The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, January 5, 1999 at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Evangelia Combs, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, 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 Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of December 1, 1998 as written.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The President called for the election of officers for 1999. She then yield in favor of the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen.

 

Mr. Facen opened the floor for the nomination of President.

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins nominated Mrs. Georjean Jackson for President of the East Carroll Parish School for 1999.

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins that the nomination be closed.

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson was elected President by "Acclamation"

 

The floor was open for the office of Vice-President.

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson nominated Mrs. Fannie Hawkins for Vice-President.

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that the nomination be closed.

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins was elected Vice-President by "Acclamation"

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to authorize the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen and the Board's Attorney, Mr. Michael Kelly to evaluate the General Liability insurance quotation from Casualty Insurance Consultants to determine if it met the Board's specifications. Mr. Facen was further authorized to accept the lone quotation of Casualty Insurance Consultants in the amount of $16,061.00 for General Liability Insurance for 1999-2000 if Board specifications were met.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen apprised the Board of a Board Member's request that Board Member's picture be placed in Boardroom.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to table the matter of placing Board Member's picture in the Boardroom.

 

Voting for: Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Voting against: Mrs. Evangelia Combs, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Reverend Michael Owens

 

Abstaining:  Mr. Ralph Coleman, Reverend Tommy McKeel

 

MOTION FAILED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Combs to authorize the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen to check for pricing on making the pictures of Board Members for the Boardroom.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent gave each Board Member a copy of the policy on Student Fees, Fines and Charges for review. The Board will take action in its February 2, 1999 regular meeting.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that the Board enter into "Executive Session".

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins that the meeting resume

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to employ the following persons as Tutors for the Tutorial Program to help children improve in Reading.

 

1.         Ms. Tameka Asberry

2.         Ms. Yvonne Spearman

3.         Ms. Tesha Thompson

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen apprised the Board of the consortium that East Carroll has entered into with other parishes. He stated that East Carroll would serve as fiscal agent for the consortium. He also stated that a person would be hired to do the paper work for the consortium (2 days per week). He recommended that Carol McClendon be hired as bookkeeper.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the report from the Superintendent and his recommendation for Carol McClendon to be hired as bookkeeper.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent reminded the Board of the Aretreat@ to be held January 15, 1999 at the Holidome, Monroe, Louisiana. All members were urged to attend.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to grant the faculty and staff of Northside Elementary School permission to have a fundraiser or benefit program for the secretary, Ms. Claudine Poindexter and enhance the schools general fund.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to add the following items to the agenda.

 

1.         Request to transfer farmland lease

2.         Report on Fiscal Audit

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Combs to transfer farmland land from Mindu Corporation (Troyce Dukes) to Parker Farms (Thomas Parker).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Facen, Superintendent gave the Board an update on the Fiscal Audit. He stated that the audit still had not been completed. He also stated that several phone conversations had been held with the auditor, Mr. Louis Bradley concerning this situation.

 

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