East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

August 5, 2008

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, August 5, 2008 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. Roger Shoemaker, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, and Mrs. Evangeline Fields.

 

Member(s) absent:  Rev. Tommy McKeel, and Mr. Ralph Coleman.

 

The meeting was called to order by Mr. Glenn Dixon, president.  Mr. Dixon also offered invocation and led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangeline Fields to approve the minutes of the July 1, 2008 meeting.

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to approve the use of the Lake Providence Sr. High School gym and grounds for a 1980 High School Reunion scheduled for August 30, 2008.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangeline Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to accept the following resignations:

 

                        Mrs. Kellie Prine - Guidance Counselor

                        Mr. Reginald Williams - Teacher

                        Mrs. Tina Miles - Teacher

                        Mrs. Cherie Morara - Teacher

                        Mrs. Kay Wise - Teacher

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to employ Mrs. Flora Watson as the principal at Monticello High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to grant Mr. Frank Hawkins a one year leave of absence without pay.

 

MOTON PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangeline Fields to recap bids for janitorial supplies and take the low bid on every item.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to approve the Annual Fundraiser Agendas submitted by Northside Elementary School, Southside Elementary School and the Lake Providence Jr. High School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to approve the State allocation of $1,019 for certificated personnel and $1,000 as a one-time salary supplement for non-certificated personnel.  The $1,000 supplement will be disbursed to applicable employees by October 31, 2008.  Twelve month personnel will receive their salary addition at twelve ninths (12/9).

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Meagan Brown, District Child Nutrition Supervisor, discussed the District Child Nutrition Program Employee Policy Manual.

 

Ms. Brown also explained to the board that she had secured the services of a company to pick up cafeteria grease at each district school for (25 cents) per gallon.  In turn, the company would also clean grease traps twice a year at each school.

 

The Wings to Wellness Program, developed by Ms. Brown, will also be implemented in the school district.  Ms. Brown added that her objective was to raise $3,000 to use as incentives for each school that participated in the Wellness Program.

 

Ann Fautheree (teacher - Lake Providence Jr. High) presented a proposal to the board for the implementation of a Clinical Counseling Program for the school district.

 

Mrs. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to approve a resolution to accept the voting results from the July 19, 2008 election.

 

Election Resolution Vote:

 

            Mr. Glenn Dixon - Yes

            Mr. Gen Edmondson - Yes

            Mrs. Harriet Bridges - Yes

            Mr. Roger Shoemaker - Yes

            Mrs. Georjean Jackson - Yes

            Mrs. Evangelia Fields - Yes

            Mr. Gene Edmondson - Yes

 

Members Absent

            Rev. Tommy McKeel

            Mr. Ralph Coleman

 

RESOLUTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to adopt the following school board policies:

 

            A.  School Census                                     E.   Supplemental Educational Services

            B.  Superintendent Qualifications                 F.   Student Health Services         

            C.  Inventories                                           G.   Illness and Accidents

            D. Administration of Medication                  H.  Child Nutrition Program Employee

                                                                                    Policy Manual

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Roger Shoemaker moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to accept the driveway bid from Asphalt Maintenance and Construction of West Monroe for repairs at Northside Elementary, Southside Elementary, and Lake Providence Jr. High School as follows:

 

            Northside Elementary School………………………….….$54,150

            Southside Elementary and Lake Providence Jr. High…....110,800

            Total…………………………………………………………..$164,950

 

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

Mrs. Evangeline Fields, and Mrs. Georjean Jackson.

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION:  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, and Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangeline Fields to go into executive session.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Evangeline Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to reconvene the meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to authorize the superintendent

of schools to contact Attorney Jon Guice to ask the DEED Office to split the difference of an award resulting from a lawsuit.  If not, the board would file for a summary judgment.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

                                                                                                                                               

Glenn Dixon, President                                                   Dr. Voleria Millikin, Superintendent

East Carroll Parish School Board                                    East Carroll Parish School District