PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING October 2, 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, October 2, 2017, at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting October 2, 2017

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, October 2, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

Agenda for the Board Meeting October 2, 2017:

 

  1. To consider resignations, leaves and contracts;

     

  2. To consider approval of the “Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire”, an auditing requirement;

     

  3. To consider options in order to comply with Federal Uniform Guidance Act;

     

  4. To consider options in order to comply with Federal Uniform Guidance Act concerning the 2015-2016 year.

 

J. Kelly Coleman led in prayer.

 

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

 

MEMBERS ABSENT:   None

 

OTHERS PRESENT:    Richard Strong, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Pat Gwin, Sharon Ward, Kelly Harper, Robin Brister, Melanie Schrock, Susan Sims, Kayla Neatherly, and Sheri Pippin.

 

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.

 

Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of September 11, 2017.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Freddie Ashley, James C. Burrell, J. Kelly Coleman, Donald Gwin, Cullen Kovac, 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.

 

There no addendum items to the original agenda.

No information to discuss regarding resignations, leaves, and contracts.

 

James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to approve the “Louisiana Compliance Questionnaire”.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Freddie Ashley made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to accept option #3 to comply with Federal Uniform Guidance Act.  Option #3 states the West Carroll School Board will pay for the 8th hour for all other employees that follow the same salary schedule as certified 7 hour employees but are not compensated for the extra hour.  Effective fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, there will be both a 7 hour and an 8 hour certified salary schedule for certified employees to follow.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  Don Gwin

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:  Cullen Kovac

 

THE MOTION PASSED.

 

Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to comply with the Federal Uniform Guidance Act concerning the 2015-2016 year, by paying for the 8th hour of work for those certified employees that were not compensated.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:  Cullen Kovac

 

THE MOTION PASSED.

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to adjourn.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  None

 

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:20 P.M.

 

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J. Kelly Coleman, President                           Richard Strong, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                 West Carroll Parish School Board