East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

March 6, 2007

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held on Tuesday, March 6, 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.

 

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

 

Invocation was offered by Sister Karen.

 

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 February 6, 2007 meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve the following use of facilities requests:

 

  1. Lake Providence Sr. High Auditorium - Relay for Life Fundraiser on March 31, 2007.

  2. Lake Providence High School Cafeteria - Wedding Reception on May 26, 2007.

  3. Lake Providence Sr. High Band Room – Class Reunion on May 26, 2007.

  4. School Buses – Easter Egg Hunt at the Cotton Museum on April 7, 2007.

  5. Family Gathering – July 3, 2007.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The following Students of the Year for 2006-2007 were recognized:

 

5th Grade

 

Winner...................................Ardis D Treveion Gipson.......Northside Elementary School

First Place Runner-up...............Tierra Rencha’ Lane................Southside Elementary School

Second Place Runner-up..........Stormy Danielle Harrison.........Monticello High School

 

8th Grade

 

Winner..................................Joslyn Frenae’ Allen.............Monticello High School

Runner-up...............................Shanique Faye McClain...........Lake Providence Jr. High

 

12th Grade

 

Winner...................................Heather Nicole King.................Lake Providence High School

Runner-up...............................Corintha TiAnna Mize..............Monticello High School

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to employ the following persons:

 

            Mrs. Jennifer Bedenbender - Teacher, Southside Elementary School

            Mr. Doyle Arender - Teacher, Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to employ Mrs. Carla Simpson as Cafeteria Manager at Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve the employment contract of Mrs. Jo Ann Thompson as Administrative Assistant at Southside Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the employment contract of Mr. James Burrell as Principal of Northside Elementary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to approve the employment contract of Mrs. Flora Watson as Assistant Principal at Lake Providence Jr. High.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to approve the employment contract of Mrs. Sandra Jackson as Assistant Principal at Northside Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to approve the employment contract of Ms. Theola Chatman as Principal at Southside Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to approve the employment contract of Mrs. Helen Smith as Assistant Principal at Lake Providence Sr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve the employment contract of Mrs. Helen Millikin as Federal Programs Director.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve the employment contract of Mrs. Ruthie Auston as Secondary Supervisor.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The employment contract of Ms. Alice Nichols, Child Welfare Supervisor, was tabled until the next board meeting because it had not been presented to Ms. Nichols prior to the board meeting.  The offer was also extended to other applicable employees.

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the employment contract of Mrs. Autrolia Layton as Elementary Supervisor.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the employment contract of Ms. Peggy Madden as Curriculum Supervisor.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the employment contract of Mr. Leatrice Hawkins as Maintenance and Transportation Supervisor.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the employment contract of Mrs. Cyd Harris as Federal Programs Supervisor.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the performance objectives added to the superintendent of schools contract.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to move item number (11) up to number (7). 

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Bids for Farm Number 1457                                                               

Farm Names

Bid Amounts

W. E. Martin Farms

$38,656.20              Three Years

Roger Clement Farms

$46,500                   Three Years

Thad and Billy Travis Farms

$60,000                   Three Years

Stacy Sullivan Farms

$64,132.50              Three Years   AWARDED

Clifford Griffin Farms

$39,150                   Three Years

JSL Farms

$47,486.79              Three Years

Tim Kiley Holt Farms

$45,567                   Three Years

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the farm lease bid of Stacy Sullivan Farms in the amount of $64,132.50 for Farm Number 1457.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Loretta Hill, federal programs technology technician, was recognized as Employee of the Month by the Gladney Insurance Agency and the East Carroll Parish School Board.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to enter in a Clinical Nursing Agreement with the local Margaret Surles Branch of the Vocational Technical School for a period of (five) years.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the District’s School Calendar for the 2007-2008 School Year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to add pending litigation to the executive session.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to reconvene the regular session.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to add Security to the agenda.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve added job responsibilities for Deputy Huey George, School Resource Officer at a salary of $17,000 per year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to allow the superintendent of schools to advertise for a school district surveillance plan.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED