PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, December 1, 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, December 1, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting December 1, 2014

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, December 1, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

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

2.     To consider setting the date, time, and place of the board meetings for 2015;

3.     To consider the selection of Board President and Vice-President for the 2015 calendar year.

4.     To consider changing the date of the January meeting;

5.     To receive policy updates;

6.     To consider filling two bus routes John Carroll and Paul Philley;

7.     To honor out-going Board Members.

 

Johnny Smith led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  J.T. Martin

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Richard Stong, Angela Anderson, Greg Ward, Sharon Ward, James Burrell, Melanie Shrock, Johnny C. Moss, Gene McAllister, Duncan McAllister, and Deuce McAllister.

 

Kathy McAllister made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of November 3, 2014.

 

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

 

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.

 

There was one new item added to the original agenda.

                        Addendum Item #7

                                    To consider filling Sandra McAlpin’s Special Ed. Bus route for transfer.

 

Jerry Gathings made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to approve changes to original agenda.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Information was received regarding resignations, leaves, contracts, and transfers.

     

            Resignations:

                        Kay Hopkins, teacher @ OGHS, effective 12/19/2014.

                        Linda Smith, aide @ EHS, effective 11/21/2014/

                        Mark Bowman, supervisor @ Central Office, effective 12/20/2014.

 

Gene Gammill made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to consider setting the date, time, and place of the board meetings for 2015 as it has traditionally been as the first Monday of each month at 6:30 P.M. at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

The floor was opened for nominations for the positions of 2015 President and Vice-President of the West Carroll Parish School Board.

Board Member Johnny Smith nominated J. Kelly Coleman as President.  All members present were in favor of this nomination.

Board Member Gene Gammill nominated Donald Gwin as Vice-President.  All members present were in favor of this nomination.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin to change the date of the January meeting from January 5, 2014 to January 12, 2014.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Johnny Smith, to receive policy updates.

Legislative Policy Changes – Part 2:

            ABCC               Term of Office

            BCBB               Notification of School Board Meetings

            BCBD               Agenda Preparation and Dissemination

            BCBK               Executive Sessions

            BCBH               Minutes of School Board Meetings

            EDD                 School Bus Scheduling and Routing

            GBRJ               Substitutes

            ID                     Curriculum

            IFA                   Instructional Materials

            JBC                  School Admission

            JBH                  Attendance Reports for Student Drivers           

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:     None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Jerry Gathings, to consider filling the two bus routes of John Carroll and Paul Philley.  Johnny Moss was recommended to John Carroll’s former bus route and Prentiss Simmons was recommended to Paul Philley’s former bus route.  Both drivers became effective December 2, 2014.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Kathy McAllister, Johnny Smith, Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, 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 consider filling Sandra McAlpin’s Special Ed. Bus route for transfer.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:     None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Superintendent Richard Strong made a presentation of plaques for out-going Board Members J.T. Martin, Kathy McAllister, and Jerry Gathings.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Kathy McAllister, to adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  J.T. Martin

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 6:45 P.M.

 

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                      Richard Stong, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                               West Carroll Parish School Board