The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, August 3, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present: Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Reverend Michael Owens, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Mr. Buford Perry, Mrs. Evangelia Fields

 

Member(s) absent: Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

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

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of July 6, 1999 and special meeting minutes of July 23, 1999.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the Policy on Curriculum.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to leave school meal prices at the current prices.

 

Voting for: Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to allocate salary increases from the anticipated $360,000 of additional MFP funds in the following amounts: $910 for each teacher and $700 for each support person.  The remaining funds would be used for operation of the school programs.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to add two items to the agenda.  (1) Meeting with the Architect - Sam Hamilton to discuss proposed repairs at the Lake Providence Junior High School on August 9th at 11:00 a.m. and   (2) Discuss uniform enforcement.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to wait until mid-term (January 12, 2000) to enforce the policy on the wearing of uniforms in grades PreK - 8.

 

Voting for: Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Buford Perry, Reverend Tommy McKeel

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to go into ”r;Executive Session” to discuss personnel matters.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to convene the regular session.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to hire Ms. Alice Jean Nichols as Child Welfare and Attendance Supervisor and begin advertisements for her former position as Secondary Supervisor.

 

Voting for: Mr. Buford Perry Mr. Ralph Coleman, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

Voting against: Mrs. Evangelia Fields

 

Abstained: Mrs. Fannie Hawkins

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the following resignations: Mrs. Angel Wofford-Teacher, Northside Elementary, Mrs. Sherrie Holmes-Teacher, Lake Providence Junior High, Ms. Jennifer Williams-Teacher, Lake Providence Junior High, Ms. Demetria Bell-Teacher, Southside Elementary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept a letter of retirement from Mr. Robert James-Principal, Northside Elementary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to hire Mr. James Burrell as interim principal and Ms. Theola Chatman as interim assistant principal for Northside Elementary and begin advertisements for the position of principal at Northside Elementary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to hire Jacqueline Collins for the position of teacher for the Adult Education Program.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED