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, NOVEMBER 5, 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, November 5, 2009 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

                There were present Mr. Craig McCain, Mr. Terry Oliver, Mr. A.D. Futrell, Mr. A.J. “Tony” Lavespere, Mr. Marvin DeLong, and Mr. Eddie Baxley.       

 

                Mr. Randy Browning and Mrs. Karen Layton were absent.

 

                Mrs. Sheila S. Jackson, Secretary-Treasurer was also present.

 

                JROTC Cadet Ms. Brionne Benning led the Board and those in attendance in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

                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 Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the Revised Agenda.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the minutes for the October 15, 2009 Special Board Meeting.

 

                Ms. Amy Allen and Ms. Betty Kraft, representatives from the Louisiana Staff Development Council presented Colfax Elementary with a $1000.00 check for their part in the Learning School Alliance.  The Board Members received a pamphlet entitled “Bright Ideas” which features Grant Parish Schools.  

 

                Ms. Sandra Caston, of Horace Mann Insurance, presented Ms. Rosemary Futrell with a $100.00 gift card for perfect attendance.

 

                The Transportation and Maintenance Committee discussed the only bid received for a new special needs bus, from Timmons International in the amount of $75,427.00.

 

                The Finance Committee had nothing to report.

 

                The Superintendent told the Board Members that she had received a contract from the Contractors and as soon as they receive it back we should be able to have a ground breaking ceremony towards the end of November.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Oliver for the Transportation and Maintenance Committee, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved acceptance of the bid from Timmons International, for the special needs bus in the amount of $75,427.00.

 

                The Superintendent stated the contract had come in for to start work on the new Grant Jr. High School.  She is hoping to break ground within the next thirty (30) days. 

 

                Ms. Melanie Lavespere spoke to the Board Members concerning the ACT District/School report.

 

                Ms. Becky Durand, Mr. Robert Smith, Ms. Shana Delrie, Ms. Stacy Felton, Ms. Shirley Johnson, Ms. Penny Graves, and Ms. Teresa Belles all gave presentations on their schools District and School SPS Report.   

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s travel to Virginia with all expenses being paid by the Rapides Foundation.  Mr. Rozier, the CEO of the Rapides Foundation, is giving all of the Superintendent’s in the Region 6 District, the opportunity to visit Newport News Va. to visit a “Model” School.

 

                Motion made Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the following policies:  GAMC, GAMIA, GBD, GBRA, JBE, JD, JDD, JDE, and JGCD.

               

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the Reap 2009 grant. 

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the revised School Nurse job description.

 

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

1.  Kay Snow, Food Service Technician @ Colfax Elementary, effective 10-23-2009

2.  Nelda Fugler, Paraprofessional @ Grant High, effective 12-31-09

3.  Rebecca Jones, teacher @ Colfax Elementary, effective 11-02-09

4.  Angela Taylor, teacher @ Montgomery High, effective 11-02-09

             

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved adding to the agenda to employ a General Maintenance Laborer.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the job description for the General Maintenance Laborer

 

                Motion made by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to employ the following personnel:  

 

1.  Mr. George “Hamp” LaCour, General Maintenance Laborer, effective 11-30-09

2.  Mr. Mark Futrell, General Maintenance Laborer, effective 11-30-09

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved giving the Superintendent permission to get the required specs to purchase a maintenance vehicle.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved acceptance of the resolution concerning the water supply from the Village of Dry Prong.  The Grant Parish School Board will be responsible for the maintenance of the line for one year.  After the one year mark the town will become responsible for the line.

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved adjourning the meeting.

 

/s/A.D. Futrell                 

A. D. Futrell

President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

___________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board