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, SEPTEMBER 10, 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 September 10, 2013 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

                There were present Mr. Randy Browning, Mr. Eddie Baxley, Mr. Tony Lavespere, Mr. Marvin Delong, Mr. Terry Oliver and Mr. A.D.  Futrell.

 

                Mr. Buddy Pennison 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.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. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the Revised Agenda.

 

                Motion by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the August 6, 2013 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

                There were no guests signed in for the meeting.

 

                Motion by Mr. Lavespere, for the Transportation and Maintenance Committee, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved granting a waiver to Grant High School JROTC for transportation to and from competition.

 

                Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved allowing the Superintendent to move forward and get a committee ready to start discussions concerning specs, etc. on purchasing buses.

 

                The Board will be developing plans for a maintenance training building to be built at the current bus shop property in Dry Prong, Louisiana.

 

                Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved granting Mr. Browning permission to look into purchasing the building next door to the Professional Development Center, that will house the Pupil Appraisal staff.   Mr. Browning abstained from the vote.  Mr. Browning will assist the Superintendent, with no commission, to enter into a Buy Sell Agreement on the building.

 

                Motion made by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to accept the lowest fuel bid to be opened on September 16, 2013. 

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved advertising for bids on track equipment not to exceed $70,000.00.

 

                Mr. Bill Tudor  informed the Board Members of the following projects: 

 

                Grant Jr. High’s roof repairs have been completed.  Future rains will determine need for additional work on roof.

 

                Grant High has several divets in the new track.  Mr. Tudor said the debris will be removed from the track and repairs will be made.

 

                Mrs. Paula Crawford gave an account of the ACT report.  Each board member received a copy of the report.

 

                Mr. Crawford, Mrs. Crawford and Mr. Heath Lucas gave a report on the Dis Tran Cooperative Endeavor with Grant High School.  This was done in connection with the Orchard Foundation and everyone agreed this will help all of the students in Grant Parish.

 

                Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the Emergency Procedures Guide for the Grant Parish Schools District Plan.

 

                Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the Emergency Procedures Guide for the Grant Parish Schools School Plan.

 

                Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the GPSB Comprehensive Learning Supports Policy.

 

                The Grant Parish School Board received for approval at the October 1st, 2013,  meeting a copy of the General Liability Coverage, Automobile Liability and Physical Damage Coverage, School Leaders Errors and Omissions Liability Coverage from Larma.  

 

                Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved to levy the 2013 Millage rates.  The vote was as follows:

 

Yeas:   (6) Mr. Browning, Mr. Lavespere , Mr. Baxley, Mr. DeLong, Mr. Oliver , and Mr. Futrell.

Nays:  0

Absent – (2) Mr. Pennison and Mrs. Layton

Abstain – 0

 

 

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the Amendment #1 accepted (IDEA and Title 1).

 

 

 

 

 


 

Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved adopting a resolution to Amend Accountability Bonus Point for Non-Proficient Super Subgroup.

 

               

 

The Board received for approval at the October 1, 2013 Board Meeting the following policies:  BBBC (School Board Member Continuing Education),  DFD (Tax and Bond Elections and Sales), EBBC (Emergency/Crisis Management), EBC (Buildings and Grounds Security), EE (Child Nutrition Program Management), GAMK (Miscellaneous Conditions of  Employment), GBN (Dismissal of Employees), IDDF (Education of Students with Exceptionalities), IDE (Co-Curricular Activities and Extracurricular Activities), IDFA (Interscholastic Athletics), IKDC (Prayer in Schools), JCDAF (Bullying and Hazing), and JGC (Student Health Services).

 

The Superintendent gave the Board updates on Common Core, Accountability, Trailblazer information, the Teacher Evaluation Reports, Student Count, a 2015 Gubernatorial Candidate Announcement, a list of the Superintendent’s goals for 2013-2014, and also gave an update on the 5th Grade Youth Camp.

 

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

 

Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved returning to regular session.

 

The student was permitted back in school.

 

Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved going into Executive Session, for the purpose of discussing legal and other remedies available to the Grant Parish School Board, relative to default and termination of Wyndham Contracting group LLC., concerning the Montgomery High School Cafeteria.

 

Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved returning to regular session.

 

 Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously authorized the Superintendent to take any necessary legal action to resolve the Montgomery Cafeteria project.

 

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

 

 s/A.D. Futrell

A.D. Futrell

President                                                                               

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

 

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Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board