East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

May 5, 2009

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held Tuesday, May 5, 2009 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, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, and Mrs. Evangelia Fields.

 

Member(s) absent:  Rev. Tommy McKeel.

 

The meeting was called to order, and visitors were welcomed by the president, Mr. Glenn Dixon.  Invocation was offered by Mr. Gene Edmondson, and Mr. Glenn Dixon led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the minutes of the April 14, 2009 regular board meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to approve the following requests for use of facilities:

 

1.         The Lake Providence Senior High School gym on May 26-30, 2009 to host a basketball tournament for New Hope Church youth as requested by Ms. Arlean Hampton.

 

2.         The Lake Providence Senior High School stadium on July 4, 2009 for a flag football game as requested by Mr. Marion Carroway of Patches, Inc.

 

3.         The Southside Elementary Cafeteria on July 3, 2009 to host a class reunion as requested by Ms. Shamonica Stewart.

 

4.         The use of a school bus and driver to transport students to Vacation Bible School on June 1-5, 2009 as requested by Rev. Frank Holden of the East Carroll Baptist Association.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

There were no resignations or recommendations for employment.

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to approve a school employee supplement of $1400.00 for each applicable school employee.  The supplement will be distributed on May 8, 2009.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to adopt the East Carroll Parish School District Employee List for 2009-2010.

 

MOTION PASSED

                                                                                                       

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to adopt the 2009-2010 District School Calendar.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the renewal of membership in the Child Nutrition Purchasing Cooperative for (10) years.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to approve a resolution to renew the JAG Program for the school district.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Janice Harris, principal, made a presentation to the board relative to on-going school improvement activities at Griffin Middle Academy.

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to authorize the superintendent of schools to advertise for an official depository for school board funds and an official school board journal.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman moved, seconded by Mrs. Fannie Hawkins to give the superintendent of schools permission to advertise for janitorial supplies.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mrs. Evangelia Fields to give permission to the DEED Organization (Louisiana Center Against Poverty) to conduct summer school activities.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

The board voted as follows to conduct a hearing for a tenured employee.

 

VOTING FOR THE RESOLUTION:  Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mrs. Evangelia Fields, and Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

VOTING AGAINST THE RESOLUTION:  Mrs. Harriet Bridges, and Mr. Roger Shoemaker.

 

The vote count was (6) to (2) in favor of conducting the hearing.  The hearing for the employee will be held on June 4, 2009  at the East Carroll School Board Office beginning at 6:00 p.m.

 

Mr. Glenn Dixon, board president, encouraged fellow board members and the audience to attend a National Day of Prayer activity scheduled for Thursday, May 7th at the East Carroll Parish Courthouse.

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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