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, April 5, 2016 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.


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


             Mrs. Karen Layton was 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 Mrs. Mary Bullock, 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.


I.  Recognition:

          A.  Recognize the Board Members for their training hours:

            1.  Mr. Randy Browning- 23.5 hours

            2.  Mrs. Lisa Roberts – 24.5 hours

            3.  Mrs. Karen Layton – 22.5 hours

4.  Mrs. Charlene Anderson – 29.5 hours

5.  Mr. Roland “Buddy” Pennison – 6 hours

6.  Mr. Bill Riggs – 22 hours

7.  Mrs. Mary Bullock – 27.5 hours

8.  Mr. A.D. Futrell – 31.5 hours


B.  Recognition of Composite Academic All State:

1.  Karlee Teddlie – Basketball


            C.  Recognition of District Student of the Year Winners:

            1.  Erin Wright – Georgetown – 5th Grade Student of the Year

2.  Hannah Gandy – Grant Jr. High – 8th Grade Student of the Year

3.  Karlee Teddlie – Montgomery High School – 12th Grade Student of the Year


D.  Recognition of State Literary Rally Winners:


 Georgetown High:

1.  Haeven Durbin – Business Computer Applications

2.  Jarred Evans – Agriscience II

3.  Tyler Spruell – Civics

4.  Hannah Sinclair – Algebra I

5.  Jasmyne Roberson – Algebra II

6.  Brittany Strother – Fine Arts Survey

7.  Alaina Hahn – Journalism

8.  Shanya Canoe – Nutrition and Food

9.  Laura White – U.S. History

10. Sydney Pritchard - Psychology

11.  Gavin Chelette – Business Computer Applications

12.  Matthew Wright – Civics

13.  Sabrina Carter – World History

14.  Lakin Higgs – Psychology

15.  Johnny White – Agriscience I

16.  Dawson Robicheaux – Agriscience II


Grant High:

1.  Tucker Mendenhall – Agriscience 1 (Medal Winner)

2.  Logan Johnson – Agriscience 2

3.  Jacob Caldwell – Agriscience 3

4.  Joshua Garner – English IV

5.  Heather Jones – Spanish II (Medal Winner)

6.  Ethan Chelette – Earth Science


E.  Recognition for winning the Game Day T Shirt Design Contest:

1.  Lexi Crabtree – South Grant Elementary

2.  Shelby Crabtree – South Grant Elementary

3.  Heather Jones – Grant High School

4.  Emily Sandifer – Grant Jr. High


F.  Recognize the following students as District 3-1A All-District Team Boys Basketball:

First Team: 

1.  Tray Turner (Montgomery) (Sr.) – 24.9 PPG, 7.9 reb., 3.0 steals, 3.2 assists, 2.5 deflections


Second Team:

1.  Brady Atkins – (Montgomery) (sr.) – 20.3 PPG, 5.3 reb., 1.6 assists, 1.8 steals, 2.9 deflections

2.  Britt Fredieu (Montgomery) (Sr.) – 8.0 PPG, 1.1 Steals, 85% FT


G.  Recognize the winners of the District Science Fair:

1.  Jessie Noakes

2.  Christopher Griffith

3.  Faith Bryant


H.  Recognize participants in the LSBA art contest:

1.  Kelby Camp

2.  Gabriela Jones

3.  Brooke Satcher


I.  Recognize Grant High School – LSBA Video Contest Winners

1.  Kambell Crain

2.  Micah David

3.  Joshua Evers

4.  Alara Faulkner

5.  Adam Fry

6.  Austin Gaspard

7.  Jadynn Giles

8.  Alisabeth Lockhart

9.  Brittany Mathews

10.  Julie McGeehee

11.  Tucker Mendenhall

12.  Alena Noakes

13.  Carli Noland

14.  Gage Roberts

15.  Peyton Ryder

16.  Courtney Smith

17.  Samuel Tarpley

18.  Victoria Wall

19.  Samantha Wilbur


            Mr. Mike Slaughter, of Slaughter Insurance, and Mrs. Nancy Pratt, of Risk Management presented a proposal for Workers Compensation Insurance to be voted on at the May, 2016 Board Meeting.


            Mr. Craig Tappel, of Brown & Brown Insurance presented a proposal for Worker’s Comp Insurance to be voted on at the May, 2016 Board Meeting.


            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved $28,000.00 for Pollock Elementary - for a fence.


            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved a district revision for Pollock Elementary in the amount of $47,000.00 for a new roof on the white building.


            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved a parish wide revision at Montgomery High in the amount of $5,000.00 for air conditioner repairs.


            Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to have house/property behind the School Board Office appraised.


            An item on the Transportation and Maintenance Committee concerning assistance for the Police Jury with bus turn arounds was tabled until the next meeting to get more information.


            The Board received for approval at the May, 2016 meeting the Worker’s Comp Insurance Proposals.


            Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved the Carl Perkins’ Secondary Application Amendment#1 which has already approved by the State Department of Louisiana.


            Motion by Mrs. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved the Emergency Evacuation Accommodations Agreement between the Colfax Reunion Nursing & Rehab of Colfax and the Grant Parish School Board.


            The Superintendent informed the Board of the Louisiana National Guard’s help with the athletic fields at Grant Jr. High.  Work should begin May 1, 2016.


            The Academic minutes will be made up at two of the schools.  There will be adjustments made to keep students from going longer in the year.


            Achievement Day will be April 14, 2016.


            The 9th grade Sheriff’s Day Camp will be April 21, 2016.


            Many individuals, churches, and the Colfax Lions Club has helped with flood victim donations


            There are two LSBA conferences scheduled.  The Summit on April 26, 2016 and The LSBA Convention on July 31, 2016 through August 2, 2016.


            The 2016-2017 budget is in the planning stage.


            Motion made by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved to adjourn the meeting.


s/Mary Bullock

Mary Bullock


Grant Parish School Board


ATTEST: _____________________

Sheila S. Jackson


Grant Parish School Board