East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

March 7, 2006

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, March 7, 2006, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present:  Mr. Gene Edmondson, Rev. Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mrs. Oleaner Green, and Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

Member(s) absent:  Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mrs. Evangeline Fields, and Mr. Ralph Coleman.

 

The meeting was called to order by the vice president, Mr. Gene Edmondson, and all visitors were welcomed.

 

Invocation was offered by Rev. Michael Owens.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the vice president, Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

Mrs. Oleaner Green moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on February 7, 2006.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve the use of a bus to transport students to the Pecanland Mall on April 8, 2006.  The request was made by Ms. Umeka Hawkins of the Antioch Baptist Church.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to accept the resignation of Mrs. Debra Nibblett, Title I parent involvement clerk.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to approve the employment of Mrs. Gloria Sims as a teacher’s aide at the Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The following 2006 Students of the Year were recognized:

 

Winner - 5th Grade                                 Jaquon Hardmon                        Northside Elementary

Runner-up 5th Grade                               Carlante Emerson                      Southside Elementary

Runner-up 5th Grade                               Rodney Webb                            Monticello High School

 

Winner - 8th   Grade                               Jocelyn Jones                            Lake Providence Jr. High

Runner-up 8th Grade                               Rachel Alford                             Monticello High School

 

Winner - 12th    Grade                             Danielle Richardson                   Lake Providence Senior High

Runner-up 12th Grade                              Brittany King                             Monticello High School

 

Mrs. Patricia Johnson, Central Office receptionist, was honored by the East Carroll Parish School Board and the Gladney Insurance Agency as the ”r;Employee of the Month”.

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to table for consideration the School Choice Plan until the April, 2006 meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to allocate $20,540 (TAC Plan 2)   for cooling repairs to Lake Providence Sr. High School, Lake Providence Jr. High School, Northside Elementary, and Southside Elementary School.  Priority would be given to heating repairs for the schools at a later date.

 

VOTING FOR THE MOTION:  Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mrs. Oleaner Green, Rev. Tommy McKeel, and Mrs. Fannie Hawkins.

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to accept the bid of $5.10/ton from Timber Logistics, Inc. for tree trimming on Farm 254 (Bear Wallow).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Board members were given the following policies to consider for adoption at the April, 2006 board meeting:  School Search Policy and Drug Search Regulations.

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to authorize the superintendent to find the best property insurance as soon as possible.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to add one item to the agenda: The Insurance Side Account.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to adjourn the meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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Glenn Dixon, President                                   Dr. Voleria Millikin, Secretary/Treasurer

East Carroll Parish School Board                    East Carroll Parish School Board