PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, SEPTEMBER 9, 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, September 9, 2013 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting September 9, 2013

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, September 9, 2013, at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

To hold a Public Hearing on the 2013-2014 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures

 

1.     To consider the approval of the 2013-2014 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures;

2.     To consider resignations, leaves and contracts;

3.     To recognize the 2013-2014 Bus Driver of the Year.

 

The floor was opened for a Public Hearing on the 2013-2014 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures.  After questions and comments from the public and Board members the Public Hearing was closed.

 

Joseph Rucker led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Richie Strong, Helen Martin, Joseph Rucker, Tammy Hartley, Truman Smith, Belinda Chop, Eddie Guchereau, Sharon Ward, Lance McAllister, and Mark Bowman.

 

J. Kelly Coleman made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of August 5, 2013.

 

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

 

There was one new item added to the original agenda.

 

     Add Item #4

 

     Request made by Board member Johnny Smith to hold an executive session to discuss the following:

 

                        a.)  Address the distribution of the Carl Perkins Grant to the schools in the district;

                        b.)  Bullying, lockdown procedure and practices; and

                        c.)  Students attending school outside their district.

 

J. Kelly Coleman made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the changes to the original agenda.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:     None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Jerry Gathings made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to approve the 2013-2014 Budget of

Receipts and Expenditures.

 

WEST CARROLL PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

OPERATING BUDGET OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2013-2014

 

 

RECEIPTS:

 

Revenue from Local Sources                                                             $ 4,540,273

Revenue from State Sources                                                                3,608,342

Revenue from Federal Sources                                                            2,669,074

Other Sources of Funds                                                                           336,929

 

TOTAL REVENUE                                                                         $21,154,618

 

 

EXPENDITURES:

 

Expenditures for Instruction                                                                       $12,227,898

Expenditures for Supporting Services Programs                                           7,635,844

Expenditures for Operation of Non-Instructional Services                             1,600,445

Expenditures for Facility Acquisition & Construction Services                                   0

Other Uses of Funds                                                                                         336,929

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES                                                                               $21,801,116

 

 

FUND BALANCE AT BEGINNING OF YEAR                                 $ 8,581,129

FUND BALANCE AT END OF YEAR                                             $ 7,934,631

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Johnny Smith, J. Kelly Coleman, J. T. Martin, 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 J. Kelly Coleman, to approve resignations, leaves and contracts.

 

CONTRACTS:

 

                                                Ronnie Thompson, teacher at OGHS

                                                John Warner, teacher at OGHS

                                                Asia Williams, Title I Aide at KHS

                                                Virginia Horton, Title I Aide at KHS

 

 RESIGNATION:

 

                                                Jerry Harper, OGHS bus driver, effective 8/30/2013

 

FOR THE MOTION TO APPROVE THESE CONTRACTS:  Donald Gwin, Johnny Smith, Gene Gammill, and J. T. Martin.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:     Jerry Gathings

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Mr. Richie Strong presented Tammy Hartley with the Bus Driver of the Year award.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion seconded by Jerry Gathings to convene into Executive Session.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

At 6:53 p.m., all present board members went into Executive Session.

 

Kelly Coleman made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith to reconvene the school board meeting back into regular session at 7:33 p.m.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Kathy McAllister, Gene Gammill, Donald Gwin, J. T. Martin, 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 adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:     None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 Adjournment was at 7:35 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