The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, April 1, 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.  All visitors were welcomed.

 

Invocation was given by Reverend Tommy McKeel.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of March 3, 1997 as written.

 

Voting for:  Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Mr. Buford Perry

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the resignation of Ms. Kimberly Diane Caldwell, teacher, Transylvania Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to employ Ms. Sharolyn Gibson to replace Ms. Kimberly Caldwell at Transylvania Elementary School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to grant Mrs. Earnest Jean Toston the use of Southside Cafeteria, July 5 & 6, 1997 to host the "Toston and Overton Family Reunion."

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to table the method to be used in selecting someone to complete the fiscal audit until further negotiation with Mr. Bradley involving the audit cost are completed.  Action on this matter will be taken in the May 6, 1997 regular meeting.

 

Voting for:  Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens

 

Voting against:  Mr. Buford Perry

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to authorize the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen to advertise for Official Journal and Official Depository for the East Carroll Parish School Board

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to accept the School Calendar for the 1997-98 school session.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Ernestine Houston moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to declare the month of April "Child Search Month."

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Special Education Application was disseminated to all Board members for review and the application will be approved in the Board's May 6, 1997 regular meeting.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields that the Board go into "Executive Session."

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel that the regular meeting convene.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields that the Board accept the recommendation of the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen and his staff to employ the following persons in the following positions with four (4) year contracts.

 

            Mrs. Ruthie Auston        Asst. Principal, Southside Elementary

            Mr. Willie Bell                Curriculum Supervisor, Central Office

            Mrs. Bobbie J. Facen    Principal, Southside Elementary

            Mr. Robert James          Principal, Northside Elementary

            Mrs. Judy Knight            Principal, Transylvania Elementary

            Mrs. Autrolia Layton       Asst. Principal, Lake Providence Jr. High

            Ms. Alice Nichols           Secondary Supervisor, Central Office

 

Voting for:  Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Abstaining:  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Emdondson to grant the request of the following teacher to attend the Reading Conference in Atlanta, GA, May 4-9, 1997.  Board would pay substitute teacher for Mrs. Green.

 

            1.  Mrs. Emma Jean Bell            Northside Elementary

            2.  Mrs. Mary W. Green              Monticello

            3.  Ms. Letha Whaley                 Monticello

 

The motion was amended by Mrs. Ernestine Houston, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to also pay hotel expense for this trip "Only."

 

MOTION AND AMENDMENT PASSED

 

The Superintendent announced the regularly scheduled School Board meeting time would be changed from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. starting May 6, 1997.

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED