PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING May 1, 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, May 1, 2017 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting May 1, 2017

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, May 1, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

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

  2. To approve 2017-2018 School Calendar;

  3. To approve bid for bleachers at OGHS and FHS;

  4. To advertise the Fiske Union School for lease;

  5. To approve the Talent Pipeline Leader job description.

  6. To discuss Poverty Point Charter School.

  7. To adopt the recommendation of the administration with respect to the charter application submitted by Poverty Point Charter School, Inc.

  8. To approve the Seemless Summer Lunch program.

  9. To allow transfers for Doris Ratliff’s SPED bus route and Perry Brantley’s FHS bus route.

 

Julie Linson led in prayer.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Don Gwin, J. Kelly Coleman, Cullen Kovac, Todd Smith, Julie Linson, and Freddie Ashley

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:  James C. Burrell

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Richard Strong, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Joanna Beard, Pat Gwin, Sheri Pippin, Sherry Hutson, Josh Bradley, Ryan Gregory, Russ Perkins, Christy Boyte, and Larry Boyte.

 

Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of April 3, 2017.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  James C. Burrell

 

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 new items added to the original agenda.

 

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

 

Resignations:

            Diane McIntosh, teacher @ OGHS, effective May 31, 2017.

            Tiffanie Ard, teacher @ EHS, effective May 31, 2017.

            Archie Haley, teacher @ KHS, effective July 31, 2017.

            Marilyn Haley, secretary@ KHS, effective June 14, 2017.

            Perry Brantley, bus driver @ FHS, effective May 31, 2017.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  James C. Burrell

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Freddie Ashley made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to approve 2017-2018 School Calendar.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  James C. Burrell

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to approve bid for bleachers at OGHS and FHS.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  James C. Burrell

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by Freddie Ashley, to advertise the Fiske Union School for lease.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSTAIN FROM VOTING:    J. Kelly Coleman

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  James C. Burrell

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Don Gwin, to approve the Talent Pipeline Leader job description.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  James C. Burrell

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

A discussion was held regarding the Poverty Point Charter School.

 

Don Gwin made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to adopt the recommendation of the administration to deny the charter application submitted by Poverty Point Charter School, Inc.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  James C. Burrell

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to approve the Seemless Summer Lunch program.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  James C. Burrell

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Don Gwin, to allow transfers for Doris Ratliff’s SPED bus route and Perry Brantley’s FHS bus route.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  James C. Burrell

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Freddie Ashley, to adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  James C. Burrell

 

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