PROCEEDINGS OF THE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD OF THE PARISH OF WEST CARROLL, STATE OF LOUISIANA, TAKEN AT A REGULAR MEETING March 1, 2021.

 

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 1, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting March 1, 2021

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, March 1, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

1.      To approve minutes of the February 2021 regular school board meeting

2.      To appoint a chair for the finance committee

3.      To set the date for the honors banquet

4.      To read the notice to consider adopting a resolution ordering and calling an election to be held in West Carroll Parish School District of the Parish of West Carroll, State of Louisiana to authorize the renewal/continuation of an ad valorem tax

5.      To adopt a resolution for collection of Village of Kilbourne Sales Tax

6.      To adopt the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Budget

7.      To discuss a potential sales tax increase

8.      To consider resignations, transfers, leaves, and contracts.

Shane Ray led in prayer.

 

The floor was opened for a public hearing at 6:30p.m. 

One comment from the floor.

The floor was closed at 6:40p.m.

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Marilyn Haley, Tracey Rios, James C. Burrell, Shane Ray, Cullen Kovac, Todd Smith, and Julie Linson

MEMBERS ABSENT:  None

OTHERS PRESENT:  Christy Boyte, Angela Johnson, Adrienne Gunter, Sharon Ward, Archie Haley, John Warner, Joanna Beard, Brandon Smith, Sheri Pippen, Vendal Fairchild, Clark Strange, Larry Boyte, Ryan Gregory, Charlotte Hamilton, Belinda Chop, Charlotte Johnson, Josh Bradley, and Russ Perkins

 

Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Tracey Rios, to add addendum item between items #2 and #3 to agenda

 

Item 3a – To consider approving superintendent search timeline, application form, etc.

 

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

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 Marilyn Haley, President, who then stated that the Parish School Board was ready for the transaction of business.

 

ITEM #1           James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to approve the minutes of the February 2021 regular board meeting.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM #2           Tracey Rios made a motion, seconded by Shane Ray, to appoint a chair for the finance committee. Julie Linson was appointed chair for the finance committee.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM #3a          Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to consider approving superintendent search timeline, application form, etc.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

                       

ITEM #3b         Shane Ray made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to set the date for the honors banquet for May 4, 2021 at 7:30p.m.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM #4           Marilyn Haley read aloud an announcement of a public hearing to be held on April 5, 2021 pertaining to renewal of ad valorem tax.

 

ITEM #5           Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Tracey Rios, to adopt a resolution for collection of Village of Kilbourne Sales Tax

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM #6           Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to adopt the 2020-2021 Fiscal Year Budget

 

WEST CARROLL PARISH SCHOOL BOARD

OPERATING BUDGET OF RECEIPTS AND EXPENDITURES

FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2020-2021

 

RECEIPTS:

                                                                                                        Prior Yr.    Current Yr.

Revenue from Local Sources                                                        $ 5,129,584     $5,121,486

Revenue from State Sources                                                         13,958,962      13,722,209

Revenue from Federal Sources                                                       2,480,524       3,588,878

Other Sources of Funds                                                                   158,972         269,427

TOTAL REVENUE                                                                        $ 21,728,042     $22,702,000

 

EXPENDITURES:

 

Expenditures for Instruction                                                         $12,224,142     $13,167,120

Expenditures for Supporting Services Programs                          8,052,101       7,896,846

Expenditures for Operation of Non-Instructional Services           1,425,466       1,450,904

Expenditures for Facility Acquisition & Construction Services       244,465         204,041

Other Uses of Funds                                                                        150,086         304,472

 

TOTAL EXPENDITURES                                                                $22,096,260     $23,023,383

 

Total Excess/(Deficit) for the year                                               ($368,218)       ($321,383)

 

FUND BALANCE AT BEGINNING OF YEAR                            $ 9,108,518      $8,721,146

FUND BALANCE AT END OF YEAR (estimate only)                $ 8,740,300      $8,399,763

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  Cullen Kovac

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None

THE MOTION PASSED.

 

ITEM #7           Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Tracey Rios, to table a discussion regarding potential sales tax increase.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

There was no new information to consider regarding resignations, transfers, leaves, and contracts.

 

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

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING: None

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

Adjournment was at 7:25 P.M.

 

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Marilyn Haley, President                                      Christy Boyte, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                   West Carroll Parish School Board