East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

October 7, 2008


The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 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. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, and Mrs. Evangelia Fields.


Member(s) absent:  Mrs. Fannie Hawkins.


The meeting was called to order by the president, Mr. Glenn Dixon.  Invocation was offered by Rev. Tommy McKeel, and Mr. Glenn Dixon led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the minutes of the regular meeting of September 2, 2008 and special meetings September 2, 2008 (5:30 p.m.) and September 12, 2008.




Use of Facilities:  Approval pending.


Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve fundraiser requests from Southside Elementary School, Lake Providence Senior High School and Monticello High School.




Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to accept the resignation for retirement of Mrs. Naomi Davis - Food Service Technician at Northside Elementary School.




Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to accept the Stone Trust Workmen’s Compensation bid of $126,476 for insurance renewal.




The following District Policies were distributed to board members for adoption consideration at the November, 2008 meeting:


            A.  Meetings                                                      B.  Agenda Preparation and Dissemination

            C.  Employment of Personnel                              D.  Employee Conduct

            E.  Sick Leave                                                   F.  Parent Conferences

            G.  Attendance                                                  H.  Student Assignment

            I.   Student Absences and Excuses                     J.  Truancy

K. Student Conduct                                            L.  Expulsion

M.  Student Welfare                                           N.  Public Information Program

O.  Public Concerns and Complaints


Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to adopt the District’s Pupil Progression Plan for 2008-2009.




Mr. Leartrice Hawkins, Maintenance Supervisor, gave the Board an update on the Alternative Program Building and the Parent /Technology Center. 


Sister Karen Flaherty gave the Board an update on the East Carroll Scholarship Foundation.


Ms. Janice Harris, Griffin Middle Academy Principal and Mrs. Virginia Catenhead - Distinguished Educator gave the board an update on the implementation of the Griffin Middle Academy Reconstitution Plan.


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




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