East Carroll Parish School Board

Regular Meeting 6:30 P.M.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

 

Members present: Ms. Carolyn Ward, Mrs. Jacqueline Folks, Mr. Gene Edmondson, Mr. Roger Shoemaker, Mr. Ralph Coleman, Mrs. Georjean Jackson, Mrs. Harriet Bridges, Mr. Marion Carraway, Ms. Arlean Hampton

 

The regular meeting of East Carroll Parish School Board was called to order by Mr. Gene Edmondson.

 

Invocation was given by audience member Mr. Michael Owens and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by the audience.

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to approve the December 7, 2010 regular meeting minutes.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson opened the floor to nominations for board president.

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges nominated Mrs. Georjean Jackson for president seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman.

 

Mrs. Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman that nominations cease and Mrs. Georjean Jackson be named president for the 2011 year.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson showed her appreciation to fellow board members for their votes of confidence in her service to the students of East Carroll Parish.  Every member was then given an opportunity to introduce themselves to the audience and one another.

 

Mrs. Georjean Jackson opened the floor to nominations for vice-president.

 

Ms. Carolyn Davis nominated Mr. Marion Carraway

 

Mr. Ralph Coleman nominated Mr. Gene Edmondson

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved that nominations cease

 

Voting for Gene Edmondson: Harriet Bridges, Ralph Coleman, Gene Edmondson

 

Voting for Marion Carraway: Carolyn Ward, Jackie Folks, Marion Carraway, Arlean Hampton, Roger Shoemaker

 

Mr. Marion Carraway was named school board vice-president for the 2011 year.

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the retirement letter of Mr. James Jackson effective January 31, 2011. 

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to accept the resignation of Ms. Jill Cahutay.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Jackie Folks to employ Mrs. Lee Ann Young as English Teacher at Lake Providence Senior High.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Arlean Hampton moved, seconded by Ms. Carolyn Ward to employ Mrs. Helen Fletcher as Special Education Paraprofessional at Southside Elementary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Carolyn Ward moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to employ Ms. Stacie Bell as Cafeteria Manager at Griffin Middle Academy.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Ms. Arlean Hampton moved, seconded by Mrs. Jackie Folks to employ Ms. Leola Wilson as Food Technician at Northside Elementary.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

NOTE:  Ms. Arlean Hampton stated that new employees should be encouraged to attend the board meeting in which they are recommended for hire.

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved, seconded by Mr. Roger Shoemaker to grant use of facility to Raymond Gill Ministries for a gospel concert and musical featuring George Dean and The Gospel Four.  An admission of $15.00 for adults would be charged.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mrs. Harriet Bridges moved seconded by Mr. Ralph Coleman to accept the required 4 hours of school board member training for 2010 according to Act 380 by the following board members:

 

            Georjean Jackson

            Ralph Coleman

            Roger Shoemaker

            Gene Edmondson

            Harriet Bridges

 

The new Act, ACT 705, will require that board members complete 6 hours of continuing education annually.

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to approve the following policies:

 

  1. School Board Ethics

  2. School Superintendent

  3. School Superintendent Legal Status

  4. Employment of Superintendent

  5. Board Member Continuing Education

  6. Investments

  7. Sale of Buildings and Land

  8. Bids and Quotations

  9. Buildings and Grounds Security

  10. Alcohol, Tobacco, Drug and Substance Abuse Education Program

  11. Student Alcohol and Drug Use

  12. Employment of Personnel

  13. Personnel Transfer

  14. Student Assignment

  15. Student Biometric Information

  16. Testing Programs

  17. Inventories

 

MOTION PASSED

 

Mr. Gene Edmondson moved, seconded by Mrs. Harriet Bridges to adjourn the January regular meeting.

 

MOTION PASSED