PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, SEPTEMBER 12, 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, September 12, 2011 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting September 12, 2011

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, September 12, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

To hold a Public Hearing on the 2010-2011 budget of Receipts and Expenditures

 

  1. To consider the approval of the 2010-2011 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures;

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

  3. To consider the approval of contracts for the 2010-2011 school year;

  4. To consider the approval of the "Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire", an auditing requirement.

  5. To consider opening for applications the former bus route of Mrs. Tammy Hartley;

  6. To consider adopting the following policies;

 

BCBK         Executive Sessions;

BH              School Board Ethics;

GBDB         Employment of Retired Personnel;

IDCC           Kindergarten

IDFA           Interscholastic Athletics

IDFAB         Sports Injury Management and Concussions

JBA            Compulsory School Attendance Ages

 

The floor was opened for a Public Hearing on the 2011-2012 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures.  After questions and comments from the public and Board members the Public Hearing was closed.

 

Johnny Smith led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Mark Bowman, Belinda Chop, Sharon Ward, Richie Strong, Sheri Pippin, Charles Holley, Melanie Schrock, Tina Walker, Victor Cato, Presley Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Angela Johnson, Janice Easterling, and Kent Davis.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Raymond Desselle, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of August 1, 2011.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Donald Gwin, Jerry Gathings, J. Kelly Coleman, 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 following addendum needed to be added:

 

Add to Item # 2:

 

Substitute

            Rebecca Kovac Elliott, substitute teacher recommended by Emily Bradley

Lafayette Anderson, substitute teacher and lunchroom technician recommended by Eddie Guchereau

Ora Brown, substitute teacher and lunchroom technician recommended by Eddie Guchereau

            Christin Hale, substitute teacher recommended by Eddie Guchereau

                       

Add to Item # 3:

            William “Billy” Wilhite, teacher at Epps High School effective 8/29/11

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings to approve the changes to the original agenda.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Donald Gwin, Kathy McAllister, J. T. Martin, 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 Kathy McAllister, to approve the 2011-2012 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures.

 

                          WEST CARROLL PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

           OPERATING BUDGET OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES

                                   FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012

 

RECEIPTS:

Revenue from Local Sources                                                          $ 3,971,643

Revenue from State Sources                                                            12,976,699

Revenue from Federal Sources                                                            411,821

Other Sources of Funds                                                                            728,980

TOTAL REVENUE                                                                              $20,949,640

 

EXPENDITURES:

Expenditures for Instruction                                                           $12,692,601

Expenditures for Supporting Services Programs                               7,226,065

Expenditures for Operation of Non-Instructional Services                 1,629,766

Expenditures for Facility Acquisition & Construction Services               45,400

Other Uses of Funds                                                                               412,751

TOTAL EXPENDITURES                                                                  $  22,066,583

 

FUND BALANCE AT BEGINNING OF YEAR                          $ 10,161,813

FUND BALANCE AT END OF YEAR                                     $   9,104,870

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Raymond Desselle, to approve the following Substitutes, leaves and Resignations.

 

SUBSTITUTES:

Linda Henry, substitute teacher, recommended by Steve Harris;

William Fowler, substitute, recommended by Perry Kelly;

John Carroll, substitute bus driver, recommended by Richie Strong;

Jackie Washington, substitute bus driver, recommended by Richie Strong;

Wanda Compton, janitor and lunchroom technician, recommended by Emily Bradley,

Mae Robinson, lunchroom technician, recommended by Joanna Beard;

Charles Robinson, janitor, recommended by Joanna Beard;

John Martin, teacher, janitor, lunchroom technician and aide, recommended by Emily Bradley;

Kathleen Burgess, teacher, lunchroom technician, recommended by Perry Kelly;

Rebecca Kovac Elliott, teacher, recommended by Emily Bradley;

Lafayette Anderson, teacher and lunchroom technician, recommended by Eddie Guchereau;

Ora Brown, teacher and lunchroom technician, recommended by Eddie Guchereau; and

Christin Hale, teacher recommended by Eddie Guchereau.

 

RESIGNATION: Carla Fuller, lunchroom technician at KHS, effective May 12, 2011

 

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

 

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 following contracts for the 2011-2012 school year:

 

        CONTRACTS:

                Adrienne Gunter, School Health Nurse;

                Kim Brantley, School Health Nurse; and

                William "Billy" Wilhite, teacher at Epps High School effective 8/29/11

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to approve the "Louisiana Compliance Questionaire", an requirement for the 2010-2011 audit.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to begin receiving applications for the former bus route of Tammy Hartley.

 

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

 

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 following policies:

 

BCBK         Executive Sessions;

BH              School Board Ethics;

GBDB         Employment of Retired Personnel;

IDCC           Kindergarten

IDFA           Interscholastic Athletics

IDFAB         Sports Injury Management and Concussions

JBA            Compulsory School Attendance Ages

 

 

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

 

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:   Kathy McAllister, 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 7:10 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