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

 

Agenda for Board Meeting October 6, 2014

 

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

 

***To hold a public meeting to discuss the adoption of the ad valorem millage rates for 2014***

1.     To adopt ad valorem millage rates for 2014 tax year;

2.     To consider resignations, leaves and contracts;

3.     To receive a report regarding the 2014-2015 student count as of October 1, 2014;

4.     To consider opening for transfers the former John Carroll bus route.

5.     To consider opening for transfers the former Paul Philley bus route.

 

The floor was opened at 6:30 p.m. for a Public Hearing to adopt the ad valorem millage rates for 2014.  After comments from the Board and the audience, the Public Meeting was closed at 6:41 p.m.

 

J. Kelly Coleman led in prayer.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Donald Gwin, Kathy McAllister, J. Kelly Coleman, J. T. Martin, Gene Gammill,

                            and Jerry Gathings.

MEMBERS ABSENT:   Johnny Smith

OTHERS PRESENT:    Richard Strong, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Joseph Rucker, Sharon Ward,  

                            James Burrell, and DeAnna Smith.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by J.T. Martin, to approve the minutes of the Special Board meeting of September 15, 2014.

 

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

                          Gene Gammill.

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith

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.

 

There was one new item added to the original agenda.

 

     Add Item #2

                        Resignation:

                        Sandra McAlpin, bus driver @ KHS, effective October 22, 2014.

 

Gene Gammill made a motion, seconded by J.T. Martin, to approve the changes to the original agenda.

 

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

                                       J. Kelly Coleman.

AGAINST THE MOTION:     None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     Johnny Smith

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Superintendent Richard Strong made a public announcement of a Finance Committee meeting to be held on

October 22, 2014, at 8 a.m. at the Central Office.

 

Gene Gammill made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to adopt the ad valorem millage rates for 2014:

 

# 1079022    Ward one Maintenance   Epps School                         mill  5.32

            # 1079011   Constitutional School Tax                                             mill  7.24

            # 1079012   Maintenance School Tax                                              mill  6.24

            # 1079026   Maintenance Tax Parishwide School District                mill  11.77

 

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

                                     Donald Gwin.

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Jerry Gathings made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, consider resignations, leaves, and contracts.

         Resignations:

                        Lori Green, aide @FHS, effective September 12, 2014.

                        Doris Rogers, aide@OGHS, effective December 19, 2014.

                        Linda Alexander, teacher@OGES, effective December 19, 2014.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Donald Gwin, Jerry Gathings, Gene Gammill, J. Kelley Coleman, Kathy McAllister,  

                          J.T. Martin.

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

The Board received a report regarding the 2014-2015 student count as of October 1, 2014.  This report

was discussed with no actions taken.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to open for transfers the former John Carroll

bus route.

 

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

                          Jerry Gathings.

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Jerry Gathings made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin to open for transfers the former Paul Philley bus route .

 

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

                         Kathy McAllister.

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Johnny Smith

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

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

 

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

                          Jerry Gathings.

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. Kelly Coleman, President                             Richard Strong, Superintendent                     

West Carroll Parish School Board                    West Carroll Parish School Board