A special meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

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

 

Member(s) absent: Reverend Michael Owens, Mr. Ralph Coleman

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

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

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to advertise with the Madison Parish School Board for timber sales on land jointly owned by the Madison Parish School Board and the East Carroll Parish School Board

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to approve the list of parents who will serve on the 2000-2001 Pupil Progression Parent Committee for East Carroll Parish Schools

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to authorize Superintendent Facen to contact the present lessees of land Farms #1457, 535, and 1160 to offer the same leases for the same price for one more year provided the offer is legal as per school board attorney.  If the lessee refused the offer, Mr. Facen would advertise for bids to lease each farm for three years.

 

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

 

AGAINST THE MOTION: Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to declare a Critical Teacher Shortage in the areas of Math, Social Studies, English, Science and Elementary Education in order to hire retired teachers: The following teachers are involved: Cora Holmes, Leon Davenport, Carolyn Jones, Dorothy Lane

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The selection of a new property insurance company was discussed and tabled for the September 12, 2000 board meeting

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the Drug Testing Program for Athletic Policy and Co-curricular Activities Policy and Extracurricular Activities Policy for the East Carroll Parish School System

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignation of Mr. Herbert Howard, principal of the Lake Providence Senior High School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to advertise for a principal for the Lake Providence Senior High School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to authorize Superintendent Facen to negotiate a salary for Robert Bell to serve as the range rider for hunting on the CRP Property owned by the School Board.  The negotiated salary and the pending hiring of Mr. Robert Bell would be discussed at the September 12, 2000 board meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to adjourn the meeting

 

MOTION PASSED