THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT PARISH SCHOOL

BOARD OF THE PARISH OF GRANT, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN

AT A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, AUGUST 2, 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, Tuesday, August 2, 2011 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

There were present Mr. Marvin DeLong, Mr. Roland ”Buddy” Pennison, 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 Randy Browning, 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 Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the July 19, 2011 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the July 19, 2011 Special Public Hearing Minutes.

 

There were no quests present at the meeting.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved payment of invoice #107921 to Alliance Design Group, in the amount of $12,794.51 for services rendered.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved payment of Application and Certificate #19, in the amount of $790,625.94, to M.D. Descant, Inc., for services rendered.

 

Mr. Ken Bergeron spoke on Grant Jr. High.  Mr. Bergeron said the new school was on time and under budget.  They are finishing the inside prior to school starting. Mr. Pennison asked about finishing the outside.  Mr. Bergeron said the outside will be finished after school begins. Mrs. Jackson asked that they try to work on a schedule that will not interrupt the children during school hours.  All furniture has been delivered and is being put together at this time.  The school now has dial tones on the phone.

 

Ms. Sharil May gave a report to the Board concerning Disproportionality Self Review Findings.  The schools have implemented several new programs to help elevate the scores and help the children.

 

Ms. Becky Reeder gave a report to the Board on the Rapides Foundation STEM Grant Action Plan for 2011-2012.  Many new classes have been added to the high school curriculum.  Most of these classes give a new ”hands - on” experience for the students. 

 

Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the 2011-2012 Pupil Progression Plan.

 

Motion made by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to adopt a resolution in support of the Coalition for Louisiana Public Education.

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Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to approve the following personnel changes as listed:  

 

Resignations:

 

  1. Stephanie Stubbs - 5th grade teacher @ Colfax Elementary, eff. 08-03-11.

  2. Sarah St. Romain - kindergarten teacher @ Colfax Elementary, eff. 05-20-11.

  3. Lauren Eloi - 1st Grade teacher @ South Grant Elem. effective 07-26-11.

  4. Lola Pat Bell -Educational Diagnostician, effective 07-31-11.

 

Transfers:

 

  1. Candace Zell from teacher at Grant High School to South Grant Elementary effective 08/09/11. 

  2. Jessica Borland from teacher at Grant High School to South Grant Elementary effective 08/09/11.

  3. Linda Hyde from teacher at Colfax Elementary School to Grant Jr. High School effective 08/09/11.

  4. Kelli Brasher from math teacher @ Grant High to math teacher @Grant Academy effective 08-09-11.

 

Employ:

 

  1. Larah Roberts family consumer science teacher at Montgomery High School rehire effective 08/09/11

  2. Collin Roberts math teacher at Montgomery High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  3. Robert Barker choral teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  4. Andrew Magel science teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  5. Denise Jordan 5th grade teacher at Verda Elementary School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  6. Rashawana Smith English teacher at Grant Jr. High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  7. Haley Poole social studies teacher at Grant Jr. High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  8. Mindy Humphries special education teacher at Pollock Elementary School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  9. Kathy Goudeau 1st grade teacher at Colfax Elementary School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  10. Sheritha Simmons 6th grade teacher at Colfax Elementary School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  11. Casey Henagan ISS teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  12. Sarah Barrow 2nd grade teacher at South Grant Elementary School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  13. Stewart  Henagan  social studies teacher at Grant High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  14. Darrin Ford special education teacher at Grant Jr. High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  15. Rachel Hale kindergarten teacher at Verda  Elementary  School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  16. Melissa Huapaya special education teacher at Pollock Elementary School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  17. Stephanie Andries special education teacher at Pollock Elementary School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  18. Cory McCartney science teacher at Grant Jr. High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  19. Jerald Shank math teacher at Grant Jr. High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  20. Karlo Rivera-Quinones special education teacher at Colfax Elementary School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  21. Tim Tyler 6th grade teacher at Colfax Elementary School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  22. Christy Mandarino 1st grade teacher at Pollock Elementary School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  23. William Despino as Janitor II at Grant Jr. High School replacing William Trull effective 07/27/11.

  24. Alysia Tolbert as 3rd grade teacher at Colfax Elementary School replacing Linda Hyde effective 08/09/11.

  25. Emily Smith as special education teacher at Pollock Elementary School effective 08/09/11.

  26. Ashley Hayes as math teacher at Grant Jr. High School replacing Kristy Lummus effective 08/09/11.

  27. Laura Whalen 1st grade teacher at Verda Elementary School replacing Alanna Roberts effective 08/09/11.

  28. Alissa Jones kindergarten teacher at Georgetown High School effective 08/09/11.

  29. Ronald Bryant science teacher at Grant High School replacing Russell Roberts effective 08/09/11.

  30. Cory Chandler math teacher at Grant High School replacing Jessica Borland effective 08/09/11.

  31. Christina Petrus science teacher/cheerleader sponsor at Grant High School effective 08/09/11.

  32. Patricia Smith school psychologist effective 08/01/11.

  33. Lance Carpenter math teacher rehire effective 08/09/11.

  34. Sharee Morgan special education teacher at Grant Jr. High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  35. Sherrie Matthis - 5th gr. Teacher @ Colfax Elem. replacing Stephanie Stubbs eff. 09-09-11.

  36. Kathryn Velotta - 1st grade teacher @ South Grant Elem. replacing Lauren Eloi eff. 08-09-11.

  37. Jimmy Hill - social studies teacher @ Grant High replacing Kelli Brasher eff. 08-02-11.

 

The Superintendent gave each board member their usual reports along with a list of the open house schedules.  The Superintendent said the committee, for the old Dry Prong Jr. High will meet again around the first part of September. Mrs. Jackson will advise the committee members of the meeting as soon as it is set.

 

Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved adjourning the meeting.

 

/s/Randy Browning                                  

Randy Browning

President 

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

______________________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board