PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING April 1, 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, April 1, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting April 1, 2013

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana Monday, April 1, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

1.     To consider contracts, resignations, and leaves;

2.     To consider adopting a calendar for the 2013-2014 school year

3.     To consider accepting bids on surplus equipment;

4.     To consider authorizing the superintendent to employ teachers for the 2013-2014 school year;

5.     To consider approving the renewal of administrative contracts;

6.     To consider authorizing an agreement with the Vermillion Parish School Board for participation in the District Cooperative of Louisiana;

 

Johnny Smith led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Kent Davis, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Mark Bowman, Belinda Chop, and Joanna Beard.

 

J. Kelly Coleman made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of March 4, 2013.

 

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

 

There were two items added to the original agenda.

 

ADD ITEM #1

 

Resignation:

 

     Sherry Hilman, counselor @ FHS/EHS effective 5/31/2013.

 

ADD ITEM #7

 

To consider a motion to rescind (repeal) a previous motion, to approve the school board reapportionment 2013 WC SCB Plan 3, passed during the March 4, 2013 meeting.  The plan, as drawn and submitted, divides precinct five into three school board districts.  Reapportionment law RS 17:71.3 states that no such precinct shall be divided into more than two school board districts.  The motion to rescind requires a two/third vote.

 

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

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

The addendum Item #1, the resignation of Sherry Hillman, counselor @ FHS/EHS effective 5/31/2013, was discussed and accepted.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to adopt a calendar for the 2013-2014 school year.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to accept bids on surplus equipment.

 

Description Inventory Bidder

Amount

1977 GMC Van WC 35001 Carl Brown

$701.01

GES Play Equip.   Angela Johnson

$250.00

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Jerry Gathings made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to authorize the superintendent to employ teachers for the 2013-2014 school year.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by J. Kelly Coleman, to approve the renewal of administrative contracts.

 

Joanna Beard                Oak Grove Elem. Principal         July 1, 2013-June 30, 2017

Belinda Chop                Elementary Supervisor               July 1, 2013-June 30, 2017

Eddie Guchereau           Epps Principal                          July 1, 2013-June 30, 2017

Steve Harris                  Forest Principal                         July 1, 2013-June 30, 2017

Richard M. Strong         Main, Trans, & Tech                   July 1, 2013-June 03, 2017

 

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:    None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by J. Kelly Coleman, to authorize an agreement with the Vermillion Parish School Board for participation in the District Cooperative of Louisiana.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:    None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Gene Gammill made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to rescind (repeal) a previous motion, to approve the school board reapportionment 2013 WC SCB Plan 3, passed during the March 4, 2013 meeting. 

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

J. Kelly Coleman made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:     None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:00 P.M.

 

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J. T. Martin, President                                      Kent Davis, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                    West Carroll Parish School Board