The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, August 7, 2001 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. Roger Shoemaker, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mr. Buford Perry

 

Member(s) absent: Mrs. Evangelia Fields

 

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. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of July 3, 2001

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to grant the use of the Lake Providence Senior High School Bandroom to Wanda Wines for a wedding reception scheduled for September 8, 2001 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to grant an academic leave of absence without pay for Pamela Blockwood (teacher’s aide) for the fall semester of 2001

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to accept the resignation of Mrs. Nancy Boutwell, a teacher at Northside Elementary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to accept the resignation of the following employees:

 

            Mrs. Irridean M. Williams - Special Ed. Teacher at Lake Providence Sr. High

            Mr. Joseph Fairley - Janitor at Lake Providence Senior High

            Ms. Anne German - Teacher at the Lake Providence Senior High

            Mr. Marion Carraway - Pre-Ged Teacher at Lake Providence Senior High

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to approve the following East Carroll Parish School Board Policies:

 

            A.         Testing Program

            B.         Building and Grounds Management

            C.         Employee Tobacco Use

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve an increase in the travel rate from (.28) per mile to (.30) per mile

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to implement state guidelines for the School Choice Plan

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to authorize the superintendent of schools to advertise for bids on the following farm tracts for consideration at the next regularly scheduled board meeting:

 

            Farm # 43 (Sondheimer)

            Farm #238 (Bull Run)

            Farm #609 (Adams/Monticello 123.0 acres)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to have the East Carroll Parish School Board join the Louisiana School Board Association in its MFP litigation against the State, and to pay East Carroll’s share of the litigation fee in the amount of $451.75 (.25) per student

 

VOTING FOR THE MOTION: Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, Mr. Ralph Coleman

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

ABSTAINED: Mr. Buford Perry

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to adjourn the meeting

 

MOTION PASSED