The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

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

 

Member(s) absent: Reverend Michael Owens

 

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. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of August 1, 2000 and the special meeting minutes of August 31, 2000

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to add the following item to the agenda: Letter of Agreement from the Louisiana School Board Association for the East Carroll Parish School Board to participate in a Student Medicaid Reimbursement Program

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to enter into a non-binding agreement with the Louisiana School Board Association for the East Carroll Parish School Board to participate in a Student Medicaid Reimbursement Program.  Services provided will include collecting for vision and hearing tests performed by the East Carroll Parish School Board.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to accept the resignation of Mrs. Polly An McKaskle, a teacher at Transylvania Elementary School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignation of Mr. Bobby Benson as assistant football coach/head track coach at Lake Providence Senior High School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the resignation ofMr. Gregory Jones, teacher at Transylvania Elementary, effective September 26, 2000

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the resignation of Mr. Robert Martin, maintenance supervisor, for retirement

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to transfer Mrs. Pamela Blockwood, senior high school secretary, to the position of proctor with the Pre-GED Program at the Lake Providence Senior High School

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the roster of new and permanent employees and substitute list of the East Carroll Parish School Board for the school year 2000-2001

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to hire Mr. Lorenzo Carraway as Interim Maintenance Supervisor

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to grant a request by Brandon Washington to use the bandroom at the Lake Providence Senior High School on November 25, 2000 for a wedding reception.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evanglia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve a resolution to increase the millage on the Property Tax from 5.38 mills to 5.79 mills, and to increase the Maintenance Tax from 5.8 mills to 6.01 mills

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to adopt the General Fund Budget for the East Carroll Parish School Board for 2000-2001

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the School Board Property Insurance quote of $41,995 from Royal Insurance Company

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to grant 2000-2001 fundraiser requests from Mr. Phil Jackson, principal of Monticello High School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to grant 2000-2001 fundraiser request from Mr. James Burrell, principal of Northside Elementary School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Board received the following policies for consideration and adoption at the October, 2000 board meeting:

 

            1.  Leasing of School Board Land

            2.  Student Transportation Management

            3.  Technology Assistive Devices for Disabled Students

            4.  School Admission

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to hire Mr. Robert Bell as the hunting range rider for the board’s CRP Property for 4 months October, 2000-February, 2001

 

FOR THE MOTION: Mr. Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mr. Buford Perry, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Evanglia Fields, Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

AGAINST THE MOTION: Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Board was given proposed guidelines for hunting, fishing, etc., on CRP Property for review and consideration at the October board meeting

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to grant East Carroll Parish contract school bus drivers a $1500 per year supplement for bus operational expenses

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to adjourn the meeting

 

MOTION PASSED