The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

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

 

Member(s) absent: None

 

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

 

Invocation was given by Reverend Michael Owens

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of August 3, 1999 and special meeting minutes of August 19, 1999.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve a request for use of facilities by the Interfaith Sponsoring Committee: Northside Elementary on Saturday, November 6, 1999 for a Walk, Roll and Run Fundraiser.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to use MFP Funds for a salary supplement of $910 for teachers and $700 for support personnel to be paid in two installments - one half in December, 1999 and one half in May, 2000.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to award the bid for repairs at Southside Elementary to Traxler Construction for $670,680.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to move into ”r;Executive Session” to discuss personnel matters.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to reconvene the regular meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to hire Mr. James Burrell as Principal of Northside Elementary and Mrs. Helen Millikin as Secondary Supervisor, and to advertise for a parish Title I supervisor and an assistant principal for Northside Elementary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to hire Carl Wilson as assistant janitor at the Lake Providence Senior High School.

 

For The Motion: Mr. Buford Perry, Mr. Georjean Jackson, Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

Abstained: Mrs. Fannie Hawkins

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the East Carroll Parish School Empllyment List for 1999-2000 school year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to advertise for leases on the following farm land: Farm #609 - 12 acres and 123.8 acres and Farm #43  - 739 acres.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to declare a critical teacher shortage in order to hire the following retired teachers for one year and not more than five years: Josephine Hagel, Dorothy Lane, Jessie Cooper, Donald Gwinn, Caroline Jones and Leo Davenport

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to declare an emergency so freezers could be purchased for Monticello High School, Southside Elementary and Northside Elementary

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to add the following items to the agenda: (1) Adopt School Board Budget for 1999-2000 (2) Read a Thank You Letter from the Lake Providence Senior High School regarding summer inmate labor projects  (3) Modify Tree Farm Contract (4) Authorize school fundraisers

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to adopt the budget for 1999-2000

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to locate someone to thin out the trees located on the tree farm.  The person removing the trees would be compensated with the chips from the trees that are removed.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignation of Vivian Nelson, a cafeteria technician at Transylvania Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignation of Ms. Rhonda Jones, a teacher at Southside Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the resignation of Ms. Melissa Henderson, a media clerk at the Lake Providence Junior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the resignation of Mr. Davian Jones, a teacher at the Lake Providence Junior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignation of Mrs. Catherine James at the Lake Providence Junior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to allow the Lake Providence Senior High and Monticello High School to conduct school fundraisers.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED