East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

August 1, 2006

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held on Tuesday, August 1, 2006 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

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

 

Member(s) absent:  Mrs. Oleaner Green and Rev. Tommy McKeel.

 

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

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon gave the invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of July 11, 2006 and the special meeting of July 24, 2006.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the use of the Lake Providence Senior High School Cafeteria on August 5, 2006 to hold a repast for Mrs. Olivia Henderson.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve the use of the Lake Providence Senior High School Gymnasium August 1-3, 2006 for a basketball scholarship tournament as requested by Mr. Morris Dugano.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve the use of the Lake Providence Senior High School Auditorium August 2, 2006 for a funeral as requested by the Kleinpeter family.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve the use of school buses to pick up 4-H students at the Madison Parish Extension Office on August 4, 2006.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the use of a school bus to transport students to a Nutritional Education Camp at Tallulah, Louisiana as requested by Mrs. Carolyn Robinson.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve the severance resignations of the following teachers:

 

  1. Mr. Alfred Young…………………………………Southside Elementary

  2. Mr. Damien Brown………………………………..Southside Elementary

  3. Ms. LaToria Thomas………………………………Lake Providence Jr. High

  4. Mr. Karvan Powell…………………………………Lake Providence Jr. High

  5. Mr. Charles Davis…………………………………Lake Providence Jr. High

  6. Ms. Tarnisha Threats………………………………Northside Elementary

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the severance resignation of Ms. Debra Smith, secretary-Northside Elementary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the severance resignation of Mrs. LaTayatacha Ross, school nurse.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the severance resignation of Ms. Nikita Lyons, maid-Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve a professional improvement sabbatical leave (without pay) for Mrs. Dianna Whaley from August 10, 2006-May 28, 2007.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve a sabbatical for rest and recuperation for Ms. Geraldine Hampton from August 10, 2006-May 28, 2007.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve a family medical leave (without pay) for Ms. Wanda Sledge from August 10, 2006-May 28, 2007.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to employ the following persons:

 

  1. Mr. Sidney Thomas…………Teacher……………Lake Providence Sr. High

  2. Mr. Jimmy McGree…………Teacher……………Monticello High School

  3. Mr. Wendell Reed…………..Teacher……………Monticello High School

  4. Mr. Roderick Gill……………Teacher……………Lake Providence Jr. High

  5. Ms. Michelle Madison……….Teacher……………Lake Providence Jr. High

  6. Mr. William Wise……………Teacher……………Southside Elementary

  7. Mrs. Catherine James………..Teacher……………Southside Elementary

  8. Mr. Richard Buchanan………Teacher……………Lake Providence Sr. High

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve a $1500 pay raise for certificated staff and a $500 pay raise for non-certificated staff.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve a recap of janitorial supplies.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to authorize the superintendent of schools to advertise for leasing the following farm lands:

 

            #1457 (Next to Atlas Property - 249 acres)

            #535  (Greenbriar Ridge - 640 acres)

            #609 (Adams/Monticello - 12 acres)

            #1160 (Thrill Hill - 140 acres)

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Board members listened to a presentation/request for bus expense assistance from Mr. Joe Davis, private bus contractor for the East Carroll School District.

 

Board members were given a copy of the Title One NCLB Consolidated Application for (2006-2007) to be considered for adoption at the September, 2006 board meeting.

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to add one item to the agenda.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED