PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, SEPTEMBER 8, 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, September 14, 2015 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting September 14, 2015

 

***To hold a Public Hearing on the 2015-2016 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures.

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, September 14, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

**Announcements of Public Meeting**

 

1.     To adopt the 2015-2016 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures;

2.     To consider resignations, transfers,  leaves, and contracts;

3.     To accept proposed Pupil Progression Plan changes for 2015-2016 school year;

4.     To consider approval of the “Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire”, an auditing requirement;

5.     To adopt new policy changes;

6.     To accept bids for 2 surplus homes in Epps.

 

The floor was opened at 6:30 p.m. for a Public Hearing on the 2015-2016 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures.  Board members were given copies of the budget from business manager, Angela Johnson. The Public Meeting was closed at 6:35 p.m.

 

Donald Gwin led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Richard Strong, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Deanna Smith, Belinda Chop, Sheri Pippin, Joanna Beard, Eddie Guchereau, and Charlotte Hamilton.

 

James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of August 3, 2015.

 

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

 

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.

 

There was one new item added to the original agenda.

 

Add to Item #2

 To evaluate salary schedule for Theresa Brantley.  Mrs. Sheri Pippin recommends Schedule A pay.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Sam Ashley, to approve the changes to the original agenda.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  J. Kelly Coleman, Julie Linson, Donald Gwin, James C. Burrell, Cullen Kovac, Sam Ashley, 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 2015-2016 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Julie Linson, Todd Smith, Cullen Kovac, J. Kelly Coleman, James C. Burrell, and Donald Gwin.

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Johnny Smith made a motion, seconded by Gene Gammill, to consider a September 15, 2014 Special meeting to discuss 2014-2015 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to approve resignations, transfers, leaves, and contracts.

            Resignation:

                        William Fowler, teacher at OGHS

            Transfer:

                        Amanda Creech, Pre-K teacher, from FHS to KHS

            Contracts:

                        Amy Warren, teacher @ FHS effective August 2015.

                        Hannah Matthews, teacher @ OGHS effective August 2015.

                        Rebecca Mitchell, Title I Aide @ FHS effective August 2015.

                        Maria Stalling, Language liaison, effective August 2015.

            Theresa Brantley’s Schedule A salary is effective retroactively for August 17, 2015.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Donald Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Cullen Kovac, Sam Ashley, Julie Linson, 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 Donald Gwin, to accept proposed Pupil Progression Plan changes for 2015-2016 school year.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Sam Ashley made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson,to consider approval of the “Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire”, an auditing requirement.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Sam Ashley made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to adopt new policy changes.

     EDD – School Bus Scheduling and Routing

    JCDB – Student Dress Code

     JDD – Student Suspension

     JDE – Student Expulsion

       JR – Student Privacy and Education Records

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Donald Gwin made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to accept bids for 2 surplus homes in Epps.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Sam Ashley, to adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 Adjournment was at 7:10 P.M.

 

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                              Richard Strong, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                     West Carroll Parish School Board