East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

December 4, 2007


The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, December 4, 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. Roger Shoemaker, and Mr. Ralph Coleman.


Member(s) absent:  Mrs. Evangelia Fields.


The meeting was called to order, and visitors were welcomed by the president, Mr. Glenn Dixon.  The invocation was offered by Mr. Glenn Dixon followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.


Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of November 13, 2007.




Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve the use of a school bus to transport children from the Antioch Baptist Church to the Pecanland Mall on December 22, 2007.




Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to approve the employment of Mr. Melvin Gibson as a child specific aide at the Lake Providence Jr. High School.




Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to approve a position change for Mr. James Boykins, and Rev. James Coleman from ELA’s to highly qualified teachers.  Both employees have passed the PRAXIS Exam.




Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to accept the insurance committee’s recommendation for the Blue Cross group insurance bid proposal for the upcoming year.




Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the lease bid recap for Farm #609.




The following policies were distributed to board members for adoption consideration at the January, 2008 board meeting:


                        1.  Employee Conduct

                        2.  Bus Safety

                        3.  Child Abuse


Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve the 2007-2008 Pupil Progression Plan for the East Carroll School District.



Mrs. Ruthie Auston, Secondary Supervisor (East Carroll School District) conducted a Power Point presentation on the following programs:  REAP, Carl Perkins, LA GEAR UP, LA LEAD, Acellus Program, LA ePortal, Pre-GED/Options, JAG, Credit Recovery Program, GEE 21, End-of-Course Testing, and the High School Redesign Initiative.


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




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

East Carroll Parish School District                                East Carroll Parish School Board