Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, April 9, 2018

6:00 P.M.


As required by Section 311, Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes, notice is hereby given that Independent School District No. I-007 will hold a Regular Board Meeting on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.  The place and street address of this meeting will be the Board of Education Room, Middle School Building at 603 East Pryor Avenue, Pocola, Oklahoma, 74902.


MOMENT OF SILENCE (Call meeting to order and record members present)


 I.         Regular Business

            A.  Approve Minutes for

                        1) Regular Board Meeting – March 12, 2018

            B.  Approve Financial Reports – Pat Smith                 

            C.  Approve Encumbrances, Warrants, Payroll Warrants, and Change Orders

                  (See Addendum)


II.        Public Participation (Policy BED, BED-R)


III.       Items for Information

            A.  Enrollment Numbers as of 04/02/18

                                                                                                            2018                2017

                                                                                                E.S.       431                  426

                                                                                                M.S.      175                  175

                                                                                                H.S.       255                  254                                                                                                                                                      861                  855

            B.  April 15 – Prom

            C.  May 14 – Next Regular Board Meeting

D.  Superintendent’s Report


IV.       Items for Action

A.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Discussion and possible action regarding current

                                                                        teacher work stoppage (Walkout)

B.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve updated FY2017-2018 School Calendar to reflect making up time missed

C.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        To approve or disapprove Resolution for Schools and Libraries Universal Services (E-Rate) for 2018-19.  This resolution authorizes filing of the Form 471 applications for funding year 2018-2019 and the payment of the applicant’s share upon approval of funding and receipt of services

D.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        To approve or disapprove Bylaws Guide for Cheerleading Booster Organization

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        To approve or disapprove updated Certificates of Authority/Authorized User Form for Lawrence Barnes, Superintendent, Alicia Young, and Patricia Smith as the Authorized Signatures for Child Nutrition Programs


Pocola Public Schools

Regular Meeting Agenda

April 9, 2018

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F.  Discuss, consider and vote: Approve Application for Temporary Appropriations from Jenkins & Kemper, CPA for FY2017-2018


V.        Executive Session

Proposed Executive Session to discuss and possible action regarding the employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of any individual salaried public officer or employee, 1) discussion and possible action regarding any resignations received, 2) discussion regarding Extra Duty Assignments and personnel needs for FY2018-2019, 3) discussion and possible action regarding hiring a High School Math Teacher on a Temporary Contract for FY2018-2019, and 1) vote to accept or reject any resignations received, 2) no action to be taken, 3) vote to hire or not hire a High School Math Teacher on a Temporary Contract for FY2018-2019, as authorized by OKLA. STAT. Title 25, § 307 (B) (1)


A.  Motion to convene into Executive Session

            B.  Motion to return to Open Session

            C.  Statement of Minutes of Executive Meeting

D.  Discuss, consider and vote:  Accept or reject any resignations received

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:  Hire or not hire a High School Math Teacher on a Temporary Contract for FY2018-2019


VI.       New Business

Discussion, consideration and possible approval of other new business, if any, which has arisen since posting of the agenda and could not have been anticipated before the time of posting.


VII.     Adjournment












Mr. Lawrence Barnes, Supt ______________________________ posted this agenda Friday, April 6, 2018, 4:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Meeting Room Main Entrance, Middle School Building, 603 East Pryor Avenue, Pocola, Oklahoma.


The Pocola Public Schools district office lacks an accessible restroom.  Those wishing to attend meetings scheduled at the district office may request that the meeting be moved to an accessible location by contacting Lawrence Barnes, Superintendent, P.O. Box 640, Pocola, Oklahoma, 74902, telephone (918) 436-2424