The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, November 2, 1999 at 6:30 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, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields

 

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 Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of October 5, 1999.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to move into executive session to discuss personnel matters.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to reconvene the regular meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to accept the resignation, for retirement purpose, of Mr. Doyle Arender, teacher at the Lake Providence Junior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to employ Isaac Fields as a teacher for the Lake Providence Junior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to hire Lorenzo Carroway as a temporary maintenance employee while Mr. Robert Martin recuperates.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to employ Sharilynn Loche as the Assistant Principal at the Lake Providence Senior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to retain the original Parish Student Dress Code as written by Forethought Consulting, Inc.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mr. Buford Perry

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

ABSTAINED:   Mrs. Evangelia Fields

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to allow Mr. Jamie Howington to continue to lease the same twelve (12) acres of farm land for the same price pending its legality as determined by the bid law.  If it is determined that the continued lease cannot be extended, bids would be let.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Michael Owens moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to add the following item to the agenda:   Blue Cross Insurance premium offer.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the Blue Cross’ offer to avoid an 8.3% increase in premiums by accepting the new PPO Network and paying the insurance premium on a (60) day payment cycle.

 

FOR THE MOTION:   Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mr. Buford Perry, Mrs. Evangelia Fields

 

AGAINST THE MOTION:   Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Reverend Michael Owens to adjourn.

 

MOTION PASSED