The Special Meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, July 15, 1997 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

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

 

Member(s) absent:  Mr. Gene Edmondson, Reverend Tommy McKeel

 

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

 

Invocation was given by Mrs. Ernestine Houston

 

The President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson informed all present that the primary purpose for the meeting was to open bids submitted by Bidders on roof repairs at Northside Elementary School

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the low bid of Central Roofing, Monroe, Louisiana in the amount of $94,826.00 to do the roof repairs at Northside Elementary School as soon as possible

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that the School Board add several items to the agenda

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ken Webb, Architect, presented two cost estimates to be added to the proposed work being done on the Lake Providence Senior High School Gym:

 

            1.         Lighting

            2.         Roof repairs on lobby and locker rooms (boys and girls)

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to renovate the Lake Providence

 

Senior High Gymnasium lighting and re-roofing of low roof area: (Lobby & boys and girls locker room)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to approve the School Brochure being prepared by Ms. Lucinda Bland before school starts.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that the Board go into ”r;Executive Session”

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Ernestine Houston moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields that the Executive Session end and the Board continue its Special Meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Ernestine Houston moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to allow Mr. Kendall Thompson  to purchase liability insurance on his bus from a company other than State Farm, the Board’s carrier.  The Board would pay the same amount to the carrier selected by Mr. Thompson for liability coverage as it would have paid to State Farm Insurance for liability insurance coverage on Mr. Thompson’s bus.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

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

 

Mrs. Ernestine Houston moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins that the meeting adjourn.

 

MOTION PASSED