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, DECEMBER 3, 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, December 3, 2009 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

               

                Mr. Craig McCain was absent.

 

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

 

                After the Invocation was said Deontry Means led everyone 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 Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the minutes from the November 5, 2009 board meeting.

 

                Lisa Collins, from Horace Mann, presented Michelle Normand a $100.00 gift certificate for perfect attendance.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved giving the Superintendent permission to disperse the sales tax checks on December 4, 2009.

 

                Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved to include Policy II in the policy manual.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the LA 122 – LA 1240 sight flare improvement, near Verda Elementary.

 

                The Finance Committee had nothing to report.

 

                The Superintendent told everyone there is a Pre-Construction meeting on Thursday, December 10, 2009, at 10:00 A.M.  The School Board will receive a date for the ground breaking ceremony.

 

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

 

                Retirements:

                1.  Bill Nettles – Assistant Principal @ Dry Prong Jr. High effective 01-01-10

 

                Resignations:

            1.  Monica Seals – 10 month, 8 hour sweeper @ Pollock effective 11-05-09

 

Transfers:

1.  Beth Smith – from Janitor 2 to 10 month, 8 hour sweeper @ Pollock Elem. effective 12-01-09

2.  Gaylyn Constance – from Counselor @ Grant High to Assistant Principal @ DPJH replacing Mr. William Nettles’ extended leave effective 11-09-09

 

Employ:

1. Landon Wade, Ag Teacher @ Georgetown High effective 01-04-10

2.  Stephanie Stubbs @ Colfax Elementary, as a 5th grade teacher effective December 8, 2009 (conditional upon completion of requirements)

 

                The Superintendent spoke to the Board Members concerning a meeting being held on December 11, 2009, concerning “Race to the Top”.  The Superintendent asked for the Board Members to attend so they would understand the entire program. 

 

                The Superintendent then told the Board Members about a finance workshop being held January 11, 2010 which would count towards the hours needed for certification.

 

                Mrs. Jackson told the Board Members their usual reports were in their folders and wished everyone a very Merry Christmas.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Oliver 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