THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT PARISH SCHOOL

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

AT A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 10, 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, Monday, October 10, 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. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the revised agenda.

 

Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the September 6, 2011 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

Mrs. Carolyn Lincecum, from Horace Mann Insurance, presented Mrs. Patti Williams a gift card for Mrs. Mary Kidd for perfect attendance for the month of August 2011.

 

All Transportation and Maintenance Committee items were discussed and held over for action at the November 2011 Board Meeting.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved payment for invoice #107933, in the amount of $6732.76 to Alliance Design Group, for services rendered.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved payment for Application and Certificate #21, in the amount of $99,037.50, to M.D. Descant, Inc., for services rendered.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved obligating $410,000.00 to supplement, if passed, the bond issue for renovation/construction projects at Montgomery High ($225,000.00) and Verda Elementary ($185,000.00) from general fund prior year balance.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved giving the Superintendent authority to work with Mr. Randy Crawford and an architect of their choice to prepare a bid package for consideration at the November 2011 Board Meeting concerning the refurbishing of the track at Grant High School.

 

Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved to accept the quote from Johnny Williams Plumbing, to install air conditioning in the gym at Pollock Elementary using Pollock Elementary prior year funds.

 

Motion made by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation for a onetime 2% supplement to be paid to the Grant Parish School Board employees, to with scheduled with scheduled disbursement on the 26th of October 2011. 

 

Mr. Bill Tudor spoke on Grant Jr. High.  Mr. Tudor said the project is still going great and is still under budget.  There are several meetings to follow with the Superintendent and Mr. Robert Smith, principal at Grant Jr. High, to review punch list items and items of concern. 

 

Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation for approval for the Wellness policy revision in accordance with state guidelines.

 

Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s following policy changes:  BCBK (Executive Sessions), BH (School Board Ethics), GBDA (Employment of Retired Personnel), IDCC (Kindergarten), IDFA (Interscholastic Athletics), JBA (Compulsory School Attendance Ages).

 

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

 

  1. Transfers: 

 

    1. Melissa McCarty, school bus driver, to route #68 serving Pollock Elementary  School; effective 10/10/11; transferring from route #44 serving Pollock Elementary.

    2. Desirree Sikes from Janitor II at Pollock Elem. to Janitor I at Pollock Elementary effective 10-01-11.

 

  1.  
  1. Resignations:

 

    1. DeeAnn Johnson - kindergarten teacher @ Pollock Elem. effective 09-21-11.

 

  1.  
  1. Employ:

 

    1. Audrey Poisso as kindergarten teacher @ Pollock Elementary replacing DeeAnn Johnson effective 10-03-11.

 

The Superintendent explained to the Board Members ACT 718 - Letter Grades for Schools.  She also told them about the Ballot Order for Montgomery School District 21 and Verda School District #31.  The Superintendent informed the Board Members with the October 1, 2011 student count of 3,253.  Mr. Doug Mitchell will be at the November 2011 School Board Meeting to discuss line specific districts.

 

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