East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

September 6, 2005

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held on Tuesday, September 6, 2005 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, and Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

Member(s) absent:  Mrs. Evangelia Fields.

 

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

 

Invocation was offered by Rev. Tommy McKeel.

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the following resignations:

 

                        Mr. Early Hayes, Teacher - Lake Providence Senior High School,

                        Mr. Rocky Stevens, Head Custodian - Monticello High School; and,

                        Mrs. Angela Knight, Translator - Southside Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to approve hiring Mrs. Rhonda Adams as School Food Service Supervisor for the East Carroll Parish School District.

 

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

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, and Rev. Tommy McKeel.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy Mckeel moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to employ Mrs. Ruthie Auston as Secondary Supervisor for the East Carroll Parish School District.

 

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

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to employ Ms. Peggy Madden as Curriculum Supervisor for the East Carroll School District.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the East Carroll Parish School Employees List for the 2005-2006 school year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the proposed East Carroll Parish School Board budget for the 2005-2006 school year.

 

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

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The following 2005-2006 Teacher of  the Year Winners and Runners-up were presented plaques:

 

Elementary Level

  1. Mrs. Joyce Allen…………………………………………………………….Winner

  2. Mrs. JoVerna Thompson…………………………………………………….Runner-up

  3. Mrs. Nancy Knight…………………………………………………………..Runner-up

 

Junior High School Level

  1. Mrs. Elizabeth Brice………………………………………………………….Winner

  2. Mr. Sherrone Petry……………………………………………………………Runner-up

 

High School Level

  1. Mrs. Olivia Condrey………………………………………………………….Winner

  2. Mrs. Debora Webb……………………………………………………………Runner-up

 

The employee of the month recognized by the School Board and the Gladney Insurance Agency was Mrs. Ruth Jackson.  Mrs. Jackson is the head girls’ basketball coach at the Lake Providence Senior High School.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to take the insurance proposal presented by Taylor and Sons representatives under advisement.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to give a $2400 supplement to East Carroll Parish School District contract bus drivers for operating expenses.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to give all certificated East Carroll School District personnel a $530 state supplement.  The supplement would be paid within two weeks.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to renew the Liability Property Insurance with Slocum Insurance Company at a cost of $50, 186 for the 2005-2006 school year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Board members were given the following East Carroll School District Policies for adoption consideration at the regularly scheduled October, 2005 school board meeting:

 

  1. Violence in the Workplace

  2. Employment of Superintendent

  3. Child Nutrition Program Management

  4. Employment of Personnel

  5. Compulsory School Attendance Ages

  6. Suspensions

 

Mrs. Martha Smith asked the board for a donation to assist the Lake Providence Senior High School purchase football equipment.  She was advised to prepare a purchase order for approximately $3,000 worth of equipment with the understanding the school would have to pay for part of the bill.

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to add (1) item to the agenda.

 

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

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

MOTION PASSED 

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to employ Ms. Theola Chatman as Acting Principal at Southside Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED