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

July 12, 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, July 12, 2021 at 6:30 P.M. pursuant to the following written notice to each and every member thereof:

 

Agenda for Board Meeting July 12, 2021

 

The West Carroll Parish School Board will meet at the West Carroll Parish Media Auditorium, Oak Grove, Louisiana, Monday, July 12, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

 

1.     To approve the minutes of the June 7, 2021, Regular School Board Meeting,

2.     To approve Pupil Progression Plan changes,

3.     To adopt high-quality textbooks for the 2021-2022 school year, 

4.     To adopt changes to the WCPSB Student Dress Code Policy,

5.     To adopt changes to the WCPSB Student Electronic Telecommunication Device Policy,

6.     To inform the board of LDOE revised operating guidelines,

7.     To adopt the revised operating budget for 2020-2021,

8.     To approve the advertisement of the 21-22 operating budget,

9.     To receive information about the purchase of 7 buses to remain in compliance with LA law and the disposition of buses that no longer comply with LA law,

10.  To consider a loan to Kilbourne High School athletics for a girls’ weight room and batting cages, and 

11.  To receive information concerning resignations, leaves, contracts, and transfers.

 

Julie Linson led in prayer.

 

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

MEMBERS ABSENT:  Shane Ray

OTHERS PRESENT:  Christy Boyte, Angela Johnson, Angela Anderson, Larry Boyte, Archie Haley, Deborah Evans, John Warner, Randy Orr, Belinda Chop, Penny Hale, Emily Bradley, Melanie Schrock, Dustin Clements, Dana Corley, Tony Davis, Venall Fairchild, Lisa Smith, Sharon Ward, Jerry Gathings, Rhonda Allen, and April Knight.

 

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            Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to approve the minutes of the June 7, 2021 Regular School Board Meeting,

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Shane Ray

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM #2            James C. Burrell made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to approve Pupil Progression Plan changes.

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Shane Ray

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM #3            Julie Linson made a motion, secondeded by Todd Smith, to adopt high-quality textbooks for the 2021-2022 school year.

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Shane Ray

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM #4            Todd Smith made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to adopt changes to the WCPSB Student Dress Code Policy.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  Cullen Kovac

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Shane Ray

THE MOTION PASSED.

 

ITEM #5            Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith to adopt changes to the WCPSB Student Electronic Telecommunication Device Policy.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Shane Ray

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM #6            No action taken.

 

ITEM #7            Tracey Rios made a motion, seconded by James C. Burrell, to adopt the revised operating budget for 2020-2021.

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Shane Ray

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM #8            Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Tracey Rios, to approve the advertisement of the 21-22 operating budget.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Shane Ray

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM #9            Cullen Kovac made a motion, seconded by Julie Linson, to receive information about the purchase of 7 buses to remain in compliance with LA law and the dispoal of buses that no longer comply with LA law.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Shane Ray

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

ITEM #10          Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by Tracey Rios, to make a loan to KHS athletics for girls’ weight room and batting cages.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Shane Ray

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Item #11           Information concerning resignations, leaves, contracts and transfers was ratified.

 

a      Resignations: Stacey Guerriero, Ashlynn McClain, Matthew Herring

b      Transfer: Natalie Chop from EHS to OGHS

c      Expiration of contracts with unfulfilled contingencies.

 

Julie Linson made a motion, seconded by Todd Smith, to adjourn.

 

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

AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

ABSENT AND NOT VOTING:  Shane Ray

THE MOTION PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

 

Adjournment was at 8:00 P.M.

 

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Marilyn Haley, President                                    Christy Boyte, Secretary

West Carroll Parish School Board                      West Carroll Parish School Board