Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, August 10, 2015

6:30 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, August 10, 2015 at 6:30 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 – July 13, 2015

            B.  Approve Financial Reports – Pat Smith                 

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

                  (See Addendum)

            D.  Approve removing Monty Guthrie and Ron Sherrell from Activity Funds Bank Accounts

      (Checking, Savings-Misc, CD) at Central National Bank and add Lawrence Barnes as an

      authorized signer

E.  Approve request to close and transfer balances of the following sub-accounts to the General

      Activity fund: 

                        Class of 2014  $41.64             Drama Club     $220.27

                        Class of 2015  $13.28             Gymnastic       $542.60

                        Class of 2013  $29.14             Spirit Club       $325.13

                                                                                   

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

 

III.       Items for Information

            A.  August 17, 18, 19 – Professional Development for Staff

            B.  August 18 – Parent Involvement Night, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

            C.  August 20 – First Day of Classes

            D.  August 28, 29, 30 – OSSBA/CCOSA School Board Conference, OKC 

            E.  September 14 – Next Regular Board Meeting

            F.  Superintendent’s Report

                                   

IV.       Items for Action

            A.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve items for surplus (see list attached)

            B.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve annual update of Child Nutrition Program

                                                                        Procurement Plan

            C.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve and award milk bid for FY2015-2016

            D.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve and award bread bid for FY2015-2016

            D.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve Alternative Education Cooperative with

                                                                        Arkoma Public Schools for Fy2015-2016

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve application for deregulation of the Alternative

                                                            Education Program for evening classes 4 days per week

                                                            after the regular instructional day

F.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve application for deregulation of the requirement

                                                            for library media specialist for the FY2015-2016

 

 

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G.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve FY2016 agreement with Kiamichi Technology

                                                                        Center, Poteau/Spiro Campus to offer Math/Science

                                                                        Instruction and Computer Technology Course

                                                                        Instruction to Junior and Senior High School students

                                                                        enrolled at Kiamichi Technology Centers.

H.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve contract for Secondary Career and Technology

                                                            Education Programs for School Year 2015-2016 at

                                                            Pocola High School:

                                                                        Business & Information Tech ED

                                                                        Family & Consumer Sciences

                                                                        Science Technology Engineering & Math

I.   Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve Student Handbooks for FY2015-2016 as

                                                            recommended by Site Principals

J.  Discuss, consider and vote:             Approve revision of Board Policy DEE-R (Travel and

                                                            Expenses)

K. Discuss, consider and vote:             Approve request from Bobbi Jones to use FMLA for

                                                            maternity leave beginning August 17 for up to

                                                            twelve weeks

 

V.        Executive Session

Proposed Executive Session to discuss and possible action regarding, 1) the employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of any individual salaried public officer or employee, 2) discussing the purchase or appraisal of real property, so the board can return to Open Session and 1) vote to accept or reject any employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of any individual salaried public officer or employee, 2) possible action regarding purchase and/or appraisal of real property, as authorized by OKLA. STAT. Title 25, § 307 (B) (1) (3)

 

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:                        Approve or reject any letters of resignation received

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve or not approve hiring Clara Treat as a part-time

                                                            High School Science Teacher on a Temporary Retired

                                                            Teacher Contract for FY2015-2016

F.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve or not approve hiring a District-wide Library

                                                            Media Specialist on a Temporary Contract for FY2015-

                                                            2016

G.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve or not approve hiring a Cafeteria Cook on a

                                                            Temporary Contract for FY2015-2016

H.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve or not approve hiring a Fresh Fruits and

                                                            Vegetable Person/Custodian on a Temporary Contract

                                                            for FY2015-2016

I.  Discuss, consider and vote:             Approve changing Joy Luce from Teacher Assistant to

                                                            ˝ time SPED- ˝ time Early Childhood Teacher

 

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J.  Discuss, consider and vote:             Approve or not approve salary schedule adjustments for FY2015-2016

K.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Possible action regarding the purchase and/or appraisal

                                                            of real property

 

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, August 7, 2015, 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