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, DECEMBER 1, 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, December 1, 2015 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

            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 Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the October 7, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes.

 

            Two students from Georgetown High were recognized.  Andrea Roberts for placing 8th at the LHSAA State Cross Country Meet, and Kodey Bates for placing 10th at the LHSAA State Cross Country Meet.

 

            Mr. Nicholas Griffin, Band Teacher at Grant High, presented a proposal to get the band instruments in shape.  Mr. Griffin gave a binder full of information including the cost of having all necessary cleaning done to the instruments and prices for new instruments.  All of the instruments are currently 30 to 40 years old.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, for the Finance Committee, seconded by Mr. Browning and

 

Unanimously approved all of the following Budget Revisions

 

1.  South Grant Elementary - $7,000.00 for an air conditioner for the cafeteria

2.  Georgetown High - $5,000.00 for maintenance & supplies/repairs

3.  Grant Jr. High - $5,000.00 for maintenance supplies/repairs

 

            The Grant High stadium bleachers are up.  The Montgomery High School bleachers have been ordered.  The Grant and Montgomery gym air-conditioners are still pursuing other funding resources.

 

            The Transportation and Maintenance Committee had nothing to report.

 

            Mrs. Patti Williams gave a presentation on Montgomery High Schools School Improvement Plan.  There are a lot of new programs that are being tried with great results.

 

            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved the disbursement of sales tax with $1,075.00 being the gross amount.

 

            Mr. Futrell cleared the record saying he did not vote no over a new policy for naming facilities.  Mr. Futrell meant we needed a policy in effect to follow.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved the procedure for naming facilities.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved the following items:

 

1.  2016 EGMS Amendment #1 was submitted for NCLB Title I funds and has been approved by the Louisiana State Department of Education.

2015_NCLB Amend 1

 

 

2.  2016 EGMS IDEA Amendment #1 was submitted for IDEA funds and has been approved by the Louisiana Department of Education.

2015_Cons Amend

 

3.  2016 EGMS High Cost Service Round 1 Competitive Grant was applied for and has been approved by the Louisiana Department of Education.

 

            Motion by Mrs. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved a withdrawal from the EEF fund in the amount of $25,000.00 which will help to add money for the Technology department.

2015_EEF Budget Breakdown

2015_EEF Budget #2

            Motion by Mrs. Bullock, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved a resolution for the Lincoln Parish School Board to become a member of the Child Nutrition Purchasing Cooperative.

Resolution food service

            Motion by Mrs. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the job description for the Information Systems Manager position.

 

            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Bullock and unanimously approved adopting the following polices: ABCF (Removal From Office), GAK (Personnel Records), GAMFA (Employee Communicable Diseases), IDCJ (Supplemental Educational Services), II (Testing Program), JBD (Student Absences and Excuses), JGCC (Student Communicable Diseases), JGFH (Student Identification) and JDD (Suspension).

 

            The Superintendent told the Board Members as soon as she receives the test scores they will get the results.

 

      Motion by Mr. Pennison, 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