PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, May 7, 2012.

 

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, May 7, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting May 7, 2012

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, May 2, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

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

2.             To consider the approval of the Summer Feed Program;

3.             To consider the approval of the 2012-2013 Pupil Progression Committee;

4.             To discuss the possibility of placing the School Board Sixteenth Section of land in the CRP;

5.             To consider the approval of policy DIBA, AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

 

Jerry Gathings led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None.

 

OTHERS PRESENT:    Kent Davis, Mark Bowman, Richie Strong, Sharon Ward, Belinda Chop, James Miley, Angela Johnson, and Janice Easterling.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of April 2, 2012, as circulated.

 

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

 

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 two resignations needed to be added to Item # 1 as follows:

 

Resignation of Anita Hendrix effective at the close of the day on May 18, 2012

Resignation of Betty Lou Russell effective at the close of the day on August 6, 2012

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to approve the changes to the original agenda.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to approve the following substitutes and resignations.

 

RESIGNATIONS:

 

Martha Simms, EHS teacher effective May 18, 2012;

Jamie Barnett, GES teacher effective May 31, 2012;

Sheila Poland, KHS teacher effective May 31, 2012;

Anita Hendrix, FHS teacher effective May 18, 2012; and

Betty Lou Russell, OGH Cafeteria Manager effective August 6, 2012.

 

SABBATICAL MEDICAL LEAVE:

 

Joan Sumrall, KHS teacher, August 13, 2012 thru May 17, 2013.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, J. T. Martin, Gene Gammill, 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 participation in the Summer Feeding Program that will be held at Oak Grove Elementary Cafeteria.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Gene Gammill, Donald Gwin, J. T. Martin, 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 approve the following 2012-2013 Pupil Progression Committee Members:

 

EHS: Eddie Guchereau, Josh Wilhite, Penny Hale

KHS: Truman Smith, Brandon Smith, Mickey Whitney Hudolin

OGE: Joanna Beard, Susan Sims, Tammy Gunter, Christy Boyte

GES: Perry Kelly, Sylvia Jones

FHS: Steve Harris, Sarah-Beth Kovac, Lisa Smith

OGHS: Emily Bradley, Tonya Berthelot, Ryan Gregory

 

Central Office/Other: Belinda Chop, Mark Bowman, Chris Elms, Richie Strong, Melanie Schrock, Sherry Hillman, Charles Holley

 

Parent/Community: Rachel Layton, Bobbie Carr, Moses Craft, Melba Reemes, Carmita Thompson, James Barnes, Sheri Pippin, Heather Madden, and Amy Chop.

 

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

 

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 policy DIBA, American Recovery and Reinvestment Reporting Requirements.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, Gene Gammill, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, and Gene Gammill

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion seconded by Johnny Smith to go into executive session to discuss possible litigation and financial implications of placing the School Board Sixteenth Section of land in CRP at 6:40 p.m.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Gene Gammill, Kathy McAllister, J. Kelly Coleman, 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 Jerry Gathings to reconvene into regular session at 8:04 p.m.  The superintendent was given permission to pursue the possibility of placing School Board Sixteenth Section in CRP.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

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

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Gene Gammill, 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 8:09 P.M.

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                                         Kent Davis, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                                West Carroll Parish School Board