THE OFFICIAL PROCEEDINGS OF THE GRANT PARISH SCHOOL

 BOARD OF THE PARISH OF GRANT, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN

AT A REGULAR MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 2017,

                                                                                                      

             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, Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

              All of the Board Members were not present, 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.

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved election of Board Officials, Mrs. Anderson, President and Mr. Browning, Vice-President. Mrs. Anderson, President-Elect conducted the remaining business of the board.

 

Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved authorized signature for Colfax Banking Company.

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved setting a time and day for the 2017 school board meeting, first Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm.

 

Motion by Mrs. Bullock, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved the December 6, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

 

The following Recognitions were made:

 

Recognize the retirement of Stacy Hyatt, Teacher at Grant High School, 23 years of service, she was not present.

 

Recognize the retirement of Esther Green, Bus Driver at Grant High School, 22 years of service.

 

Recognize Georgetown High School State Fair Competitions: 2nd Place in Metal Working – Chris Richards, Issac Hayes, and Austin Jones; 3rd Place in Barbercue Pits – Megan Armstrong; 3rd place in Decoration – Kaylee Garner, Tristin Lincecum, and Linzy Lasyone.

 

Recognize Montgomery High School welders: 2nd Place in American Welding Competition – Justin Gunter and 3rd Place in American Welding Competition – Josh McManus.

 

Recognize Grant High School Welders: 1st Place in Advanced Welder Competition – Lane Danzy and 2rd Place in Beginner Welder Competiton – Freddie Hunbter.

 

Recognize Lee Willis, Auditor with Rozier, Harrington & McKay, to report on the 2015-16 Audit.

 

             Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved granting the Superintendent permission to disperse millage checks when the money becomes available.

 

             Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved terminating Crystal Peavy, a non-certified teacher at Grant Jr. High School.

 

             Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Browning and unanimously approved the Air Conditioning bids for Grant High Gymnasium to the lowest bid by Johnny Williams plumbing for $600,400.00.

 

             Motion by Mrs. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved accepting proposal and advertise for bids to construct athletic facility at Grant Jr. High School.

 

             Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved adopting the Charter application.

 

             Motion by Mr. Browning, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved adopting the sample local school board resolution declaring January as School Board Member Recognition Month.  

 

Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved adopting the updated LSBA Code of conduct to accompany policy file BH in board policy manuals.

 

             The Board acknowledged receipt of the Governor’s Proclamation and display it in the board meeting room.

 

             Receive for approval at the February 7, 2017 Regular Board Meeting Policy revision: DJH, Authorized Signature; JBC, School Admission; JBCC, Student Assignment; JCDHD, Dangerous Weapons, and JGCD, Administration of Medication for adoption.

 

             Receive for approval at the February 7, 2017 Regular Board Meeting new policy JQE, Expecting and Parenting Students for adoption.

 

The Superintendent discussed with Board Members:

 

A.    Cash for my Class – Spring Market

B.    LSBA Annual Conference – February 9-11, 2017

C.    Superintendent’s Evaluation and Contract: Mr. Futrell recommended to extend the superintendent’s contract until December 31, 2019 and put on February 7, 2017 agenda for consideration.

 

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

 

                                                                        s/Charlene Anderson

                                                                        Charlene Anderson

                                                                            President                                                   

                                                                            Grant Parish School Board

 

ATTEST: _____________________

Sheila S. Jackson

Secretary-Treasurer

Grant Parish School Board