

 

 

 

   

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

 

RESIGNATIONS

 

1.  Helen Lashley - Manager at Colfax Elementary - effective 1/5/2008

2.  Karen Bozeman - Benefits Coordinator at Central Office effective 1/28/08

3.  Dr. Jeffery Goelz - Teacher - Grant High School - effective 1-4-08

4.  Christan Pugh - Teacher - Montgomery High - effective 1-11-08 

 

Motion was made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to accept the following retirement:

 

RETIREMENT

 

1.  Patsy Clark - HSE Georgetown - effective 01-10-08

 

Motion was made by Mr. Oliver , seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to approve the following sabbatical

leave:

 

SABBATICAL LEAVE

 

1.  Sharon Ingram - Teacher - Verda Elem. - Sabbatical Medical Leave effective January 23, 2008 thru end of school year

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation for the following employments and contracts:

 

EMPLOY

 

1.             Nita Gintz - Teacher - 7th ELA at Dry Prong Jr. High - effective 1-7-08

2.             Kathy Goudeau - 1st Grade Teacher - at Colfax Elem. - effective 1-7-08 thru 5/23/08

3.             Lindsay Hennings - Interventionist Teacher at Pollock Elem. Effective 1-7-08 thru 5-23-08

4.             Shannon Johnson - 2nd Gr. Teacher @ Pollock Elementary - effective 1-7-08 replacing Yvonne McGehee

5.             Ronald Abels - Teacher at Montgomery High- effective 1-7-08  replacing Christan Pugh

6.             Krista Corley - Teacher @ Grant High - Effective 1-7-08 thru 5-23-08 replacing Dr. Jeffery Goelz

7.              Ashley Parker -2nd Grade Teacher -at Colfax Elementary - replacing  Whitney Foster effective 1-9-08 thru 5-23-08

 

CONTRACTED

 

1.  Enter into contract with Angie Gauthier - Occupational Therapist for 2007-2008

2.  Enter into contract with Beverly Carter @ Colfax as Interventionist from Nov 2007 thru May 2008

3.  Rebecca LaCombe - Grant High - contracted paraprofessional for remainder of 2007-2008 year

 

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

 

 TRANSFERS

         

1.  Jennifer Evans from lunchroom technician @ South Grant to lunchroom manager @ Colfax Elem. Replacing Helen Lashley

2. Rebecca Wilson from lunchroom technician @ Grant High to lunchroom technician at South Grant replacing Jennifer Evans

   

The Superintendent stated that she had made an administrative appointment for Shirley Johnson, LINCS Coordinator, in addition to her responsibility as LINCS Coordinator, to assist administratively at Grant Academy due to medical leave of absence of Mr. Garlington.

 

The Superintendent stated that she would like to appoint someone to fill the Accounts Payable position and have that appointment ratified at the February 2008 Board Meeting.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell to adjourn.

 

                                                                     /s/Craig A. McCain__________________

                                                                     Craig A. McCain

                                                                     President

                                                                    Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

 

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Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary - Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board