East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

May 1, 2007

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll School Board was held Tuesday, May 1, 2007, 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, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, and Mrs. Evangelia Fields.

 

Member(s) absent:  Rev. Tommy McKeel.

 

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

 

Invocation was offered by Mr. Gene Edmondson and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by the president, Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the minutes of the April 3, 2007, meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the East Carroll Parish School District’s Employee List for the 2007-2008 school year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve the following facilities requests:

 

  1. Lake Providence Senior High School by a church to host a tournament for a student trip to Memphis.

     

  2. The SWER Reading Club requested the use of the Lake Providence Senior High School to host a basketball tournament on May 17-19, 2007, to raise money for student scholarships.

     

  3. The East Carroll Baptist Center requested a bus for vacation Bible school scheduled for May 29-June 1, 2007.

     

  4. A bus was approved for the Headstart Program to transport students to the Delhi Animal Park and to Monroe, LA on May 2, 2007 and May 9, 2007.

     

  5. A bus request was approved to transport Southside Elementary students (PreK-2nd grade) to the Delhi Animal Park scheduled for May 15, 2007.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve a two-year contract for Ms. Meagan Brown, Child Nutrition Supervisor.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to table all contracts that had not been signed and to request that the law firm, Hammonds & Sills, meet with the board prior to May 15, 2007, to seek clarifications regarding the contracts.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the revised East Carroll Parish School District’s job application.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve a $1,400 salary supplement per school employee as applicable on May 11, 2007.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to authorize Mr. Leartrice Hawkins to open and recap the lowest janitorial bid for supplies.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to adopt the Pipeline Tax Resolution.  The parish tax assessor could review changes and curtail conflicts of interest.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Teacher Recruitment:  Dr. Voleria Millikin, Superintendent of Schools, reported to the board that supervisors had participated in recent Teacher Recruitment Fairs at area universities and colleges.  No Child Left Behind requires that all teachers be Highly Qualified for the 2007-2008 school year if they are teaching core subjects.

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED