PARISH SCHOOL THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT

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

AT A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 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, Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

                Mrs. Karen Layton 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 Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the Revised Agenda.

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the October 4, 2012 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

                Mrs. Carolyn Lincecum, of Sandra Caston’s Horace Mann Insurance presented a $100.00 gift card to Mrs. Carolyn Oliver, for perfect attendance, during the month of September 2012.

 

                Mrs. Quincey Cheek introduced her new staff; Mrs. Donna DeLong and Ms. Danielle Cormier from the 4–H office.  They have already begun many new projects.  The Superintendent is very pleased with all of the work 4-H is doing in Grant Parish.

 

                The Transportation and Maintenance Committee had nothing to report.

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved paying invoice #108030, to Alliance Design Group, L.L.C. in the amount of $1,308.30 for services rendered.

 

                Motion made by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved paying Application and Certificate for Payment (Application #1) to Wyndham Contracting Group, L.L.C.,  in the amount of $58,140.00 for services rendered.

 

                Motion made by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved payment of   invoice #08025 to Alliance Design Group, L.L.C., in the amount of $10,776.00 for services rendered. 

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved payment of invoice #107950 to Alliance Design Group, L.L.C., in the amount of $8,996.68 for services rendered.

 

                Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously voted to approve for the Grant Jr. High bond money to pay for moving, repositioning and adding surveillance cameras ($14,300.00); adding corner guards ($7,000.00); exterior painting ($6,700.00) and gutters ($5,100.00). 

 

                Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved to table the issue of $113,000.00 to be spent on erosion control; driveway and parking lot repair until Mr. Tudor checks on a few items.  This will be addressed at the November 13, 2012 Special Meeting.

 

                The Verda Elementary project is going well. 

 

                Demolition has been completed at Montgomery High School.  This project has 5 months left to go with a completion date of April 27, 2013. 

 

                The Grant High Track project is to be completed by early December 2012.

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the following policies received at the August 2012 board meeting.

 

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. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Oliver to allow the senior  members of the FFA welding team to compete on the national level in Tulsa,

 

Oklahoma.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved awarding the Bulk Fuel Bid to Lott Oil Company.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved adopting a resolution for the sale of the old Montgomery Gaines Jr. High School to be done in two (2) parts.  And to accept the appraised value.  The buildings and approximately three acres of land, and the second part is approximately 17 acres of  land.   

 

                Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved calling a special board meeting  on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 5:00 P.M. to approve a resolution to canvass votes; adopt South Grant’s millage rates and accept the bid for Dry Prong Jr. High and consider erosion control.

 

                Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the 2012-2013 NCLB/IDEA Combined Amendment #1.
 

 

                The Superintendent spoke to the Board Members about the new sick leave policies.  None of the Grant Parish Employees decided to put any days in the Sick Leave Bank.  Anyone applying for extended sick leave must have a catastrophic reason to include loss of life or loss of limb.  There will no longer be any sabbatical leave available.  The new Salary Schedule will mirror the current salary schedule as closely as possible.

 

                The Superintendent explained to the Board and gave copies of all of the School Performance Scores and District Performance Scores.  Mrs. Jackson said Grant Parish got GREAT scores and it shows how the teachers have really worked hard with the students.  She is proud of her students and all of those associated with the final score.

 

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

 

s/A.J. Lavespere

A.J. Lavespere

President  

Grant Parish School Board

ATTEST:

 

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Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board