East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

May 4, 2004

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, May 4, 2004 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Members present:  Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Rev. Tommy McKeel, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Oleaner Green, Mrs. Harriett Bridges, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, and Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

Member(s) absent:  None.

 

The meeting was called to order by the president Mr. Glenn Dixon, and all visitors were welcomed.

 

Invocation was given by Rev. Tommy McKeel.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to approve the regular minutes of April 6, 2004 and the special meeting of April 19, 2004. 

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the following resignations:

 

Mrs. Mary Green -  teacher B retirement;

Mrs. Emma Jean Bell B paraprofessional B retirement; and,

Mr. Gregory Miles B teacher.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to approve employment of the following employees for the Summer Recreation Program:

 

1.  Mr. Eugene Haley

 

2.  Mr. Frankie Collins

 

  1. Coach Earl Webb

 

      4.   Mrs. Debora Webb

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to allow Ms. Lavon Walker the use of a bus to transport children to Vacation Bible School May 31-June 4, 2004.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to allow Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church to use the band room at the Lake Providence Sr. High School on May 8th, 15th and the 27th-29th to conduct tournament fundraisers.  Proceeds will be used to fund a church group trip to New Orleans.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve the East Carroll Parish School Board Employee list for the 2004-2005 school year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve a $1300 sales tax supplement for each school employee.  The supplement would be distributed with the May, 2004 payroll.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to table the TAC Energy proposal until next month's meeting because board members needed more time to study the proposal.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to participate in the INSTEP Alternative School Program for at-risk students.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to allow the Town of Lake Providence the use of the Lake Providence Sr. High School gymnasium to conduct a summer basketball camp from June 1-July 31, 2004.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to let bids for school food service supplies and janitorial supplies.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to let bids for tree seedlings and mechanical planting ASAP in December, 2004.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to accept the low bid of the company that could guarantee complete construction and delivery of nine portable buildings by August 12, 2004.  Companies submitting bids included:

 

William ScotsmanYY..Y..Madison, MSYYY$16,830/buildingYY..TotalYY$151,470

 

Portable SheltersYYY..Y.Oak Grove, LAYY$17,819/buildingYY..TotalYY.$160,371

 

Eason Portable Buildings..YMonroe, LAYYY.$18,459/buildingYY..TotalYY.$168,192

 

VOTING FOR THE MOTION:   Mr. Gene Edmondson, Rev. Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Harriett Bridges, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, and Mr. Ralph Coleman.

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mrs. Oleaner Green, and Mrs. Fannie Hawkins.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to approve the following East Carroll Parish School Board policies as written with one amendment to the Vacation Policy.

 

  1. Vacation - 12 Month Employees

  2. School Board Ethics

     

    MOTION PASSED

     

    The following East Carroll Parish School Board policies were distributed to school board members for consideration and adoption at the regular meeting scheduled for June, 2004:

     

  3. BBBE-Board Member Compensation and Expenses

  4. GBD-Employment of Personnel

  5. GBRHA-Sabbatical Leave

  6. GBRK-Annual Leave

  7. JCDAB-Dangerous Weapons

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept charges and the superintendent's recommendation for employment termination of Mr. Preston Martin B janitor at Northside Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriett Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept charges and the superintendent's recommendation for employment termination of Mr. Stanley Ray Pitts B bus driver.

 

VOTING FOR THE MOTION:   Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Harriett Bridges, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Oleaner Green, and Mrs. Evangelia Fields.

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mr. Ralph Coleman and Rev. Tommy McKeel.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to move into executive session to discuss personnel.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to move back into regular session.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriett Bridges to adjourn the meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED