East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

September 14, 2004

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, September 14, 2004 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present:  Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Rev. Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Oleaner Green, 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 Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the special meeting of August 9, 2004 and the regular meeting of August 10, 2004.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve the Sensational Six request to use the Lake Providence Senior High School auditorium on October 17, 2004 for a concert.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to accept the resignations of the following teachers:  Mr. Frankie Collins (teacher) Monticello High School, and Mr. Harvell Floyd (teacher) Lake Providence Senior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to accept the retirement resignations of Ms. Lucinda Bland and Ms. Cedonia Bland  - teachers at the Lake Providence Senior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to approve sabbatical sick leaves for Ms. Peggy Chirse (teacher) for one semester; and, Mrs. Peggy Smith (teacher) for one year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to table approving the List of School Employees for 2004-2005 until the next scheduled meeting.

 

VOTING FOR THE MOTION:  Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Rev. Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Oleaner Green, Mrs. Georjean Jackson,  Mrs. Evangelia Fields and Mrs. Fannie Hawkins.

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to advertise for a Truancy Officer pending approval of the Title One Federal Program Consolidation Plan for the East Carroll Parish School District.

 

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

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mrs. Harriet Bridges and Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to hire Mrs. Sherrie Pippens as Food Service Supervisor for the East Carroll School District.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The following TEACHERS OF THE YEAR were recognized:

 

            Elementary Level

            Joyce Allen………………Winner…………………….Transylvania Elementary

            Pamela Collins……………Runner-up…………………Southside Elementary

 

            Junior High School Level

            Sherrone Petry……………Winner……………………..Lake Providence Jr.  High School

           

            Senior High School Level

            Solomon Armstrong………Winner……………………..Lake Providence Sr. High School

 

           

Mr. Lance Bishop with TAC gave the Board an update on the progress of the energy performance activities at the parish schools.  He assured the Board that the project was not only on schedule but a little ahead of schedule.

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the budget for East Carroll School Board budget for the 2004-2005 school year.

 

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

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to adopt a School Maintenance Tax millage resolution increase from 6.59 to 6.72 and School Tax from 6.35 to 6.48 for the current year 2004.

 

VOTING FOR THE MILLAGE BY ROLL CALL:  Rev. Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Oleaner Green, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, and Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to pay an $1800.00 school bus expense supplement to all (6) contract school bus drivers for 2004-2005.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to grant a pay raise of $490.00 from MFP growth funds to all certificated personnel. 

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Oleaner Green moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the following insurances:  Errors and Omissions, General Liability and Property Insurance.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to adopt the following policies:

 

  1. Bullying, Intimidation, Harrassment and Hazing

  2. Demonstrations by Students; and,

  3. Discipline of Students with Disability

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Board members were given the following policies for consideration and adoption at the October, 2004 regular meeting:

 

  1. Child Abuse

  2. Employment of Students

  3. Health Examinations

  4. Employee Conduct

  5. Alternative Schools Education Program

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to adopt the following job descriptions which will be added to the Revised Personnel Evaluation Plan:

           

  1. Federal Programs Supervisor/Coordinator

  2. Truancy Officer/Community Resource Officer

  3. Federal Programs Secretary

  4. Federal Program Janitor

  5. Administrative Assistant

  6. District Reading Coordinator

  7. Reading Content Leader - Reading First Project

  8. Child Search Coordinator

  9. Individual Education Program (IEP) Facilitator

  10. School Security Guard

  11. Range Rider

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to give the superintendent of schools permission to advertise for two (2) new school buses according to specifications set forth by the East Carroll School Board.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to join the Child Nutrition Purchasing

Cooperative (CO-OP).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Dexter Davis addressed the Board on behalf of Transylvania Elementary parents who voiced concerns regarding the closing of Transylvania Elementary School.

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to add two items to the agenda.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The board discussed the need for a policy on personnel taking college classes during work hours.  The board president scheduled a meeting for Friday, September 17, 2004 starting at 1:00 p.m. to begin writing a policy.  School personnel were invited to put policy suggestions in writing and submit them to the Central Office by Friday, September 17, 2004.  It was suggested that the committee attempt to have a policy written, adopted, and in place by Spring, 2005.

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED