PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, February 4, 2013.

 

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, February 4, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting February 4, 2013

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana Monday, February 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

1.     To recognize & present Student of the Year Awards;

2.     To receive and consider an Audit Report for the 2011-2012 school year;

3.     To receive information concerning contracts, resignations, and leaves;

4.     To consider the approval to advertise for bids of surplus property;

5.     To consider the approval of the 2012-2013 Honors Banquet;

6.     To review a potential reapportionment map;

7.     To discuss starting a Music & Arts program in our schools;

8.     To discuss implementing a “teacher recognition program” in the district.

 

Mike Moden led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Kent Davis, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Amy Tynes, Joanna Beard, Richie Strong, Mark Bowman, Brad Johnson, Virginia Johnson, Linda Thonhill, Sharon Ward, Sheri Pippin, Melanie Schrock, Mike Moden, and Seign Stephenson.

 

J. Kelly Coleman made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of January 17, 2013.

 

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

 

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. T. Martin, President, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready for the transaction of business.

 

President J. T. Martin asked if there were any changes to the agenda.

 

Kent Davis stated the following addendum item needed to be added:

 

Add to Item #3:

 

Gary Adkins, Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Oak Grove High School effective February 1, 2013.

 

            Gerald Cayer, teacher and coach at Oak Grove High School effective February 1, 2013.

 

Add Item #9:

 

        Request permission from Board to purchase a new activity bus.

 

Gene Gammill made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to make changes to the original agenda.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:   None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.  

 

The winners of the Student of the Year Award were recognized, presented with plaques, and photographed along with Superintendent Kent Davis for the West Carroll Gazette.

 

 

An Audit Report for the 2011-2012 fiscal year was presented by Amy Tynes.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by J. Kelly Coleman, to receive and approve information concerning contracts, resignations, and leaves.

 

     Contracts:

 

Gary Adkins, Head Football Coach and Athletic Director at Oak Grove High School effective February 1, 2013.

 

Gerald Cayer, teacher and coach at Oak Grove High School effective February 1, 2013.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Jerry Gathings made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to advertise for bids of surplus property.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to approve the 2012-2013 Honors Banquet.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

A potential reapportionment map was presented and discussed. No action was taken.

 

A discussion was held regarding starting a Music and Arts program in our schools.  No action was taken.

 

A discussion was held regarding implementing a “teacher recognition program” in the district.  No action was taken.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to grant permission from the Board for the purchase of a new activity bus.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by J. Kelly Coleman, to adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:30 P.M.

 

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J. T. Martin, President                                      Kent Davis, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                                West Carroll Parish School Board