PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, February 7, 2011.

 

The Parish School Board of the Parish of West Carroll, State of Louisiana, met in a regular session at its regular meeting place, the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, in Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, February 7, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting February 7, 2011

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, February 7, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

1.         To consider an Audit Report for the 2009-2010 school year;

2.         To recognize and congratulate winners of the Your Author=s Contest;

3.         To consider substitutes, leaves, resignations, and vacancies;

4.         To consider the approval to advertise for bids of surplus property;

5.         To consider the approval of a Resolution for withdrawal of funds from the EEF Treasury Investment account;

6.         To consider the approval of the 2010-2011 Honors Banquet; and

7.         To consider changing the grade configuration of Forest High School and Goodwill Elementary School; and

 

Johnny Smith led in prayer.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, Kathy McAllister, J. Kelly Coleman, J. T. Martin, Raymond Desselle, and Jerry Gathings.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None.

 

OTHERS PRESENT:    Amy Tynes, Joanna Beard, Heather Collins, Angelica Collins, Mechelle Ware, Lindsay Williams, Dacota Ware, Patricia Ritzell, Toney Grimes, Destinee Grimes, Sharon Ward, Sheila Corley, Kenny Powell, Sheri Pipin, Cole Pippin, Diane Sanders, Dixie Corley, Daisy Corley, Dana Corely, Robert White, vickie White, Olivia White, John Robert White, Shane Bonner, Anna Grace Conner, Jennifer Till, Macy Till, Ken Mills, Wendy Mills, Wallace Mills, Wade Mills, Sadie Mills,  Richard Strong, Charles Holley, Mark Bowman, Carolyn Guchereau, Edwin Guchereau, Tammy Guerrero, John Major Guerrero, Benny Guerrero, Brad Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Presley Johnson, Debbie Taylor, Kent Davis, Angela Johnson, and Janice Easterling.

 

Kent Davis presided over the meeting.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Raymond Desselle, to approve the minutes of the meeting of January 10, 2011, as circulated.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Jerry Gathings, J. Kelly Coleman, J. T. Martin, Kathy McAllister, and Johnny Smith.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

The Parish Board of the Parish of West Carroll, State of Louisiana, was duly convened as the governing authority of the parish for school purposes by the Honorable J. Kelly Coleman, President, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready for the transaction of business.

 

President J. Kelly Coleman asked if there were any changes to the original agenda.  

 

Kent Davis stated that the Chelsea Chisolm needed to be added to Item No. 2 to consider their approval as substitutes for all schools in West Carroll Parish, recommended by Mr. Guchereau.

 

Add Item No. 8: To consider appointing a Finance Committee.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to approve the changes to the original agenda.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. T. Martin, Raymond Desselle and J. Kelly Coleman.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to accept the audit report given by Amy Tynes, a representative of ALLEN, GREEN AND WILLIAMSON, LLP, Certified Public Accountants, for the fiscal year 2009-2010.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Kathy McAllister, J. Kelly Coleman, J. T. Martin, Donald Gwin, and Jerry Gathings.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Sheri Pippin acknowledged and awarded the parish winners that participated in the Young Author=s Contest.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by J. T. Martin, to approve the following Substitutes, Leaves, Resignations and Vacancies.

 

SUBSTITUTES:

Ruby Clark recommended by Kenny Herring for janitorial work

Linzey Myers recommended by Kenny Herring for substitute teaching

Sonja Fautheree recommended by Steve Harris for substitute teaching

Chelsea Chisolm recommended by Edwin Guchereau for substitute teaching

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Kathy McAllister, Donald Gwin, J. T. Martin, and Raymond Desselle.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Jerry Gathings made a motion, seconded by Raymond Desselle, to advertise for bids on surplus school property.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Kathy McAllister, J. Kelly Coleman, J. T. Martin, Donald Gwin, and Johnny Smith.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Raymond Desselle made a motion, seconded by J. T. Martin, to approve a Resolution for withdrawal of funds from the EEF Treasury Investment account.

 

Board Resolution

 

West Carroll Parish School Board

 

Resolved, on motion of Raymond Desselle, seconded by J. T. Martin, that the West Carroll Parish School Board approved the withdrawal of funds in the amount of $181,721.00 from the EEF Treasury Investment account for fiscal year 2010-2011.

 

/s/ J. Kelly Coleman     

        President

 

I hereby certify that the above resolution and foregoing area a true and correct extract from the minutes of the West Carroll Parish School Board meeting held February 7, 2011 which there was a quorum present and voting.

 

ATTEST:  /s/ Kent Davis_____  

                      Superintendent

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Kathy McAllister, J. Kelly Coleman, Donald Gwin, and Jerry Gathings.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION: Johnny Smith abstained

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED BY MAJORITY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the participation in the Honors Banquet to be held on Monday, April 18, 2011, at 7:00 P.M. at the Oak Grove High School cafeteria.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, J. Kelly Coleman, Kathy McAllister, J. T. Martin, and Jerry Gathings.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to give authorization to Superintendent Kent Davis to request authority from the Justice Department to change the grade configuration of Forest High School and Goodwill Elementary School.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Kathy McAllister, Donald Gwin, Raymond Desselle, and Jerry Gathings.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

J. Kelly Coleman made the recommendation that the Finance Committee members consist of J. T. Martin, Kathy McAllister, and J. Kelly Coleman.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Raymond Desselle to appoint J.T. Martin, Kathy McAllister, and J. Kelly Coleman as the new Finance Committee.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Kathy McAllister, J. T. Martin, Jerry Gathings, Johnny Smith, and J. Kelly Coleman.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Raymond Desselle, to adjourn.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Kathy McAllister, J. Kelly Coleman, J. T. Martin, and Jerry Gathings.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:50 P.M.

 

_______________________________     

J. Kelly Coleman, President               

West Carroll Parish School Board      

 

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Kent Davis, Supervisor

West Carroll Parish School Board