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 JULY 1, 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, July 1, 2014 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

There were present Mr. A. J. Lavespere, Mr. Eddie Baxley, Mr. Marvin DeLong, Mr. Terry Oliver, Mr. Buddy Pennison, Mr. Randy Browning and Mrs. Karen Layton 

 

            Mr. A.D. Futrell 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 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.

 

            There was a public meeting held at 5:00 for the purpose to receive public comment concerning the levying of the 2014 millage rates.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the June 10, 2014 Regular Meeting Minutes.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the June 16, 2014 Special Meeting Minutes.

 

            There were no guests signed in for the meeting.

 

            The Superintendent recognized Kaylan Lewis and Riley Barfield as the Girl’s Delegates from Grant High School.

 

            The Superintendent recognized Evhan and Ethan Lewis as the Boys’ State delegates from Grant High School.

 

            The Transportation and Maintenance Committee got an update on the new buses.  We now have 46 new buses and the process is moving along nicely.

 

            The Finance Committee has nothing new to report.

 

            The Superintendent went by the Montgomery Cafeteria to see how it has progressed.  She stated the cafeteria looks really nice.  The hookup of the appliances is going on currently and the lunchroom workers are starting to get everything cleaned up for the new school year.  The Superintendent is very pleased with the “Phase 2” completion of the cafeteria.

 

            Grant Jr. High has had the ridge cap replaced.  They are now waiting for a large rainfall to check for leaks.

 

            Motion by Ms. Layton, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved adopting the 2014 millage rates.

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Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the following contracts: Motion made by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved the following contracts:  Paula Crawford 7-1-2014 through 6-30-2016; Melanie Lavespere 7-1-14 through 6-30-16; Sharil May 7-1-14 through 6-30-16; Randy Crawford 7-1-14 through 6-30-16; Stacy Felton 7-1-14 through 6-30-16; Amanda Morrison 7-1-14 through 6-30-16 and Jim Winegeart 6-30-14 through 7-1-16. Mr. Lavespere abstained from the vote for Melanie Lavespere.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. DeLong and unanimously approved the following policies:  EE (Child Nutrition Program Management); EGAA (Workers’ Compensation); IDFAB (Sports Injury Management and Concussions); IHF (Graduation Requirements); IKDB (Graduation Exercises); and JGB (School Wellness).

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved adopting the 2014-2015 Grant Parish Student and Parent Handbook, 2014-2015 Georgetown Student and Parent Handbook and Faculty Handbook, 2014-2015 Grant High Student and Parent Handbook and Faculty Handbook, 2014-2015 Montgomery High Student and Parent Handbook and Faculty Handbook, and Verda Elementary Student and Parent Handbook and Faculty Handbook.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved adopting the 2014-2015 Pupil Progression Plan.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the 2014-2015 Athletic Parish Policy.

            Motion made by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the 2014-2017 Louisiana Technology Plan.

 

            The Superintendent advised the Board Members that there will be a Special Board Meeting on July 17, 2014 to adopt the 2014-2015 budgets; a Public Hearing July 17, 2014 @ 5:00P.M. and the meeting at 5:30 P.M.

 

            ACT 570 and Act 654 were discussed as was the Trailblazer Convention.

 

            Motion by Mr. DeLong, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved adjourning 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