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 6, 2011

 

                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 6, 2011 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

                Everyone was present.

 

                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 Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the revised agenda.

 

                Motion made by Mr.  Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the December 2, 2010 minutes.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere to elect Mr. Randy Browning as President of the Grant Parish School Board for the year 2011.

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved ceasing the nominations for president and electing Mr. Browning by acclimation.

 

                Mr. DeLong handed the gavel to Mr. Browning and the meeting was then presided over by Mr. Randy Browning, the new President.

 

                The Superintendent presented Mr. Marvin DeLong with a gavel and thanked him for his year of service.  Mr. DeLong thanked the Board for the privilege they bestowed on him by honoring him as electing him as president last year.  He said he appreciated their confidence.

 

                Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved electing Mr. A.J. Tony Lavespere as Vice President of the school board.

 

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

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. Oliver to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to have the School Board Meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:00 P.M..

 

                The Superintendent presented Nick Ulmer a patch recognizing him as the Class C State Cross Country Runner - Up.

 

                The Superintendent presented all of the members of the Georgetown Bulldogs Cross Country Team with a certificate for placing 3rd at the State Cross Country Meet.  The team members are as follows:  Nick Ulmer, Zach Lasyone, Jaron Maloy, Gavin Tilton, Caleb Lasyone, Shane Owens, Tyler O’Brian, Tyler Normand, Jace Sauce, Daylon Bruce, Brendan Hutchins, Andy Fisher, and A.J. Thompson.  The Superintendent thanked them for all of their hard work.

 

                Carolyn Lincecum, of Horace Mann, presented the Superintendent with a gift card for Lynn Anderson, for perfect attendance for the month of November, 2010.

 

                The Transportation and Maintenance Committee had nothing to report.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved payment of invoice #010-7873 to Alliance Design Group, in the amount of $15,448.59 for services rendered.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved payment of Application & Certificate for Payment #12 to M.D. Descant, Inc., in the amount of $544,819.41 for services rendered.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. McCain and unanimously approved budget revisions for Dry Prong Jr. High and for Georgetown a new roof for the gym.

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved Bug Blasters Pest Control as general pest control service for the calendar year 2011.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the lunch program budget revisions for Grant High School to purchase a steamer for $5,617.00 and Georgetown High School to purchase a walk - in freezer for $15,000.00, all to come out of the equipment fund.

 

                Mr. Bill Tudor came to the board meeting to update everyone on the construction of Grant Jr. High.  He said everything at this time looks great and is on schedule and under budget.  The new school is now beginning to look like a new school.  

 

                Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the 2009-2010 Legislative updated 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 Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved Policy #II (Testing Program).

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the 2009-2010 NCLB/IDEA Combined, approved Amendment #4.  

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved amending the 2009-2010 NCLB/IDEA Combined, approved Amendment #4 to include ARRA. 

 

                Motion made by Mr. McCain, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to accept the amendment to read as follows:  2009-2010 NCLB/IDEA/ARRA Combined, approved Amendment #4.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved giving the Superintendent permission to disperse millage checks when the money is available.  The target date is set for January 14, 2011.

 

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

 

Resignations:  none

 

Transfers:

 

  1. Transfer Denise Delrie, school bus driver, to route #54 serving South Grant Elementary School; effective January 5, 2011; transferring from route #57 serving South Grant Elementary School.

 

Employ:

  1. Paul Roberts - math teacher @ Dry Prong Jr. High, replacing Debra Atwood, effective 01-03-2011.

  2. Daniel Scott - Janitor I @ Georgetown High, replacing Henry Midgett, eff. 01-07-11.

  3. Don Crooks as school bus driver on route #24 serving Dry Prong Jr. High and Grant High; effective January 5, 2011; to be based at DPJH.

  4. Claudia Allen as school bus driver on route #4 serving Colfax Elementary School; effective January 5, 2011.

  5. Kimberline Williams as school bus driver on route #9 serving Dry Prong Jr. High and Grant High; effective January 5, 2011; to be based at Grant.

  6. Employ Kim Lemoine as school bus driver on route #49 serving Pollock Elementary School; effective January 5, 2011.

 

                Mr. Marvin DeLong, the previous President, spoke of the evaluations he received in the mail concerning the Superintendent’s. Mr. DeLong said all of the evaluations he received were very favorable.  He stated all of the board members that responded felt that Mrs. Jackson was doing a great job for everyone.  The Superintendent was given a very favorable evaluation.

 

                The Superintendent spoke to the board members and told them their usual reports were in their folders along with a letter to attend the School Board Convention.  She asked for them to attend if they can. The Superintendent also told the school board members that she is going to try to set up the training for the board members during the month of February. The Superintendent thanked the Board for all of the positive feedback she received for her evaluation. 

 

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