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, JUNE 10, 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 June 10, 2014 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

            There were present Mr. A. J. Lavespere, Mr. Eddie Baxley, Mr. Marvin DeLong, Mr. Terry Oliver, and Mr. A.D. Futrell.

 

             Mrs. Karen Layton, Mr. Randy Browning and Mr. Buddy Pennison 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 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.

 

            Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. DeLong  and unanimously approved the revised agenda.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the May 6, 2014 Regular Board Meeting Minutes.

 

            The following students were recognized as valedictorians and salutatorians:

 

Grant High:

 

            Val:  Kevin Bonner

                      Caleb Doyle

                      Taylor Freeman

                      Presely McClung

                      Taylor McCoy

                      Chelsea Paul

                      Marissa Slaughter

                      Karlee Springer

                      Katherine Wright

 

            Sal:  Rylan Sharbono

 

Montgomery High:

            Val:  Kara Teddlie

        Tyler Scroggs

            Sal: Logan Lambert

 

Georgetown High:

 

            Co-Val:  Morgan Bruce

                           Zachary Lasyone

 

            Sal:         Tanner Maxwell

           

            The Board will recognize Lacee Winegeart at the July 2014 Board Meeting for 13 years of Perfect Attendance.

 

            The Superintendent recognized Pamela Tracy for retiring after 35 years.  The Superintendent and the Board were pleased with her hard work.

 

            The Superintendent recognized the following personnel for their retirements who requested their plaques be placed in the mail:  “Skip”

 

Lavespere (Teacher @ Verda Elementary); Sharon Shelton (Teacher @ Grant High);

 

Debroah Keathley (Teacher @ Pollock Elementary); Janelle Brumley (Secretary @

 

Montgomery High); Mona Sue Nugent (Bus Driver @ Colfax Elementary); Pat Cook

 

(Teacher @ Pollock Elem.); Teresa Sauce (Counselor @ Georgetown High); and

 

 Carmen Gunter (Teacher @ Colfax Elementary).

 

            Mrs. Carolyn Lincecum presented Mrs. Veronica Fralick a gift certificate in the amount of $100.00 for perfect attendance during the month of April. 

            There was nothing on the Transportation and Maintenance Committee.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved for payment Application and Certificate (Application #5) to Phillip Mayo Construction, Inc. for the Montgomery/Cafeteria Phase II.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved Application and Certificate for Payment (Application #6) to Phillip Mayo Construction, Inc. in the amount of $95,820.17for work done at the Montgomery High School Kitchen/Cafeteria Phase II.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to sign the Certificate of Substantial Completion.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved  granting permission to contact Rex Lasyone for auction of  a portable building at Georgetown High for which we did not receive bids.

 

Construction Updates:

 

Montgomery High – Mr. Tudor stated that the Superintendent had a Certificate of Substantial Completion.  The job at Montgomery still has a few punch list items that need to be addressed.  This is at the final completion time.  We should be able to pay the retainage fee around mid July and completion around the first of August.

 

Grant Jr. High – Mr. Descant of M.D. Descant, Inc., spoke to the Board and Superintendent concerning the leaks at Grant Jr. High.  Mr. Descant said his company will be replacing the ridge caps.  He felt as though they were cut too short and to fix the leaking problem they will have to be longer.  Mr. Descant said he is responsible for the problem and he will fix the problem at his own expense.  

 

            The Board Members received for approval at the July Board Meeting the 2014-2015 General Fund Operational Budget; the Preliminary Parish wide and District Budget; the Preliminary Lunch Fund Operational Budget; all other Operational Budgets; the 2014-2015 IDEA Consolidated Application and the 2014-2015 Preliminary Federal Programs NCLB Consolidated Application.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Delong and unanimously approved Colfax Banking Company and Bank of Montgomery as fiscal agents for the Grant Parish School board, with Colfax Banking Company as the official depository.

 

            Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the following handbooks received at the May 2014 Board Meeting. Grant Jr. High Faculty Handbook, South Grant Elementary Student and Teacher Handbooks; and Pollock Elementary Student and Faculty Handbooks.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere to accept the Property and Boiler & Machinery Insurance quotes from Brown & Brown Insurance Company received at the May 2014 Board Meeting.

 

            Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved adopting 2 resolutions one authorizing the participation in the matter entitled St. John the Baptist Board, et al v. State of Louisiana, et al, No.622, 693, sec 24 on the docket of the 19th Judicial District Court for the parish of East Baton Rouge, State of Louisiana, and a resolution in the matter regarding employment of special counsel, in accordance with Louisiana Revised Statute 42:263.

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            Motion by Mr. Oliver, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved the Evaluation and Assessment of School Personnel.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the Interagency Agreement between the Grant Parish School Board and Christus St. Francis Cabrini Hospital for School Based Health Centers.

 

            Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission for approval to sign any and all documents for the Rapides Foundation to include a resolution for the “Effective Schools” Grant.

 

            The Board Members received several documents for approval at the July 1, 2014 Board Meeting:  2014-2015 Grant Parish Student & Parent Handbook; 2014-2015 Georgetown Student and Faculty Handbooks, 2014-2015 Grant High Student and Parent and the Faculty Handbook; 2014-2015 Montgomery High Student and Parent Handbook and Faculty Handbook and the 2014-2015 Verda Elementary Student &Parent and Faculty Handbook.  The 2014-2015 Proposed Pupil Progression Plan; the proposed 2014-2015 Athletic Parish Policy; and the 2014-2017 Louisiana Technology Plan were also received.

 

            Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the intergovernmental Agreement between the Grant Parish School Board and Vermillion Parish School Board.

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            Attorney Charles Hardee gave an update on litigation concerning the Montgomery High kitchen/cafeteria project. 

            The Superintendent gave the Board members copies of the 12 month employee calendar.

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            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved to adjourn the meeting.

 

s/Eddie Baxley

Eddie Baxley

President                                                         

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:

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Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board