PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, October 5, 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, October 5, 2015 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting October 5, 2015

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, October 5, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

1.     To consider resignations, leaves and contracts;

2.     To receive a report regarding the 2015-2016 student count as of October 1, 2015;

3.     To consider hiring a bus driver to replace G.W. Martin who had an OGHS route;

4.     To consider hiring a custodian at OGHS.

5.     To announce a special Public Meeting on October 26, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. to adopt 2015 millages.

 

Donald Gwin led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:   Todd Smith

 

OTHERS PRESENT:    Richard Strong, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Vivian Martin, Charlotte Hamilton, John M. Stalling, Adam Holland, Cynthia Cockerham, Brittany Dooley, Cory McKaskle, Alanna Thompson, Sam Bishop, Jennifer Bridges, Terri Wallis, Whitni Smith, Debbie Corley, Noel Haynes, Todd Nevels, Eddie Guchereau, Angela Griffis, Maverick Grubbs, and Ron Haynes.

 

James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Donald Gwin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of September 14, 2015.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Todd 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.

 

Board Member, Todd Smith, came at 6:35 p.m.

 

Sam Ashley made a motion, seconded by Cullen Kovac, to ratify resignations, leaves and contracts.

Contracts

                                        Jessica Frith, teacher @ FHS, effective 09/17/2015.

                                        Sharon Patrick, teacher @ FHS, effective 09/17/2015.

             Retirement

                                        Humberto Saavedra, custodian @OGHS, effective 08/17/2015.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:     None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:     None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Information was received and discussed regarding the 2015-2016 student count as of October 1, 2015.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to hire a bus driver to replace G.W. Martin who had an OGHS route.  Superintendent, Richard Strong, recommended Vivian Martin for this route and she was accepted by the Board, effective October 13, 2015.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Sam Ashley, to hire a custodian at OGHS. Superintendent, Richard Strong, recommended Mary Wilson and she was accepted by the Board, effective October 6, 2015.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

There was an announcement of a Public Meeting to adopt 2015 tax millages, followed by a Finance Committee Meeting, to be held on October 26, 2015 at 9:00 A.M. at the Media Center.

 

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

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 6:45 P.M.

 

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                                Richard Strong, Superintendent                     

West Carroll Parish School Board                       West Carroll Parish School Board