East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

April 5, 2005

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, April 5, 2005 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present:  Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Oleaner Green, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, and Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

Member(s) absent:  Rev. Tommy McKeel.

 

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

 

Invocation was offered by Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the regular minutes of the March 1, 2005 meeting and the special meeting of March 18, 2005.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to add an item to the agenda.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to accept a letter of retirement resignation for re-employment from Mrs. Helen Millikin, Title One Federal Programs Director.

 

No action was taken on the motion because Mrs. Fannie Hawkins withdrew her motion after Attorney Jon Guice advised the board against accepting retirement resignations from administrators for re-employment purposes.

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the following use of facilities:

 

Monticello High School to Mrs. Celeste Fautheree on June 4, 2005 to host a high School reunion;

 

Lake Providence Sr. High School to Mrs. Arlean Hampton on May 28-29, 2005 to host a family reunion and birthday party;

 

Lake Providence Senior High School gym to Mrs. LaWanda Martin on April 20-23, 2005 to host a basketball tournament for Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church; and,

 

Lake Providence Sr. High School grounds to Ms. Sharolyn Gipson on April 30, 2005 to host a Youth Fest fundraiser for the Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to join the Child Nutrition Purchasing Co-Operative as presented by Mrs. Sherri Pippin, East Carroll Child Nutrition Program.

 

VOTING FOR THE MOTION/RESOLUTION:  Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Oleaner Green, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Mr. Gene Edmondson and Rev. Tommy McKeel (in absentia).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to table the Reduction In Force Policy (RIF) until the next board meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to table the Retirees’ Return to Work Policy for further study.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to move agenda item #10 up to 9th place.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to move into executive session to discuss personnel.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to reconvene the regular session.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to strike item #9 from the agenda.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to add one item to the agenda.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The current School Board Policy on smoking and tobacco use on school premises was discussed.  No action was taken.

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED