PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING, February 6, 2017.

 

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, February 6, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting February 6, 2017

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana Monday, February 6, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

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

2.     To advertise for gymnasium bleachers for FHS and OGHS;

3.     Amy Tynes, with Allen, Geen, & Williamson, will present audit report for 2015-2016 fiscal year;

4.     To review and adopt policy updates:

·        Authorized Signatures                             

·        Student Assignment

·        Administration of Medication      

·        School Admission

·        Dangerous Weapons

·        Expectant and Parenting Students

 

Todd Smith led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

 

OTHERS PRESENT: Richard Strong, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Amy Tynes, Joanna Beard, Belinda Chop, and Freddie Ashley.

 

Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by Don Gwin, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of January 9, 2017.

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

There were 2 changes to the original agenda.

 

5.     To appoint an interim School Board member for vacant District 7 Board member seat due to the resignation of Sam Ashley.

  1. To call for a special election to appoint a District 7 Board member.

James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Cullen Kovac, to approve changes to agenda.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to ratify information concerning resignations, contracts, and leaves.

 

Contracts:               Ronnie Thompson, teacher @ OGHS, effective January 17, 2017.

Resignations:         Sam Ashley, School Board member, effective Jan.16, 2017

Donna Tucker, librarian @ OGHS, effective January 31, 2017.

                               

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to advertise for gymnasium bleachers for FHS and OGHS.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

An Audit Report for the 2015-2016 fiscal year was presented by Amy Tynes.

 

Don Gwin made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to review and adopt policy updates:

 

·        Authorized Signatures                             

·        Student Assignment

·        Administration of Medication      

·        School Admission

·        Dangerous Weapons

·        Expectant and Parenting Students

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to appoint Mr. Freddie Ashley as interim School Board member for vacant District 7 Board member seat due to the resignation of Sam Ashley.

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to call for a special election to appoint a District 7 Board member.  The primary election will be held October 14, 2017 and the general election will be held November 18, 2017, with qualifying dates of July 12-14, 2017.

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Don Gwin, to adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:15 P.M.

 

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                            Richard Strong, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                  West Carroll Parish School Board