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, FEBRUARY 4, 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 February 4, 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, Mrs. Karen Layton and Mr. Terry Oliver.

 

             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 Eddie Baxley, President of the Grant Parish School Board, who then stated that the Grant Parish School Board was ready to transact any business which may come before the Board.

 

Mr. Eddie Baxley, President of the Grant Parish School Board, presented Mr. A.D. Futrell with a gavel for his 2013 year as President.

 

Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the January 7, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

 Caleb Doyle, of Grant High School, was recognized for receiving a Platinum Level Certificate in the Work Keys Program.

 

Mr. Leigh Miller, of South Grant Elementary, was recognized as having won the $100.00 gift card presented by Sandra Caston’s Horace Mann Insurance Company, for perfect attendance for the month of December 2013.  Mrs. Carolyn Lincecum will present the gift card at South Grant Elementary to Mr. Miller.

 

The Transportation and Maintenance discussed the purchase of buses.  The order has been placed and the first shipment of buses should arrive toward the end of May, 2014.

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved Application and Certificate for payment #1 in the amount of $161,766.81 for work done by Phillip Mayo Construction, Inc. at the Montgomery High School Kitchen/Cafeteria. 

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved Application and Certificate for payment #2 in the amount of $48,095.59 for work done by Phillip Mayo Construction, Inc. at the Montgomery High School Kitchen/Cafeteria.

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Oliver to adopt the resolution to sell a portable building at Georgetown High School.

Motion by Mr. Futrell, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved a budget revision for Pollock Elementary in the amount of $5,000.00 for additional instructional supplies.

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved a budget revision in the amount of $5,000.00 for maintenance/janitorial supplies.

 

The Superintendent notified the Board of the Grant High track.  The Board will be looking at a couple of proposals over the next few months.

 

There have been no additional leaks at Grant Jr. High.  The contractor will be notified.

 

Montgomery High School kitchen/cafeteria is moving along. Everyone is happy about the work being done in a timely and efficient manner.  The outside is almost completed now. 

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved adopting policy IDDF: (Education of Students with Exceptionalities).

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved changing the March board meeting from March 4, 2014 to March 11, 2014, due to there being a school holiday on the 4th.

 

The Board received for approval the 2014-2015 Grant Parish Academic Calendar.

Substitute motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved adopting the 2014-2015 Grant Parish Academic Calendar.

 

Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved going into Executive session to discuss a student’s return to Grant Jr. High.

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved going out of Executive Session.

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved going into Regular Session.  The student may return to school under certain guidelines.

 

Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved going into Executive session, to discuss the return to school by another student.

 

Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved going out of Executive Session.

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved going back to Regular Session.

 

The student will be helped to prepare and take the GED test.

 

The Superintendent explained to the Board that Mr. Don McGlothlin will help to prepare the blueprints for the Transportation/Maintenance Building.

 

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