East Carroll Parish School Board

Regular Meeting 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

 

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

 

The regular meeting of East Carroll Parish School Board was called to order by President, Mr. Glenn Dixon.

 

Invocation was given by Mr. Gene Edmondson and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by the audience.

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that the minutes be approved as printed.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Roger Shoemaker moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve a salary supplement in the amount of $1150.00 to all employees and to be distributed November 19, 2010.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to accept the retirement of Ms. Lillie Ware Hawkins from Southside Elementary effective 11/29/2010 and to accept the resignation of Mrs. Catherine James from Lake Providence Senior High School effective immediately.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to hire Shirley Wilson as paraprofessional at Northside Elementary School.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to extend the present Superintendent’s contract for two years to December 31, 2012 with the current base salary. It includes the ultimatum percentage of step increase granted by the board or by the state and the board give the board president authorization to sign the contract.

 

VOTING AGAINST THE MOTION: Mrs. Fannie Hawkins, Rev. Tommy McKeel and Ms. Georjean Jackson

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Ms. Evangelia Fields to renew the workmen’s compensation insurance with Stonetrust Commercial Insurance Co.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Ms. Fannie Hawkins to accept the highest bid of $50,139 for three years for farmland 609 123.8 acres.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

There were no bids for farmland 609 12 acres.

 

Ms. Evangelia Fields moved, seconded by Mr. Gene Edmondson to approve a resolution for a “Qualified School Construction Bond”

 

Gene Edmondson -       YES

Evangelia Fields-           YES

Georjean Jackson-         YES

Roger Shoemaker-         YES

Ralph Coleman- ABSTAINED

Glenn Dixon-                 YES

Harriet Bridges-             YES

Fannie Hawkins-            YES

Tommy McKeel-            YES

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Hawkins gave a report on what’s going on at the maintenance desk.  He informed the board that there were no heating problems at this point.  Also, the maintenance department has gotten three architectural companies to come and view the schools for repairs and or construction.  In addition, he gave an update on relocating the portable buildings that were housed at Monticello High School.

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to move into executive session.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Ms. Georjean Jackson to convene the regular session.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Fannie Hawkins moved, seconded by Rev. Tommy McKeel to accept the recommendation of the superintendent to terminate Mrs. Mary Tarver, School Food Service Manager at Griffin Middle Academy.

 

ABSTAINED: Mr. Ralph Coleman

AGAINST: Mrs. Harriet Bridges

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to adjourn the regular session.

 

MOTION PASSED