The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, February 4, 2003 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

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

 

Member(s) absent:  Mr. Buford Perry, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins

 

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

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of January 7, 2003

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to allow Ms. Andrea Davenport to use the Lake Providence Senior High School Cafeteria for a wedding reception scheduled for February 15, 2003 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to allow Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church to use a school bus to transport children and chaperones on a field trip to Plain Dealing, Louisiana scheduled for February 16, 2003

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen, Superintendent of Schools, reported that Coregis Insurance had opted not to renew the Board's General Liability Insurance for the upcoming year.  Presently, the board has General Liability Insurance with Coregis until March 1, 2003.  The Superintendent also reported that he was still exploring renewing the General Liability Insurance through Coregis and Slocum and Associates.  The Board then directed the superintendent to continue searching for quotes from other insurance companies for General Liability Insurance.

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to authorize the superintendent to re-advertise for bids on the school lunch truck

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green for the East Carroll Parish School Board to adopt a resolution to serve as the fiscal agent for a 2003 Rural Development Block Grant for Monticello High School and Transylvania Elementary School

 

Resolution

 

WHEREAS, East Carroll Parish is a severely economically depressed area and many areas of service to our citizens suffer to this depression.

 

WHEREAS, The East Carroll Parish School Board does not have adequate funds to support these needed services.

 

WHEREAS, The President and Superintendent are authorized to sign any and all document(s) for the application grants for these Rural Development Grants 2002-2003:

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the East Carroll Parish School Board that the application for the 2002-2003 Rural Development Funds for the following projects be funded:

 

A.  Monticello High School                      $5,000

 

B.  Transylvania Elementary                    $5,000

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Marrage Facen, Superintendent of East Carroll Parish School Board, State of Louisiana, hereby certify that the above and foregoing to be a true and correct copy of a Resolution adopted by this School Board in regular sessions on Tuesday, February 4, 2003.

 

Given this 4th day of February, 2003

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen reported that Mr. Randy Morris, Administrator (West Carroll Memorial Hospital) had offered a basketball score board to Lake Providence Senior High School.  The Board gave Mr. Facen permission to accept the score board on the Board's behalf

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to add one item to the agenda

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to allow Mr. Russell Thornton to sub lease part of Farm #238-Bull Run

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to accept the bid of $125.00 from Mr. C.B. Wilson for a Kubota Tractor.  Mr. Ralph Coleman amended the motion, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to have Mr. Marrage Facen consult with the Board's attorney to determine if the bid was legal.  Mr. Wilson is employed as a bus driver by the East Carroll Parish School Board

 

AMENDED PASSED

 

MOTION PASSED AS AMENDED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to adjourn the meeting

 

MOTION PASSED