East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

May 6, 2008

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, May 6, 2008 beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Boardroom of the School Board Office.

 

Member(s) present:  Mr. Glenn Dixon, 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, and Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

The meeting was called to order by the president, Mr. Glenn Dixon.  Invocation was offered by Sis. Bernie Barrett, and Mr. Glenn Dixon led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to approve the minutes of the April 8, 2008 regular board meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve the following requests for use of facilities and bus transportation:

 

1.         The Lake Providence Sr.  High School cafeteria on July 26, 2008 for a wedding reception

2.         The Lake Providence Sr.  High School  gymnasium June 2-7, 2008 for a basketball tournament

3.         A bus for transportation to Vacation Bible School June 2-6, 2008

4.         Lake Providence Sr. High School auditorium for the Earl Webb, Jr. funeral May 10, 2008

5.         Lake Providence Sr. High School gymnasium for a basketball tournament on May 20-24, 2008 as requested by Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church

6.         Lake Providence Sr. High School bandroom and gymnasium for a Class of 1988 reunion scheduled for July 4-5, 2008

7.         Two buses for student transportation to the High Delta Animal Park on May 16, 2008

8.         A bus for student transportation to the High Delta Animal Park on May 12, 2008 as requested by Southside Elementary School

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to accept the resignation for retirement of Mrs. Sarah Johnson, cafeteria technician at Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to accept the resignation of Mrs. Rosie Armstrong, principal, Lake Providence Sr. High School.

 

VOTING FOR THE MOTION:  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Evangelia

Fields, and Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, Mrs. Georjean

Jackson.

 

ABSTENTIONS:  None.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve a two year employment contract for Ms. Janice Harris, principal, Lake Providence Jr. High School (2008-2010).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve a two-year employment contract for Mrs. Helen Smith, principal, Monticello High School (2008-2010).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to approve a two-year employment contract for Mrs. Jo Ann Thompson, assistant principal, Southside Elementary School (2008-2010).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve a two-year employment contract for Mrs. Elizabeth Brice, administrative assistant, Monticello High School (2008-2010).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Roger Shoemaker moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve a two-year employment contract for Mr. James Jackson, administrative assistant, Lake Providence Sr. High School (2008-2010).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve a two-year employment contract for Mr. Felton Millikin, administrative assistant, Monticello High School (2008-2010).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to approve a two-year employment contract for Mr. Calvin Thomas, administrative assistant, Lake Providence Jr. High School (2008-2010).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to  approve the employment of   Mr. Eugene Haley as head coordinator for the Summer Recreation Program; Ms. Theresa Thomas as coordinator for the  summer softball program and Mrs. Patsy Wilson as assistant coordinator.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to approve a $1400 salary supplement for all school employees with distribution scheduled for Friday, May 9, 2008.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve the East Carroll School District Employee List for 2008-2009.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Finance Committee submitted a motion that the board pay contract bus drivers $1.14 per mile as a fuel adjustment and to review the rate again before school starts to make another adjustment if necessary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to raise the district mileage rate to $.40 per mile.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The Gladney Insurance Agency and the East Carroll Parish School Board recognized the following Employees of the Month:

 

                        Mr. Sherrone Petry, teacher-Lake Providence Jr. High School

                        Mrs. Peggy Johnson, teacher-Lake Providence Jr. High School

                        Mrs. Sharon Jackson, teacher-Monticello High School

                        Mrs. Joyce Allen, teacher-Monticello High School

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to adopt the new Child Nutrition meal prices for the school district.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Peggy Madden, district curriculum supervisor, distributed handouts and made a detailed presentation to board members on the state’s new High School Redesign Initiative which becomes effective with the freshman class of 2008-2009.

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve the revised District School Calendar for the 2008-2009 school year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to accept the band uniform bid of the Fruhauf Company located at Wichita, Kansas for $27,251.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

            1.  Summer School                                            5.  Testing Program

            2.  Home Study Program                                    6.  Attendance

            3.  Homebound Instruction                                  7.  School Admission

            4.  Graduation Requirements                               8.  School Absences and Excuses

 

Mr. Roger Shoemaker moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to give the superintendent of schools permission to advertise for driveway repairs at Northside Elementary School and the Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve a Memorandum of Understanding for placement of a Distinguished Educator at the Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to add one item to the agenda.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs.Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to give the superintendent of schools permission to advertise for a principal to be employed for the Lake Providence Senior High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to adjourn the meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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        Dr. Voleria Millikin, Superientendent                                    Mr. Glenn Dixon, Board President