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, JANUARY 5, 2016.

 

             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.

 

             Mr. A.D. Futrell was presented a gavel for serving as the 2015 President of the Grant Parish School Board.  Mr. Futrell thanked everyone for all of their support.

 

             Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved Mrs. Mary Bullock as the President.

 

             Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved Mr. Browning as Vice-President of the Grant Parish School Board.

 

             Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the December 1, 2015 Regular Meeting Minutes.

 

             Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved authorized signatures for Colfax Banking Company.

 

             Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Randy Browning and unanimously approved leaving the Grant Parish School Board meetings on the first Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. each month.

 

             Mrs. Lisa Davis, from NSU, was at the board meeting to speak about Grant Parish Schools’ involvement in the National Writing Project through Northwestern State University.

 

             Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved allocating $13,000.00 for the cleaning and refurbishing of band instruments at Grant High/Grant Jr. High.

 

             The Transportation and Maintenance Committee had nothing to report.

 

             The Superintendent gave an update to the Board Members concerning the District Performance Score and the School Performance Scores.

 

             Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved naming the Grant High softball field in memory of Mr. Herman “Buddy” Collins.

 

             Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved a purchase of property, $6,997.00 for a flatbed trailer for Jump Start classes at Grant High to be paid out of Career Development funds.  The trailer will be used by other schools.

 

             Motion by Mr. Riggs, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously granted the Superintendent permission to disperse millage checks when the money becomes available.  It should be dispersed around the 22nd of January.

 

             Mrs. Becky Reeder gave a presentation on Review of the Early Childhood Cohort Coordinated Funding Request.

 

             Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved adopting the Charter Application.

 

             The Board received for adoption at the February 2016 Board Meeting the  following policies:  BH (School Board Ethics), EBBG (Hazardous Substances), GBDA (Employment of Retired Personnel), IDCH (Home Study Program), IFAA (Textbook Selection and Adoption), and IH (Academic Achievement).

 

             The Superintendent also went over the LSBA Convention, Feb. 14 through the 16th of February.

 

             The 1.38% MFP- for Instructional, one-time payment for Instructional personnel will be distributed on January 14th, 2016.

 

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

 

 s/Mary Bullock

Mary Bullock

President                                       

Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST: _____________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board