East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

May 3, 2005

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, May 3, 2005 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Media Center of the East Carroll Parish School Board Complex.

 

Members 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 offered by Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of Tuesday, April 5, 2005. 

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to allow the Girl Scouts to use the Lake Providence Sr. High School cafeteria for an activity scheduled for May 7, 2005.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to provide bus transportation for students attending Vacation Bible School at the East Carroll Baptist Association May 30th - June 3, 2005.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to allow the Lake Providence Sr. High School Class of 1995 the use of the Lake Providence Sr. High School band room, cafeteria and grounds for a class reunion scheduled for July 2-3, 2005.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Students from the Lake Providence Sr. High School and Monticello High School Explorers’ Clubs (part of LA GEAR-UP) presented to the board oral reports and displays of leadership, school and community activities conducted by the students during the 2004-2005 school year.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to approve the employment of the following persons for the Summer Recreation Program:

 

Mr. Eugene Halley…………………………..Summer Recreation Director  

 

Basketball Program:

 

Mr. Earl Webb………………………………..Director

Mrs. Deborah Webb………………………….Assistant Director

 

Baseball Program:

 

Mrs. Patsy Wilson…………………………….Director

Ms. Theresa Thomas………………………….Assistant Director

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve a salary supplement of $1100.00 for each school employee with distribution scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2005.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The superintendent of schools, Dr. Voleria Millikin, distributed to the board a Financial Analysis Risk Report detailing the (20) risk factors established by the State Department of Education to determine the Financial Analysis Rating of all school districts in the state.  East Carroll Parish ranked (19th) in the state with a financial risk total of (70) points. 

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve the East Carroll Parish School District’s Calendar for the 2005-2006 school year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to authorize the superintendent of schools to write a letter to the Louisiana Office of Forestry with the following requests:  A timber audit, a timber burn, and the development of a timber management plan for the East Carroll Parish School Board.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the Reduction in Force (RIF) Policy for all East Carroll Parish school employees.

 

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

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:  Rev. Tommy McKeel.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to authorize the superintendent of

schools to advertise for janitorial supplies.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED