PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, July 11, 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, July 11, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting July 11, 2011

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, July 11, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

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

2.             To consider the initiating the process of filling a bus driver vacancy;

3.             To consider adopting revisions to several current School Board policies;

4.             To consider the appointment of Oak Grove Elementary Principal;

5.             To consider the approval of a budget revision for the fiscal year 2010-2011;

6.             To consider approving a resolution granting Business Manager, Angela Johnson, authority to sign the Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Bodily Injury Rejection and Uninsured Motorists Physical Damage Rejection on its behalf.

 

Johnny Smith led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None.

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Ricky White, Mildred Jones, Melanie Schrock, Joanna Beard, Deanna Smith, Mark Bowman, Kent Davis, Richie Strong, Janice Easterling, and Angela Johnson.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by J. T. Martin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of June 6, 2011, as circulated.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Jerry Gathings, J. Kelly Coleman, Donald Gwin, Raymond Desselle, 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 the following changes to be made to the original agenda:

 

ADD TO ITEM #1:

            SUBSTITUTE TEACHER:           Ellen Oliver recommended by Emily Bradley

 

ADD ITEM #7:

            To consider granting Epps High School permission to improve and construct facilities at the Epps High School site.  Project to be paid from the Epps School District No. 1 Ward Funds.

 

ADD ITEM #8:

                        To consider moving the Alternative School site to the Oak Grove Elementary/Oak Grove High School campus.

 

ADD ITEM #9:

                        To consider approving a resolution ordering and calling a special election to renew the District Maintenance Tax millage.

 

                        Summary: 5 years, 6.08 mills property tax renewal for giving additional support to public schools in the district.  Special election to be held October 22, 2011.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the additions to the original agenda.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

                       

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to approve the following substitutes and resignations:

 

                        RESIGNATIONS:

                                    Margie West, cafeteria technician at KHS, effective July 31, 2011

                                    Lance Johnson, teacher/coach at KHS effective June 14, 2011

 

                        SUBSTITUTE TEACHER:

                                    Ellen Oliver recommended by Emily Bradley

 

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Kathy McAllister, Raymond Desselle, J. T. Martin, 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 give Richie Strong authorization to begin the process to fill a bus route vacancy at Oak Grove High School route.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to adopt the revisions to several current School Board policies:  BCBH, DFD, EBC, JB, JBD, KF, and KFA

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Kent Davis made a recommendation to hire Joanna Beard as Principal of Oak Grove Elementary school.

 

Raymond Desselle made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to hire Joanna Beard as Principal of Oak Grove Elementary school.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the budget revisions for 2010-2011 as circulated:

 

                       WEST CARROLL PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

 REVISED OPERATING BUDGET OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES

                                FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2010-2011

 

RECEIPTS:

 

Revenue from Local Sources                                                               $ 3,924,720

Revenue from State Sources                                                                12,980,607

Revenue from Federal Sources                                                               4,955,135

Other Sources of Funds                                                                             804,869

TOTAL REVENUE                                                                                 $22,665,331

EXPENDITURES:

 

Expenditures for Instruction                                                                 $13,348,764

Expenditures for Supporting Services Programs                                     7,715,885

Expenditures for Operation of Non-Instructional Services                        1,629,965

Expenditures for Facility Acquisition & Construction Services                      62,000

Other Uses of Funds                                                                                  803,090

TOTAL EXPENDITURES                                                                       $23,559,704

FUND BALANCE AT BEGINNING OF YEAR                                    $10,081,593

FUND BALANCE AT END OF YEAR                                                $ 9,187,220

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to approve a resolution granting Business Manager, Angela Johnson, authority to sign the Uninsured/Underinsured Motorists Bodily Injury Rejection and Uninsured Motorists Physical Damage Rejection on West Carroll Parish School Board’s behalf.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to grant  Epps High School permission to improve and construct facilities at the Epps High school site  This project will be paid from the Epps School District No. 1 Ward Fund.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Raymond Desselle, to move the Alternative School site from Goodwill Elementary School to the Oak Grove Elementary/Oak Grove High school campus.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to approve a resolution ordering and calling an election to renew the District Maintenance Tax millage.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Raymond Desselle to adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:00 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