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, SEPTEMBER 4, 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, September 4, 2012 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

                Mr. Eddie Baxley was 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 Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the Revised Agenda.

 

                Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the August 7, 2012 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

               

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the August 7, 2012 Special Redistricting Hearing Minutes.

 

                The Board recognized Caleb Doyle for receiving the 2011-2012 Plan (Pre-Act) Louisiana Student Achievement Award for Grant High School.

 

                Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved granting a waiver to Grant High JROTC for transportation to and from competition.

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved a budget revision for Verda Elementary for additional repairs to maintenance out of prior year funds.

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved a final payment to M.D. Descant, Inc. for Application and Certificate #24 in the amount of $11,756.25 for services rendered.

 

Construction Updates:

 

Grant Jr. High – All punch list items have been cleared, there are still a few warranty items to address.  The erosion problem and drainage is better but still needs work.

 

Montgomery High – All pre construction documents have been completed and the Notice to Proceed has been done.  Work is scheduled to begin Friday, September 7, 2012.

 

Verda Elementary – Demolition and construction has begun.  Dirt work is in progress with pouring of concrete to follow.

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adopting the millage rates for 2012.

                Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved a 2% employee pay supplement.

 

                Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved changing the October Board Meeting to October 4, 2012 and the November Board Meeting to November 8, 2012.

 

                The board members received for approval at the October Board Meeting the following policies:  ABB (Powers and Responsibilities), BD (School Board Policy), CD (Line and Staff Relations),  CGB (Positions), CGC (Recruitment of Administrative Personnel), GAMC (Investigations), GBB (Personnel Positions), GBI (Evaluation), GBJ (Promotion), GBKA (Suspension of Employees), GBK (Employee Discipline), GBM (Personnel Transfer), GBO (Resignation), GBRB (Employee Attendance), GBRJ (Substitute Personnel).

 

                Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved adopting the job descriptions received at the August 7, 2012 board meeting.

 

                Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved adopting the 2012-2013 Grant High Faculty Handbook received at the August 7, 2012 Board Meeting.

 

                Motion by Mr. Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved adopting the following policies: GBRIB (Sick Leave), GBRIBB ((Sick Leave Bank) and GBRHA (Sabbatical Leave).

 

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the General Liability Coverage, Automobile Liability and Physical Damage Coverage, School Leaders Errors and Omissions Liability Coverage from LARMA.

 

                Motion by Mr. Pennison seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment with Asbestos Inspection for the Dry Prong Jr. High property.  Total cost not to exceed $3000.00.  This would be paid from the general fund, and is a non-budgeted item.

 

                The Superintendent gave the Board Members information on the LSBA Trailblazers Convention.   Each received a pamphlet on the dates and times it begins.

 

                All financial reports were in their folders and the Superintendent then gave an update on the student count.  The Superintendent will give the Board Members an update on the October 1, 2012 student count.

 

                Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved going out of regular session.

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved going into Executive Session to consider a request for a student to enter Grant Parish Schools.

 

                Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved going out of Executive Session.

 

                Motion by Mr. Pennison seconded by Mr. Oliver, and unanimously approved going into Regular Session.

 

                Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously denied the student entering Grant Parish Schools but will be welcomed to enter into Adult Education classes to get a GED at Montgomery High School.

 

                Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton 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.