PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, July 2, 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, July 2, 2012 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting July 2, 2012

 

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

 

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

  2. To consider the approval of new contracts;

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

  4. 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.

  5. To consider the approval of a budget revision for the fiscal year 2011-2012 and receive the Quarterly Financial Report;

  6. To consider participating in the filing of a law suit seeking to have ACT 2 and SCR 99 (MFP) of 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature declared unconstitutional and/or a violation of state law;

  7. To consider hiring a cafeteria manager for Oak Grove High School.

 

Johnny Smith led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None.

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Elana Harris. Laura Ratliff, Sheri Pippin, Joanna Beard, Mark Bowman, Belinda Chop, Kent Davis, Richie Strong, Janice Easterling, and Angela Johnson.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of June 4, 2012, as circulated.

 

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

            Resignation: Tonia Berthelot, effective as of June 29, 2012

 

            Medical Sabbatical: Brenda B. Herrington from August 2012 through December 2012.

 

ADD TO ITEM #2:

            Teacher Aide:  Michelle Wilhite, Special Education Teachers Aide at Forest High School

 

ADD ITEM #8:

            To consider approving revisions to policy IFGBA, Computer Access and Use.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to approve the additions to the original agenda.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

                       

Gene Gammill made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to approve the following substitutes, leaves, and resignations:

 

RESIGNATIONS:

 

Rebecca Bass, teacher at Oak Grove Elementary effective May 18, 2012

Jessie Auston, bus driver at Forest High, effective June 28, 2012

Tonia Berthelot, counselor, effective as of June 29, 2012

 

MEDICAL SABBATICAL:

 

Brenda B. Herrington from August 2012 through December 2012

 

DISMISSAL:

 

Clara Willis, ESL aide effective May 30, 2012

 

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 Kathy McAllister, to approve the following teacher contracts:

 

Kathy Anderson, Oak Grove Elementary

Amanda Richie, Forest High

Melissa Moss, Kilbourne

Allison Whitstine, Epps High

Michelle Wilhite, Aide at Forest High

 

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Gene Gammill, 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 J. T. Martin, to adopt the revisions to several current School Board policies:  ABE, BH, CBD, CBI, CEA, GBA, GBC, GBD, GBE, GBG, GBL, GBN, and GBNA and deletions to CBB and CDA.

 

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

 

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.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the budget revisions for 2011-2012 as circulated:

 

                       WEST CARROLL PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

 REVISED OPERATING BUDGET OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES

                                FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012

 

RECEIPTS:

 

Revenue from Local Sources                                                         $ 4,238,269

Revenue from State Sources                                                           12,872,488

Revenue from Federal Sources                                                         3,804,950

Other Sources of Funds                                                                        334,170

TOTAL REVENUE                                                                           $21,249,877

EXPENDITURES:

 

Expenditures for Instruction                                                                  $12,700,070

Expenditures for Supporting Services Programs                                      7,537,681

Expenditures for Operation of Non-Instructional Services                        1,654,285

Expenditures for Facility Acquisition & Construction Services                      75,000

Other Uses of Funds                                                                                444,841

TOTAL EXPENDITURES                                                                     $22,411,877

Total Excess/(Deficit) for the year                                                       ($1,162,000)

 

 

FUND BALANCE AT BEGINNING OF YEAR                          $10,161,962

FUND BALANCE AT END OF YEAR                                     $ 8,999,962

 

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Kathy McAllister, Gene Gammill, 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 Donald Gwin, to participate in the filing of a law suit seeking to have ACT 2 and SCR 99 (MFP) of the 2012 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature declared unconstitutional and/or a violation of state law.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to appoint Chris Harper as the Oak Grove High cafeteria manager and Oak Grove Elementary Cafeteria Manager with a pay increase of $400.00 per month.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to approve revisions to policy IFGBA, Computer Access and Use.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by J. T. Martin to adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:07 P.M.

 

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                                        Kent Davis, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                               West Carroll Parish School Board