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

 

Agenda for Board Meeting May 6, 2013

 

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

 

1.     To consider approving 2013 WC SCB Plan 5 reapportionment plan;

2.     To consider a lease proposal with the West Carroll Law Enforcement District;

3.     To consider contracts, resignations, and leaves;

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

5.     To consider the approval of the 2013-2014 Pupil Progression Committee;

6.     To consider revisions to the following policies;

 

a.  EB               BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS MANAGEMENT

b.  GAMA         EMPLOYEE TOBACCO USE

c.  JCDAA        STUDENT SMOKING

 

      7.   To receive a quarterly financial report;

      8.   To consider a legal matter;

      9.   To discuss adding another PK class.

 

The floor was opened for a Public Hearing on the school board reapportionment 2013 WC SCB Plan 5 based upon the 2010 census.  After questions and comments from the Board members and no further question or comments, the Public Hearing was closed.

 

Jerry Philley led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:   J.T. Martin

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Kent Davis, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Mark Bowman, Belinda Chop, Joanna Beard, Sheri Pippin, Melanie Schrock, Sharon Ward, Ritchie Strong, Keith Guice, Nan Guice, and Jerry Philley.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of April 1, 2013.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  J.T. Martin

 

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

 

Vice-President J. Kelly Coleman asked if there were any changes to the agenda.

 

There was one item added to the original agenda.

 

ADD ITEM #3

     Resignation:

          Nora Hale, bus driver @ EHS, effective May 17, 2013.

 

Jerry Gathings made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to approve the changes to the original agenda.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the 2013 WC SCB Plan 5 reapportionment map.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to approve a lease proposal with the West Carroll Law Enforcement District.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to consider contracts, resignations, and leaves.

 

     Resignations:

                        Cathy Price, KHS teacher, effective July 14, 2013.

                        Cathy Wise, EHS teacher, effective June 13, 2013

                        Annette Owens, OGE teacher, effective May 17, 2013.

                        Jeannie Womack, PK aide @ OGES, effective May 17, 2013.

                        Nora Hale, bus driver @ EHS, effective May 17, 2013.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to approve the Summer Feed Program.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:    None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to approve the 2013-2014 Pupil Progression Committee.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:    None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to consider revisions to the following policies:

 

a.                     EB        BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS MANAGEMENT

b.                    GAMA  EMPLOYEE TOBACCO USE

c.                     JCDAA STUDENT SMOKING

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Angela Johnson presented the quarterly financial report.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to appeal the decision of the 19th Judicial District Court regarding the Louisiana School Employees’ Retirement System.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:     None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

A discussion was held to consider the possible need for adding another Pre-K class.  No action was taken.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:           None.

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ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     J. T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:20 P.M.

 

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J. T. Martin, President                                      Kent Davis, Secretary

J. Kelly Coleman, Vice-President

West Carroll Parish School Board                     West Carroll Parish School Board