PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, June 4, 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, June 4, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting June 4, 2012

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, June 4, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

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

2.             To consider the renewal of teacher and aide contracts for 2012-2013;

3.             To consider the approval of an Official Journal for the fiscal year 2012-2013;

4.             To consider increase for paid lunch participants;

5.             To consider the approval of the Vocational Program for the 2012-2013 fiscal year;

6.             To consider the approval of Bulletin 130 which is the Personnel Evaluation Plan;

7.             To consider authorizing the Board counsel to seek permission from the court for the closure of Goodwill Elementary and consolidation of its attendance zone with that of Forest High School and;

8.             To consider an executive session to evaluate the Superintendent.

 

Donald Gwin led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  Johnny Smith and Jerry Gathings

 

OTHERS PRESENT: Belinda Chop, Elana Harris, Laura Ratliff, Cindy Spann, Pam Clark, Sharon Ward, Mark Bowman, Rosalie Overby, Richard Strong, Sheri Pippin, Jack Libby, JoAnna Beard, Melanie Schrock, Mack Lancaster, Steven Dean, Perry Kelly, Angela Johnson, Janice Easterling, and Kent Davis.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of May 7, 2012, as circulated.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Kathy McAllister, J. Kelly Coleman, and Gene Gammill.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smtih and Jerry Gathings

 

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 under ITEM #1, the resignation of Sonya L. Jones, Special Ed. Aide, effective May 18, 2012 should be added to the agenda. Also, add the following:

 

ITEM # 9:  To receive information concerning the following litigation:

 

a)     Compstar Wireless, L. L. C. Vs. West Carroll Parish School Board, State of Louisiana, Parish of West Carroll, 5th Judicial District Court, No. 29144.

 

ยท      The Board may go into executive session to discuss this agenda Item.

 

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

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Donald Gwin, J. T. Martin, and J. Kelly Coleman.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith and Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Gene Gammill made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the following:

 

RESIGNATIONS

                        Rebecca Garner, lunchroom technician @ FHS, effective May 18, 2012;

                        Renee Townsend, teacher @ KHS effective May 31, 2012;

                        Rhonda Densmore, teacher @ OGE effective May 31, 2012; and

                        Sonya L. Jones, Special Ed. Aide, effective May 18, 2012.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Kathy McAllister, J. Kelly Coleman, and J. T. Martin.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith and Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by J. T. Martin, to renew the following teacher and aide contracts for the 2012-2013 school year:

 

These are probationary teachers who have signed contracts for the 2011-2012 school year:

 

Samantha Ballard          Epps High School

                        Chelsea Chisolm           Epps High School

                        Rhonda Hutto                Epps High School

                        Diann McPherson          Epps High School

                        Christie Ayers                Forest High School

                        Lacey Strickland            Forest High School

                        Lacey Sims Jones         Goodwill Elem School

                        Betina Chapman            Oak Grove High School

                        Shauna Myers               Oak Grove Elem School

                        Barbara Trapp               Oak Grove Elem School

                        Jennifer Z. Bailey          Oak Grove Elem School

                        Eryn Johnson                Oak Grove Elem School

                        Zina Yates                    Oak Grove Elem School

 

PK Aides                                                                      Title I Aides

Sandra Melton               Forest High School                   Laura Donohue         Epps HS

Delores Womack           Oak Grove Elem School            Patricia Smith          Epps HS

Sherry Lopez                 Epps High School                     Celeste Thames       Epps HS

                                                                                    Kaylon Turner         Oak Grove Ele

                                                                                    Vicki White             Forest HS

                                                                                    Jessica Frith           Forest HS

                                                                                    Lori Green               Forest HS

                                                                                    Nicole Threats         OGHS

                                                                                    Melba Reemes        OGHS

Special Ed Aides                                                         

Gracie Byrden               Forest High School                  

Linda Smith                   Epps High School                    

Ginger Griffin                Forest High School                  

Bobbie Vining               Forest High School                  

Sonya Jones                 Forest High School

Mary Carroll                  Forest High School

DorrisRogers               OGHS

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Gene Gammill, J. Kelly Coleman, and Kathy McAllister.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith and Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Gene Gammill made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to approve the West Carroll Gazzette as the official journal for the 2012-2013 school year.  There was no increase in rate for providing this service.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, and J. T. Martin.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith and Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to approve an increase for paid lunch participants as follows:

 

Employee                     Breakfast $   .80 to $1.50                       Lunch $2.00 to $2.50

Visitors                         Breakfast $ 1.75 to $2.00                       Lunch $3.25 to $4.00

                       

Student prices will remain the same.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith and Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to approve the Vocational Program for the fiscal year 2012-2013.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Kathy McAllister, J. Kelly Coleman, and J. T. Martin.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith and Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by J. T. Martin, to approve the Bulletin 130 which is the Personnel Evaluation Plan .

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Gene Gammill, J. Kelly Coleman, and Kathy McAllister.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith and Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by J. T. Martin, to authorize Kent Davis, Superintendent to seek permission from the court for the closure of Goodwill Elementary and consolidation of its attendance zone with that of Forest High School.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith and Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to enter into executive session to discuss Item No. 8 and Item No. 9.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Gene Gammill, J. Kelly Coleman, and J. T. Martin.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith and Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

The Board members present along with Kent Davis, Mack Lancaster, Steven Dean, Richie Strong, and Sharon Ward went into executive session at 6:52.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by J. T. Martin, to bring the meeting back into session at 8:10.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith and Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to adjourn.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  J. Kelly Coleman, J. T. Martin, and Kathy McAllister.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 8:12 P.M.

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                                         Kent Davis, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                                West Carroll Parish School Board