PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING August 3, 2015.

 

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, August 3, 2015, at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting August 3, 2015

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, August 3, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

***To hold a public meeting to discuss the adoption of the millage rates for 2015***

1.     To adopt ad valorem millage rates for 2015;

2.     To consider resignations, leaves and contracts;

3.     To consider a request to advertise for a Public Hearing on the 2015-2016 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures;

4.     To consider changing the date of the September Board meeting;

5.     To fill Forest principal position;

6.     To consider the approval of the Pupil Progression Plan Committee for 2015-2016.

7.     To consider a study of parish dress code.

8.     To evaluate the Superintendent on the 2014-2015 school year.

 

The floor was opened for a Public Hearing on adopting the millage rate(s) for the 2015 tax year.  No questions or comments were posed from the Board members or those in attendance and the Public Hearing was closed.

 

Sam Ashley led in prayer.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  J. Kelly Coleman, Donald Gwin, James C. Burrell, Sam Ashley, and Todd Smith.

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:   None

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Richard Strong, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Joanna Beard, Sheri Pippin, Belinda Chop, Penny Hale, Larry Boyte, Christy Boyte, and Patricia Gwin.

 

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.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of July 6, 2015.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Todd Smith, Sam Ashley, and James C. Burrell

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

President J. Kelly Coleman asked if there were any changes to the agenda.

 

Sam Ashley made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to add two new items to the original agenda.

 

ITEM #9

 

To issue a proclamation ordering a special election to fill vacancies left on the School Board by the resignations of Mr. Gene Gammill and Mr. Johnny Smith.  The qualifying dates are September 8, 9, and 10, 2015. Primary election date is October 24, 2015 followed by the general election date of November 21, 2015.

ITEM # 10

To appoint Board Members to fill the vacant seats for District 1 and District 6 in West Carroll Parish for the remainder of 2015.   

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Donald Gwin, Sam Ashley, James C. Burrell, and Todd Smith.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:   None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell to adopt the millage rate(s) for tax year 2015.

 

FOR THE MOTION:    J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, Donald Gwin, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:    None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Sam Ashley made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to consider resignations, leaves, and contracts.

                      Contracts:

                                    Steve Harris, assistant principal @ FHS

                                    Trent Heard, assistant principal @ OGHS

                        Resignation:

                                    Sharon White, Tax Deputy, effective September 4, 2015.

                                    Johnny Smith, Board Member, effective July 29, 2015.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Donald Gwin, James C. Burrell, Todd Smith, J. Kelly Coleman, and Sam Ashley.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:              None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to advertise for a Public Hearing on the 2015-2016 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Donald Gwin, Sam Ashley, James C. Burrell, and Todd Smith.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:   None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to change the date of the September Board meeting from September 7, 2015 to September 14, 2015.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Donald Gwin, James C. Burrell, and Todd Smith.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell to fill Forest principal position with Christy Boyte effective August 4, 2015.

 

FOR THE MOTION:    J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, Donald Gwin, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:    None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Sam Ashley, to approve the Pupil Progression Plan Committee for 2015-2016.

 

2015-2016 West Carroll Parish Schools Pupil Progression Plan
Proposed Committee Members

EHS: Penny Hale, Ashley Adams-Graves, Christina Wilhite

KHS: Brandon Smith, Mickey Hudolin, Cindy Strickland

OGE: Joanna Beard, Anna Claire Dettenhaim, Paula Plunkett (Assistant Principal if filled)

FHS: Principal (once hired), Steve Harris, Larry Boyte

OGHS: Mike Gammill, Assistant Principal (if filled), Brooke Duff

Central Office/Other:Belinda Chop, Emily Bradley, Edwin Guchereau, Melanie Schrock, Susan Sims, Sherry Hutson, Sarah Beth Kovac

Parent/Community:Allison Whitstine, Rachel Layton, Amy LaRavia, Adrienne Gunter, Heather Allen, Lisa Smith, Courtney Bolding, Robin Brister, Angela Anderson

ADD THESE FOUR NAMES TO THE LIST OF CENTRAL OFFICE/OTHER:

 

Toney Grimes (counselor), Tonia Berthelot(counselor), Carolyn Guchereau (Curriculum Coach), and Sharon Littlefield (Curriculum Coach)

 

FOR THE MOTION:   James C. Burrell, J. Kelly Coleman, Todd Smith, Donald Gwin, and Sam Ashley.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to consider a study of the parish dress code.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Donald Gwin, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, and Sam Ashley.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:   None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Sam Ashley made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to convene into Executive Session to evaluate the Superintendent on the 2014-2015 school year.  Time was 6:55 p.m.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  James C. Burrell, Sam Ashley, Donald Gwin, Todd Smith, and J. Kelly Coleman.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:           None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Sam Ashly,to reconvene into regular session.  Time was 7:35 p.m.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   J. Kelly Coleman, Donald Gwin, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, and Sam Ashley.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:   None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Sam Ashley, to issue a proclamation ordering a special election to fill vacancies left on the School Board by the resignations of Mr. Gene Gammill and Mr. Johnny Smith.  The qualifying dates are September 8, 9, and 10, 2015. Primary election date is October 24, 2015 followed by the general election date of November 21, 2015.

FOR THE MOTION:  J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, and Donald Gwin.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:           None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Sam Ashley to appoint Mrs. Julie Linson as District 1 School Board member and Mr. Cullen Kovac as District 6 School Board member effective August 3, 2015.

FOR THE MOTION:    J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, Donald Gwin, and James C. Burrell.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:    None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to adjourn.

 

FOR THE MOTION:     J. Kelly Coleman, Sam Ashley, Todd Smith, Donald Gwin, and James C. Burrell

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:          None.

.

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:40 P.M.

 

 

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                       Richard Strong, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board              West Carroll Parish School Board