The special meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Monday, February 17, 1997 at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Rev. Tommy McKeel, Rev. Michael Owens, Mr. Buford Perry.

 

Member(s) absent: None

 

The meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson

 

Invocation was given by Mrs. Ernestine Houston

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson asked the Board to allow Mr. Joseph Jackson to address the Board concerning an Internet proposal. Mr. Jackson asked the Board to agree to pay the fee to maintain the Internet System in all schools at a cost of $807.30

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept Mr. Jackson's proposal. Questions followed.

 

Board members questioned whether the contract would cover installation and repairs. Mr. Jackson said he was sure it would. However, Mrs. Evangelia Fields amended the motion to say that the board would adopt the Internet proposal pending a review of the contract. Bayou Internet will be the provider. Six members voted in favor of amendment.

         

AMENDMENT PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to suspend interviewing the candidates.

 

Voting for: Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Reverend Michael Owens

 

Voting against: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Abstaining:  Reverend Tommy McKeel (Tie Vote)

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to go into executive session.     

    

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to resume the regular meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that the meeting adjourn.

 

Georgjean Jackson, President             Marrage Facen, Superintendent                                                    

East Carroll Parish School Board         East Carroll Parish School Board