Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, August 14, 2017

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, August 14, 2017 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.


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


II.                Regular Business

A.      Approve Minutes for

1)      Special Board Meeting – July 10, 2017

B.     Approve Financial Reports – Lara Morris

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

     (See Addendum)


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


IV.              Items for Information

A.     August 14, 15, 16 – Professional Development for Staff

B.     August 15 – Parent Involvement Night, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

C.     August 17 – First Day of Classes

D.     August 25-27 – OSSBA/CCOSE Education Leadership Conference, OKC

E.      September 11, 2017 – Next Regular Board Meeting

F.      Superintendent’s Report


V.                 Items for Action

A.     Discuss, consider and vote:                 Ratify Coca-Cola agreement for FY2017-2018

B.      Discuss, consider and vote:                 Approve contract for Secondary Career and                                                                Technology Education Programs for School                                                                Year 2017-2018 at Pocola High School                                                                                               Business & Information Tech ED                                                                                Family & Consumer Sciences                                                                                            Science Technology Engineering & Math 

C.     Discuss, consider and vote:                 Approve appointing Fonda Clopton as an                                                                    adjunct High School Art teacher for FY2017-                                                             2018.

D.     Discuss, consider and vote:                 To approve using the ACT as the College &                                                                Career Readiness Assessment (Grade 11).










Pocola Public Schools

Regular Meeting Agenda

August 14, 2017

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VI.              Executive Session

Proposed Executive Session to discuss: 1) any resignations received after the posting of the agenda; 2) hiring two elementary teachers on temporary contracts for FY2017-2018; & 3) discuss the extra duty pay for Rick Lang for summer football training & maintenance for FY2016-2017, all as authorized by OKLA. STAT. Title 25, § 307 (B) (1) & (7)

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:                 To hire two elementary teachers on temporary                                                                        contracts for FY2017-2018

F.      Discuss, consider and vote:                 To certify the agreed upon prorated amount                                                                to Rick Lang for his extra duty contract for                                                                 summer football training & field maintenance                                                             for FY2016-2017                                                                                                             

VII.           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.


VIII.        Adjournment










Mr. Lawrence Barnes, Supt __________________________________ posted this agenda Friday, August 11, 2017, 4:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Meeting Room Main Entrance


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