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 3, 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, February 3, 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. AD 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. AD 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. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved the January 6, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes.

 

            Ms. Ann Elizabeth Brown from Verda Elementary and Ms. Ashley Sanders from Grant Jr. High were recognized for writing and receiving a mini grant in the amount of $500.00.  The grant was from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC).

 

            Mr. Lee Willis came from Rozier, Harrington and McKay reported to the Board there were no findings from the final audit.  Mr. Willis commended Mrs. Guenell Whitstine and the bookkeeping department for a job well done.

 

            Mrs. Kristina Boutte asked the Board to grant a waiver to allow her son to grow his hair out for locks of love.  The Board decided to uphold the policy as written in the handbooks.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved a $13,000.00 district fund revision for Grant High bleacher brackets and boards to fix the bleachers.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Bullock and unanimously approved a district fund revision for Montgomery High, in the amount of $2,000.00 for maintenance and supplies.

 

            The Transportation and Maintenance Committee had nothing to report.

 

            Mr. Adam Grunzinger, an attorney for the Grant Parish School Board, was at the meeting and said he and Mr. Descant were to meet at the site.  Adam will be making a report on the findings.  The School Board is trying to get more information on the nurses office.

 

            Mr. Charles Hardie is beginning litigation on the Wyndham vs. Grant Parish School Board.

 

            Motion made by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved the IDEA Amendment #3 and High Cost Budget.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Bullock, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the following revised job descriptions: for Assistant Finance Director, Payroll Accountant, Benefits Coordinator, Accounts Payable/Purchasing Clerk, and Technology Coordinator.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved policies received at the January board meeting:  DE (Debt Limitation), DFD (Tax and Bond Elections and Sales), DFL (Cash Management and Investments), and DJE (Purchasing).

 

            The School board Members received for approval at the March 3, 2015 the Academic Calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously decided to go into Executive Session concerning a student entering the Grant Parish Schools.  The mother requested a closed hearing.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved going back into regular session.  The student was denied entry into the schools due to a felony conviction.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved going into Executive Session to consider a request for a student to enter the Grant Parish Schools.  The parents requested a closed hearing.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved going into Executive Session to discuss a child entering into a Grant Parish School.  The mother said she didn’t care if it was open or closed.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved going back to Regular Session.  The student was denied entry but will receive homebound services the rest of the year to return to school in the fall.

 

            The Superintendent went over the Training Schedules.  There will be a training meeting on the 9th of February, 2015 and on the 19th of February, 2015.

 

            The Board received their information to go the Louisiana School Board Association Meeting on the 22-24 of February, 2015.

 

            The Board Members received the student count for the February 1, 2015.

 

            The Superintendent informed the Board of the Affordable Care Act.  So far there were only 19 employees eligible with only 3 taking the coverage.

 

            The Board members had no comments for the meeting.

 

            Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Bullock 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