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, MAY 2, 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, Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 6:00 o’clock P.M.

 

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

 

Mrs. Mary Bullock and Mr. Randy Browning were 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. Charlene Anderson, 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 Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved the April 4, 2017 Regular Meeting Minutes.

 

The following Recognitions were made:

 

A.    Montgomery High School – 100th Anniversary

 

B.    Melissa Muro, 4-H Agent with the LSU AgCenter, will give annual report and 4-H youth to make reports regarding the shooting sports program and recognition of state board officers.

Ann Marie Smith on the 4-H Citizenship Board

Myranda Smith on the 4-H State Food and Fitness Board

 

C.    Grant High FFA Livestock Judging Team – 2nd Place at State Competition:

Sam Tarpley

Preston Parker

Reese Gaspard

Jeremiah Futrell

 

D.    State Literary Rally winners

 

1. Georgetown High School

Kaleb Hudson – 3rd Place – Psychology

Austin Jones – 4th Place AgriScience III

Laura White – 5th Place Sociology

Tyler Spruell – 5th Place – U.S. History

Jasmyne Roberrson – 5th Place – Advanced Math

 

2. Grant High School

Cameron Henderson – 1st Place – Family and Consumer Science

Krystina Jones – 2nd Place – English IV

Chi Pham – 3rd Place – Chemistry

Ethan Wilkins – 3rd Place – AgriScience III

 

3. Montgomery High School

Alan Fitts – 1st Place - Biology

 

E.    Recognize Soft Ball Teams that made State Tournament in Sulphur, Louisiana 

1. Georgetown High School

Coaches:

Hailey King – Head Softball

Hailey Cockerham – Asst. Softball

Shelia Keathley – Asst. Softball

Linda Higgs – Asst. Softball

 

Students:

Shanya Conoe

Sabrina Carter

Kaitlyn Truelove

Lanye Normand

Kaylee Garner

Taylor Jones

Jayden Mitchell

Brooke Kendrick

Gracie Nugent

Lakin Higgs

Hannah Sinclair

Marlee Smith

Andrea Roberts

Calie Maxwell

Laila Lasyone

Haylie Dauzat

Sadie Hoadley

Carrie-Beth Hester

Gracie Sinclair

Tristin Lincecum – Manager

Linzy Lasyone - Manager

Pat Morgan - Manager

Kelly Jones - Manager

 

2. Grant High School

Coaches:

Steven Ray – Head Softball

Kelcie Henagan – Asst. Softball

Jessica Cooper

 

Students:

Ashlynn LaCombe

Laikyn Ball

Kelsey Mobley

Julie McGehee

Kaytlon Ward

Peyton Roussell

Madison Wynn

Paige Hedrick

Alayna Gauthier

Sydney Hedrick

Natalie Farmer

Kaylea Godron

Alyssa Coleman

Kennedy Reitzell

Ashton Wells

Cammie Gauthier

 

                    3. Montgomery High School

                   Coaches:

                    Jason Graves – Head Softball

                    Tressie Vercher – Asst. Softball

 

                    Students:

                    Jaycee Carter

                    Carlee Carter

                    Zoe Clements

                   Hallee Airhart

                   Jaime Allen

                   Ann Marie Smith

                   Lexie Fredieu

                   Alayna Kelly

                   Raygan LaCroix

                   Mackenzie Johnson

                   Macey Lionberger

                   Emily Jackson

                   Leighanne Ayres

                   Frankie Johnson

                   Raelen Gongre

                   Jannah Dubois

                   Victoria Lewis

                   Kemasia Nash

                   Allie James

                   Tytiana Dyson

                    Kaitlyn Mitchell – Manager

 

             Mr. Chris Gatlin of Brown and Brown Insurance presented proposals for Property Insurance to be approved at the June 2017 Board Meeting.

 

             Superintendent Jackson updated the Board on MFP.

 

             Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved rejecting Grant Jr. High School Athletic Field Bids and proceed with Phase I and II for project completion. The Board authorized the Superintendent to advertise for bids for fencing and dug outs.

 

             Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved authorizing the superintendent to request that Ballard and Associates install manual louvers on exhaust fans at the firms expense.

            

Receive for approval at the June Board meeting the Student and Faculty Handbooks for Georgetown High School, Grant Jr. High School, Montgomery High School, Pollock Elementary School, South Grant Elementary School, and Verda Elementary School.

 

             Receive for approval at the June Board meeting the 2017-2018 12 Month Employee Calendar.

            

 

 

             Receive for approval at the June Board Meeting the revised policy JGB, School Wellness.

 

             Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved revision to the Grant Parish School Board Philosophy as written on page 4 of the Grant Parish School Policy Handbook for 2017-2018.

 

             Motion by Mrs. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved Proposed Changes for the Student Discipline and Dress Code for 2017-2018 school year.

 

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the Worker’s Compensation Insurance for the 2017-2018 school year.

 

             Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved granting the superintendent permission to disburse sale and milage tax supplement checks on May 17, 2017 and May 18, 2017.

 

             Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved eGMS NCLB Amendment 1 that has been accepted by the state.

 

             Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved eGMS IDEA Amendments 1 and 2 that have been accepted by the state.

 

             Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton and unanimously approved the appointment of The Colfax Chronicle as the official journal for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018.

 

Motion made by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Pennison and unanimously approved adopting a resolution ordering and calling a special election to be held in (i) the Parish School Board of the Parish of Grant, State of Louisiana, (ii) Georgetown School District No. 16 of the Parish of Grant, Louisiana, (iii) Montgomery School District No. 21 of the Parish of Grant, Louisiana and (iv) Consolidated School District No. 33 of Grant Parish, Louisiana, to authorize the renewal of special taxes therein; making application to the State Bond Commission in connection therewith; and providing for other matters in connection therewith.

 

Motion by Mrs. Layton, seconded by Mr. Futrell and unanimously approved for School Board to enter into executive session to consider allowing RK to enter school in Grant Parish.

 

Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Roberts and unanimously approved returning to regular session.

 

Request to allow RK to enter school in Grant Parish fails for lack of motion.

 

             The Superintendent discussed with Board Members:

 

A.     Personal Financial Disclosure Statement

B.    Graduation Schedule

C.    2017 Capital Conference

D.    School Redesign Grant

E.    Teacher Incentive Fund

 

Motion by Mr. Pennison, seconded by Mr. Riggs and unanimously approved to receive TIF, description to be approved at the June meeting.

 

             Motion by Mr. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Layton 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