The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, October 7, 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. Ernestine Houston, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Member(s) Absent: Mrs. Georjean Jackson

 

Invocation was given by Reverend Michael Owens

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Vice President extended words of welcome to all visitors and encourage them to continue coming to the meeting, that the Board appreciated their concern and support.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of September 9, 1997 as written.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to adopt the ”r;Public Participation Policy”

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to grant a ”r;Leave Of Absence Without Pay” to Ms. Brenda Grover, Teacher at Lake Providence Senior High School for the period of September 29, 1997-May 28, 1998

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen informed the Board that no bids were received on the School Bus and that due to an error in the dates, no bids were received on the farm land advertised.

 

The Superintendent distributed the following policies to the Board for review and asked the Board to take action in its November regular meeting.

 

            Policies

 

                        1. Discipline

                        2. Suspension

                        3. Expulsion

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to approve the following policies:

 

            1. Standards for Computer Equipment

            2. System Improvement Plan Beyond Year 2000

            3. District Plan for Educational Technology

            4. Internet Use Policy

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to authorize the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen to advertise for bid on General Liability Insurance which expires February 1, 1998

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the recommendation of the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen to employ Mrs. Annie Fields as Crossing Guard at Southside and Lake Providence Junior High.

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept roof repairs at Northside Elementary School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen presented the Board with updates on the following reports

 

A.         Northside Elementary

 

Mr. Facen yeld in favor of Mr. Kenneth Webb, Architect who informed the Board that Northside Elementary needed ”r;flashing” to make the (North) wall airtight and the (West) wall of center building airtight at a cost of $2,130.00

 

B.         Lake Providence Senior High Gymnasium

           

Mr. Webb informed the Board that the flat area over the girls and boys dressing rooms needed reroofing in the Gymnasium and that it could be repaired at cost of $25,000.00.  A 12 year warranty will be received with the contract.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the two (2) proposals presented by Mr. Kenneth Webb, Architect on the repairs at Northside Elementary roof and Lake Providence Senior High School Gymnasium.  It was further stipulated that Mr. Joe Davis, of Sondheimer, Louisiana be allowed to salvage the old lights from the Lake Providence High Gymnasium and removed them from the premises.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Report II

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen apprised the Board of the approval of the (CRP) Conservation Reserve Program contract for the next ten (10) years at $60.00 per acres. The School Board will be expected perform the following:

 

1.         To thin the pines plantation and establish openings of 15% to 20% of the total acreage before October 1, 2000.

2.         Consider a schedule of control burnings.

 

Report III

 

Mr. Facen along with Mr. Junior Allen gave an update on the School-To-Work Program. Mr. Allen said the four (4) grants had been given individual teachers in East Carroll and encouraged other teachers to participate.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston that the Board go into ”r;Executive” session

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields that the regular meeting continue

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent announce the meeting time change for November regular meeting from 7:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. due to the end of daylight saving time.

 

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

 

1.         Mrs. Patricia Kitchens, Teacher, Lake Providence Junior High School (effective October 2, 1997)

2.         Ms. Leslie Bolden, Special Education Teacher, Southside Elementary School (effective immediately)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston that the meeting adjourn.

 

MOTION PASSED