East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

October 4, 2005

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held on Tuesday, October 4, 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.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the president, Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

Mrs. Oleaner Green moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the minutes of the regular board meeting held on September 6, 2005.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to allow the Sensational Six use of the Lake Providence Senior High School auditorium to hold an anniversary program on October 16, 2005.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to hire Mrs. Sylvia Armstrong as a teacher at Monticello High School and Mrs. Elizabeth Ward as a teacher of English at the Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to hire the following Hurricane Katrina evacuees.  Each employee will be paid nine dollars per hour with Workforce Investment Funds.

 

  1. Ms. Mercedes Cobbler - File Clerk – School Board Office

  2. Ms. Alice Warren – Maid - Lake Providence Jr. High School

  3. Ms. Desmonia Parker - Aide - Northside Elementary School

  4. Ms. Pearlina Clark - Aide - Lake Providence Jr. High School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to accept the following resignations:

 

  1. Mrs. Rhonda Jones - Teacher - Lake Providence Jr. High School,

  2. Mrs. Christine White - Teacher - Monticello High School,

  3. Mrs. Trinicia Burks - Security - Lake Providence Jr. High School; and,

  4. Mrs. Mary Harvey - Food Technician - Lake Providence Jr. High School (Retirement Resignation).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to advertise for a female security guard for the Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to renew the contract of Mr. James Miles as Range Rider for School Board hunting property.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Everlyn Castilaw was recognized as ”Employee of the Month” by the East Carroll School Board and the Gladney Insurance Agency.  Mrs. Castilaw is the secretary for the Department of Special Education.

 

Matt Sikes with TAC gave school board members the following update:

 

  1. Energy Management Control software had been installed and implemented for Monticello High School, Northside Elementary School, and Southside Elementary School.  By the end of the week, implementation would be completed for Lake Providence Jr. High School.  Thereafter, implementation at the Senior High School would begin.

               

  2. Work had begun on the lighting project at Northside Elementary School.

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to grant TAC a project Change Order for an extension to November 30, 2005.  The request was due to Hurricane Katrina disaster delays.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to take under advisement a proposed Photography Program for Northside Elementary until a written proposal was submitted to the board for review.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to adopt the following millages for the current year 2005 regular school taxes: maintenance:  6.73 (school) and 6.98 (maintenance). The millage increase would generate $13,946.05 over last year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to table policies:  Violence in the Workplace and Employment of Superintendent for further review.

 

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

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mrs. Evangelia Fields and Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to adopt policies: Child Nutrition Program Management, Employment of Personnel, Compulsory School Attendance Ages, and Student Suspensions.  The following change was made in the text of the Student Suspension Policy on page (1) last paragraph:

 

Original Sentence: When a pupil is suspended for a second time within one school year, the principal may require a counseling session be held with the parent and pupil by the school counselor.

Revised Sentence:  When a pupil is suspended for a second time within one school year, the principal shall require a counseling session be held with the parent and pupil by the principal and/or school counselor.

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

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Board members were given a Testing Policy for review and adoption at the regular meeting scheduled for November, 2005.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the renewal of the casualty insurance policy with Louisiana Public Schools Risk Management.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED