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, JULY 6, 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, July 6, 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, Mrs. Mary Bullock, and Mr. Bill Riggs.

 

             All of the board members were not present, Mr. Randy Browning 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. 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 Mrs. Mary Bullock, seconded by Mrs. Karen Layton and unanimously approved the June 6, 2016 Regular Meeting Minutes.

 

Motion by Mrs. Lisa Roberts, seconded by Mrs. Mary Bullock and unanimously approved the June 20, 2017 Special Budget Work Session.

 

             Malorie Thornton gave update on School Based Health Clinic at South Grant Elementary.

 

             The Grant Parish School Board met at 4:30pm for a Public Hearing for the 2017-2018 Budgets, no one attended.

 

Committee Items:

 

1. Consider payment #5 to Johnny Williams Plumbing in the amount of $22,714.23 for work completed on the Grant High School AC Project

2. Approval to spend $6,000.00 out of district at Colfax Elementary School for tree removal and landscaping

3. Grant Jr. High Ball Fields

4. Grant High AC Project – Consider change order #1

5. Bus Fire Update

 

Motion by Mr. A.D. Futrell, seconded by Mr. Buddy Pennison and unanimously approved payment #5 to Johnny Williams Plumbing in the amount of $22,714.23 for work completed on the Grant High School AC Project.

 

Motion by Mr. A.D. Futrell, seconded by Mrs. Karen Layton and unanimously approved to spend $6,000.00 out of district at Colfax Elementary School for tree removal and landscaping.

 

             The following report was discussed: Grant Jr. High Ball Fields update

 

Motion by Mrs. Lisa Roberts, seconded by Mrs. Karen Layton and unanimously approved the Change Order #1 for the Grant High AC Project.

 

The following report was discussed: Bus Fire Update

 

Motion by Mrs. Lisa Roberts, seconded by Mrs. Mary Bullock and unanimously approved the Athletic Handbook for 2017-2018, as presented and discussed. Travel policy was not revised.

 

Motion by Mrs. Lisa Roberts, seconded by Mrs. Karen Layton and unanimously approved the Regulations for the Evaluation and Assessment of School Personnel for 2017-2018.

 

Motion by Mr. Buddy Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Karen Layton and unanimously approved the Grant High School Student and Faculty Handbooks.

 

Motion by Mrs. Lisa Roberts, seconded by Mrs. Karen Layton and unanimously approved the 2017-2018 Parish Student Handbook.

 

Motion by Mr. Buddy Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Mary Bullock and unanimously approved adopting meeting policies DIE (Records Retention), DJE (Purchasing) and DJED (Bids and Quotations).

 

Motion by Mr. Buddy Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Mary Bullock and unanimously approved to adopt a Resolution adopting the Operating Budgets of Revenues, Expenditures and Fund Balances for 2017-2018 the Fiscal Year.

Motion by Mrs. Mary Bullock, seconded by Mrs. Lisa Roberts and unanimously approved adding ½ assistant principal and ½ teaching position at Verda Elementary School starting with the 2017/2018 school year.

 

Motion by Mrs. Lisa Roberts, seconded by Mrs. Karen Layton and unanimously approved Resolution to accept and enter into agreement with Rapides Foundation for Healthy Behaviors School Partnership Grant 2017-2018.

Receive for approval the new policy Child Abuse, File: JGCE for adoption at the August Board Meeting.

 

Motion by Mr. Buddy Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Mary Bullock and unanimously approved granting the superintendent permission to sign the Engagement Letter to maintain Rozier, Harrington, and McKay as the Grant Parish School Board Certified Public Accountants.

 

Motion by Mrs. Karen Layton, seconded by Mrs. Lisa Roberts and unanimously approved to table the Academic Calendar Change as a result of the Pupil Progression Plan meeting held on June 26, 2017, until the August board meeting.

 

Receive for approval the Proposed Pupil Progression Plan at the August Board Meeting.

 

Motion by Mr. Buddy Pennison, seconded by Mrs. Karen Layton and unanimously approved the eGMS NCLB Amendment 3 for 2016-2017.

 

Motion by Mr. Buddy Pennison, seconded by Mr. Bill Riggs and unanimously approved out-of-state travel for the superintendent to attend the Southern Leadership Conference to include travel expenses.

 

Receive for approval the Colfax Elementary School Student Handbooks PBIS Discipline Plan and Colfax Elementary School Faculty Handbook to be approved at the August Board Meeting.

 

The Superintendent discussed with Board Members:

 

A.    Personnel Report

B.    Financial Report

C.    Calendars

D.    Southern Region Leadership Conference, July 16-18, 2017

E.    LSBA Fall Trailblaziers, Monday – September 18, 2017, Lake Charles

                                          Monday – October 9, 2017, West Monroe

F.     LSBA Conference, February 28, 2018 – March 2, 2018, Baton Rouge

G.    Election dates and other important dates

 

             Motion by Mr. Bill Riggs, seconded by Mrs. Karen 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