The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, August 5, 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 order by the President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson

 

Invocation was given by Reverend Michael Owens

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of July 1, 1997 and special meeting of July 15, 1997 as written

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to add to the agenda the following items:

 

            1.  Proposed Budget

            2.  Roof Repairs (Northside)

            3.  Leasing Greenbriar Ridge Property (Farm #535)

 

MOTION PASSED         2/3 Vote

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that any tract of School Board's property whose lease is expiring in 1997 be advertised for leasing now.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to accept the resignation of Mrs. LaDonna Panquin for disability retirement (effective immediately)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to accept the following resignations:

 

            1.  Mr. Felton Millikin - Teacher, Alternative Class

            2.  Ms. Roberta Simms - Teacher, Monticello High

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the resignation of Mrs. Ann Sullivan-Fautheree, Conflict Resolution Coordinator, Lake Providence High School (effective August 5, 1997)

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the new teacher list given by the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen

 

MOTION PASSED

 

NEW TEACHER LIST

 

LAKE PROVIDENCE JUNIOR HIGH

 

            KITCHEN, PATRICIA

            McCARTHY, REX

 

LAKE PROVIDENCE SENIOR HIGH

 

            DAVENPORT, ANDREA

 

NORTHSIDE ELEMENTARY

 

            CLEMENTS, SUZANNE

 

SOUTHSIDE ELEMENTARY

 

            JONES, RHONDA

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to promote Mrs. Rose Andrew to Lunchroom Manager at Northside Elementary School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Board's President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson yield in favor of Northside Elementary Principal and teachers to present students dressed in school uniforms.  The students performed beautifully for the Board.  Board members were well pleased by the appearance of the uniforms modeled.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the following bids:

 

1.         The high bid of Mrs. Patricia Johnson in the amount of $400.00 for the Drivers Education car.

2.         The low bid of Kent Bus Sales in the amount of $38,601.00 per bus (2 buses)

 

RECAP SHEET

(1981 DODGE SEDAN WHITE IN COLOR)

 

BIDDER

 

            PATRICIA JOHNSON                                                     $400.00*

            DORIS J. RUSSELL                                                       $376.00

 

*AWARDED BID

 

RECAP SHEET

(TWO (2) DIESEL BUSES)

BIDDER

 

            KENT BUS SALES                                                        $38,601.00*

            ROSS BUS AND EQUIPMENT                                       $39,295.00

 

*AWARDED BID

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen explain to the Board and visitors the reasons for the 2 days increase in the school calendar for 1997-98 and the pay raise.

 

Mrs. Ernestine Houston moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to accept the proposal made by the Madison Parish School Board to sell timber on the land jointly own by the two boards, Madison and East Carroll Parishes

 

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

 

Abstaining:  Mr. Buford Perry

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Ernestine Houston moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields that the meeting adjourn.

 

MOTION PASSED