Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, December 12, 2016

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, December 12 2016 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 – November 14, 2016

            B.  Approve Financial Reports – Lara Morris             

            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 12/5/2016

                                                                                                2017                2016

                                                                                    E.S.      415                    399  

                                                                                    M.S.     176                    209

                                                                                    H.S.     254                    238

                                                                                                845                    846

            B.  December 19 – December 30 – Christmas Break

C.  January 9, 2017 – Next Regular Board Meeting

D. 2014 (fall) Annual Student College Remediation Report

            E.  Superintendent’s Report


IV.       Items for Action

            A.  Discuss, consider and vote:               Approve Policy revisions as advised by OSSBA Policy

                                                                        Service for the following policies: (see attached)

                                                                        FD: STUDENT RESIDENCY

            B.  Discuss, consider and vote:               Approve District Plan for Children in Foster Care


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, December 8, 2016, 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