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, SEPTEMBER 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, Tuesday, September 6, 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,  and Mr. Terry Oliver.

 

Mrs. Karen Layton 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, 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. Pennison and unanimously approved the August 2, 2011 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

The Superintendent recognized and presented certificates to Madison Hardee and Ryan Durand, who represented Grant High School, for their participation at Girls' State/Boys' State.

 

Mr. Darrell Glasscock signed in as guest to speak on the Grant Parish Master Plan.

 

Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, for the Transportation and Maintenance Committee, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved advertising to request proposals for the purchase, storage and disbursement of bulk fuel.

 

Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, for the Transportation and Maintenance Committee, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved permission to grant a waiver to Grant JROTC for transportation to and from competition.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the LARMA Renewal.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved granting permission to send out for proposals for a new accounting program.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved Application and Certificate for Payment #20 to M.D. Descant, Inc., in the amount of$146,188.08 for services rendered.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the proposal from Clean Solutions for changing A/C filters.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved a District Budget Revision at Verda Elementary.

 

Motion made to consider obligating $555,000.00 to supplement, if passed, the bond issue for renovation/construction projects at Montgomery High School ($225,000.00) and Verda Elementary School ($330,000.00) from the General  Fund prior year balance was tabled until the October 10, 2011 Board Meeting.

 

Mr. Bill Tudor said Grant Jr. High is substantially completed and the Substantially Completed form has been submitted as has been done with the Punch List form.

 

Motion made by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the Emergency Evacuation Plan between the Grant Parish School Board and the Grant Parish Council on Aging.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the 20II millage rates.

 

P.O. BOX 208

COLFAX, LOUISIANA

71417-0208

 

RESOLUTION

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the following millages are hereby levied on the 2011 tax roll on all property subject to taxation by the Grant Parish School Board:

 

 

MILLAGE

Constitutional

5.82 mills

General Support

7.15 mills

Building & Repair

4.91 mills

Colfax 1A Maintenance

5.20 mills

Pollock 9A Maintenance

7.58 mills

Dry Prong 11A Maintenance 

3.70 mills

South Grant Elem. Dist. 33 Maintenance

1.98 mills

Consolidated School Dist. 33 Maintenance

2.66 mills

Georgetown Dist 16 Maintenance

4.31 mills

Georgetown Dist 16 Maintenance

16.12 mills

Montgomery Dist 21 Maintenance

4.38 mills

Verda Dist 31 Maintenance

3.72 mills

School Salary Supplement

11.78 mills

Consolidated School Dist 33 (bonds) 

38.00 mills

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the proper administrative officials of the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana, be and they are hereby empowered, authorized, and directed to spread said taxes, as hereinabove set forth, upon the assessment roll of said Parish for the year 20 II aod to make the collection of tsxes imposed foc aod on behalf of the tsxiog authority, according to law, and that the taxes herein levied shall become a pennanent lien and privilege on all property subject to tsxarion as herein set forth, and collection thereof shall be enforceable in the maoner provided by law.

 

The foregoing resolution was read in full, the roll was called on the adoption thereof, and the resolution was adopted by the following votes.

 

YEAS: Randy Browning, A.J. Lavespere, Eddie Baxley, Marvin DeLong, Terry Oliver, Roland Pennison and A.D.    Futrell

NAYS: None

ABSTAINED: None

ABSENT: Karen Layton

CERTIFICATE

 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and exact copy of the resolution adopted at the regular board meeting held on September 6, 2011, at which meeting a quorum was present and voting.

 

Colfax, Louisiana, this 6th day of September 2011.

 

 

 

Motion made by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved permission to advertise for bids to sell: A parcel of land 441 square feet, and located in the Southeast Y. of Section 13, Township 7 North, Range 2 West, Land District North of Red River, Town of Dry Prong, Grant Parish, Louisiana.

 

Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the Superintendent's recommendation to accept the following personnel changes:

 

Resignations:

 

  1. Stephanie Andries special education teacher at Pollock Elementary effective 08/08/11.

  2. Lauren Eloi first grade teacher at South Grant Elementary School effective 07/26/11.

  3. William Despino contract Janitor II at Grant Jr. High School effective 08/02/11.

 

Employ:

 

  1. Amy Ennis English teacher at Montgomery High School rehire effective 08/09/11.

  2. Rebecca Tipton administrative assistant at Grant Academy effective 08/22/11.

  3. Robert Mitchell Janitor I at Grant Jr. High School effective 08/22/11.

  4. Cherie Chandler special education teacher at Pollock Elementary School replacing Stephanie Andries effective 08/10/11.

  5. Larry Robinson mathematics teacher at Grant Academy effective 08/09/11.

  6. Tammy Kilpatrick kindergarten teacher at Pollock Elementary School eff. 08/09/11.

  7. Gerri Rankin school psychologist effective 08/10/11.

  8. Jenny Nichols Janitor II at Grant Jr. High School replacing William Trull effective 08/05/11.

  9. Stacy Morgan health/physical education teacher at Georgetown High School replacing Deborah Maxwell effective 08/02/11.

  10. Joshua Johnson alternative school teacher at Grant Academy effective 07/26/11.

  11. Scott Britt school psychologist effective 08/08/11.

  12. Jeff Richard- English teacher@ Grant High effective 08-10-11.

  13. Julie Tadayeski- special education teacher@ Grant High replacing Dana Brunson (transfer) effective 08-10-11.

 

Not Rehiring:

 

  1. Leah Neikirk- special education teacher at Georgetown High School, eff. 05/20/11.

 

Correction:

 

  1. Ronald Bryant date of hire from 08-09-11to 07-26-11.

 

At the end of the Grant Parish Board Meeting condolences were made to Mrs. Karen Layton in recognizing the recent death of her mother.

 

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

 

 

/s/Randy Browning

Randy Browning President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

 

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board