PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING June 2, 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, June 2, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting June 2, 2014

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

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

2.     To consider the approval of an Official Journal for the fiscal year 2014-2015;

3.     To consider the approval of the Vocational Program for the fiscal year 2014-2015;

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

5.     To consider a discussion of the eighteen to one (18-1) student/teacher ratio and how it should be administered.

 

Johnny Smith led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:   J.T. Martin

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Richie Strong, Kent Davis, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Mark Bowman, Joanna Beard, and Johnny Turner.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of May 5, 2014.

 

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

 

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, 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 new item added to the original agenda.

 

Item #6

Discuss the purchase of land adjoining Epps High School.

 

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

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:    None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Information was received concerning contracts, resignations, and leaves.  No action was taken.

 

     Resignations:

 

          Margaret Overby, OGHS & KHS counselor, effective June 3, 2014.

          Gerald Cayer, OGHS teacher/coach, effective May 16, 2014.

          Eryn Johnson, Speech, effective May 16, 2014.

          Donna Dukes, Special Ed., effective June 30, 2014.

 

     Probationary teachers who have signed contracts for the 2014-2015 school year:

 

(EHS)               Ashley Adams-Graves               (OGE)               Kathy Anderson

                        Patrick Chambers                                              Rebecca Bass

                        Chelsea Chisolm                                               Lacey Jones

                        Daniel Dalleo                                                    Catherine Munholon

                        Allison Whitstine                                                Heather Payne                          

                        William Wilhite                                                   Barbara Trapp

                                                                        Zina Yates

(FHS)                Christie Ayers

                        Chasity Griffin                           (KHS)               Courtney Bolding

                        Cristy Herrington                                               Josh Bradley

                        Barrett Kitchens                                                 Archie Haley

                        Amanda Ritchie                                                 Casey Harrell

                        Franki Tackett                                                   Jenny Hiner

                                                                                                Candice Mixon

(OGHS)             Julie Chambers

Ronnie Thompson

                        John Robert Warner

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to approve the West Carroll Gazette as the Official School Board Journal for the fiscal year 2014-2015.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:   J.T. Martin.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Jerry Gathings made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to approve the Vocational Program for the fiscal year 2014-2015.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Kathy McAllister, Johnny Smith, 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 Johnny Smith, to continue with the agreement with the Vermillion Parish School Board for participation in the District Cooperative of Louisiana.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  J.T. Martin.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

A discussion was had concerning the eighteen to one (18-1) student/teacher ratio and how it should be administered.  No action was taken.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the purchase of land adjoining Epps High School.

 

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

 

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 adjourn.

 

FOR THE MOTION:     Gene Gammill, Johnny Smith, Jerry Gathings 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 8:00 P.M.

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                       Kent Davis, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board              West Carroll Parish School Board