The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Monday, March 3, 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, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend 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 Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

The President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson extended words of welcome to all visitors and asked for adoption of minutes.

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of February 4, 1997, the special meeting of February 5, 1997, the special meeting of February 17, 1997, and the special meeting of February 24, 1997 be approved as written.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Ernestine Houston moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignation of Mrs. Annie Bailey for retirement purpose. (effective February 4, 1997)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to grant a sabbatical leave to Mrs. Rosie Walker, teacher at Southside Elementary for professional and cultural improvement for the 1997-98 school year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr.Ralph Coleman to accept the resignation of Ms. Pamela Stewart, Aide, Lake Providence Senior High School (effective February 27, 1997)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson yield in favor of Mr. Kenneth Webb, Architect.  Mr. Webb discussed the needed repairs on the gymnasium at Lake Providence Senior High School.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to proceed with the original plan to advertise for needed repairs to gymnasium and as the project progresses the Board will make the necessary changes to address additional repairs as recommended by Mr. Webb.

 

For:  Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Against:  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins

 

Abstaining:  Mrs. Evangelia Fields

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen, Interim Superintendent apprised the Board of roof repairs at the Lake Providence Junior High School (the southwest wing).  He also stated that there are roof repairs needed at Northside Elementary School and that he would get back to the Board at a later date about this concern.

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the lone bid of Mr. Jamie Howington on the 12 acre tract of farm land own by the East Carroll Parish School Board in the amount of $900.00 for three years beginning March 4, 1997.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen, Interim Superintendent distributed copies of the proposed calendar for the 1997-98 school year for the Board's consideration.  No action was taken.

 

The President open the floor for the nomination for Superintendent

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to nominate Mr. Marrage Facen, Superintendent with a four (4) year contract

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that the nominations cease

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Voting for Mr. Marrage Facen:  Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Voting against:  Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to table items ten (10) employing a bus driver to replace Mr. Jimmy Newton and item eleven (11) appointing a principal for Transylvania Elementary School, until the April 1, 1997 regular meeting

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields that the meeting adjourn.

 

MOTION PASSED