PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, April 4, 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, April 4, 201 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting April 4, 2011

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, April 4, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

To consider substitutes, leaves, resignations, and vacancies;

To consider bids on surplus equipment;

To consider authorizing the Superintendent to employ teachers for 2011-2012;

To consider the renewal of Administrative contracts;

To consider information from the “parish focus group” concerning the four (4) day school week;

To consider additions and/or revisions to the Reduction of Personnel policy; and

To consider implementing the Reduction of Personnel policy pertinent to Regular Ed and Special Ed aides

 

Jerry Gathings 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:    Melanie Schrock, Belinda Chop, Toney Grimes, Eric L. Grimes, Steve Rye, Ashley Cox, Tralynn Coleman, Johnny Driver, John Moss, Melissa Moss, Charles Holley, Janine Hemphill, Michiala Hemphill, Melverta Fortner, Debbie Taylor, Pat Gwin, Susie Jones, Joanna Beard, Mark Bowman, Jack Libby, Carolyn Guchereau, Eddie Guchereau, Ryan Gregory, Emily Bradley, Adam T. Holland, Charlotte Hamilton, Clifton Vining, III, Vickie White, Sheri Pippin, Wes Coleman, Kent Davis, Angela Johnson, and Janice Easterling.

 

Raymond Desselle made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of March 7, 2011, as circulated.

 

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.

 

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 resignation of Debbie Taylor, effective as of June 30, 2011, be added to ITEM #1 for approval.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to approve the changes to the original agenda.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Kathy McAlister made a motion, seconded by J. T. Martin, to approve the following Substitutes, Leaves,

            Resignations and Vacancies.

 

RESIGNATIONS

                                    James Brown, bus driver at OGHS

                                    Katelyn Chop, teacher at EHS

                                    Cathy Ikerd, teacher at EHS

                                    Kelly Martin, teacher at EHS

                        Debbie Taylor, Title I Supervisor

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to approve the following bids on the surplus equipment.

 

Description                                           Inventory                       Bidder                           Amount

Viking Sewing Machine Model 400          WC 172223                   Esther Putman              $20.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 400          57052498                      Cynthia Lewis                $50.50

Viking Sewing Machine Model 540          WC 009032                   Harriett Bridges             $101.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 620          WC 4773                       Billie Rouse                   $20.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 400          WC 0009240                  Melanie Albritton           $10.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model Rose       WC 17225                     Pam Guice                    $132.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          WC 2002093PK             Shirley Gibson              $50.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          WC 2002099PK             Diane Sowell                 $25.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          WC 2002098PK             Carla Fuller                    $30.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          WC 2002098PK             Sharon Littlefield           $100.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          WC 2002094PK             Stella Myers                  $50.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          WC 2002092PK             Mickey W. Hudolin         $52.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          WC 2002095PK             Ester Putman                $35.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          WC 2002096PK             Faye Green                   $50.00

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          WC 2002091PK             Cynthia Lewis                $101.50

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          WC 2002100PK             Cynthia Lewis                $101.50

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          WC 2002097                  Cynthia Lewis                $101.50

Viking Sewing Machine Model 545          AP V910269                  Kathy Shivers                $27.50

Husky Lock Serger                                F 63158852                   Cynthia Lewis                $60.00

Computerized Baby                                                                   Melanie Albritton           $20.00

Computerized Baby                                                                   Pam Guice                    $25.00

Empathy Belly                                                                           Pam Guice                    $10.00

Overhead Projector                               405592                          Brittany Dukes               $17.55

Projector                                               405111                          Aurtha Mae Sanders      $35.00

Lincoln Arc Welder AC                           WC 9368                       Edward Lytle, Jr.           $20.00

Lincoln Arc Welder AC                           WC 19016                     John Burr                      $120.00

Lincoln Arc Welder AC                           WC 19017                     Harold Shivers              $107.75

Miller Welding Machine                          WC 17313                     Edward Lytle, Jr.           $20.00

Miller Welding Machine                          WC 17315                     Edward Lytle, Jr.           $67.50

Black Max Air Compressor                     WC 19018                     Edward Lytle, Jr.           $120.00

RCA 32” Television                                SN: G315CFOAE           Aurtha Mae Sanders      $35.00

ILO 27” Television                                  SN: 065160926982         Aurtha Mae Sanders      $35.00

Sanyo 32” Television                             SN: V5400593352850     Aurtha Mae Sanders      $35.00

 

                                                                       

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY. 

 

Jerry Gathings made a motion, seconded by J. T. Martin, to authorize the Superintendent to employ teachers for the 2011-2012 school year.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Raymond Desselle made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to approve the following administrative contracts that expire June 30, 2011.

 

            Sheri Pippin                 2007-2011         CNP Supervisor           2011-2015

            Emily Bradley             2009-2011         O. G. High Principal     2011-2015

           

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Richie Strong was in charge of a focus group composed of faculty, parents, support employees, and others who have been gathering and analyzing information pertaining to the four (4) day school week. Due to a medical emergency, Mr. Strong was not able to attend the March 29, 2011 “Focus Group” meeting. Due to the absence of Mr. Strong at the focus group meeting, Mark Bowman shared information with the board and made suggestions. He stated that there were (4) reasons we are considering changing to a (4) day week:

1)     Financial savings (transportation, utilities, food cost, etc.);

2)     Increased student attendance

3)     Increased teacher attendance

4)     Improved School Accountability Scores.

Kent Davis requested that the board receive this information and consider making a decision during the May meeting.  Kent Davis also asked that if the (4) day week is passed next year, that it be instituted under probationary status and if these (4) criteria are not met, that the board will reconsider this change.

 

No action required at this time for Item No. 5.  Information received.

 

No Action required for Item No. 6.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Raymond Desselle, to implement the Reduction of Personnel policy pertinent to Regular Ed and Special Ed aides.  Kent Davis requested that the board implement the Reduction of Personnel policy (GBNA) applicable to Regular Ed and Special Ed aides because of the decline in the board’s financial resources.  He also requested that the board grant him the authority to dismiss those aides (Regular and Special) are not necessary to support the 2011-2012 PK and Special Ed. Programs.  This reduction will be done in ascending order based on seniority, beginning at the bottom and going to the top.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to adjourn.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Raymond Desselle, Johnny Smith, 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 7:30 P.M.

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President

West Carroll Parish School Board

 

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Kent Davis, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board