PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING March 3, 2014.

 

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, March 3, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting March 3, 2014

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana Monday, March 3, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

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

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

3.     To consider a resolution requesting a foreign language waiver;

4.     To consider the selection of a new Superintendent to be effective July 1, 2014;

5.     To consider appointing a committee to negotiate contract terms with the new superintendent;

6.     To consider adjusting the salary of the OGHS football coach/athletic director to a twelve month salary.

 

Donald Gwin led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Kent Davis, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Richie Strong, Mark Bowman, Belinda Chop, Joseph Rucker, Sheri Pippin, James Burrell, Elise Navarro, Bill Klink, Christy Boyte, Ronald Fortenberry, Joanna Beard, Eddie Guchereau, Summer Holloway, Vicki Holloway, and Eric Holloway.

 

J. T. Martin made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of February 3, 2014.

 

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

 

There was one change noted to the original agenda.

 

     Item #2 – Debbie Rawls, Sp. Ed. Teacher @ OGHS, resignation effective May 23, 2014.

 

Student of the Year Awards were presented by Mrs. Sheri Pippin. Winners’ pictures were taken with Superintendent Kent Davis.

 

                        Kade Klink – 5th grader @ OGE

                        Summer Holloway – 8th grader @ OGHS

                        Dallan Berthelot – 12th grader @ OGHS (not present)

 

Information was received concerning resignations:

 

     Brenda Herrington, Sp. Ed. Teacher @ FHS, effective March 31, 2014.

     Carmen Rosales, Teacher @ KHS, effective August 01, 2014.

     Debbie Rawls, Sp. Ed. Teacher @ OGHS, effective May 23, 2014.

    

Jerry Gathings made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to consider a resolution requesting a foreign language waiver.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to recommend Richard Strong as new Superintendent of West Carroll Parish Schools, effective July 1, 2014.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

A committee, consisting of J. Kelly Coleman, Donald Gwin, and Gene Gammill, was appointed to negotiate the contract terms of the new superintendent.

 

No motion was made to adjust the salary of the OGHS football coach/athletic director to a twelve month salary; therefore no action was taken.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to adjourn.

 

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

 J. Kelly Coleman

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 6:45 P.M.

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                       Kent Davis, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board              West Carroll Parish School Board