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, MARCH 6, 2012.

 

                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, March 6, 2012 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

                Mr. Roland “Buddy” Pennison and Mr. A.D. Futrell were 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 Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the revised agenda.

 

                Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the February 7, 2012 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the January 26, 2012 Special Training Board Meeting Minutes.

 

                The Superintendent recognized the following students as Student of the Year District Winners:

 

 A.  5th grade Student of the Year - Sydney Hedrick - South Grant Elementary School.

 B.  8th grade Student of the Year - Whitney Mercer - Grant Jr. High School.

C.  12th grade Student of the Year - Ryan Durand - Grant High School.

 

The Superintendent stated she was very proud and felt the students represented Grant Parish well.

 

                Mrs. Carolyn Lincecum, form Sandra Caston’s Horace Mann Insurance presented Mr. Mike Barrios with a $100.00 gift card for perfect attendance for the month of January, 2012.

 

                Mr. Lee Willis, of Rozier, Herington and McKay, said the audit of the Grant Paarish School Board was completely favorable.  He said the Bookkeeping Department should be very proud of all of their hard work.

 

                Mayor John Landry and Chief Darrell Rushton of Dry Prong were at the meeting to give the Board a complete account of annexing Grant High and Grant Jr. High.

 

                The Transportation and Maintenance Committee had nothing to report.

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved a revision for Pollock district funds for improvements for the playground.

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved a Georgetown district fund revision for the purchase of a lawn mower.

 

                Motion made by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved payment of invoice #107966 in the amount of $38,759.99 to Alliance Design Group for services rendered at Montgomery High School.

 

                Motion made by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved payment of invoice #107967 in the amount of $38,223.66 to Alliance Design Group for services rendered at Verda Elementary.   

 

                Mr. Ken Bergeron, of Alliance Design Group, gave an account of all construction updates for the Grant Parish School Board.

 

                A.  Grant Jr. High: there will be a meeting scheduled to review the punch list.

                B.  Grant High track:  discussion has started concerning repaving the track.

                C.  Montgomery High and Verda Elementary:  Both schools plans have gone to the fire marshal. 

 

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to complete P.E. athletic fields at Grant Jr. High.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved adopting Policy (JDA) (Corporal Punishment).

 

                The Board members received Worker’s Comp Insurance Proposals from Mr. M.B. Slocum to be voted on at the April board meeting.

 

                The Board members received for consideration at the April 2012 board meeting, copies of the Business Dept. Job Descriptions.

 

                Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the Emergency Evacuations Accommodations Agreement between the Colfax Reunion Nursing and Rehab of Colfax and the Grant Parish School Board.

 

                The Board received a copy of the Structural Evaluation Report for Dry Prong Jr. High.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved having Dry Prong Jr. High School appraised. 

 

                The Board considered awarding a bid for bulk fuel but cancelled due to a change in the project.  There were delays in having the bulk fuel equipment built.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to award the bid for bulk fuel equipment to Petron.

 

                The board members received copies of the Grant Parish School Board Athletic Manual for adoption at the April 10, 2012 board meeting.

 

                The board members also received a copy of the coaching supplement proposal for adoption at the April 10, 2012 board meeting.

 

                Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the Superintendent’s recommendation to employ the following bus drivers:

 

A.   Jami Martin as school bus driver for route #26 serving Georgetown High School; effective 3/7/12.

 B.  Jan Viator as school bus driver for route #44 serving Pollock Elementary School; effective 3/7/12.

               

                The Superintendent spoke to the board concerning the proposed 2012-2013 MFP funding.  This is the 4th year in a row Grant Parish has not received the 2.75 growth money.

 

                The next 3 hour board training session has been scheduled for March 26, 2012 at 5:00 P.M.

 

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

 

/s/A.J. Lavespere

A.J. Lavespere

President                                                                             

Grant Parish School Board

                                                                         

ATTEST:

______________________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board