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 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, November 4, 2010 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

                Mr. Randy Browning, Mrs. Karen Layton and Mr. A.J. "Tony" Lavespere 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. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the revised agenda.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the October 7, 2010 minutes.

 

                Ms. Lisa Collins, of Horace Mann Insurance, presented Ms. Daisy Lasyone with a gift card of $100.00 for perfect attendance for the month of September 2010.

 

                The Superintendent presented Malia Tarpley a certificate for becoming President of the Future Farmers of America, state wide.  Mr. Heath Lucas spoke very highly of Ms. Tarpley’s accomplishments.

 

                The Superintendent had a certificate for Billy Smith as a Commended Student in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.  Mr. Smith was unable to attend so Mrs. Teresa Belles spoke very highly of him and assured the Superintendent she would personally give Mr. Smith the certificate.

 

                The Transportation and Maintenance Committee had nothing to report.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adding the Finance Committee items to the agenda.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the payment for invoice #010-7864, to Alliance Design Group, in the amount of $16,519.98 for services rendered.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved the payment for Application and Certificate for Payment #10, to M.D. Descant, Inc., in the amount of $703,093.71 for services rendered.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved a one-time 2% salary supplement to all actively employed personnel effective 10-01-10.

 

                Mr. Bill Tudor spoke of Grant Jr. High.  Grant Jr. High is on time and under budget.  The walls have been studded and the frames set for the last section to be poured.  The fire marshal has been involved in the project all the way so there won’t be any surprises at the end of the project. 

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved to amend the following to include IDEA.

 

                Motion made by McCain, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved Amendment #1 for Title I, Title II, Title IV, and IDEA.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved policy EG – Insurance and Risk Management.

 

                The board members received for approval at the December board meeting Policy IFA – Instructional Materials.

 

                The board members received for approval at the December board meeting policies EDBA – Responsibility for Operation of  a Vehicle, EDC – Student Transportation Safety Program, and GBN – Dismissal of Employees.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Mr. Futrell, and unanimously approved the following retirement, resignations, and employments:

 

Retirement:

 

1.  Penny Graves – Assistant Principal @ Georgetown High eff. 10-18-10.

 

Resignations:

 

1.  Nita Gintz – 7th grade E.L.A.teacher @ DPJH effective 10-29-10

2.  Roland Hebert – bus driver @ Montgomery High, effective 11-14-10

3.  Jason Tinsley – teacher @ DPJH, effective 11-02-10

 

Employ:

 

1.  Larah Roberts, as family/consumer science teacher @ Montgomery High effective 10-01-10.

2.  Rashawana Smith – English/language arts teacher @ DPJH replacing Nita Gintz effective 11-01-10.

 

                The Superintendent told the Board Members there is an upcoming 2010 LSBA Convention and gave each member a copy of the registration, and requested they let her know as soon as possible if they want to go.  They were also told they have their regular reports in their folder.

 

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