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, JANUARY 7, 2014.

 

            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 January 7, 2014 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

            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.D. Futrell, President of the Grant Parish School Board.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the December 3, 2013 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

            Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved Mr. Baxley as President of the Grant Parish School Board.  Mr. A.D. Futrell presented Mr. Baxley with the gavel.

 

            Mr. Futrell thanked the Board for allowing him to be the President. 

 

            Mr. Eddie Baxley, who then stated that the Grant Parish School Board

was ready to transact any business which may come before the Board.

 

            Mr. Eddie Baxley announced the committees as follows:

 

Finance Committee – Mr. A.D. Futrell, Chairman of the Finance Committee; Mr. Pennison, Mr. DeLong, and Mrs. Layton make up the rest of the committee.

 

Transportation and Maintenance Committee: Mr. Browning as chairman of the Transportation and Maintenance Committee with Mr. Lavespere and Mr. Oliver as the committee members.   

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved Mr. Marvin DeLong as the Vice President.  Mr. DeLong thanked the Board for having the confidence in him to be Vice-President.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved authorized signatures for Colfax Banking Company.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved setting the day as the first Tuesday at 6:00 P.M. for the 2014 Board Meetings.

 

            The Board recognized Ms. Brianna Bolger, of Grant High School, for the selection by First Lady Supreya Jindal for her art work to be displayed at the Governor’s Mansion.

 

            The Board recognized the following 8th Grade Science Fair Winners:

1st Place:  Sam Tarpley – Grant Jr. High

2nd Place:  Alan Fitz – Montgomery High School.

3rd Place:  Alena Stokes – Grant Jr. High

 

            Mrs. Carolyn Lincecum of Sandra Caston’s Horace Mann Insurance, presented Ms. Amy Nasser; of Georgetown High School; a gift card in the amount of $100.00 for perfect attendance during the month of November, 2013.

            There were no guests signed in for the meeting.

 

            The construction updates were as follows:

 

            Sharil May, Supervisor of Special Education, thanked the Superintendent  and Board Members for the new office building that was purchased for the Special Ed. Department, Itinerant Pre-K, Pupil Appraisal Personnel and the Nurses.  The parents and children are enjoying the open space and the better environment of the freshly cleaned and painted building.

 

            Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved Murrell Bros. Construction for the removal of the old Pupil Appraisal building.  The cost will be $5,700.00.

 

            Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to get blueprints drawn up for the Transportation Office, Training, Storage, and Maintenance Shop to be built at the current transportation facility in Dry Prong.

 

The construction updates were as follows:

 

            The Montgomery High School Cafeteria has had a site visit from the architect.  He said there has been quite an improvement to the cafeteria.  

 

            Grant Junior High had 22 leaks.  The contractor has already fixed the leaks but the Board is waiting to check them after the next rainfall.

 

            Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved awarding the bid to Timmons International for the purchase of 63 Regular Ed buses and 7 Special Ed buses, in the amount of $4,066,425.00.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved the termination of Mr. Donnie Ford – Janitor II @ Pollock Elementary effective

01-07-14.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to disperse millage checks on January 17, 2014.  The amount has not yet been determined. 

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the 2014 IDEA Consolidated Application Amendment.

 

            Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the 2014 NCLB Amendment.

 

            The Board Members received for approval at the February Board Meeting Policy IDDF (Education of Students with Exceptionalities).

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to travel out of state to Nashville, TN. to the National Conference on Education, at no expense to the Board.

 

            The Superintendent spoke to the Board about the upcoming 2014 LSBA Convention.  After the meeting the Superintendent will get with the remaining Board Members concerning School Board Member training.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison 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