East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

July 11, 2006

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, July 11, 2006 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

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

 

Member(s) absent:  Mrs. Oleaner Green.

 

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

 

Invocation was offered by Rev. Tommy McKeel.  The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the president, Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of June 6, 2006.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve a request by Johnnie Burks to use the Lake Providence Sr. High Cafeteria to host a family reunion scheduled for August 12-13, 2006; and, a request to use the Lake Providence Sr. High School band room on September 1, 2006 for a class reunion requested by Ms. Umiki Hawkins.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to accept the resignation for retirement from Ms. Willie M. Stewart, a paraprofessional at the Lake Providence Sr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept severance resignations for Mrs. Kimberly Simms, teacher- Monticello High School, Mrs. Olivia Condrey, teacher-Lake Providence Sr. High School, and Mr. John Griffin, administrative assistant-Lake Providence Sr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve a two-year employment contract for Ms. Janice Harris, principal-Lake Providence Jr. High School.  The contract will expire on June 30, 2008.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve a two-year contract for Mrs. Rosie Armstrong, principal-Lake Providence Sr. High School.  The contract will expire on   June 30, 2008.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve a two-year employment contract for Mrs. Ashley Bell, administrative assistant-Monticello High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve a two-year employment contract for Mr. Felton Millikin, administrative assistant-Monticello High School.  The contract will expire on June 30, 2008.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to approve a two-year employment contract for Mr. Calvin Thomas, administrative assistant-Lake Providence Jr. High School.  The contract will expire on June 30, 2008.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve the employment of Mr. John McMillon for the position of principal for Monticello High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Joe Howard, custodian-Monticello High School, was recognized as Employee of the Month by the East Carroll Parish School Board and the Gladney Insurance Agency.

 

Miss Freda Allen, recent Lake Providence Sr. High School graduate, was recognized by the East Carroll Parish School Board and the Louisiana Association of Child Welfare and Attendance Personnel for perfect attendance grades 1-12. 

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to enter into a software contract with MCS Software for computerized management of the East Carroll School District Child Nutrition Program at a cost of $20, 490.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the Master Teacher/ELA Team Teaching Proposal for the Lake Providence Jr. High School beginning with the 2006-2007 school year.

 

VOTING FOR THE MOTION:  Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Rev. Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, and Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  None.

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:  Mr. Ralph Coleman.

 

Note:  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins asked to be excused from the meeting in order to attend to an urgent matter prior to voting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to hire Mr. David Jones (currently a maintenance helper) as a maintenance technician for the school district.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to authorize Mr. Leartrice Hawkins to recap the bids for janitorial supplies and report to the board the lowest responsible bid. Companies submitting bids included:  Long’s Preferred Products-Monroe, LA, Marc Chemicals-Ruston, LA, Janitors’ Supply-Greenville, MS, Washington Janitorial-Lake Providence, LA, and Unisource-Shreveport, LA.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to purchase two (71 passenger) school buses from Ross Bus Sales-Alexandria, LA.  Other companies submitting bids included:  Kent Mitchell-Hammond, LA, and Scott Truck Sales-Lake Providence, LA.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to adopt the following polices for the East Carroll School District:

 

  1. Test Security

  2. Student Transportation Management

  3. Bus Safety Inspections

  4. Workers’ Compensation.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to adopt the East Carroll School District Inventory Control Manual.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the Banner Democrat as the official journal for the East Carroll School District.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

CRP Update:  The board agreed to leave the present CRP land lease intact. Mrs. Evangelia Fields wanted the record to show that she was in favor of leasing the CRP land for hunting.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to add one item to the agenda.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to donate $200 and a designated area (TBA) at the Lake Providence Sr. High School to hold a pediatric pre-school Health Fair by Family Practice on August 12, 2006.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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Mr. Glenn Dixon, President                                         Dr. Voleria Millikin, Superintendent

East Carroll Parish School Board                                East Carroll Parish School District