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Jackson Parish School Board Meeting Minutes 
April 12, 2021

The Jackson Parish School Board met in regular session at 6:00 p.m. on April 12, 2021 at Jackson Parish School Board, 315 Pershing Highway, Jonesboro, La. The following were present for roll call: Dennis Clary, Mary Saulters, Gloria Davis, Wade McBride, Rickey McBride, Gerry Mims, Calvin Waggoner. Absent: None

Gerry Mims gave the Invocation. Calvin Waggoner led in the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was called to order by President Dennis Clary.

Motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to approve the minutes as presented from the meeting held on March 1, 2021.

Terrance Blankenship was recognized as 2020-2021 PCAL Jackson Parish and Regional Bus Driver of the Year.

Motion was made by Gloria Davis seconded by Rickey McBride and carried to approving the Jackson Parish 2021-2022 School Calendar.

Board Members CLU’s for 2020 were reviewed.
Dennis Clary 15
Gloria Davis 32.75
Gerry Mims 26.50
Wade McBride 15
Rickey McBride 11
Mary Saulters 18.50
Calvin Waggoner 9

Gloria Davis reported to the Board on the meeting of the Executive Finance Committee held prior to the Board meeting.

A motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Gerry Mims and carried to approve for payment the following bills: General Fund, Federal Program, Food Service, Sales Tax, Special Education, District Maintenance bills.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Wade McBride and carried to approve payment to SoftSkillsHigh in the amount of $5,000.00 to purchase site licenses for Jonesboro Hodge High School and Weston High School, to be paid from Career & Technical 6% Minimum Foundation Allocation.

A motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to approve payment to Teacher’s Pet-Office Center in the amount of $8,956.16 to purchase 32 Computer Workstation Desks for the Quitman High School Business Computer Lab, to be paid from Quitman High School Local Vocational Account in the amount of $6,271.56 and Jackson Parish School Board Career Development Funds in the amount of $2,684.60.

A motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Gerry Mims and carried to approve payment of $21,171.98 to 3B Outdoor Equipment for the purchase of 2 – Exmark Lazer Z S-Series 26.5 HP lawnmower, to be paid from Parish Wide District Funds.

A motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to approve payment of $7,500.00 to University of Louisiana-Monroe for Spring 2021 Dual Enrollment Tuition, to be paid from Supplemental Course Allocation Funds.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Gerry Mims and carried to approve payment of $7,050.00 to La. Delta Community College for Spring 2021 Dual Enrollment Tuition, to be paid from Supplemental Course Allocation Funds.

A motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to approve payment to SHI in the amount of $17,937.11 for the renewal of Microsoft License, to be paid from General Fund.

A motion was made by Calvin Waggoner, seconded by Mary Saulters and carried to approve accepting Jackson Parish School Board 2021 Redistricting Proposal submitted by North Delta Regional Planning & Development District at a cost not to exceed $15,000.00. Cost are allocated by Tasks in the Scope of Services with a 10 percent built in contingency fee, to be paid from General Fund.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Wade McBride and carried to approve payment of $25,677.26 to Frontline Education for the Implementation of Human Resources Capital Management to recruit and hire online, to be paid from ESSER II-pending LDOE approval or 2021-2022 General Fund. There will be an annual recurring fee of $13, 281.75.

A motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Rickey McBride and carried to approve 2020-2021 Summer Enrichment program, to be paid from ESSER III, pending LDOE approval.

A motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to approve the 2021 LPSC Public Entity Energy Efficiency Grant in the amount of $70,559.00 for lighting improvements at Quitman High School.

A motion was made by Gerry Mims, seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to approve a one-time additional compensation of $1,500.00 for Certified, $750.00 for Non-Certified Employees, $375.00 for Part Time employees. This compensation is for staff that worked in-person to prepare, prevent and respond to the 2020 Covid crisis, to be paid from ESSER I funds, pending LDOE approval. Rickey McBride abstained.

No action on adding a temporary position of Asst. Bus Mechanic on an hourly basis.

Presentation of Monthly Financial Report by Kristi Bass, Business Manager.

Mary Saulters presented to the Board on the meeting of the Building and Grounds Committee held prior to the Board meeting.

A motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to give Dennis Clary, School Board President, permission to sign Form of Agreement with Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc. for technical services associated with the Quitman School Additional Parking project (Riley Project No. 868A).

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Calvin Waggoner and carried to give Dennis Clary, School Board President, permission to sign Form of Agreement with Riley Company of Louisiana, Inc. for technical services associated with the Weston School Parking Lot Addition project (Riley Project No. 960).

A motion was made by Gerry Mims, seconded by Rickey McBride and carried to accept low quote of $39,688.00 from Mechanical Systems and Service, LLC for Quitman High School Gas Piping project, labor and materials, to be paid from Quitman District Funds.

A motion was made by Wade McBride, seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to accept low quote of $6,230.00 from Dubach Air and Heat to purchase a Trane – 4 Ton Self-Contained gas package unit with a one-year labor warranty, for Quitman High School Room #9, to be paid from Quitman District funds.

Gerry Mims presented to the Board on the meeting of the Transportation Committee held prior to the Board meeting.

A motion was made by Gerry Mims, seconded by Rickey McBride and carried to approve out of state travel for Mattie Claire Beaubouef and Dillon Pardue, Weston High School and Zoie Anderson, Jonesboro Hodge High School to attend National Beta Convention, Orlando, Florida, June 25-28, 2021. Students will fund their travel expenses for this trip.

A motion was made by Mary Saulters, seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to purchase 2-Type C – 77 Passenger Blue Bird Vision buses from Ross Bus Sales, not to exceed $200,000.00, to be paid from 2021-2022 General Fund.

A motion was made by Rickey McBride, seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to declare the following buses as surplus and selling to Ross Bus and Equipment Sales as follows:

• 1 – 1997 International Bus, VIN# 1HVBBABP4VH470313 – $500.00
• 1 – 1997 International Bus, VIN # 1HVBBABP2VH470312 – $500.00

Superintendent’s Comments were given at this time.

A motion was made by Calvin Waggner, seconded by Gloria Davis and carried to adjourn at 6:36 p.m..

JACKSON PARISH WATERSHED MINUTES
April 15, 2021

The Jackson Parish Watershed District met Thursday, April 15, 2021, at 5:00 PM in The Sunshine Room. Present: Mr. Lavelle Smith, Mr. Jimmy Waggoner, Mr. Bert Brown, Mr. Kent Hightower, Mr. Roy Barlow and Mr. Daniel Ponder.
Absent: Mr. Wesley Harvey.
The invocation was given by Mr. Hightower. There were no public comments.
Motion Mr. Barlow, seconded Mr. Brown, to approve the minutes of March 18, 2021. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Hightower, seconded Mr. Ponder, to approve payment of all bills. Motion carried.
Motion Mr. Hightower, seconded Mr. Barlow, to approve a building permit for Huey McAllister, 233 Wright Road for a pier, boathouse and a boat launch. Motion carried.
After a lengthy discussion, motion by Mr. Ponder, seconded Mr. Barlow, to get a price and delivery date for six large buoys. This will replace the five broken buoys and have a spare. Motion carried.
Mr. Waggoner nominated Mr. Hightower to serve as JPWD President. There were no other nominations, therefore, Mr. Hightower was appointed.
Motion Mr. Barlow, seconded Mr. Hightower, to adjourn at 6:03 PM. Motion carried.
The next meeting is scheduled for May 20, 2021.

JACKSON PARISH WARD TWO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BOARD MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 13, 2021

The Ward Two Fire Protection District Board of Commissioners met in regular session on
April 13, 2021 7:00 pm at the District Office. By Roll Call the following members were present:
Charles Hopkins, and Mack Williams, Alton Fallin. Absent was George Gryder, Bill, Wheelis.
There were no public attendants. There were 1-additions 0-deletions. Meeting called to order by
Chairman Williams, followed by invocation. Motion entertained by Mr. Hopkins and seconded
by Mr. Fallin to accept the agenda as presented with 1 addition to new business and no deletions
and proceed into business, motion Mr. Hopkins, second Mr. Fallin, motion carried. Motion
entertained by Mr. Williams to accept the minutes from February 9, 2021 with one correction
date on m/e financial report change to reflect 2/28/2021 and no deletions, and proceed into
business, motion to accept Mr. Hopkins, second Mr. Fallin, motion carried.
Corrections/Approval: 1.
In the order of Old Business: Chief Manning delivered the March Fire report for 7 total calls
as follows: 1 Fire, 2 Grass/Brush, 1 EMS, 2 MVA, 1 public tree removal and Other 1. Fuel report
for March was on hand of 220.1 gallons, fuel usage was 92.0 gallons. March training had 6. We
had our first training at our new tower we had 9 attendees. Purchasing agent reports for March
2021 was reviewed. Gap Report is 100%. Motion entertained by Mr. Williams to proceed into
new business, motion Mr. Hopkins, second Mr. Fallin, motion carried.
In the order of New Business, Financial Report for m/e 3/30/21 was presented. The bill
review was completed by Mr. Williams. Presentation of Bills for March was discussed. Mr.
Williams entertained a motion to accept Presentation of bills Motion Mr. Hopkins second Mr.
Fallin motion carried.
The Action List was reviewed- 1 item.
Board members were asked if needed to make any comments, none. There being no further
orders of business motion entertained by Mr. Williams to adjourn, motion by Mr. Hopkins to
adjourn, second Mr. Fallen, meeting declared adjourned by the chairman at 8:05p.m

 

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