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, JUNE 7, 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, June 7, 2016 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. Bill Riggs Mr. A.D. Futrell and Mr. Buddy Pennison.

 

              All of the Board Members were 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 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.

 

             Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved the May 3, 2016 Regular Board Minutes and the May 24, 2016 Special Budget Minutes.

 

             An announcement was made to adopt the millage rates for 2016.

 

The following recognitions were made:

 

The Board recognized the Grant High coaches and baseball team for getting into the quarterfinals of the Class 4-A Baseball Playoffs.

Recognize the following Valedictorians and Salutatorian from Montgomery High School: 

Val:  Laryn Graves

Val:  Karlee Teddlie

Sal:  Bethany Billiot

Recognize the following Valedictorians and Salutatorian for Georgetown High School:

Val:  Sydney Pritchard

Sal:  Lexus Hoadley

Recognize the following Valedictorians and Salutatorian from Grant High School:

Val:  Leah Dickens

Val:  Whitney Mercer

Val:  Emily Shows

Sal:  Brooklyn Self

 

Recognize Leigh Ayres – 7th place in state track in discus.

 

             There were no quests signed into the meeting.

 

             The Finance Committee had nothing to report.

 

             The Transportation and Maintenance committee are still discussing the bus turnarounds.  There will be more discussion at the July Board Meeting.

 

             Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the Student and Faculty Handbooks for Pollock Elementary, Grant Jr. High and South Grant Elementary.

 

             Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved Brown & Brown Insurance Company for the Property Insurance and the Boiler and Machinery Insurance.

 

             Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved the 2016-2017 (12) month calendar. 

 

The Board received for approval at the July 5, 2016 meeting the Grant Parish School Board Student Handbooks.

 

The Board received for approval at the July 5, 2016 meeting, policy GAMD (Dress and Appearance of School Personnel).

 

The Board received for approval at the July 5, 2016 meeting the Grant Parish Schools Family Involvement Plan 2016-2017.

 

Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved to grant the Superintendent permission to sign the Engagement Letter to maintain Rozier, Herrington and McKay as the Grant Parish School Board certified Public Accountants.

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the 2016-2017 the Preliminary Parishwide and district budgets.

 

Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the July 2016-2017 Preliminary Lunch Fund Operational Budget.

 

The Board received for review the Proposed Changes to the Secondary Discipline Policy.

 

The Board received for review the proposed changes to the Student Dress Code Policy.

 

The Board received the Student and Faculty handbooks for Grant High School, Georgetown High, and Verda Elementary for approval at the July 2016 board meeting.

 

Motion by Mr. Browning seconded by Mrs. Anderson and unanimously approved adding Montgomery High School Faculty and Student Handbooks to be approved at the July 2016 Board Meeting.

 

Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the following contracts:  Paula Crawford 07-01-16 through 06-30-18;

 

 Melanie Lavespere 07-01-2016 through 06-30-2018, Stacy Felton 07-01-2016 through 06-30-2018;  Sharil May 07-01-16 through 06-30-18; Gaylyn Constance 07-01-16 through 06-30-18 and Jim Winegeart 07-01-16 through 06-30-18.

 

             Motion by Mrs. Anderson, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved changing the August Board Meeting to August 4, 2016.

 

             The Superintendent told the Board Members we had a good close to school this year.   She hopes everyone has a great summer and comes back refreshed for another year.

 

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

 

                                                                        s/Mary Bullock

                                                                        Mary Bullock

                                                                            President                                                   

                                                                            Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST: _____________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board