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 7, 2010

 

                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 7, 2009 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

                Mr. Craig McCain 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. 

 

                Mr. Futrell then introduced Ms. Kirsten Strange as the new editor of the Colfax Chronicle.

 

                The Board elected new officials at the meeting as follows:  Mr. Marvin DeLong - President and Mr. Randy Browning as Vice - President.  Mr. DeLong then announced all parties to serve on the Finance Committee and the Transportation and Maintenance Committee.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the Revised Agenda.

 

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

 

                Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the resolution and the authorized signatures for the Colfax Banking Company.

 

                Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to keep the Board Meetings set for the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 P.M. 

 

                There were two guests scheduled for tonight’s meeting but were rescheduled for the February 4, 2010 meeting due to weather concerns.

 

                The Transportation and Maintenance Committee had nothing to report.

 

                The Finance Committee had nothing to report.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved giving the Superintendent permission to disperse the millage checks on January 13, 2010.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to not make an application for participation in the ”Race to the Top”.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved renewing the contract for Sharil May, Supervisor of Special Education.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation of the following personnel:

 

Resignations:  none

 

Retirement:

1.  Erma Annetta Baum, teacher @ Pollock Elementary,  effective 12-18-09

2.  William Nettles, assistant principal @ Dry Prong Jr. High, effective

      01-01-10

 

Employ:

1.  Kimberline Williams as bus driver for route #16 serving Dry Prong Jr.

    High School and Grant High School; effective January 6, 2010; to be based

    at Grant High School

2.  Christy Mandarino - 1st grade teacher @ Pollock Elementary, replacing

      Annetta Baum effective 01-04-10 

3.  Mindy Newlee - Reading teacher @ Montgomery High replacing Angela

     Taylor effective 01-04-10

4.  Ben Bryan - Janitor II @ Pollock Elementary, replacing Beth Smith, eff.

      01-08-10

5.  Charles Rhodes, JAG Specialist @ Grant High School and Grant Academy

      for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year only effective 01-04-2010

 

Transfers:

1.            Transfer Sheryl Brimer, school bus driver, to special needs route #62 serving South Grant Elementary School, Dry Prong Jr. High School and Grant High School; effective January 6, 2010; to be based at South Grant Elementary School.  (Transferring from Route #23 serving DPJH/Grant)

 2.             Transfer Lisa Locker, school bus driver, to special needs route #51 serving Pollock Elementary School, Dry Prong Jr. High School and Grant High School; effective January 6, 2010; to be based at Pollock Elementary School.  (Transferring from route #42 serving Pollock Elementary.)

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s evaluation as being satisfactory.

 

                Superintendent Jackson told the Board members they had their usual reports in their folders, and calendars from each high school.  She thanked Sheriff Baxter Welch for being at the meeting.  She also welcomed and thanked Kirsten Strange, the new editor of the Colfax Chronicle for being at the meeting. 

 

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

 

/s/Marvin DeLong                                                 

Marvin DeLong

President

Grant Parish School Board

ATTEST:

______________________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board