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, NOVEMBER 1, 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, November 1, 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 Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the October 10, 2011 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

Mrs. Carolyn Lincecum, from Horace Mann Insurance, presented Mrs. Jacqueline Lewis a gift card for perfect attendance for the month of October 2011.

 

Ms. Quincy Cheek gave the Board Members an overview of the things 4-H has been doing and some ideas on what is to come in the coming months.

 

Mrs. Karen Layton combined the first two items on the Transportation and Maintenance Committee.  Both items have to do with fueling services and a location for the fueling services.

 

Motion made by Mrs. Karen Layton, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to advertise for proposals for bulk fueling equipment and fuel to be installed at the bus barn in Dry Prong.

 

Mrs. Karen Layton, for the Transportation and Maintenance Committee, asked to move the school zone flashing beacons to the Finance Committee.

 

An update on the old buses located on the bus barn property.  There are five buses that were donated to the Fire Department.  They have donated 1 of the buses to Grant Parish, 4 of the buses to other parishes.   

 

The Finance Committee’s approval of Application for Payment #23, to M.D. Descant, Inc., for services rendered was tabled until the December 6, 2011 meeting.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the resolution to sell surplus equipment.

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Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved a budget revision for Grant Jr. High parishwide fund.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved awarding the bid to Nexus Systems for a small piece of property at the old Dry Prong Jr. High.

 

Grant High School track is in the process of being inspected to see what needs to be done to have the track resurfaced.  Trustees are going to remove the old track during the Thanksgiving holidays.

 

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved getting school zone flashing beacons installed at Pollock Elementary, South Grant Elementary and one for Grant High and Grant Jr. High at a cost of $9,800.00 per set.  This is for a total of $29,400.00 to be taken out of the general fund.

 

Mr. Bill Tudor spoke of Grant Jr. High.  He said they are almost done with everything and are working on the punch list very aggressively.  Most of the items are just minor issues and will be fixed soon.

 

Mr. Doug Mitchell gave a presentation concerning redistricting.  This was tabled until the December 6, 2011 meeting.

 

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

 

Resignations:

 

  1. Blaise O’Flynn, - Janitor @Montgomery High School effective 10-31-11.

  2. Caroline  O’Flynn - Teacher @ South Grant Elementary effective 10-31-11.

  3. Emily Smith - Special Ed teacher @ Pollock Elementary eff. 11-09-11.

 

Transfers:

  1. Shirley McLaughlin from Sweeper @ Montgomery High to Janitor 1, @ Montgomery High eff. 11-01-11.

 

Employ:

 

  1. 1.  Kayla Mobley - Secretary @ Grant Academy effective 10-19-11.

  2. 2.  Paul Roberts - ISS Teacher @ Grant Jr. High effective 11-07-11.

 

The Superintendent commented on the Driver’s Education program and the changes for the summer program.  It was determined Driver’s Education is now under the Department of Motor Vehicles and schools will no longer be offering this class.

 

The Superintendent spoke of a natural gas fueling station and said this may become available in the next 3 years.

 

The Superintendent requested of the Board Members to go to the schools for the upcoming Veteran’s Day Programs.  She asked that the Board Members see how the schools honor the veterans.

 

The Superintendent will be sending a Request of Donation to the Grant Fire District Three.

 

The Superintendent informed the Board Members concerning the Office of Group Benefits to run January 1 through December 31 instead of July 1 through June 30.  The change will be taking effective this January 1, 2012.

 

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

 

/s/Randy Browning                                   

Randy Browning

President 

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

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Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board