The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held January 6, 1998 at 6:30 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, 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 who welcomed all visitors.

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that the minutes be adopted as written.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson yield in favor of Mr. Marrage Facen, Superintendent to conduct the election of officers for 1998.

 

Mrs. Ernestine Houston moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to nominate Mrs. Georjean Jackson, ”r;President”

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson that the nomination cease.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson was elected by ”r;acclamation”.

 

The Chairman then called for nominations for Vice President

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson nominated Mrs. Fannie Hawkins

 

Reverend Tommy McKeel nominated Reverend Michael Owens

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston that the nominations cease.

 

Voting for Reverend Owens were: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens

 

Voting for Mrs. Fannie Hawkins were: Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins was elected Vice President by ”r;majority vote”

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to accept the resignation of Mr. Edward ”r;Jack” Matthews (resignation for retirement)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

            1.  Ms. Marietta Jackson - Title I Aide - Transylvania Elementary

            2.  Mrs. Donjulia Vaughn - Biology Teacher - Lake Providence Sr. High

            3.  Ms. Annie Thomas - Crossing Guard - Lake Providence Jr. High

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen recommended Mr. Andre’ Brice to be employed as Crossing Guard for Lake Providence Junior High School/Southside Elementary.

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to accept the recommendation of the Superintendent to hire Mr. Andre’ Brice as Crossing Guard, Lake Providence Junior High School/Southside Elementary

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation to employ Mr. Arnold Morehouse, Proctor for the East Carroll Parish School System Alternative Program.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to accept the low bid of Coregis Insurance Company on ”r;General Liability Insurance” in the amount of $15,404.00.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson yield in favor of Mrs. Helen Millikin, who gave the Board an update on School Technology

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to approve the following new policies

 

            A.         Support Personnel Employment

            B.         Investments

            C.         School Board Ethic

            D.         Bids & Quotations

            E.         Substitute Teachers

            F.         School Transportation

            G.         Health Examination

            H.         Short Term Notes

            I.          School Food Service Management

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen distributed the following policies for the School Board’s review.  The board will take action in the February 3, 1998 meeting.

 

            A.         Curriculum

            B.         Interscholastic Athletics

            C.         Grading System

            D.         School Admission

            E.         Student Health Services

 

The President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson yield in favor of the School Board’s Auditor, Mr. Louis Bradley who gave the Board his Audit Report.

 

The Superintendent informed the Board that there would be no increase in health insurance premium for this year; this information came from Taylor & Sons

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Owens to add one item to the agenda.

 

The item added to the agenda was that Mr. James Soileau would like to do a workshop for the Board.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Board agreed to have the workshop Wednesday, January 21, 1998 at 6:00 p.m. in the Media Center.

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields that the meeting adjourn.

 

MOTION PASSED