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 4, 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, February 4, 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, Craig McCain, and Mr. A.D. Futrell.

 

                Mrs. Karen Layton 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 Marvin DeLong, 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. 

 

                Michelle Jenkins led the Board and visitors in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the revised agenda.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the minutes from the January 7, 2010 Regular Board Meeting.

 

                Lisa Collins was present the only guest that signed in to present Mary Ussery a gift card for perfect attendance for December 2009.

 

                G.O.T. teens and T4L (Teens for Literacy) gave reports on the events they have participated in and events to come.  All of the teens are very excited about the positive effect they are having on the other students.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, (for the Finance Committee), seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the purchase of a boiler for South Grant Elementary, out of their funds, in the amount of $28,500.00.

 

                Mr. Tony Lavespere spoke very highly of the maintenance team we have with us.  Mr. Lavespere said the maintenance men and the schools janitors did an excellent job during the ice storms and increment weather in keeping the water lines wrapped and in good shape to weather the storms.  We had very minimal damage.  

 

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved Mr. Steve Templin getting 3 bids for the thinning of trees on three tracks of property. The three tracts that are in need of pulpwood thinning are:  Coleman Cemetery Tract - 67 acres, Gray’s Creek Road - 29 acres and Highway 71 - 22 acres.  Mr. Templin will in touch with the Board on the results.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved adding the following two items to the Agenda. 

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved payment to Alliance Design Group for invoice # 7791 in the amount of $70,250.86 for services rendered.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved payment to M.D. Descant, Inc. for the ”Application and Certificate for Payment (Application #1) in the amount of $465,327.19.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved granting right of way to Cleco Power, LLC for Grant High School and Grant Jr. High.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the following policies for inclusion to the GPSB Policy Manual at the March 4, 2010 meeting.  Policies:  DFL (Investments), DJED (Bids and Quotations), EBBA (Fire Prevention), ID (Curriculum), IDDE (Student Driver Training), JGB (School Wellness), and JR (Student Records).

 

                The following copy of the Academic Calendar was given to the Board Members for review for approval at the March 4, 2010 Board Meeting. 

academic calendar 2010-2011 1st draft.bmp

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

 

Resignations: None

 

Retirement: 

      1.  Gary Jones, Ag Teacher @ Georgetown High, effective 02-01-10

 

Employ:

      1.  Michelle Kohler as special education teacher @ Grant Academy eff. 01-27-10

      2.  Rebecca Cedars, Guidance Counselor @ Grant High, effective 02-22-10

 

Transfers:  None

 

                The Superintendent gave each Board Member a copy of the state’s mid-year budget cuts in addition to all of their regular reports.  The Board Members were also told about the MFP funds and of some of the cuts that are being made by the state.

 

                The Superintendent then asked Mr. Bill Tudor to enlighten everyone on the progress being made on Grant Jr. High.  Mr. Tudor said at this time there is a lot of dirt work going on building up the foundation.  Mr. Tudor stated after the signing of the right of way for Cleco Power,LLC, the movement of Grant Academy will be started.  Mr. Tudor will try to be at the next Board Meeting to continue with the updates.  At this time everything is still on track.  

 

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