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, FEBRUARY 7, 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, February 10, 2008 at 6:00 o'clock P.M.

 

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

 

ABSENT: Eddie Baxley and 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 McCain, President of the Grant Parish School Board, 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. Browning and unanimously approved the minutes for the January 10, 2008 regular meeting to be published in the official journal.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Delong and unanimously approved to add to the agenda consideration of the South Grant District budget revisions.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved to accept the South Grant  District budget revisions.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved to amend the agenda for the adoption of the  2008-2009 school calender.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved to adopt the following Grant Parish School Board school calender for the 2008-2009 school year.


   

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved to adopt the contract to be used with day by day Paraprofessionals.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Browning , seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved to adopt the job descriptions given during last month and this month's board meetings.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved to include the following policies, JDD - Suspensions, JDE - Expulsion, and GAEA, Americans with Disabilities Act (Grievance Procedure) into the parish policy manual.

 

Motion was made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong, and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to accept the following personnel changes with the correction of Mr. James Rodney Tarter, Sr.'s effective date of 12-06-2007 instead of 12-06-2008.

 

Personnel

 

        A.  Resignations

 

  1.           Anita Phillips, 4 hour sweeper @ Colfax Elementary, effective 1-10-2008.

  2.           Coach Freddie Hallman @Grant High, effective 1-7-2008.

  3.           Hayes Healthcare Services, providers of speech positions for several schools, effective 1-16-2008.

  4.           Tammy Tallifero, Special Ed Paraprofessional @ South Grant, effective 1-15-2008.

  5.           Cathy DeBusk, 7.0 hour lunchroom technician @ Pollock Elementary, effective 1-7-2008.

  6.           Hannah Vollm, Special Ed Paraprofessional @ Dry Prong Jr. High, effective 1-7-2008.

  7.           Karen Bozeman - Benefits Coordinator @ Central Office effective 1-28-2008.

 

       B.  Leave of Absence

1.James Rodney Tarter, Sr., Bus Driver @ Dry Prong Jr. High, effective 12-6-2007.

 

       C.  Employ

1.  Leticia Byrd - Accounts Payable Clerk @ Central Office, replacing Esta Littleton,  effective 2- 11- 2008.

2.  Lisa Futrell - 7.0 hour lunchroom technician @ Grant High, replacing Rebecca Wilson, effective 2-7-2008.

 

       D.  Transfers

1.  Barbara Goodger - 3.5 hour to 7.0 hour lunchroom technician @ Pollock Elementary,  replacing Cathy DeBusk effective 2-7-2008

 

     Motion was made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved 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