East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

December 7, 2004

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, December 7, 2004 beginning at 7:30 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 Mr. Gene Edmondson and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Attorney Michael Kelly.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the minutes of the November 9, 2004 regular meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to employ Mrs. Letha Whaley as a Title One aide at Monticello High School; and Ms. Toukie Moore as a Child Specific special education aide at Lake Providence Sr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to allow Mt. Zion Baptist Church to use the Lake Providence Sr. High School gym on December 23-24, 2004 to conduct a youth basketball fundraiser.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to adopt a financing resolution to issue certificates to fund the TAC energy services project.

 

VOTING FOR THE MOTION:  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.

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  None

 

ABSTAINED:  None

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to support (by resolution) a one cent sales tax for the repair and maintenance of city streets.  The ten year tax  proposition will be placed on the January 15, 2005 ballot.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Board members were given a copy of the East Carroll Parish Pupil Progression Plan to be considered for adoption at the January, 2005 regular meeting.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to award the lease recap for farm #609 to Mr. Toby Frith for $24,450 for three (3) years.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to add one item to the agenda.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to move the varsity baseball field from the Northside Elementary field to the Lake Providence Jr. High School field.  In addition, Mr. Solomon Armstrong (coach) will provide the board with an operating budget at the January, 2005 meeting.

 

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

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson, and Mrs. Evangelia Fields.

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED