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, AUGUST 27, 2009

 

                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, August 27, 2009 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

                There were present Mr. Craig McCain, Mr. Terry Oliver, Mr. Randy Browning, Mr. A.D. Futrell, Mr. A.J. “Tony” Lavespere, Mr. Marvin DeLong and Mrs. Karen Layton.

               

                Mr. Eddie Baxley was absent.

 

                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 A.D. Futrell, 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 made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the revised agenda.

 

                Motion made Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the minutes from the August 6, 2009 board meeting.

 

                There were no guests present for the board meeting.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved granting a waiver to Grant High JROTC for transportation to and from competition.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved District and Parish-wide budget revisions. 

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved giving permission to advertise for bids on a 2010 or later model conventional bus - 47 passenger.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved giving the Superintendent permission to sign required Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Bodily Injury Resolution.

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                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved permission to sell surplus tractor and tiller, to be sold at public auction with a minimum bid of $1500.00.  The rear- tine tiller to start at a minimum bid of $1000.00.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved adopting a resolution for Montgomery Bank to allow Grant Parish School Board Finance Director, Guenell Whitstine, to open any deposit or share account(s) in the name of the Grant Parish School Board.mont bank resolution.bmp

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the Revised SBLC Handbook.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the Revised District Test Security Policy.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved adopting the Millage Rates for the tax year 2009.millage rates.bmp

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved renewing contracts for the following principals:  Shana Delrie, Rebecca Durand, Robert Smith, and Paxton Teddlie.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved renewing contracts on the following assistant principals:  Penny Graves, Stephanie Leger and Mary Ussery.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved renewing the contract for Arlene Sharbono as Staff Development Coordinator.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to accept the following retirements, resignations, not rehiring employees and employments as printed:

 

Retirements:

1.  Hazel Loyd – bus driver @ South Grant effective 08-18-09

 

Resignations:

 

1.  Samantha Hay, DPJH lunchroom technician, effective 08-10-09

2.  Sheila McManus, teacher @ Colfax Elem. effective 08-06-09

                             

                 Not Rehiring:

 

1.             Teresa Melton Special Education teacher at Pollock Elementary School  Effective08-10-09

2.             Audrey Meche Interventionist teacher at Colfax Elementary School effective 08/10/09

3.             Cheryl Bridgewater 6th grade teacher at Colfax Elementary School effective 08/10/09

4.             Kenneth Durastanti Spanish teacher at Grant High School effective 08/10/09

5.              Debra Shows Kindergarten teacher at Colfax Elementary School effective 08/10/09

 

Employ:

 

1.                    Charles Gene Edwards Physical Education teacher at Georgetown High School rehire effective 08/03/09

2.                    Michael DuBois Biology teacher at Montgomery High School rehire effective 08/03/09

3.                    Wendy Miller Kindergarten teacher at Colfax Elementary rehire effective 08/10/09

4.                    Brandon Dyson Math teacher at Montgomery High School rehire effective 08/10/09

5.                    Russell Roberts Biology teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 07/27/09

6.              Lynn Anderson 5th grade teacher at Verda Elementary School rehire effective 08/10/09

7.                    Sharee Morgan Special Education teacher at Dry Prong Jr. High rehire effective 08/10/09

8.                    Crystal Coolman Special Education teacher at Colfax Elementary School rehire effective 08/10/09

9.                    Leah Neikirk Special Education teacher at Georgetown High School rehire effective 08/10/09

10.                 Ronald Abels Physical Education teacher at Montgomery High School rehire effective 07/27/09

11.           Kimberly Bryan 3rd grade teacher at Pollock Elementary School rehire effective 08/10/09

12.                 Shellye Garner Math teacher at Georgetown High School rehire effective 08/10/09

13.                 Kayla Courville English teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/10/09

14.                 Jessica Anthony Biology teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/10/09

15.           Amy Howard 2nd grade teacher at Georgetown High School rehire effective 08/10/09

16.                 Deborah McFarland Family and Consumer Science teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/10/09

17.                 Scott DuBois Social Studies teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 07/27/09

18.                 Stewart Henagan Physical Science teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 07/27/09

19.                 Brandie Hicks Social Studies teacher at Dry Prong Jr. High School rehire effective 08/10/09

20.                 Candace Zell Chemistry teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/10/09

21.           Hayley Dean 2nd grade teacher at Colfax Elementary School rehire effective 08/10/09

22.           Kathy Goudeau 1st grade teacher at Colfax Elementary School rehire effective 08/10/09

23.           Melinda Lummus 2nd grade teacher at Colfax Elementary School rehire effective 08/10/09

24.                 Kimberly Roberts Early Interventionist teacher at South Grant Elementary School rehire effective 08/10/09

25.                 Jessica Borland Math teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/10/09

26.                 Danielle Sauce Math teacher at Georgetown High School rehire effective 08/10/09

27.           Amy Merrell 5th grade teacher at South Grant Elementary School rehire effective 08/10/09

28.                 Hayley Poole Social Studies teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/10/09

29.                 Lance Brasher Health/Physical Education teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 07/27/09

30.                 Veronica Carter Special Education teacher at Verda Elementary School rehire effective 08/10/09

31.           Tonya Jordan 5th grade teacher at Verda Elementary School rehire effective 08/10/09

32.                 Dana Brunson Special Education teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/10/09

33.                 Brad Woodard Special Education teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 07/27/09

34.                 Wendy Futrell Special Education teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/10/09

35.                 Karin Paulk Special Education teacher at Colfax Elementary School replacing Mary Kidd effective 08/10/09

36.                 Angela Taylor Reading teacher at Montgomery High School effective 08/10/09

37.                 Sarah St. Romain Kindergarten teacher at Colfax Elementary School replacing Debra Shows effective 08/10/09

38.                 Darrin Ford ISS teacher at Dry Prong Jr. High effective 08/10/09

39.                 Wendy Touchet para/interpreter at Dry Prong Jr. High replacing Casey Moreau effective 08/11/09

40.            Paige Pickett 4th grade teacher at Verda Elementary School replacing Robin Abels effective 08/10/09

41.                 Anya Decoteau Career Path Itinerant Teacher home based at Grant High School replacing Irving Estave effective 08/10/09

42.            Angela Hayes 6th grade teacher at Georgetown High School effective 08/10/09

43.                 Carlie Robicheaux Kindergarten teacher at Georgetown High School replacing Nancy Middleton effective 08/10/09

44.                 Melva King Business teacher at Montgomery High School replacing Rebecca Fletcher effective 08/10/09

45.                 Emillie Collins English teacher at Grant High School replacing Miranda Atwell effective 08/10/09

46.                 Scott Lundberg Janitor I at Verda Elementary School replacing Hulon Lavespere effective 09/01/09

47.           Pamela Chaffin, lunchroom technician, replacing Samantha Hay at DPJH effective 08-11-09

48.           Wendy Touchet – Paraprofessional/interpreter @ DPJH effective 8-11-09

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved changing Lance Carpenter’s effective date of hire from 08-10-09 to 08-03-09.

               

                Superintendent Jackson reported that Alliance Design Group has indicated a bid opening date of October 1, 2009.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to adjourn the meeting.

 

/s/A.D. Futrell___________________                                                                                                                            

A. D. Futrell

President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

______________________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board

512 Main Street

Colfax, LA  71417

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