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 7, 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 July 7, 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. 

 

            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 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 Mr. Riggs, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the June 2, 2015, Regular Meeting Minutes and June 8, 2015 Work Session Minutes.

 

            Mr. Glenwood “Glen” Bullard from the LSBA came to the meeting to introduce himself to the Board.  He is one of the two LSBA representatives for Grant Parish District.

 

            Mr. Deano Thornton came to speak to the Board concerning opening more health clinics in the schools and they are going to add more nurses to accommodate more students.  There will also be dental services and behavioral health benefits available.

 

            The Finance Committee discussed adding rails to the bleachers at Grant High School.  It was tabled until the August 2015 meeting to get more information.

 

            The Board received air conditioner quotes for the Grant High gym.  This was tabled until the August 2015 meeting.

 

            The Board spoke of a 2% increase for support personnel.

 

            Mrs. Kecia Nugent spoke to the Board stating that the buses were 98% ready to get the new 2015-2016 school year started.

 

            A Public Comment Period concerning the adoption of the 2015 millage rates was held before adopting the millage rates for 2015.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously adopted the 2015 millage rates.

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            The Board received for approval at the August 2015 board meeting the 2015-2016 Regulations for the Evaluation and Assessment of School Personnel.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved an administrative contract for Kathy Smith, Assistant Principal at Grant High School.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Bullock and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to execute by signature the 2015-2016 Healthy Behavior School District Grant between the Grant Parish School Board and the Rapides Foundation.

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            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent to execute by signature the 2015-2016 Effective Schools.

 Grant between the Grant Parish School Board and the Rapides Foundation.

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            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the 2015-2016 12 month calendar.

 

 

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            Motion by Mrs. Bullock, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the Grant Community Health Center to provide primary care, dental and behavioral health services in the Grant Parish Schools.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the following contracts:  Michael Edwards 07-29-15 through 07-28-17; Shane Seward 07-01-15 through 06-30-17, Mary Nichols 07-01-15 through 06-30-17; Jane Seward 07-01-15 through 06-30-17; Shana Delrie 07-01-15 through 06-30-17, Rebecca Durand 07-01-15 through 06-30-17; Robert Smith 07-01-15 through 06-30-17; Paxton Teddlie 07-01-15 through 06-30-17, Carla Lasyone 07-01-15 through 06-30-17, Patti Williams 05-26-15 through 05-25-17 and Julie Cole 07-27-15 through 07-26-17.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Bullock and unanimously adopted the 2015-2016 General Fund Operational Budget.

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            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously adopted the 2015-2016 Parishwide and District Budget.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Bullock, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved adopting the Lunch Fund Budget.

 

            Motion by Mr. Riggs, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved adopting all of the other 2015-2016 Operational Budgets.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved adopting the Carl Perkins Grant for the 2015-2016 school year.

 

Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved adopting the 2015-2016 Grant Parish Student and Parent Handbook, Grant High Student and Faculty Handbooks, Montgomery High Student and Faculty Handbooks, Verda Elementary Student and Faculty Handbooks, and the Georgetown Student and Faculty Handbooks.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved adopting the job description for Transition Specialist.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved adopting the 2015-2016 Athletic Parish Policy.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Roberts, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved adopting the Pupil Progression Plan.

 

            The Board received revised policy JR, Student Records for adoption at the August 2015 Board Meeting.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved Amendment #6 for NCLB Title 1 funds.

2015_NCLB Amend

 

            Motion by Mrs. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the 2016 NCLB and 2016 Consolidated IDEA grants for the 2015-2016 school year.

2015_IDEA App

2015_2016 IDEA Consolidated

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved going into Executive Session to discuss a student entering into the Grant Parish School System.

 

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

 

            The Superintendent told the Board Members that all of their regular reports were in their folders.

 

            The Board Members talked about using Eureka math.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously adjourned the meeting.

 

s/A. D. Futrell

A. D. Futrell

President

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST: _____________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board