East Carroll Parish

School Board Meeting

October 6, 2009, 6:30 P.M.

 

The regular meeting of the East Carroll Parish School Board was held on Tuesday, October 6, 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, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, and Rev. Tommy McKeel.

 

Member(s) absent:  Mrs. Evangelia Fields.

 

The meeting was called to order by the president, Mr. Glenn Dixon, and all visitors were welcomed.

 

Invocation was offered by Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by the president, Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to approve the minutes of the September 1, 2009, regular meeting and the September 8, 2009, special meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to approve the following request for use of the Lake Providence Sr. High School Cafeteria on November 28, 2009 for a wedding reception.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to approve the use of Southside Elementary School on October 16, 2009, and October 23, 2009, for a pizza sale for the Louisiana School Food Service Association, pending principal’s approval.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Carl Glass made a presentation to the board regarding the Pee Wee Football League, requesting permission to charge admission to their football games.  Mr. Gene Edmondson moved to amend the previous request of charging the Pee Wee Football League a use of facility fee and granted the league permission to charge an admission fee, barring any legal barriers.  Mr. Edmondson then moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to amend his previous motion so that the board could make a donation to the league, in lieu of fee waiver, and allow the league to charge admission to their football games.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Roger Shoemaker moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve the employment of Ms. Chandra Lockhart as secretary at Monticello Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Rev. Tommy McKeel moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve the employment of Ms. Glenda Douglas as P.E. Teacher at Griffin Middle Academy.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to remove Mr. Kendall Thompson, bus driver, from contract bus driver list to full-time bus driver for the school board.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to adopt a resolution from the Office of Group Benefits, authorizing state group’s actuarial study.

 

Roll Call Vote:

 

Yeas:  Rev. Tommy McKeel, Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Glenn Dixon, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, and Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

Nays:  None.

 

Absent:  Mrs. Evangelia Fields.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mrs. Georjean Jackson to reject Madison Parish’s request to allow their students to attend school in East Carroll Parish.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to accept the highest bid of $865.00 for the 1980 Kubota Tractor from Mr. Paul Douglas.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

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

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to approve bid recap for the Driver’s Ed car.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to accept the following highest Farm Land Leases for 2010-2012: Farm No: 1457 - Mark Clement, $82,917.00; Farm No. 535 - J&B Farms, $176,160; and Farm No. 1160 - Parker Farms Partnership, $30,300.

 

Note:  The bid for Farm Land No. 609 was rejected, as it was not sent by certified mail.  Therefore, this farm land will be re-advertised in the local newspaper.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges made a presentation to the board concerning Progressive Ag Safety Program in 2010.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to adjourn the meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

 

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Mr. Glenn Dixon, President

East Carroll School Board

 

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Dr. Voleria Millikin, Superintendent

East Carroll Parish Schools