East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting - Regular

Tuesday, October 7, 2003

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, October 7, 2003 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Rev. 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.

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of September 2, 2003 and the special board meeting of September 15, 2003.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to allow Mr. Kendall Thompson and the Sensational Six to use the Lake Providence Senior High School auditorium for a gospel concert scheduled for October 19, 2003 from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to strike item #5 (Consideration of D-MAP Program) from the agenda pending further study.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to hire Mr. James Miles as range rider for school board hunting tracks.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Teachers of the Year for 2004 were recognized.  They included:

 

Elementary Level                                   Mrs. JoAnn Thompson

Junior High School Level                        Mrs. Francis Hill

Junior High School Runner-up                Mrs. Dorothy Grover

High School Level                                 Coach James Earl Jackson

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Glenn Dixon to accept Mr. Roger Clement=s bid of $20,916 ($6,972/yr.) for farm #1457 for three years.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to accept Cypress Farms= bid of $900 ($300/yr.) for farm #609 for three years.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept Mr. Jason Kirkland=s bid of $134,400 ($44,800/yr.) for farm #535 for three years.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to give the superintendent of schools authority to re-advertise for bids on farm #1160.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to cancel general liability insurance with Lexington Insurance and enter into a contract with Louisiana Public School Risk Management Agency for general liability insurance. This policy would cover athletic participation, corporal punishment, and sexual misconduct.  The policy would also be retroactive to September 10, 2003 at a cost of $47,045.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The board was given a District Code of Conduct and Discipline Policy for consideration at the regular school board meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 4, 2003.

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to reinstate corporal punishment provided all corporal punishment be administered under guidelines developed and approved by the East Carroll Parish School Board.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to adopt proposed property millages of  (6.35)  for the school tax and (6.59) for the maintenance tax.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Dr. Voleria Millikin reported to the board that the Title One application for the 2003-2004 school year had been approved and funds could be utilized.

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to allow Mrs. Mary W. Green to attend a Regional Reading Conference to be held at Dallas, Texas.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. John Reed Austin, band director, presented the board a proposal for extensive instrument repairs and purchases including equipment and supplies.  The proposal was taken under consideration.

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED