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 6, 2015.

 

            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 6, 2015 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

            There were present Mr. Randy Browning, Mrs. Lisa Roberts, Mrs. Karen Layton, Mrs. Charlene Anderson, Mr. Buddy Pennison, Mr. Bill Riggs, Mrs. Mary Bullock and Mr. A.D. Futrell.

 

            All board members were 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 Mr. A.D. Futrell, Grant Parish School Board Member, who then stated that the Grant Parish School Board was ready to transact any business which may come before the Board.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved Mr. A. D. Futrell as the President of the Grant Parish School Board.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved Mrs. Mary Bullock as the Vice-President of the Grant Parish School Board.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the December 9, 2014 minutes.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the authorized signatures for Colfax Banking Company.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved setting the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 P.M.  to be the board meeting day and time.

 

            The Superintendent recognized and presented Mrs. Wanda Oglesby for 22 years of outstanding service.

 

            There were no signed in guests at the meeting.

 

            Adam, of Alliance Design Group stated he had gone to Grant Jr. High to check for leaks.  The old leaks seem to have been fixed however there are several new leaks that seem to be like the old leaks.  A letter will be sent to the contractor to get these leaks fixed. 

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mrs. Bullock and unanimously approved tabling item X to submit a bid to purchase a two acre plot of land.  This item will be visited again during budgeting for 2015-2016.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to disperse millage checks when the money becomes available.

 

            The Board received for approval at the February 2015 board meeting copies of the following job descriptions:  Assistant Finance Director, Payroll Accountant, Benefits Coordinator, Accounts Payable/Purchasing Clerk, and Technology Coordinator.

 

            The Board received for approval at the February 2015 board meeting the following policies:  DE (Debt Limitation), DFD (Tax and Bond Elections and Sales), DFL (Cash Management and Investments), and DJE (Purchasing).

 

            Mr. A. D. Futrell determined the following committee members:

 

Finance Committee (5:00 P.M.)

 

Mr. Buddy Pennison (Chairman) – Mrs. Mary Bullock – Mrs. Charlene Anderson – and Mr. Randy Browning

 

Transportation and Maintenance Committee (5:30 P.M.)

Mrs. Karen Layton (Chairman) – Mr. Bill Riggs – Mrs. Lisa Roberts

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved going into Executive Session to determine the enrollment of a student.  The parent requested a closed meeting.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved going back into Regular Session.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously denied entry into the Grant Parish School System.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved going into Executive Session to determine the enrollment of a student.  The parent requested a closed meeting.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Bullock, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved going back into Regular Session.

 

            Motion by Mr. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved the student to enter into the Grant Parish School System.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Browning and unanimously approved going into Executive Session to determine the enrollment of a student.  The guardian requested an open meeting.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved back into regular session.

 

            Motion by Mr. Roberts, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved allowing the student to take online classes to get his GED. 

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved going into Executive Session to determine the enrollment of a student.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved going back into regular session.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously denied allowing entrance into the schools.

 

            The Superintendent talked to the board members about a possible training schedule, LSBA training and the financial reports that are included in their folders each month.

 

            The Board was glad to start a new term and continue to create a place of well being for the students and staff.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved to  adjourn the meeting.

 

s/A. D. Futrell

A. D. Futrell

President  

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST:_____________________

 

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board