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 2, 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 June 2, 2015 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

            Mr. Randy Browning and Mrs. Karen Layton 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 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. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved the May 3, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes, and the May 18, 2015 Budget Work Session Minutes.

 

            Mrs. Betty Allen asked the Board to do something about getting railings at the schools to help people get into the bleachers that need something to hold onto.  Mr. Hamp will get some prices that will be discussed at the July 2015 Board Meeting.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved Grant High School getting $30,000.00, out of district, to remodel two bathrooms.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved Grant High $13,760.00 for repairs to walls in the hallways out of parishwide funds.

 

            The Board received quotes on air conditioners for the Grant High Gym.

 

            The policy concerning early dismissal of schools for funerals was given to the Board Members. No action was taken on this policy.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Bullock, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved adopting the Drug Free Workplace and the General Employee Drug Testing policies.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved Brown & Brown Insurance to carry the Property Insurance and the Boiler & Machinery Insurance in the amount of $67,417.22.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the increase in meal prices for the 2015-2016 school year.

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            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved the Carl Perkins Amendment #2.

 

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            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the 2015-2016 Preliminary General Fund Operational Budget.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the 2015-2016 Preliminary Parishwide and District Budget.

 

            The Board received for approval at the July 2015 Board Meeting all other 2015-2016 Preliminary Operational Budgets.

 

            The Board received for approval at the July 2015 Board Meeting a job description for Transition Specialist.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the IDEA Consolidated Application Amendment #5.

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            Motion by Mrs. Roberts, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved the NCLB Consolidated Application Amendment #5.

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            The Board received for approval at the July 2015 Board Meeting, Student and Faculty Handbooks for Grant High School, Montgomery High School, Verda Elementary, Georgetown High School and the Grant Parish Handbooks.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and approved by Mrs. Anderson, Mr. Buddy Pennison, Mr. Riggs, and Mr. Futrell all 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. Mrs. Bullock abstained from the vote.  

 

            Motion by Mrs. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the Intergovernmental Agreement between the Grant Parish School Board and Vermillion Parish School Board.

 

            Motion by Mr. Riggs, seconded by Mrs. Bullock and unanimously approved adopting the Employee Dress Code Policy as written.  Yeas – 2, Nays 4.  Motion failed.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved to amend the dress code to add the following statement:  Non compliance may result in administrative action up to and including recommendation for termination.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Anderson to adopt the Employee Dress Code Policy to include the statement mentioned above.

 

            The Board received the 2015-2016 Athletic Parish Policy for approval at the July 2015 Board Meeting for the 2015-2016 board meeting.

 

            The Board received for approval at the July 2015 meeting the Proposed Pupil Progression Plan.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the 2015-2016 Student and Faculty Handbooks for Pollock Elementary and South Grant Elementary.

 

            There was an Executive Session that was supposed to be held, however, the parent was not available.

 

            The Superintendent spoke to the Board regarding terms of agreement to implement challenging Louisiana Student Standards and Test. 

 

            A presentation by Mr. Deano Thornton concerning additional school – based health clinics will be on the July agenda.

 

            Superintendent Jackson also spoke to the Board concerning a Work Session that is scheduled for Monday, June 8, 2015 at 6:00 P.M.

 

            The Superintendent will be getting the information to the Board concerning her upcoming evaluation.  She will be getting a packet mailed to each Board Member with all of the information they will need.   

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved adjourning the Board Meeting.

                                                          

s/A. D. Futrell

A. D. Futrell

President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST: _____________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board