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, OCTOBER 1, 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 October 1, 2013 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

                There were present Mr. Eddie Baxley, Mr. Tony Lavespere, Mr. Marvin Delong, Mr. Buddy Pennison, and Mr. A.D.  Futrell and Mrs. Karen Layton.

 

                Mr. Browning and Mr. Oliver 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. Pennison and unanimously approved the Revised Agenda.

 

                Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the September 10, 2013 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

                There were no guests signed in for the meeting.

 

                Mr. James “Hank” Smart, and Mr. David Smith introduced “Argent Property Services, LLC.” to the board members. 

 

                Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved that “Argent Property Services, LLC” will provide a proposal concerning the management and ownership of 16th Section property and mineral rights.

 

                There was no action concerning bus specs.  More information will be provided at the November Board Meeting.

 

                Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved ratifying the purchase of the Wilkins property to house Pupil Appraisal staff.

 

                The Grant Parish School Board will be gathering more information on the running surface for the track at Grant High School.  The Board will address this at the November Board Meeting.

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved a budget revision for Grant High in the amount of $18,000.00 for a sewer lift station.

 

                Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved a budget revision for the Central Office Parishwide in the amount of  $ 6,000.00, for repairs to the PDC Building.

The construction updates are as follows:

 

                Grant Jr. High - roof leaks are still being addressed as they appear.      

                Montgomery High Cafeteria- the architects have gotten a bid package together for advertisement for bids to complete the project.

 

                Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved a bid package for the completion of the Montgomery High Cafeteria.

 

                Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the advertisement of bids to complete the Montgomery High Cafeteria.  This will also include our electronic advertisement version.

 

                Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mrs. Layton 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. Lavespere and unanimously approved adopting 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).

                

Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved a payment of a 2% pay supplement to all employees.

 

                Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved adding to the agenda to consider moving the November School Board meeting to November 12, 2013.

 

                Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved moving the November Board Meeting to November 12, 2013.

 

                The Superintendent spoke to the Board Member concerning Mandatory FEMA Flood Insurance.

 

                Motion by Mr. Baxley, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved adjourning the Board Meeting.

 

s/A.D. Futrell

A.D. Futrell

President                                                                               

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

 

______________________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board