PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING August 7, 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, August 7, 2017, at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting August 7, 2017

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, August 7, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

*To hold a Public Meeting to adopt 2017 Tax Millages.

1.     To consider resignations, leaves and contracts;

2.     To adopt 2017 Tax Millages;

3.     To consider a request to advertise for a Public Hearing on the 2016-2017 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures;

4.     To consider changing the date of the September Board meeting;

5.     To discuss student meal prices – Sheri Pippin;

6.     To fill open bus routes at EHS and FHS.

Todd Smith led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:   None

 

OTHERS PRESENT:   Richard Strong, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Pat Gwin, DeAnna Smith, Sharon Ward, Belinda Chop, Kelly Hoppe, Sherry Hutson, Joanna Beard, Teddy Garcia, Jenny Garcia, Jerry Gathings, Sheri Pippin, Adrienne Gunter, Penny Hale, Shenequa Williams, Christy Boyte, and Randy Orr.

 

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.

 

James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of July 6, 2017.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

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

 

Freddie Ashley made a motion, seconded by Don Gwin, to add one new item to the original agenda.

 

Addendum Items:

                          To discuss bus trade opportunity with Ross Buses.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

 

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

 

New Contracts:  Certified Teaching positions

                          EHS – Sarah Miller, Natalie Chop

                          KHS – Abigail Russell, Anisha Blansett, Beverly Murray, Morgan Reeves

                          FHS – Charles Amos, Claire Stanley, Nicki Campanale, Miranda Lancaster

                          OGE – Jami-Lynn Bailey, Deborah Evans, Jillee Wits, Ashley Pippin

                          OGH – Elizaabeth Williams, Anthony Davis, Clay Lewis

                          John R. Warner, assistant principal @ OGHS, effective August 2, 2017.               

                          Whitney Collum, secretary@ KHS, effective August 2, 2017.

                          Lindsey Hankins, lunchroom tech @ OGE, effective August 16, 2017.

                          Brook Duff, guidance counselor @ OGHS and KHS.

                          Shannon Ainsworth, custodian @ FHS.

                          Contract Renewals:

                          Sherry Hutson (Title 1 Supervisor)

                          Belinda Chop  (Elem. Supervisor)

                          Melanie Schrock (Sped Supervisor)

                         

Transfers:

                          Brandon Smith (KHS) to Central Office as interim Sec.Supervisor.

To EHS – Eddie Guchereau (media center)-asst. principal, Carolyn Guchereau (media center)-teacher/mentor, Amy Peacock (FHS)-teacher

                          To OGE – Rachel Layton (KHS)

                          To OGH – Elsie Sugg (FHS)

                          To FHS –  Tanya Caston (OGE)

 

                          Resignation:    Annette Corder, teacher @ FHS.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to adopt 2017 Tax Millages.

 

Constitutional Tax                                    7.23 Mills           #1079011

                                       Maintenance Tax                                     6.24 Mills           #1079012

                                       Maintenance Tax Parish Wide Tax          11.76 Mills         #1079026

                                       Ward One Maintenance                           4.57 Mills          #1079022

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Freddie Ashley, to advertise for a Public Hearing on the 2016-2017 Budget of Receipts and Expenditures.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to change the date of the September Board meeting from September 4, 2017, Labor Day, to September 11, 2017.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to discuss student meal prices.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to fill open bus routes at EHS and FHS with Jerry Gathings and Teddy Garcia.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None.

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to discuss bus trade opportunity with Ross Buses.

 

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

 

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

 

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