PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING March 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, March 6, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting March 6, 2017

 

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

 

1.     To recognize:

·         2016-2017 Student of the Year

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

3.     To consider a resolution requesting a foreign language waiver;

4.     To adopt a resolution employing Rainer Anding & Talbot as a special tax counsel to the West Carroll Parish School Board;

5.     To extend the contract with Nexus Systems to June 30, 2018;

6.     To consider the purchase of land at Epps;

7.     To consider the purchase of a used handicapped bus;

8.     To appoint a vice-president to the Board.

 

Freddie Ashley led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Richard Strong, Angela Anderson, Angela Johnson, Brad Johnson, Presley Johnson, Ashley Johnson, Sheri Pippin, Pat Gwin, Rhonda Posey, Dann Lat Mrs. Lat, Virigilio Lat, Charlotte Hamilton, Joanna Beard, Christy Boyte, and Jamie ???

 

Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of February 6, 2017.

 

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

 

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 no changes to the original agenda.

 

Student of the Year Awardswere presented by Mrs. Sheri Pippin. Winners’ pictures were taken with Superintendent Richard Strong. 

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Don Gwin, to ratify information concerning contracts, resignations, and leaves:

 

             Resignation – Gary Traylor, teacher @ KHS, effective May 26, 2017.

                                       Kenneth Harrell, teacher @ KHS, effective May 26, 2017.

                                       Charlotte Johnson, teacher @ OGE, effective May 26, 2017.

             Contract – Kandace Mote, teacher @ OGHS, effective January 9, 2017.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   None 

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:    None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to consider a resolution requesting a foreign language waiver.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to adopt a resolution employing Rainer Anding & Talbot as a special tax counsel to the West Carroll Parish School Board.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to extend the contract with Nexus Systems to June 30, 2018.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Don Gwin, to purchase land at Epps.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Don Gwin made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to purchase a used handicapped bus.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

Don Gwin nominated James C. Burrell as Board Vice-President.

 

Don Gwin made a motion, seconded by Cullen Kovac to appoint James C. Burrell as Board Vice-President.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:00 P.M.

 

 

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                           Richard Strong, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                 West Carroll Parish School Board