East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

February 1, 2005

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, February 1, 2005 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present:  Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Oleaner Green, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Rev. Tommy McKeel and Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

Member(s) absent:  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins and Mrs. Evangelia Fields.

 

The meeting was called to order by the president, Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

Mrs. Oleaner Green moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the regular board meeting held on January 4, 2005.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to approve the resignation of Ms. Katrina Jackson (aide) at Lake Providence Junior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Oleaner Green moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to employ Mrs. Jo Ann Young as a Title One aide at Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to allow Mrs. Henrietta Johnson to use the Lake Providence Senior High School facilities to hold a class reunion on May 28, 2005.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to allow the local American Cancer Society to have a ”r;Womanless Beauty Pageant” in the Lake Providence Senior High School auditorium scheduled for February 17-18, 2005.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to allow Mr. Solomon Armstrong to conduct a fundraiser for the Lake Providence Sr. High School baseball program.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The board received an update on the TAC project from Dr. Voleria Millikin, and Mr.Glenn Dixon.  A bond totaling $1,782,000 has been placed in the Delta Bank.  The TAC Project Committee has set up headquarters at the Lake Providence Jr. High School. Hefner Roofing has already begun repairing the roof at the Lake Providence Junior High School. Hefner Roofing will be working at Monticello High School on the lighting and windows. Kevin Brown, project engineer, has done a preliminary walk through all of the schools. The projects should be completed by the start of the 2005-2006 school year.

 

The board received the following school district accountability update from Dr. Eliza Dorsey. There have been several changes made in the accountability department.  They are as follows:

 

  1. School improvement I has been renamed to Academic Assistance;

     

  2. Each school’s Performance Score must be (80) or higher.  Otherwise, the school will be placed in Academic Assistance, formerly School Improvement I;

     

  3. Annual Measurable Objectives/Incremental Goal for 2004-2005 has moved up from 36.9% (ELA) to 47.4% and from 30.l% (Math) to 41.8%.  This will be the Incremental Goal for the next three years.  Annual Measurable Objective is the expected proficiency percentage for subgroups in ELA and Math; and

     

  4. Performance Label for 2004-2005 has moved up from 45 to 60.  Any school receiving less than 60 will be labeled as Academically Unacceptable.

       

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the implementation of the Family Center Counseling program for families of adjudicated and at risk children referred to the program by the court.  The program will last for (10) weeks during the 2004-2005 school year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to accept a proposal from Allen,Green and Williamson to conduct future audits for the East Carroll Parish School Board for the next three years including the ”agreed upon procedures”.  The proposed amounts are:

 

                     Fiscal Year           Proposed Amount            Procedures Amount                 

 

                    June 30, 2005            $ 21,800                                 $  3,580                               

                    June 30, 2006               22,800                                     3,680

                    June 30, 2007               23,800                                     3,780       

                    

                    Total(s)                     $ 68,400                                 $ 11,040

 

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

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED