PARISH SCHOOL THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT

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

AT A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, JULY 3, 2012.

 

                There was a Public Hearing at 5:30 P.M. concerning all budgets.

 

                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, July 3, 2012 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

                There were present Mr. A.J. Lavespere, Mr. Marvin DeLong, Mr. Randy Browning, Mr. Eddie Baxley, Mr. Terry Oliver, Mrs. Karen Layton, Mr. Roland “Buddy” Pennison, and Mr. A.D. Futrell.

 

                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 A.J. Lavespere, 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 by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the Revised Agenda.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the June 14, 2012 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

                The Superintendent recognized Mr. M. C. Keathley for Louisiana Class C Baseball Coach of the Year.

 

                Mr. A.J. Lavespere, President of the Grant Parish School Board, presented Ms. Marion Harrison with a certificate for 35 years of great service with the Grant Parish School Board.

 

                Mrs. Carolyn Lincecum, of Sandra Caston’s Horace Mann Insurance Company presented Mrs. Angela Miller with a gift card for $100.00, for perfect attendance during the month of May, 2012.

 

                The Transportation and Maintenance Committee had nothing to report.

 

                Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved tabling a motion concerning the Grant High track, until all of the information concerning this becomes available.

 

                Motion made by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved payment to Alliance Design Group for invoice #1080022 in the amount of $8,843.42 for services rendered to date on the Montgomery High School additions and renovations.

 

                Motion made by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved to advertise for bulk fuel bids.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved granting permission for the Superintendent to approve a gate and operator panel for the bus barn up exceed no more than $10,246.00.

 

                Motion made by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved adding repair of pads at Grant High School to the agenda.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved repair of the pads at Grant High School out of the prior year general fund.

 

                 Bill Tudor gave an overview of the construction projects.  Montgomery High School’s renovations are in the contract stage.  Once this is done the work will begin.  Grant Jr. High still has the erosion issues.  There are still 12 warranty items left to fix and 4 other problems.  Verda Elementary is waiting on Swepco on the power lines needed to start the project.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the 2012-2013 General Fund Budget, the 2012-2013 Parishwide and District Budget, the 2012-2013 Lunch Fund Operational Budget, all other 2012-2013 operational budgets, and the 2012-2013 Federal Programs Consolidated Application.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved a resolution adopting and implementing the General Fund and the Special Revenue Funds Budget.

 

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adopting the 2012-2013 Pupil Progression plan and the 2012-2013 Evaluation and Assessment of School Personnel Plan.

  

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adopting the 2012-2013 Student Handbooks for Georgetown High School, Grant High School, Grant Jr. High School, Montgomery High School and Verda Elementary. 

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adopting the 2012-2013 Montgomery High School and the 2012-2013 Grant Jr. High School’s Faculty Handbook.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adopting the 2012-2013 Grant Parish Student and Parent Handbook.

 

                The Board Members received for adoption at the August 2012 board meeting, policies:  ABD (School Superintendent Legal Status), BH (School Board Ethics), CED (Employment of Superintendent), CEI (Evaluation of Superintendent), GBA (Contracts and Compensation), GBC (Recruitment), GBD (Employment of Personnel), GBE (Assignment), GBG (Probation), GBL (Tenure), GBN (Dismissal of Employees), and GBNA (Reduction of Personnel).

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved awarding the bid for Verda Elementary construction and renovations to Phillip Mayo Construction in the amount of $639,800.00. 

 

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Baxley and unanimously approved taking $31,669.00 out of prior year general fund balance to be able to complete the Verda renovation. 

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved to adopt the resolution as written for the Verda Elementary school renovation project.

 

               

Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the Title 1/IDEA Combined Application, Amendment #4.

 

 

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adopting policy IDDF Seclusion and Physical Restraint.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved a piggy back purchase of MUNIS Financial and Human Resources Software from Tyler Technologies pursuant to the terms and conditions of its contract with the St. Bernard Parish School Board and as authorized by Title 33 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes and to authorize the Superintendent to execute the contract on the Board’s behalf.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning to table a motion to approve Alliance Design Group as the architect in charge of the ball fields at Grant Jr. High School until a later date.

 

                Mrs. Veronica Pray gave a presentation on the new guidelines for student lunches and gave copies of the menus to the Board.

 

                The Board Members received a copy of the property appraisal for Dry Prong Jr. High in the amount of $140,000.00.

 

                The Superintendent let the Board Members know that all 2012 testing results will be in on August 6, 2012.

 

                There are many legislative updates and the Superintendent will keep the Board Members informed on them.

 

                Central Office staffing was discussed with the Board Members. 

 

                The Superintendent also gave the Board an update on the tenure hearing.  It has been rescheduled for August 23, 2012.

 

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

 

s/A.J. Lavespere

A.J. Lavespere

President   

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board