PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING September 14, 2020.

 

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, September 14, 2020 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting September 14, 2020

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, September 14, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

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

  2. To levy 2020 millage rates.

 

Julie Linson led in prayer.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Todd Smith, Julie Linson, James C. Burrell, and Marilyn Haley.

MEMBERS ABSENT:  Cullen Kovac, Shane Ray, and Tracey Rios

OTHERS PRESENT:  Richard Strong, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Joanna Beard, Jerry Gathings, Archie Haley, Christy Boyte, Adrienne Gunter, DeAnna Smith, and Pam Mathis.

 

Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by Marilyn Haley, to approve the minutes of the Regular Board meeting of August 10, 2020.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Marilyn Haley, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, and Julie Linson

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: Tracey Rios, Cullen Kovac, Shane Ray

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to add 1 addendum item to original agenda.

                        Addendum:                  To discuss entering class action litigation.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Marilyn Haley, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, and Julie Linson

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: Tracey Rios, Cullen Kovac, Shane Ray

AGAINST THE MOTION:  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 Todd Smith, President, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready for the transaction of business.

 

Marilyn Haley made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to ratify information concerning resignations, leaves, contracts, and transfers:

 

Resignation - Truman Smith, principal @ KHS, effective Aug. 31, 2020.

                          Heather Shoemaker, teacher @ EHS, effective Aug.1, 2020.

                          William “Bill” Stevens, bus driver, effective Aug. 31, 2020.

                          Blaine Littlefield, bus driver, effective Aug. 31, 2020.

Contract – Brandon Smith, principal @ KHS, effective September 1, 2020.

New Hire – Jay Morgan, bus driver, effective August 24, 2020.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Marilyn Haley, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, and Julie Linson

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: Tracey Rios, Cullen Kovac, Shane Ray

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by Marilyn Haley, to levy 2020 millage rates.

Constitutional Millage                7.49      #1079011

Maintenance Millage                6.47      #1079012

Maintenance Millage Parish Wide   11.76    #1079026

Ward One Maintenance                        4.57      #1079022

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Marilyn Haley, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, and Julie Linson

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: Tracey Rios, Cullen Kovac, Shane Ray

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Marilyn Haley made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to discuss entering class action litigation.

 

                        **Shane Ray arrives at 6:42p.m.**

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Marilyn Haley, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, Shane Ray, and Julie Linson

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: Tracey Rios and Cullen Kovac

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Marilyn Haley made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to adjourn.

 

FOR THE MOTION:  Marilyn Haley, Todd Smith, James C. Burrell, Shane Ray, and Julie Linson

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: Tracey Rios and Cullen Kovac

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 7:10 P.M.

 

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Todd Smith, President                                        Richard Strong, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                      West Carroll Parish School Board