THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT PARISH SCHOOL

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

AT A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY, JULY 2, 2013.

 

                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 2, 2013 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

                Mr. A.J. Lavespere and Mr. Baxley 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.D. Futrell, 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. Oliver and unanimously approved the June 4, 2013 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

                Mr. Futrell noted that the 5:30 Public Hearing held on the budgets was held but with no comments from the public.

 

                Mr. Austin Williams, from Grant High School, was recognized by Representative Terry Brown as the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council Leadership “Student of the Year”.  Austin received a scholarship to go to Tulane University.  Superintendent Jackson spoke for the Board Members and herself in wishing Austin the best in all that he does and that they are very proud of him.

 

                Mrs. Carolyn Lincecum, of Sandra Caston’s Horace Mann Insurance, was there to present Mrs. Beverly Ulmer, from Georgetown High, with a $100.00 gift card for perfect attendance during the month of May, 2013.

 

                During the Transportation and Maintenance Committee the purchase of new school buses was discussed.  No action was required and the item will be spoken about for many months.

 

                Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved moving the item concerning the slope between Grant High and Grant Jr. High to the Finance Committee.

 

                Motion made by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved using Grant Eastern Construction Company for the slope problems between Grant High and Grant Jr. High.

 

                Motion made by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved for there to be no payments made to Wyndham Contracting Group, LLC. for services rendered due to the fact there had already been a Certificate of Default filed against Wyndham Contracting Group, LLC.  Attorney Charles Hardie, one of the School Board’s attorneys stated he does not recommend any payment should not be made at this time for the protection of the Grant Parish School Board.

 

                Grant Jr. High still has some corrective work being done on the roof.  The contractor is about 50% finished with the roof. 

 

                Verda Elementary is almost complete with the punch list.  There is still some grass work to be completed.

 

                Grant High School track’s surface is completed and the striping has been completed.  The drainage ditch needs to be repaired because it is too deep at one end.  For a fast fix at this time it would run $15,000.  To dig it up and completely fix it would run around $32,000.00.

 

                The Board discussed possible contractual and/or legal options available to the Board against Wyndham Contracting Group, LLC.  It was decided that the Board will hold special meetings to go over payments.

 

                Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved authorizing legal council to pursue Errors and Omissions claim against Mr. George Griffing and/or his insurer pertaining to the sale of Dry Prong Jr. High.  It was decided to research this and move on.

 

                Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the 2013-2014 General Fund Budget.

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved adopting the 2013-2014 Parishwide and District Budget with an amendment for South Grant Elementary for $7,000.00 for flooring.

 

                Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved adopting the 2013-2014 Lunch Fund Operational Budget.

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved adopting all other Operational Budgets for the 2013-2014 to include the Federal Programs Consolidated Application.

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved a resolution adopting and implementing the General Fund, Special Revenue Funds, and all other operational budgets.

                The Board received for approval at the August 2013 Board Meeting the Pollock Elementary Faculty Handbooks.

 

                The Board received for adoption at the August Board Meeting the 2013-2014 Pupil Progression Plan.

 

                The Board Members received for approval at the August Board Meeting the Revised Grant Parish Athletic manual for the 2013-2014 school year.

 

                Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved adopting the Revised 2013-2014 Academic Calendar.

 

                The Board Members received for approval at the August 2013 board meeting the Parental Observations Guidelines.

 

               

                Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the student handbooks for the following schools:  South Grant Elementary, Pollock Elementary, Verda Elementary, Grant Jr. High, Georgetown High and Grant High School.

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the Parish Parent/Student Handbook with addendum.

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved adopting the Montgomery High, Grant High, and the Grant Jr. High Faculty Handbooks.

 

                Motion by Mr. Delong, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to adopt the following policies:  ABCDA (Unexpired Term Fulfillment), AE (School Year), BBBC (Board Member Continuing Education), EGAA (Worker’s Compensation), ID (Curriculum), IDCA (Summer School), IDCC (Kindergarten), IDE (Co-Curricular Activities and Extracurricular Activities), IDG (Adult Education),  IH (Academic Achievement), IHG (Credit Recovery), JB (Attendance), JBCF ( Unsafe School Choice), JDD (Suspension), JGC (Student Health Services), JGCD (Administration of Medication), and JR (Student Records).

 

                The Superintendent said the School Boards have applied to the Legislature to add $400,000.00 as a onetime supplement to employees to be paid out in one lump sum and it will be pro-rated.

 

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

 

                                                            s/A.D. Futrell

                                                                A.D. Futrell

                                                                                President                                                                               

                                                                                Grant Parish School Board

ATTEST:

 

______________________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board