The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, October 1, 2002 beginning 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, Mrs. Oleaner Green, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

Member(s) absent: Mr. Buford Perry

 

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

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of September 12, 2002

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to add one item to the agenda: Update on Consolidated Application

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen, superintendent of schools, reported that Titles II, III, and V had been verbally approved.  Revisions had been submitted for Title I, and final approval from Mr. David Boudreaux was pending

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Ms. Oleaner Green to allow the football team at the Lake Providence Senior High School to sell ads to raise money for the Athletic Fund

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Ms. Oleaner Green to hire Mr. Calvin Smith to replace Mr. Thomas Miller as assistant janitor at the Lake Providence Junior High School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Robert Waxman would meet with the board to discuss reapportionment on Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at 6:30 p.m. as per Mr. Marrage Facen

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Ms Oleaner Green to accept the East Carroll Parish School Board's Policy on: Employment of Personnel

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to table the Elementary Principal and Elementary Assistant Principal salary formula until the next regularly scheduled Board meeting.  This would give board members time to study the Responsibility/Index Formula

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Board members agreed to schedule another meeting to study the salary of the superintendent of schools

 

Mr. Marrage Facen reported that East Carroll Parish's share of the Educational Excellence Fund (Tobacco Money) would be $670,240.  Dr. Voleria Millikin had written a proposal for $168,000 to implement the FOSS Science Program.  These funds would come from the total in the EEF.  Dr. Millikin has also written a proposal for $164,612.28 to implement a new math program for next year using money from EEF.  That would leave the board a balance of $337,627.72 which could be invested by the State Treasurer

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve Dr. Voleria Millikin's Education Excellence proposals for $168,000 (2002-2003) and $164,612.28 (2003-2004); and, to allow the State Treasurer to invest the balance ($337,627.72)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The next regularly scheduled Board Meeting will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2002 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to allow the superintendent of schools to advertise for bids to sell bus number 4 - a 1981 International

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED