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 1, 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, 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 Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved the July 21, 2015 Education Committee Minutes and the August 4, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes.


            Mrs. Melisa James was at the meeting to accept her retirement plaque for 20 years of excellent teaching.


            The following students were recognized as the State Literary Rally winners:


Grant High

Zach DeBusk - 1st place - Spanish

Ethan Lewis - 5th place-Advanced Math Pre-Calculus

Duc Nguyen – 5th Place-Geometry


Georgetown High

Jarred Evans – 3rd place in Agriscience 1

Lucas Mayeaux – 2nd place in Agriscience III.


            The Board recognized Sam Tarpley for State Winner in FFA Creed Speaking.


            Mr. Lamar Briggs was at the meeting and spoke on Project Cenla.  It is totally an anonymous reporting agency, and an anti bullying program     Ms. Courtney Smith was at the meeting to discuss her project on bullying.


            Motion by Mr. Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to take care of signing off on the Grant High handicap rails on the bleachers at Grant High, the handicap parking at the Grant High football field, and the bleachers at Montgomery High.


            The Board was given an update on the 2014-2015 Budget.  Everything was in good order.  There was a surplus for the year.


            The 2015-2016 Budget was also a good report.  So far everything is good.


            There were no bids that came in for the fuel bid.  The School Board will re-bid the fuel bid and open the new bids before the October 2015 Board Meeting.


            Mrs. Paula Crawford, the Secondary Supervisor reported on the Professional Development Opportunity.  There will be 8 Mondays of tutors for teachers who need one or more hours of training from 4:30-6:30.


            The College and Career Fair will be held on Sept. 21, 2015.  All of the eleventh and twelfth grade students will be in attendance.


            Mrs. Paula Crawford also reported on the Updated ACT Report


            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously granted permission to grant a waiver to the Grant High JROTC for, transportation to and from competition.


            Motion by Mr. Layton, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved Caroline Kelley’s contract as Child Nutrition Supervisor July 31, 2015 through July 30, 2017.


            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Browning and approved Brown & Brown Insurance Co. as the General Liability Coverage, Automobile Liability and Physical Damage Coverage, School Leaders Errors and Omissions, and Liability Coverage from Larma.


            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved adopting policy JR (Student Privacy and Educational records).


            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved to adopt the revised 12 month calendar.

2015 12 month support calendar

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Browning and approved to adopt the Extended Contract as recommended by the Committee with the same performance objectives as found in Mrs. Jackson’s present contract pending the presentation of adoption of performance objectives for such extended term to be presented at a subsequent meeting.   The vote was as follows: 5 Yeas – Mr. Browning, Mrs. Layton, Mr. Pennison, Mrs. Bullock, and Mr. Futrell and 3 Nays:  Mrs. Roberts, Mrs. Anderson, and Mr. Riggs.  Everyone was present.  Mr. Pennison would like to meet with the Board Members in a couple of weeks to get a good evaluation form and a new contract together for the Superintendent’s position.


            Motion by Mrs. Roberts, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved to add the following policies to the policy manual:  GAMD (Drug-Free Work Place) and GAMEA (Employee Drug testing – General Employees). 


            The Superintendent gave the Board an update concerning the LSBA Trailblazers.  Everything will be mailed to Board Members next week.


            The student count copy was in the folders.  We have 73 fewer students.  After Labor Day we will have more students.


            The Cleco Grant Funding is still available through Rural Grants.


            All of the regular reports are in the back of the Board Member folders.


            Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved adjourning the meeting.



s/A. D. Futrell

A. D. Futrell


Grant Parish School Board


ATTEST: _____________________

Sheila S. Jackson


Grant Parish School Board