The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, December 1, 1998 at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Evangelia Combs, Mr. Gene Edmondson, 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 and visitors were welcomed.

 

Invocation was given by Mrs. Ernestine Houston

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson that the minutes of the regular meeting of November 4, 1998 be accepted as written.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to add the following items to the agenda.

 

A. Report oil vandalism of Lake Providence Junior High

B. Requests for Fundraisers (Monticello High and Lake Providence Senior high)

C. Granting leave of absences

D. Presentation by Mrs. Ernestine Houston, Board Member

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Combs to approve the recommendation of the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen to employ Ms. Gloria Carter as a K-3 Tutor for the America Reads Program at Northside and Southside Elementary Schools.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent did a survey on "which Board Members would be attending the Louisiana School Board Convention in Alexandria, Louisiana, March 4-6, 1999." The only Board Member not planning to attending was Mr. Buford Perry.

 

The Superintendent apprised the Board of the new 1997 "Ford Escort" purchase for Drivers Education classes. He stated that the car is already in use.

 

The following update reports were given:

 

1.   Technology in East Carroll Parish Schools, Mrs. Helen Millikin, Title I Supervisor

2.   K-3 Grant, Project Read, Reading Recovery, Early Success   

3.   Programs, Delta Rural Systemic Initiative, and Land of Letter People Mrs. Voleria Millikin, Elementary Supervisor

4. The "Tech Prep Program" - Ms. Alice Jean Nichols, Secondary Supervisor

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen express appreciation to officers Terrance Brown and Ms. Katrina Hopkins for their quick action in protecting the school (Lake Providence Junior High) during an attempt at vandalism.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve FBLA using Barbara Blalock fundraising activities at Monticello High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Ernestine Houston to grant permission to the Lake Providence Senior High to sponsor a fundraising activity for the following persons:

 

                                         1. Mr. David James - Custodian

                                         2. Mr. Frank Hawkins - Security Guard

                                         3. Mrs. Catherine James - Teacher

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent announced to the Board that tile Proposed Mid-Year Sales Tax Supplement for all full-time employees would be given in December, 1998 in the amount of $700.00.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson that the Board go into "Executive Session".

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that the Board accept the recommendation of the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen to hire Mr. James Burrell as interim Principal at Northside Elementary until the end of the school year (1998-99) and that Ms. Theola Chatman be employed as interim Assistant Principal for the remainder of the 1998-99 school term. It was further stipulated that Mr. Robert James be granted extended sick leave with pay for the second semester of the 1998-99 school year. The motion also stated that Mrs. Catherine James be granted extended sick leave according to State Law. (Paid portion of salary remaining after substitute teacher is paid)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

GEORJEAN JACKSON, PRESIDENT                              MARRAGE FACEN, SECRETARY/TREASURER

EAST CARROLL PARISH SCHOOL BOARD                       EAST CARROLL PARISH SCHOOL BOARD