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 SEPTEMBER 2, 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, September 2, 2014 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

            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.

 

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

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the August 5, 2014 regular meeting minutes.

 

            There were no guests present for the meeting.

 

            The Superintendent stated we are making headway on the new buses.  

 

            Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved McCartney Oil Company as the lowest bidder for bulk fuel.

 

            Hal Adkins, from Hammonds Sills Adkins & Guice spoke to the Board about Pollock Elementary concerning some old caulking around windows in the auditorium.        Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent authority to work with legal counsel to resolve all issues dealing with the materials in question at Pollock Elementary.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Lavespere and unanimously approved a budget for Montgomery High in the amount of $2,000.00 for 6 phones with installation-use prior balance.

 

            The Superintendent reported to the Board that there is some condensation with the air conditioning vent in the new cafeteria at Montgomery High School.  Phillip Mayo has done an excellent job at Montgomery High and the Superintendent knows that this will be fixed in a timely manner.

 

            The initial phase that put up the new flashing at Grant Jr. High has leaked since we had a good rain.  It is not leaking as much since it was addressed and it seems as though progress is being made.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to grant a waiver to Grant High School’s JROTC, for transportation to and from competition.

 

            The Board was notified of the “at cost” price for breakfast which is $4.05 and the “at cost” price for lunch is $4.10.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved Taylor & Sons as the TPA for the school board’s voluntary benefits.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved LARMA for the General Liability Coverage, Automobile Liability and Physical Damage Coverage, School Leaders Errors and Omissions, Liability coverage and Uninsured and Underinsured insurance from  LARMA.

 

            Motion by Mr. Lavespere, seconded by Mr. Oliver and unanimously approved to add to the agenda to approve the Uninsured, Underinsured Motorist Insurance.  

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved a resolution authorizing the Superintendent to sign the required Louisiana Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist form reflecting the selection of or rejection of Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Bodily Injury Coverage.

 

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            The Superintendent asked the Board about the Fall Trailblazers and the Annual Conference.  She asked if anyone would like to attend and to let her know as soon as possible.

 

            The Superintendent gave the Board an MFP student count and also informed about the 5th grade youth camp to come.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. DeLong 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