Jackson Parish School Board to offer three buses for sale

Got a need for a school bus? Then you need to contact Jackson Parish School Board Transportation and Maintenance Director, David Brown, and learn how to put in a bid for one or all three of the buses the Jackson Parish School Board (JPSB) have declared as surplus property.

The information on the three buses are as follows: 
Bus #1-1999 – GMC Bus 1GDL7T1C5WJ512175
Bus # 3 – 1998 – International 1HVBBABP4WH570252
Bus # 20 – 2002 – International 1HVBBABM92H512265

The decision by board to make the declaration and advertise for bids came during their regular monthly meeting held on September, 12th in the meeting room of the JPSB Central Office located at 315 Pershing Hwy in Jonesboro. 

The action was just one of several agenda items approved by board members: Dennis Clary, Calvin Waggoner, Rickey McBride, Gerry Mims, Mary Saulters and Wade McBride. Gloria Davis was absent. 

Addtional business handled included: 

  1. Approved the 2021-2022 Revised General Fund and Special Revenue Budgets.
  2. Approvedthe 2022-2023 General Fund and Special Revenue Budgets.
  3. Approve for payment the following bills: General Fund, Federal Program, Food Service, Sales Tax, Special Education, District Maintenance bills.
  4. Approved paying Employer’s Share of Office of Group Benefits insurance premiums from General Fund for the September 2022 sales tax distribution.
  5. Approved accepting low quote of $74,177.00 from Associated Food Equipment & Supplies to purchase two (2) ( 40 & 60 gallons) natural gas tilting kettles for Quitman High School and Weston High School, to be paid from School Food Service funds.
  6. Approved payment to PCAL of $17,500.00 for Claim Number 000025-04701, to be paid from General Fund.
  7. Approved payment of $10,800.00 to APEL for Literacy Coach Instructional Coaching for three (3) teachers at Jonesboro Hodge Elementary School, Quitman High School and Weston High School, to be paid from ESSERS III funds.
  8. Approved the revised Coaching stipends.
  9. Approved granting Superintendent Claxton permission to sign the Grant Management and Support Proposal Service Agreement at a cost not to exceed $10,000.00 to provide guidance for monitoring federal compliance for ESSER, to be paid from ESSERS II/ESSERS III.
  10. Approved hiring a part time hourly Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) for parish wide OT services for students with disabilities to be paid out of IDEA funds. This is a one-year contract to ensure all students receive their IEP occupational therapy minutes.
  11. Approved to pay only the Fiscal Year USDA Required School Lunch Match MFP allocated amount to School Food Service beginning with the FY 2022-2023.
  12. Approved paying a maximum of twenty (20) mentors to provide supervision for new teachers at a cost of $1,000.00 per mentor, not to exceed $20,000.00 to be paid out of ESSERII and/or III funds.
  13. Accept low quote of $21,350.00 from SHI for 50 Dell Touchscreen Chromebooks for students with disabilities parish wide, to be paid from IDEA funds.
  14. Accepted low bid of $18, 750.00 from Dodson Enterprises, Inc. for materials and labor to update the T & I Classroom at Jonesboro Hodge High School, to be paid from Jonesboro District funds.
  15. Accepted low quote of $93,110.00 to Insight, Inc. for 611 Hussey Fusion Riser Mounted chairs for Quitman High School Auditorium, to be paid from Quitman District funds. This price to include demo existing chairs and installing new seats.
  16. Approved granting Superintendent Claxton permission to sign the Service Agreement for Asbestos Services – ALTEC Project – SA07660 to provide Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response, 3-year re-inspection and 6-month surveillance updates and oversight of Quitman project not to exceed $20,000.00, to be paid from Parish Wide District funds and ESSER II/III funds.
  17. Accept low quote of $101,000.00 from Bannister Energy Solutions for material, labor and equipment for baseball field LED lighting at Quitman High School, to be paid from Quitman District funds.
  18. Accept low quote of $60,240.00 from Bannister Energy Solutions for material, labor and equipment for softball field lighting at Quitman High School, to be paid from Quitman District funds.
  19. Accept low quote of $66,240.00 from Bannister Energy Solutions for material, labor and equipment for softball field LED lighting at Quitman High School, to be paid from Quitman District funds.
  20. Accepted low quote of $109,914.00 from Palomar Modular Buildings for a new 24’X64’ Double Classrooms, manufactured, delivered and set at Quitman High School Ag Department, to be paid from Quitman District funds.
  21. Accept low quote of $5,400.00 from PAC Environmental Specialists, LLC for two (2) environmental assessments for Jonesboro Hodge High School and Jonesboro Hodge Middle School, to be paid from ESSER II and III. This brings the total spent with PAC to $13,500.00.
  22. Accept low quote of $35,000.00 from Southern Roofing & Vinyl Siding LLC for labor and material to replace roof at Jonesboro Hodge Middle School Gym, to be paid from ESSER II funds.
  23. Accept low quote of $43,750.00 from Southern Roofing & Vinyl Siding LLC for labor and material to replace roof at Weston High School Gym, to be paid from ESSER II funds.

Revision to the wording of 15 policies were also considered. In final action, out of state travel to Dallas, Texas, March 2-4, 2023 for the Jackson Parish Gifted/Talented Art and Music students and out of state travel to Little Rock, Ark., October 26, 2022 for the Quitman High School Theatre I, Drama and Art students was approved. Parents and chaperones will be responsible for expenses.

A motion was made by Dennis Clary, seconded by Mary Saulters and carried to approve out of state travel to Little Rock, Ark., October 26, 2022 for the Quitman High School Theatre I, Drama and Art students. Parents and chaperones will be responsible for expenses.


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