The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, July 6, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Reverend Michael Owens, and Mr. Buford Perry

 

Member(s) absent: Reverend Tommy McKeel and Mrs. Evangelia Fields

 

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

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of June 1, 1999 and the special meeting of June 14, 1999.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignations of Michael Armand - Teacher/Coach, Monticello High School, LaKimberly Miller, Teacher, Northside Elementary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignation of Ms. Patricia Robinson for retirement purposes (effective June 1, 1999).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to grant use of the Lake Providence Senior High School Cafeteria to Mrs. Leola Whitlock to prepare food for their family reunion on September 4, 1999.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to change the amount paid for mileage for School Board business rate from .26 per mile to .28 per mile in accordance with the state rate.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to add three items to the agenda: 1. Discussion of repairs at Southside Elementary    2. Curriculum Policy to be reviewed by Board Members, and   3. Discuss School Uniforms

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to require all parish student in grades Pre-K - 8 to begin wearing school uniforms starting with the school year 1999-2000.

 

Voting For: Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

Voting against: Mr. Buford Perry, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mr. Ralph Coleman

 

MOTION PASSED

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to reject the Traxler bid of $664,550 for repairs at Southside Elementary and to advertise for bids on the repairs.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen, Superintendent passed out the following bid recap sheets:

 

            1.         Janitorial Supplies

            2.         Cafeteria Supplies

 

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Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to go into executive session to discuss a pending lawsuit and personnel.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to return to the regular meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to deny a request of two months additional salary as requested by Mr. Robert James

 

Voting for: Mr. Buford Perry, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

Voting against: None

 

Abstaining: Mrs. Fannie Hawkins

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to allow the law firm of Bolen and Erwin to pursue a jury trial in the case of Mary Gaskew vs. The East Carroll Parish School Board.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens that the meeting adjourn.

 

MOTION PASSED