The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, October 2, 2001 at 7:30 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. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields

 

Member(s) absent: Mr. Buford Perry

 

Invocation was given by Reverend Tommy McKeel

 

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

 

The following ”r;Teacher of the Year” Winners and Runners-up were recognized:

 

            Elementary Level Winner - Mrs. Lena Bell

            Elementary Level Runners-up - Mrs. Olivia Condrey and Mrs. Carolyn Fairley

            Junior High School Level Winner - Mrs. Patricia Williams

            High School Level Winner - Mr. James Coleman

            High School Level Runner-up - Mr. Frankie Collins

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to allow the family of Reverend A. L. Thomas to use the Northside Elementary Gym on November 24, 2001 for reunion recreational activities

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to grant the following schools and organization(s) permission to hold fundraisers during the 2001-2002 school year: Northside Elementary School, Transylvania Elementary School, Southside Elementary School and the LSU Cooperative Extension Office

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to grant permission to Mrs. Mary Green to attend the Annual Reading Recovery Conference scheduled for October 15-18, 2001 at Dallas, Texas

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen, Superintendent of Schools, reported to the Board that Keith Walley with Alta Insurance would make an insurance presentation to the board at the November, 2001 school board meeting

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to table a proposal from the Workforce Investment Board to establish an Alternative School pending a review of additional information regarding the program

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to table the K & S Early Childhood Development Center proposal until the next board meeting pending a review of additional information regarding the program

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the following farm bids: Farm # 43 bid amount ($14,000) for one year by Richard Thames, and Farm #238 bid amount ($10,926) for one year by Russell Thornton

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to increase the following millages: School Tax - from $5.79 to $6.06; and the Special Maintenance Tax - from $6.01 to $6.29

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the following policies:

 

            A.         Admission to Non-resident Students

            B.         Compulsory School Attendance

            C.         School Day

            D.         School Year

            E.         Sick Leave

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to adjourn the meeting

 

MOTION PASSED