The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, December 2, 1997 at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) Present: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Member(s) Absent: Mrs.Evangelia Fields

 

The meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson who welcomed all guest.

 

Invocation was given by Reverend Michael Owens

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that the minutes of the November 4, 1997 meeting stand approved.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to add the following items to the agenda: Consider a proposal by Reverend Eddie McBride and a request to have fund-raising activities by Southside Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to accept the proposal presented by Reverend Eddie McBride to hold a Christmas fund-raiser to support a tennis summer program and set up a monitoring program at Lake Providence Senior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Coleman to amend the main motion by authorizing the Superintendent and Mr. Howard to draw up guidelines on how the money will be handled.

 

AMENDMENT PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Owens to grant permission to the principal and members of the faculty at Southside Elementary School to hold fund raisers to defray the expense of children on an Educational trip.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Reverend Owens to approve the following policies:

 

            A.         Vandalism

            B.         Selection of Adminstrative and Supervisory Personnel

            C.         Discipline of students with disabilities

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Board took under advisement the following policies and will take action on them in its January 6, 1998 regular meeting.

 

            A.         School Board Ethic

            B.         Short Term Notes

            C.         Investment

            D.         Bids & Quotations

            E.         Student Transportation Management

            F.         School Food Service Management

            G.         Health Examinations

            H.         Substitute Teachers

             I.         Support Personnel Employment

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignation of:

 

            Mr. Temele Lane, Custodian, Northside Elementary School (effective immediately)

            Mr. Grady Murphy, Teacher of Alternative School, Lake

            Providence Junior High School (effective November 21, 1997)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Reverend Owens to take all bids on General Liability Insurance under advisement until Mr. Facen can consult with the Board’s Attorney, Michael Kelly. 

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to grant the request from East Carroll Interfaith Sponsoring Committee to use Lake Providence Senior High Auditorium for political forum for election of the Parish Sheriff.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent announced that the Sales Tax Supplement would be $350.00 to be given in December’s check.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to accept the work on Lake Providence Senior High gymnasium.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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. Ernestine Houston that the regular meeting would continue.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel that the meeting adjourn.

 

MOTION PASSED