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, MAY 6, 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, May 6, 2010 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

                There were present Mr. Marvin DeLong, Mr. Eddie Baxley, Mr. A.J. Lavespere, Mr. Craig McCain, and Mr. A.D. Futrell.

 

                Mrs. Karen Layton, Mr. Randy Browning and Mr. Terry Oliver were 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. 

 

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

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the minutes from the April 8, 2010 Regular Board Meeting.

 

                The Superintendent recognized and presented plaques to the following students for being winners at the State Literary Rally:

 

                1.  Byron Paul – 4th place American History

                2.  Jessie Sanchez – 3rd place Agriculture Science III

                3.  Malia Tarpley – 2nd place Agriculture Science II

                4.  Benjamin Nichols – 1st Place Agriculture Science I

 

                Ms. Lisa Collins, of Horace Mann Insurance, presented a gift card to Pearl Prince for perfect attendance for the month of March.

 

                Mr. Bill Tudor gave a brief overview of the construction at Grant Jr. High.  Mr. Tudor stated at this time everything is on schedule and on budget.  He said the dirt work looked good and they are planning to start digging the foundation on Monday.  The last item that needs to be fixed at Grant Academy will be the covered walkways.

 

                Matt Martin, Quincy Cheek, Rodney Johnson and Christy Petrus, from the Louisiana Cooperative Extension Service, had four people in attendance at the meeting to give presentations of their programs. 

 

                Ms. Aleah Ward, of Taylor and Sons Insurance, presented a plaque to Sheryl Brimer for ”r;Employee of the Month”.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved adding the Finance Committee items to the agenda, due to not having a quorum for the Finance Committee.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved Pollock Elementary getting a new roof, out of Pollock funds, from Mr. M.E. Tate for $30,000.00

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere, and unanimously approved putting a roof over the 3rd and 4th grade wing at Pollock Elementary out of Pollock funds, from Mr. M.E. Tate for $9,500.00.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved Slaughter Insurance Agency as the new provider for the Grant Parish School Board’s Workers Comp Insurance.

                Mr. M.B. Slocum, of Slocum & Assoc., provided a renewal proposal for the Grant Parish School Board’s Property and Boiler Machinery Insurance to be voted on at the June board meeting.  Mr. Mike Slaughter will be providing a proposal also.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved payment of invoice #7814 and invoice #7827, in a combined total of $36,279.47, to Alliance Design Group for services rendered.  

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved the ”Application & Certificate for Payment #4” in the amount of $299,908.06 to M.D. Descant, Inc, for services rendered.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved giving permission for the Superintendent to disperse sales tax and millage supplement checks on May 18th and May 19th.  The reason for the two different dates is because we cannot make two ”direct deposits” on the same day.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the ”Revised Technology Plan”, given to the board members at the last meeting.

 

               Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the Superintendent entering into an Interagency Agreement between the Grant Parish School Board and Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital for School based Health Centers. 

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved changing the June Board Meeting to June 10, 2010.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to accept the following retirements, resignations, terminations, transfers, employments, and the re-employment of the returning staff for the 2010-2011 school year as written:

 

A.  Retirements:

1.  Ginger L. Liles – teacher @ DPJH effective 08-31-2010

2.  Mary Dean – HSE @ DPJH effective 08-02-10

3.  Jean Smith – teacher @ Pollock Elem. eff. 05-22-10

4.  Janet Jones – teacher @ Georgetown High effective 05-31-10

5.  Judy Jackson – bus driver @ South Grant Elem. effective 06-01-10

6.  Bonnie Walker – secretary @ Pollock Elem., effective 06-16-10

7.  William Norris – principal @ Georgetown High effective 06-22-10

B.  Resignations:

1.  William D. Trull, Sr. – Janitor II @ DPJH effective 04-29-10

C.  Terminations: 

1.  Joseph Parrot –sweeper @ Grant High effective 04-12-10

D.  Transfers:

1.  Arlene Sharbino from Professional Development Coordinator to HSE @ DPJH

effective 08-02-10

E.  Employ:

F.  Re-employ returning staff for 2010-2011 school year.

 

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                The Superintendent presented all of the board members with packets concerning Legislative and budget concerns.  Currently the Board is seeing a deficit of $1.3 million dollars from last year’s budget.  It was decided to call a Special Board Meeting on May 24th, 2010 to consider the 2010-2011 budget at 5:00 P.M. to be acted upon at the June Board Meeting.

 

                Superintendent Jackson will be receiving applications for principal at Georgetown High school from Monday, May 10, 2010 through June 3, 2010.

 

                The Superintendent praised Grant JROTC for their exemplary showmanship at the recent national competition.  Grant JROTC was awarded the Spirit Banner which has only been awarded nine times in the last 28 years. 

 

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

 

/s/Marvin DeLong                                    

Marvin DeLong

President

Grant Parish School Board

 

 

ATTEST:

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Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board