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, DECEMBER 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 December 4, 2012 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

                There were present Mr. Randy Browning, Mr. A.J. “Tony Lavespere, Mrs. Karen Layton, Mr. Eddie Baxley, Mr. Marvin Delong, Mr. Terry Oliver, 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 November 8, 2012 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the November 13, 2012 Special Board Meeting Minutes.

 

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

 

                There were no other guests listed.

 

                The Transportation and Maintenance Committee had nothing to report.

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved payment of invoice #108036 to Alliance Design Group in the amount of $4,009.57 for services rendered.

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved payment of Application and Certificate for Payment (Application # 2 and Application #3) to Phillip Mayo Construction, Inc., in the amounts of $86,353.56 and $41,501.25 for services rendered.

 

Construction Updates:

 

                The Superintendent is very pleased with the work being done at Verda Elementary.  As soon as the roof and gables are finished the inside will be all there is left to finish.

 

                The dirt work has started at Montgomery High School.  They are waiting on a compaction test before they can proceed.  As soon as this is done they will be able to get started.

 

                There has been no work started on the Grant High track.  The Superintendent will check on this more and report on it at the January 10th, 2013 Board Meeting.

 

                As far as the Grant Jr. High PE/Athletic Fields they are still trying to get an amount for all of the dirt work.  There will be more information at the January, 2013 Board Meeting.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved allowing the Superintendent to disperse sales tax checks on December 5, 2012.  The checks were in the amount of $900.00 to the employees.  

 

                Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved changing the January 1, 2013 meeting to January 8, 2013 due to the holidays.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved amending the official minute book to add a scanned item under the paragraph 1 item. 

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to rescind the action on November 13, 2012 relative to the sale of subject property to Mr. Crooks and direct our legal council to pursue the return of the property through either an Act of Correction or litigation.

 

                All of the Board Members received the following policies for approval at the January 8, 2013 Board Meeting: BCBB (Board Meeting Notification), BCBD (Preparation and Dissemination), EBBH (Use of Automated External Defibrillator – AED), EFAA (Internet Safety and Technology Acceptable Use), EFA (Internet & Technology Acceptable Use), GAMIA (Electronic Communications Between Employees and Students), GBA (Contracts and Compensation), GBDA    (Employment of Retired Personnel), IDDG (Alternative Schools Education Program), IHAD (Parent Conferences), JCD (Student Conduct), JCDAE (Electronic Telecommunication Devices), JCDAF (Bullying, Cyber bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Hazing), JD (Discipline), JDD (Suspension), JDE (Expulsion), and JGCE (Child Abuse).

 

                Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved adopting a resolution to order and call an election in the Consolidated School District No. 33 of the Parish of Grant, Louisiana on Saturday, April 6, 2013 to authorize the levy of a special tax therin.

 

 

 



                The Superintendent spoke to the Board concerning the salary schedule, ACT 2 and bread supply.

 

                There is enough bread for December, however due to Holsom Bakery closing; the prices of bread will be much more expensive.  The Food Service Director is looking at other ways to save the parish money.

 

                Grant Parish has already started to get the data together for the 2013-2014 school Academic Calendar.  The Board Members should receive their first draft at the January 8, 2013 meeting.

 

                The Superintendent said she was very proud of the Georgetown Girls Cross Country team as being the State Runner Up.  They were not able to be recognized at the December meeting but will do so at a later date.

 

                John Palmer, a Georgetown student, won Class C State Championship in Cross Country.  Again, he will be recognized at a later date.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell 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