The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Monday, March 1, 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 Michael Owens, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Member(s) absent: Reverend Tommy McKeel

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

The meeting was called to order by the President, Mrs. Georjean Jackson. Visitors were welcomed.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins that the minutes of the regular meeting of February 9, 1999 be adopted as written.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The President, Georjean Jackson yield in favor of the Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen, who recognized the following students of the year.

 

STUDENTS OF THE YEAR

1998-99

 

WINNERS

 

Moore, Marquitta*                                  Grade - 5                     Northside Elementary

Bates, Jamilee*                                     Grade -8                      Lake Providence Jr. High

Lyons, LaKeitha*                                   Grade -12                     Lake Providence Sr. High

 

RUNNERS-UP

 

Allen, Freda                                           Grade - 5                     Transylvania E;ementary

Fraizer, Paige                                        Grade - 5                     Monticello Elementary

Scott, Jualeia D.                                    Grade - 5                     Southside Elementary

Hendrix, Christopher                               Grade - 8                     Monticello Elementary

Milton, Vesta                                         Grade - 8                     Transylvania Elementary

 

*Denotes parish level winners grades 5, 8, and 12.

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen gave the Board an update on the Fiscal Audit.

 

The Superintendent recommended to the Board to hire Allen, Green and Company of Monroe, Louisiana to complete the Fiscal Audit for the 1997-98 school year at a cost of $8,000, which represents the balance due on the original contract with Louis Bradley of $12,000. Mr. Facen also recommended that the Allen, Green and Company be employed to complete the 1998-99 audit at a cost of $12,000.

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to amend the recommendation by striking out hiring Allen, Green and Company of Monroe, Louisiana for the 1998-99 and advertise for bids for that audit.

 

Voting for the amendment: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Voting against: Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Evangelia Combs, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Reverend Michael Owens

 

AMENDMENT FAILED

 

Voting to accept the Superintendent’s recommendation were: Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Evangelia Combs, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Reverend Michael Owens

 

Against:     Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Buford Perry

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins that the employment of Mrs. Jill Long, School Nurse be terminated due to ”r;willful neglect of duty”.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to grant Helen Fletcher family the use of Lake Providence Senior High Cafeteria and cafeteria equipment for a ”r;Family Reunion” on September 4,1999.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Superintendent, Mr. Marrage Facen apprised the Board of the accountability meeting to be held March 16, 1999 at 5:00 p.m. in the Lake Providence Senior High Auditorium.

 

Copies of the school calendar were disseminated to the Hoard for review for approval recommendations at the April 6,1999 regular meeting.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to add two (2) items to the agenda.

 

1.         Repairs at Lake Providence Junior High

2.         Board Members Picture

 

The Superintendent informed the Board that there are some much needed repairs at the Lake Providence Junior High School (most needed gym, restrooms, and cafeteria). The Architect, Sam Hamilton is working on designs for the repairs and will bring finished results to the Board.

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the 20 x 30 photo size for a group picture.

 

Voting for: Mrs. Evangelia Combs, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Reverend Michael Owens

 

Voting against: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mr. Buford Perry

 

MOTION FAILED

 

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