East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

August 7, 2007

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held on Tuesday, August 7, 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, and Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

Member(s) absent:  Mrs. Evangelia Fields and 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.

 

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 regular meeting held on July 3, 2007.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to allow the principal of Southside Elementary, Ms. Theola Chatman, to conduct a series of fundraisers, talent shows, carnivals, etc., during the school year 2007-2008.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the resignations of the following school employees:

 

1.  Bobby Benson - Teacher- Lake Providence Sr. High

2.  Jennifer Bedenbender -Teacher - Southside Elementary

3.  Dyrick Saulsberry -Teacher- Monticello High School

4.  Glenda Dorsey - Teacher- Lake Providence Jr. High

5.  Debbie Keene - Nurse

6.  Wykeisha Brandon - Teacher- Southside Elementary

7.  Rebekah Harper - Teacher- Southside Elementary

8.  Ericka Davis - Teacher- Northside Elementary

9.  Heather Martinez - Teacher- Northside Elementary

10.Sidney Thomas - Teacher- Lake Providence Sr. High

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker, to employ the following persons:

 

1.  Josephine Hagel - Teacher- Southside Elementary -1st Grade

2.  Ridell Flowers - Teacher-Lake Providence Jr. High-Social Studies

3.  Willie Shelton -Teacher- Lake Providence Sr. High - Girls’ P.E.

4.  Dameon Brown-Teacher-Southside Elementary-3rd Grade

5.  Donald Frazier-Teacher-Lake Providence Sr. High-Agriculture

6.  Patricia Williams-Teacher-Lake Providence Jr. High-Math

7.  James Pates-Teacher-Lake Providence Sr. High-PreGED

8.  Mary Clark-Teacher-Monticello High School - Reading, Math, Social Studies, Pre-GED

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to employ Mrs. JoAnn Thompson as assistant principal for Southside Elementary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Colman moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to approve the employment of Mrs. Helen Smith as the principal of Monticello High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Roger Shoemaker moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve the employment of Mr. Theodore Lane as Girls’ Head Basketball Coach for Lake Providence Sr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to employ Ms. LaTonya Jones as the maid at the Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to employ Mr. Leo Hawkins as Interim Head Football Coach.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to approve salary increments and a state pay raise of $3997 for certificated personnel and $1,000 for support personnel at 12/9 for 12 month employees.

 

Salary Increments for extra duties

 

2003     Evelyn Castilaw                 2000      PAS

 

2004     Earnestine Chase              1500      E-rate, CLUs, Invoice data entry

 

2003     Betty King                         3000     PIPS

 

2003     Cheryl Kennedy                 2000     Check Vouchers

 

2006     Carol McLendon                2500     Title IV, V

 

2004     Carol McLendon                4000     Title II

 

2001     Helen Millikin                    2000     Technology

 

2004     LaTonya Martin                 4000     Fixed Assets

 

2005     LaTonya Martin                 1600     Asst Payroll/ Insuran

 

2004     Carolyn Brown                  2000     Technology

 

2004     Loretta Washington           2000     Technology

 

2005     Vivian Hitchcock               1000     Invoices

 

2005     John Shoemaker          4360.50     Mowing lawns

 

2004     Robert Spencer            4360.50     Mowing lawns   

 

2004     Autrolia Layton                 1500     Reading First

 

PROPOSED SALARY SCHEDULE FOR COACHES

 

                                                                        2007-2008

 

RESPONSIBILITY                      SMALL HIGH SCHOOL              LARGE HIGH SCHOOL

                                                      (50-149)                                          (150 & UP)

 

Football Coach                                      2000                                              2300

 

Basketball Coach                                   1700                                             1925

 

Track/Baseball Coach                            1475                                              1644

 

Assistant Coach                                    1306                                              1433

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY                      SMALL JR. HIGH                                   LARGE JR. HIGH

                                                      (50-149)                                                 (150 & UP)

 

Football Coach                                      1800                                                     2050

 

Basketball Coach                                   1550                                                     1738

 

Track/Baseball Coach                            1362                                                     1503

 

Assistant Coach                                    1221                                                     1326

 

Fixed Assets Bookkeeper/

Bank Reconciliations Clerk/

Payroll Assistant/ Technology

 

Years of Ex.                  12 months                     12 months w/ B.S. Degree

 

0-2                                18,150                                      25,000

 

3-5                                18,591                                      27,500             

 

6-8                                19,047                                      28,000

 

9-11                              19,519                                      28,500

 

12-14                            20,008                                      29,000

 

15+                               20,514                                      29,500

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The following 2007-2008 Teachers of the Year were recognized by the board and the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Agency:

 

Elementary Level

 

1.  Anita Brooks           Northside Elementary         Runner-up

2.  Pamela Collins        Southside Elementary        Winner

3.  Ruby Patrick           Monticello High School       Runner-up

 

Junior High Level

 

1.  Dorothy Johnson        Lake Providence  Jr. High        Winner

2.  Joyce Allen               Monticello High School            Runner-up

 

Note:  There were no High School Level winners or runners-up because Mr. Allen Bruce did not complete the package for submission to the judges; and, Monticello High School’s nominee, Mr. Jimmy McCree, was not certified.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the East Carroll School District’s Policy for Public Comment at School Board Meetings.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to accept the East Carroll Parish School Re-organization Plan.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to retain the present Board Member Expense Compensation Policy.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Note:  No bids were received by the Board for fencing at Southside Elementary and the Lake Providence Jr. High School for consideration at the August 7, 2007 meeting.

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to allow the superintendent of schools to let bids again for fencing at Southside Elementary and the Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the bid recap for video surveillance equipment and a school bus.  SEE ATTACHMENTS.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve the following job descriptions:

 

A.  Food Service Manager

B.  Food Service Technician

C.  Title One School Improvement Supervisor

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson, to offer a Resolution in Support of the JAG (Jobs for America’s Graduates) Program.

 

Roll Call Vote: 

 

Yea’s :  Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, and Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

Nays:  None.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Leartrice Hawkins informed the Board that he had received an update from Mr. Lance Bishop of TAC.  The company had installed some new units, and repaired some units.  Filters, belts, etc., had been replaced and the system was working.  The Barnhart Company is also assisting with maintenance of the cooling and heating systems. The gym was not included. The $75,000 cost for repairs and replacements was not charged to the Board.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to adjourn the meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

                                                                                                                                               

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

East Carroll Parish School Board                                    East Carroll Parish School District