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 2, 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, December 2, 2010 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

                There were present Mr. Eddie Baxley, Mr. A.D. Futrell, Mr. Craig McCain, Mr. Terry Oliver, Mr. Randy Browning, Mrs. Karen Layton and Mr. A.J. "Tony" Lavespere.

 

                Mr. Marvin DeLong 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 Randy Browning, Vice-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 Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the revised agenda.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the November 4, 2010 minutes.

 

                Ms. Carolyn Lincecum, of Horace Mann Insurance, presented Ms. Johnette Smiley with a gift card of $100.00 for perfect attendance for the month of October 2010.

 

                Ms. Jaime McFarland was recognized for winning a trip to Louisville, KY where she showed her Beefmaster heifer and won 3rd place in the North American Livestock Show.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved allowing the Superintendent to disperse sales tax checks on December 3, 2010.

 

                The Transportation and Maintenance Committee has nothing to report.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved payment of invoice #010-7869 to Alliance Design Group, in the amount of $28,558.97, for services rendered.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved Application & Certificate for payment #11 to M.D. Descant, Inc., in the amount of $952,312.19 for services rendered.

 

                Mr. H. B. Smith of Alliance Design Group gave the Board a quick overview of the new Grant Jr. High.  Mr. Smith said the project is on time and budget.  The fire marshal had been at the project getting ready for his inspections to begin.  This way they will know if there are any major problems before the end of the project. 

 

                The Board received for approval at the January 6, 2011 board meeting, the following policies:

 

ABD - School Superintendent Legal Status, BBBC - Board Member Continuing  Education, BH - School Board Ethics, CE - School Superintendent, CED - Employment of Superintendent, DFL - Investments, DFN - Sale of Buildings and  Land, DJED - Bids and Quotations, EBC - Buildings and Grounds Security, GBD - Employment of Personnel, GBM - Personnel Transfer, IDBB - Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug, and Substance Abuse Education Program, JBCC - Student Assignment, JCDAC  - Student Alcohol and Drug Use, and JGFHA - Student Biometric Information. 

 

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

 

       Retirement:

  1. Henry Midgett - Janitor I @ Georgetown High effective 11-18-10

 

       Resignation:

  1. Debra Atwood - teacher @DPJH, effective 11-15-10

 

       Transfers:

  1. Transfer Susan Waites, school bus driver, to route #45 serving Pollock Elementary School; effective 11/8/10; transferring from route #49 serving Pollock Elementary School.

  2. Transfer LaDale Runge, school bus driver, to route #67 serving DPJH/Grant; effective 11/8/10; transferring from route #24 serving DPJH/Grant; both routes based at DPJH.

  3. Transfer Angel Duncan, school bus driver, to route #34 serving Montgomery High School; effective 11/15/10; transferring from route #4 serving Colfax Elementary School.

  4. Transfer Doris Phillips to Operations and Training Coordinator; effective 11/15/10; transferring from route #54 serving South Grant Elementary School.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to name Ms. Carla Lasyone as Assistant Principal at Georgetown High effective 01-13-10.

 

                The Superintendent commented on the following ACTS:  ACT 691, ACT 701, ACT 705, ACT 718, ACT 54, and ACT 136.  The School Board Members asked if they could do a Resolution concerning Legislature. 

 

                The Superintendent also spoke of the EDu Jobs Fund.

 

                It was also question if the Board Members would consider having the Board Meetings on Tuesdays starting in January 2010.

 

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