The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, November 6, 2001 at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

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

 

Member(s) absent: None

 

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. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of October 2, 2001.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to add the following items to the agenda:      

 

1.  School Performances Scores; and   

2.  Lake Providence Senior High School Newsletter

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen, Superintendent of Schools, informed the board that the School Performance Report had come in.  Although all of the schools were academically below the State average, each school did grow academically.  All schools, except the Lake Providence Junior High School, did reach their growth target.

 

Mr. Facen also provided board members a copy of the a newsletter published by the journalism students at the Lake Providence Senior High School.  Board members, along with the public, were invited to visit the schools and observe first-hand all the exemplary programs being implemented in the public schools of the parish.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to allow Mr. David Creed of the North Delta Planning and Development Corporation to secure a legal description of voting districts and conduct a community assessment to determine if reapportionment was needed for the school district.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to accept the Arkansas Group Health Blue Cross of Louisiana and GAP Plan as presented by Mr. Keith Walley to become effective January 1, 2001.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to grant a request to Ms. Jennifer Bruce to use the Lake Providence Senior High School bandroom for a wedding reception scheduled for November 24, 2001.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to grant a request to the Viola Halley family to use the Lake Providence Senior High School bandroom for a birthday scheduled for December 8, 2001.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to grant a request to Ms. LaTonya Matthews to use the Lake Providence Senior High School bandroom for a birthday party scheduled for December 26, 2001.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignation of Mr. Arnold Morehouse as Coordinator for the In-School Suspension/Alternative Program at the Lake Providence Junior High School effective October 18, 2001.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the resignation of Mrs. Joan Arledge, cafeteria manager at Transylvania Elementary School effective January 2, 2002.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to employ Mr. Tommy Morant as Coordinator for the East Carroll Parish In-House Suspension/Alternative Program.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to table the Early Childhood proposal presented by Mrs. Gloria Dixon until the Fall of 2002 pending a review of on-going pilot programs and future funding for the proposed program.

 

VOTING FOR THE MOTION: Reverend Tommy McKeel, Mr. Buford Perry, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Ms. Oleaner Green, Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION: Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to authorize the superintendent of schools to let bids for lighting for Lake Providence Senior High School Football Stadium.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to teach the Bible as a literature elective at the Lake Providence Junior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The following policies were distributed to board members for adoption at the December 4, 2001 regular meeting:

 

            A.         Administrative Records

            B.         Equipment Maintenance

            C.         Personnel Records

            D.         Contracts and Compensation

            E.         Employment of Personnel

            F.         Curriculum

            G.         Administration of Medication

            H.         Student Records

            I.          Student Fines or Charges

            J.          Pupil Progression Plan

           

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to issue a $900.00 tax supplement to each employee on December 7, 2001.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to terminate the current garbage contract with Waste Management as soon as possible.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Ms. Oleaner Green to allow Mrs. Evangelia Fields to add one item to the agenda.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to hire Dr. Voleria Millikin as assistant superintendent of schools with a pay raise.

 

MOTION NOT CARRIED THROUGH

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to table hiring an assistant superintendent of schools pending review of a job description and a salary for the position of assistant superintendent of schools.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson appointed the following board members to serve on the assistant superintendent of schools committee: Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Reverend Tommy McKeel, Mr. Buford Perry, and Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to move into executive session.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to reconvene the regular board meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED