The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, April 1, 2003 beginning at 6:30 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. Gene Edmondson, Mr. Buford Perry, Mrs. Evangelia Fields and Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

Member(s) absent:  None

 

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

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Glenn Dixon

 

Mrs. Oleaner Green moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to adopt the minutes of the regular meeting of March 3, 2003

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the resignation of Mr. James Coleman a teacher at the Lake Providence Senior High School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to employ Ms. Tanisha Conn as a proctor in the science lab at Northside Elementary School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Oleaner Green moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to employ Mrs. Flora Watson as a Pre-GED teacher at the Lake Providence Senior High School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to allow Ms. Elisha Matthews to use the Lake Providence Senior High School bandroom to hold a wedding reception scheduled for July 12, 2003

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Oleaner Green moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to allow Mr. Will Ballard to use the Lake Providence Senior High School cafeteria to hold a luncheon for Mrs. Josephine Jones scheduled for April 5, 2003

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to allow Ms. Alice Phenix to use the Lake Providence High School Cafeteria to hold a birthday dinner and family reunion scheduled for July 19, 2003

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Oleaner Green moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to allow Mrs. Dorothy Lewis to use the Lake Providence Senior High School cafeteria to hold a Church Fellowship scheduled for April 27, 2003 from 10:30-3:00 p.m.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to allow the Girl Power Organization to use Southside Elementary School to hold Bingo Games schedules for May 4, 2003 pending approval of the principal

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to adopt the following East Carroll Parish School Board policies:

 

  1. Employee Discipline

  2. Suspension of Employees

  3. Reduction in Staff Personnel

  4. Parental Rights/Student Rights of Privacy

  5. School Admission

  6. Homeless Students

  7. Student Organizations

  8. Student Records

  9. Relations with Armed Forces/Military Agencies

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to adopt the following East Carroll Parish School Board calendars and schedules for 2003-2004

 

  1. School Calendar

  2. Payroll Schedule

  3. 12 Month Employees Calendar

  4. Absentee Report Schedule

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to authorize the superintendent of schools to advertise for bids on the old lunch truck

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen, superintendent of schools, informed the board that a 1994 U-Haul truck had been purchased for $6,000 to haul school food items and equipment to East Carroll Parish Schools

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to hire the following persons to manage the Summer Recreation Program:

 

                        Baseball                        Mr. Eugene Haley - Director

                                                            Mr. Frankie Collins, Jr. - Asst. Director

 

                        Girls’ Softball                 Mrs. Patsy Wilson - Director

                                                            Ms. Theresa Thomas - Asst. Director

 

                        Basketball                     Mr. Earl Webb - Director

                                                            Mrs. Debora Webb - Asst. Director

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the East Carroll Parish School Board audit for 2001-2002 conducted by Allen and Green Company

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to retain the Banner Democrat newspaper as the official journal.  Hibernia Bank and Delta Bank would be retained as the official depositories for the East Carroll Parish School Board

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to allow Coach James Jackson to sponsor an Intramural Basketball Tournament at the Lake Providence Senior High School June 9 - July 26, 2003

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept a proposal for life insurance from American General which would provide coverage of $40,000 for each employee; (1/4) of $40,000 at 65 years of age and (1/2) of $40,000 at 70 years of age.  All retired and active employees would be covered.  The cost of the premium would be $6,073

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Reverend Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to add one item to the agenda

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to move into executive session to discuss personnel matters

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to reconvene the regular meeting

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, seconded by Reverend Tommy McKeel to add one more item to the agenda

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen informed the board that Mr. Robert Waxman would present School Board Reapportionment Maps to the board at a meeting scheduled for April 14, 2003 at 5:00 p.m.

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED