East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

January 2, 2007

 

The regular meting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 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, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, and Mrs. Evangelia Fields.

 

Member(s) absent:  None.  Mrs. Evangelia Fields came in at 6:38 p.m.

 

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

 

Invocation was offered by Sister Bernie Barrett; and, the Pledge of Allegiance was led by the president, Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson nominated Mr. Glenn Dixon for the position of board president for 2007. Mrs. Georjean Jackson nominated Rev. Tommy McKeel.  He declined.  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins nominated Mrs. Georjean Jackson for board president.  She declined. 

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the election of Mr. Glenn Dixon as Board president by acclamation.

 

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman nominated Mr. Gene Edmondson for vice president, and Mrs. Georjean Jackson nominated Mrs. Fannie Hawkins for vice president.

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to close nominations for board vice president.

 

VOTING FOR MRS. FANNIE HAWKINS:  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Rev. Tommy McKeel, and Mr. Roger Shoemaker.

 

VOTING FOR MR. GENE EDMONDSON:  Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, and Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson was elected vice president of the East Carroll Parish School Board.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to appoint Mr. Ralph Coleman as the 2007 Legislative Liaison for the East Carroll Parish School Board.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Roger Shoemaker was welcomed aboard as the new school board member for District (5).

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of December 5, 2006.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

There were no requests for use of facilities.

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the resignations of the following persons:  Mrs. Divia Henshaw, teacher; Ms. LaTressa Seay, teacher; and Mrs. Willie Mae Larry,  teacher.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to renew Dr. Voleria Millikin’s contract subject to negotiations.

 

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

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, and Rev. Tommy McKeel.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Oleaner Green was presented a plaque and accolades for her service as school board member for District Five.

 

Mr. Joseph Shaw was recognized as Employee of the Month by the East Carroll Parish School Board and the Gladney Insurance Agency.

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to contribute $650.00 to Ms. Kris Mayers and Mrs. Harriet Bridges of the LSU Cooperative Extension Service to cover the cost of training at the Progressive Farmer Farm Safety Day Camp January 31-February 1, 2007.  The event will be held at Nashville, Tennessee.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to adopt the East Carroll Parish School District Pupil Progression Plan for 2006-2007.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

  1. Recruitment of Superintendent of Schools

  2. Recruitment of Personnel

  3. Bids and Quotations

  4. Personnel Records; and,

  5. Employee Discipline.

 

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

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mr. Roger Shoemaker.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to adopt the board’s resolution to participate with the East Carroll Parish tax assessor, and other parish bodies in litigation against the pipeline company.

 

VOTING FOR THE RESOLUTION BY VOICE VOTE:   Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Rev. Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, and Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

VOTING AGAINIST THE RESOLUTION:  None.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to retain the Hammonds and Sills Law Firm as special counsel for the East Carroll Parish School Board.

 

VOTING FOR THE RESOLUTION BY VOICE VOTE:  Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, Rev. Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, and Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

VOTING AGAINST THE RESOLUTION:  None.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

                                                                                                                                               

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

East Carroll Parish School Board                                    East Carroll Parish School District