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, AUGUST 7, 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, August 7, 2012 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

                Mr. Marvin Delong and Mrs. Karen Layton 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 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. Browning, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the Revised Agenda.

 

                Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the July 3, 2012 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

                The following students were recognized for receiving the 2011-2012 Plan (Pre-ACT) Louisiana Student Achievement Award: 

 

Georgetown High School - Nadine Williams, Tanner Maxwell, Zachary Lazybones, Morgan Bruce, and Destin Bagley

 

Grant High School - Destine Canoe, Caleb Doyle, John Evers, Paige Futrell, Jazz Gaudiest, Timothy Johnson, Taylor McCoy, Chelsea Paul, Amanda Reed, Marissa Slaughter, and Katherine Wright.

 

                Montgomery High School - Joshua Chelette and Gabriel Coleman

 

                There were no guests registered for the meeting.

 

                The Transportation & Maintenance Committee had nothing to report.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved a budget revision for Verda Elementary for additional maintenance expense.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved awarding the bulk fuel bid to the lowest bidder, W. B. McCartney Oil Company, Inc.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the resolution for sale of surplus equipment and supplies.   

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Pennison and approved the resurfacing and drainage project for the Grant High School Track.  Mr. Futrell and Mr. Lavespere voted no.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved payment in the amount of $9,043.65 to Alliance Design Group, LLC for services rendered.

 

                The Grant Jr. High punch list has been completed.  There are still a few items to address including erosion.

 

                Alliance Design Group is waiting to get contracts signed and the rest of the paperwork finished to begin the projects at Montgomery High School and Verda Elementary. 

 

Motion made by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adopting the amended redistricting plan.  The Superintendent thanked Ms. Shirley Chelette, from the Reigstrar of Voters, for all of the hard work she did to help the Grant Parish School Board.

 

The Board received for adoption at the September 4, 2012 Board Meeting the Grant High School Faculty Handbook.

 

The Board received for approval at the September 4, 2012 Board Meeting the General Liability Coverage, Automobile Liability and Physical Damage Coverage, School Leaders Errors and Omissions Liability Coverage from LARMA.

 

Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved entering into a grant agreement with The Rapides Foundation for the Diet and Physical Activity Initiative, and the Tobacco Prevention and Control Initiative.

 

The Board received job descriptions for Classroom Teachers, Assistant Principal, Principal and Guidance Counselor for approval at the September 4, 2012 Board Meeting.

 

Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adopting a resolution to withdraw $163,114.31 from the EEF account for the 2012-2013 school year.

 

The Board received for adoption at the September 4, 2012 Board Meeting the following 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 made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved renewing Amanda Morrison’s contract from 8-4-12 to 8-4-14.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the appraisal of the Montgomery Gaines Jr. High property by Robert Wolf Realty in the amount of $5,800.00.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and approved to adopt a resolution to sell the Dry Prong Jr. High as a whole piece of property and to set a minimum bid of $140, 000.00.  Mr. Pennison voted nay to the vote.

 

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

 

s/A.J. Lavespere

A.J. Lavespere

President    

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer