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

 

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

 

Member(s) absent:  Reverend Tommy McKeel

 

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 April 1, 2003 and April 14, 2003 special meeting minutes

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to accept the following resignations for retirement:

 

            Ms. Virginia Ellis B Food Technician at Southside Elementary

            Mrs. Elizabeth Brown B Secretary at Southside Elementary

            Mrs. Bobbie Facen B Principal at Southside Elementary

            Mr. Marrage Facen B Superintendent of Schools B Effective June 30, 2003

            Mrs. Wanda Kennedy B Teacher at Northside Elementary

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to accept the retirement resignation of Mrs. Wanda Kennedy a teacher at Northside Elementary

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to accept the resignation of Mr. John Griffin - administrative assistant at the Lake Providence Senior High School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to advertise in the media (statewide) for a new superintendent of schools

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to adopt Plan (4) for School Board Reapportionment

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to allow Sandy Harvey and Frederick Newton to use the Lake Providence Senior High School on July 5, 2003 for a wedding reception

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to allow Mrs. Georgia Gaines to use the Lake Providence Senior High School gym for a Basketball Tournament scheduled for May 28-31, 2003

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to allow Mrs. Lavon Walker to use a School Board Bus to transport students to Vacation Bible School during the month of June, 2003

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to allow the East Carroll Parish Sheriff's department to go into the schools and prepare fingerprint identification kits for all students pending the approval of parents for each child

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the bid of $501 dollars from Mr. Marty Williams for the old school lunch truck

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the list of East Carroll Parish School System Employees for the 2003-2004 school year

 

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MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Buford Perry to authorize the superintendent of schools to advertise for bids on Janitorial Supplies for the 2003-2004 school year

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to pay a sales tax salary supplement of $1300 to each school employee

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen presented to each school board member a copy of the Special Education Application for consideration at the June, 2003 meeting

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to hire Mrs. Nan Hopkins, (CPA Consultant) to assist Theresa Thomas (Business Manager) as needed to close the school board business books

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to hire Allen Green and Williamson as the financial auditor for the 2003-2004 school year ($18, 980 for 2003 and $19,480 for 2004)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to add one item to the agenda

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Marrage Facen informed the board that the CRP program had been opened again from May 5-30, 2003 to place land in the CRP program for 2003-2004 or 2005

 

Mr. Buford Perry moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to appoint a Tree Committee to study and select the best CRP tree program option for the East Carroll Parish School Board.  The committee would meet at the School Board Office on May 9th at noon

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to authorize the CRP Tree Committee to select the best tree program for the School Board.  Members of the Tree Committee:  Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Ralph Coleman and Mr. Buford Perry

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to add one item to the agenda

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Brenda Wingate requested a pay raise for school food service technicians

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to place the matter of a pay raise for school food service technicians under advisement

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to reconvene the regular meeting

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED