East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

November 7, 2006

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held on Tuesday, November 7, 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, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Oleaner Green, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, and Mrs. Evangelia Fields.

 

Member(s) absent:  None.

 

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

 

Invocation and the Pledge of Allegiance were offered by Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the minutes of the regular meeting of October 3, 2006.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve the following use of facilities requests:

 

The Lake Providence Sr. High School on December 23, 2006, for a family reunion as requested by the Fleming Family.

 

The use of a bus to provide transportation for students to the Pecanland Mall as requested by the Antioch Baptist Church.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the resignation of Mrs. Ashley Bell, Administrative Assistant, at Monticello High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to accept the resignation of Mr. Tommy Morant, proctor for the Alternative Program.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the employment of Mrs. Elizabeth Brice as an Administrative Assistant for Monticello High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mrs. Oleaner Green to employ Coach Calvin Thomas as interim head basketball coach, and Coach James Harris as an assistant basketball coach for one year while a search is conducted for a head basketball coach for the Lake Providence Sr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to allow Ms. Angela Lee to work as an office clerk for three months under the auspices of the Workforce Investment Board.  Her salary will be paid by the Workforce Investment Board.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve a salary supplement of $1150 for all employees to be distributed on Friday, November 10, 2006.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Frank Hawkins, security guard at the Lake Providence Sr. High School was recognized as Support Employee of the Month by the East Carroll Parish School Board and the Gladney Insurance Agency.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the following Farmland Recap Bids for lease dates 2007-2009:

 

Farm #1457. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robert Allen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30,627

Farm #535. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randall Chapman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $144,000

Farm #609. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cypress Farms Partnership. . . . . . . . . .$   900

Farm #1160. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parker Farms Partnership. . . . . . . . . . $30,240

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept Blue Cross Insurance Options A and B.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve payment of the 2006 Workman’s Comp (StoneTrust) insurance premium in the amount of $149,641.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to refer the following policies for a committee for review:

 

  1. School Board Ethics

  2. Assignment

  3. Building and Grounds Management

  4. Employee Tobacco Use

  5. Employment of Personnel

  6. Employee Conduct

  7. Professional Leave

  8. Student Suspension

  9. Student Health Services

  10. Compensation and Expenses

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve a job description for a district Athletic Director.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to advertise for a maintenance proposal to include all district schools.

 

MOTION FAILED FOR LACK OF A VOTE:  A Special Board Meeting was then scheduled for Thursday, November 9th to reconsider the maintenance proposal.

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve direct payroll deposit for all employees beginning July, 2007.

 

VOTING FOR THE MOTION:  Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Gene Edmondson and Mrs. Evangelia Fields.

 

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

 

MOTION FAILED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to adopt a resolution from the East Carroll Parish School Board to increase MFP funding per pupil.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to adjourn the meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

                                                                                                                                               

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

East Carroll Parish School Board                                    East Carroll Parish School District