The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, May 6, 1997, at 7:30 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. Earnestine 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 Mrs. Earnestine Houston that the minutes of the regular meeting of April 1, 1997 be accepted as written.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to take all bids on Lake Providence Senior High School Gymnasium repairs under advisement.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to authorize the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen to advertise for bids on roof repairs at Northside Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Earnestine Houston moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens that the Banner Democrat be accepted as the Official Journal for the East Carroll School Parish Board as described in the following Bid recap:

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that Louisiana Delta Bank and Hibernia National Bank be accepted as the Official Depositories for the East Carroll Parish School Board as described in the following Bid recap:

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the following recommended persons to supervise the Summer Recreational Program.

 

BASEBALL

 

            EUGENE HALEY           DIRECTOR

            DAVID HERRINGTON    ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

 

BASKETBALL

 

            EARL WEBB                 DIRECTOR

            EARL WEBB, JR.          ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

 

SOFTBALL

 

            PATSY TAYLOR            DIRECTOR

            THERESA THOMAS      ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

 

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 Edmondson to accept the recommended list of certified employees for the 1997-98 school session

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to authorize the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen to accept resignations and fill vacancies.

 

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. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignation of Mrs. Cora Holmes, Adult Education teacher for "Night Classes"

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the recommendation of Mrs. Voleria Millikin, Adult Education Supervisor and Mr. Marrage Facen, Superintendent to employ Ms. Dianne Turner, Adult Education teacher for "Night Classes"

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson yield in favor of Mrs. Ruthie Rucker, representative from the Department of Social Services.  Mrs. Rucker explained the welfare recipient work program

 

Mrs. Ernestine Houston moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to consider the request of Mrs. Ruthie Rucker to employ Welfare recipients.  It was further stipulated that Mr. Marrage Facen, Superintendent be authorized to enter into an agreement with the Department of Social Services to place workers in the School System.  It was further stipulated that workers be screened by Mr. Marrage Facen, Superintendent and the work site supervisors before being placed in the School System.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to authorize Mrs. Kathy Hattaway, School Food Service Supervisor to advertise for bids on school food service supplies.  Also Mr. Willie Bell, Curriculum Supervisor be authorized to advertise for bids on janitorial supplies.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to approve the Special Education Application for the 1997-98 school term.

 

MOTION PASSED

Mr. Marrage Facen informed the Board that guidelines were being formulated for use of Title I Van.  He also announced the graduation dates and apprised the Board of the change in date of the Sport Program from Thursday, May 8, 1997 to Saturday, May 17, 1997 at 7:00 p.m. at Transylvania Elementary School.

 

Mrs. Willie Mae Stewart, spokesperson for Support Personnel expressed appreciation to the Board for allowing all interested employees to attend the rally for a pay raise in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, April 30, 1997

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to grant Mrs. Shelly Taylor Smith the use of Lake Providence Senior High School Cafeteria for a family reunion June 28, 1997.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to table the request of Ms. Betty Reed to conduct a Summer Art Program at Northside Elementary School.

 

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

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to grant the Southside 4-H Club permission to take a trip to Orlando, Florida departing May 29, 1997 and returning June 1, 1997. There will be 35 students and 7 teachers in this group.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to approve the salary supplement of $650.00 for all East Carroll Parish School Board employees.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to authorize the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen to advertise for a one (1) year audit of all School Board funds.

 

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

 

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

 

TIE VOTE

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to accept the offer of Mr. Louis Bradley, Auditor to perform the annual audit of all School Board funds for a three (3) year period at the price of twelve thousand dollars ($12,000) per year including all out-of-pocket expenses.

 

Voting for:  Mrs. Evangelia Field, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston that the meeting adjourn.

 

MOTION PASSED