The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, April 7, 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. Ernestine Houston, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Reverend Tommy McKeel

 

Member(s) absent: Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Gene Edmondson and Mrs. Jackson, Board President, welcomed visitors.

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen discussed the requirements that had to be satisfied by the various schools in order to receive volunteer workers from Global Volunteers to work in the schools of East Carroll Parish.

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson that the Board not extend an invitation to Global Volunteers.

 

Voting for the Motion: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

Abstaining: Reverend Tommy McKeel

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to approve the School Calendar and Twelve Month Employee Calendar for 1998-99.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen informed the Board that Transylvania was the only school that expressed a need for the small building on the tree farm.  He also stated that he was in the Process of having it moved to the school site.

 

The Superintendent informed the Board that the needed repairs on the driveway at Northside Elementary were being done.

 

Mrs. Ernestine Houston moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to grant the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen authorization to advertise for bids on the following:

 

            1.         Official Journal

            2.         Official Depositories

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Special Education application was given to all Board Members present for review to be approved in the May 5, 1998 regular meeting.

 

The Superintendent announced that the May 5, 1998 board meeting would convene at 7:30 p.m. due to ”r;Daylight Saving” time.

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to grant Mrs. Peggy Smith, FBLA sponsor at Monticello High School, permission to have a fund raiser with Mrs. Barbara Blaylock, Fund Raising Director for IFS.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Evangelia Fields to grant the request of Mrs. Rosie Walker to waive her returning to work in East Carroll School System after a Sabbatical Leave. (Effective April 1, 1998)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Tommy McKeel to grant permission to:

 

Mrs. Mary Green--Reading Recovery Teacher at Southside Elementary and Mrs. Letha Whaley, Title I Proctor at Monticello High School to attend the International Reading Association, convening May 4-9, 1998 in Orlando, Florida.

 

Mrs. Ernestine Houston moved to amend the motion by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to pay Mrs. Green and Mrs. Whaley the same amount ($125.00 each) that was given to them last year to attend the International Reading Association in Atlanta, Georgia.

 

AMENDMENT PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to grant the request of Mrs. Betty Reed to allow the Northeast Art Council to conduct a Summer Art Camp at Northside Elementary for Children of East Carroll June 8-12, 1998

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent read a ”r;Thank You” letter from Sister Angela Cools Lartigue, OSF Executive Director, and East Carroll Interfaith Sponsoring Committee Inc. for use of Lake Providence Senior High Auditorium on March 10, 1998--Facility was used to hold an election forum for the Sheriff Election.

 

The Superintendent yield in favor of Miss Alice J. Nichols who gave a report on the School-To-Work Initiate.  She also disseminate an article about the program.

 

Mr. Marrage Facen, Superintendent gave a report on the condition of the lawn tractors at Southside Elementary School, Lake Providence Junior High School and at Lake Providence Senior High School.  The tractor at Lake Providence Senior High School needs a new motor, the tractor at Southside and Lake Providence Junior High needs repair on the fuel injectors.  Board requested that Mr. Facen secure prices on new tractors for the two schools or one tractor large enough to cut both campuses.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields that the meeting adjourn.