The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Monday, March 5, 2001 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. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Buford Perry, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

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.

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of Tuesday, February 6, 2001.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The following Students of the Year were recognized:

 

WINNERS:

 

Ervin Jackson                                Elementary Level

Shynequa Powell                           Junior High Level

Nastosha Allen                              High School Level                              

 

RUNNERS-UP:

 

Tiffany Banks                              Elementary Level

LeErica Knight                             Elementary Level

Jessica Williams                         Elementary Level

Kimberly Kennedy                       High School Level

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to accept the resignation of Ms. Angela Nichols, teacher at Lake Providence Junior School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to hire Ms. Mary Marsh to replace Leland Rawls, special education teacher at Monticello High School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to hire Mrs. Kelly Black as a social worker for the school system.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to receive the Annual School Board Audit from Allen, Green and Company which was summarized to be "very good" with only a few administrative items that needed to be addressed.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to approve the Use of Facilities Fee Schedule as follows: Auditorium - $200, Cafeteria - $150.00 (with equipment-$250.00), Gymnasium - $200, and Bandroom - $150. There would be no charge for public service meetings such as (funerals, 4-H meetings, scholarship banquets, and forums).

 

Reverend Tommy McKee amended the motion made by Mr. Gene Edmondson to charge $75.00 for the use of the Bandroom.

 

VOTING FOR THE AMENDMENT: Reverend Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mrs. Evangelia Fields

 

VOTING AGAINST THE AMENDMENT: Mr. Gene Emdondson, Mr. Buford Perry, Mr. Ralph Coleman

 

AMENDMENT PASSED

 

VOTING FOR THE AMENDED MOTION: Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Evangelia Fields

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION AS AMENDED: Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Buford Perry

 

MOTION PASSED WITH AMENDMENT

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to table a proposal to purchase diesel in bulk.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to postpone the election of an interim school board member until the appeal for Reverend Michael Owens has been resolved.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to add the following items to the board's agenda:

 

1.         Pass out policy on Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs and Substance Abuse Education Program for the East Carroll School System for adoption at the April 3, 2001 board

2.         Place U. S. Mail Relay Box outside the fence at Lake Providence Senior High; and

3.         Non-smoking policy on campuses

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to grant a request to place a US Mail Relay Box outside the fence at the Lake Providence Senior High School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKee to approve a NonĀ­-Smoking Policy on campuses.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to adjourn the meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

           Georjean Jackson, President                                   Marrage Facen,Setretary/Treasurer

           East Carroll Parish School Board                             East Carroll Parish School Board