Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, December 8, 2014

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, December 8, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.  The place and street address of this meeting will be the Board of Education Room at 603 East Pryor Avenue, Pocola, Oklahoma, 74902.


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


Presentation by Pocola High School Choir


I.          Regular Business

            A.  Approve Minutes for

                        1) Regular Board Meeting – November 10, 2014

            B.  Approve Financial Reports – Pat Smith                 

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

                  (See Addendum)

            D.  Approve transfer of $90.00 from the Pocola Hoop Club to the Pocola Band Boosters for

                  Unused Soda and Gatorade


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


III.       Items for Information

            A.  Enrollment Numbers as of 12/01/14                                              2015                2014

                                                                                    E.S.                    405                  437

                                                                                    M.S.                   201                  189

                                                                                    H.S.                   206                  218

                                                                                                              812                  844

            B.  December 19-January 5 – Christmas Break – NO SCHOOL

            C.  January 12 – Next Regular Board Meeting

            D.  Superintendent’s Report


IV.       Items for Action

            A.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve purchase of fingerprint scanning device for

                                                                        lunch cashier point of sale in cafeteria

            B.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Accept any letters of resignation received and authorize

                                                                        Superintendent to advertise job vacancy and make an

                                                                        offer if appropriate candidate is found

            C.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Early dismissal of school on December 19, 2014 for

                                                                        Professional Development


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. Monty Guthrie, Supt ______________________________ posted this agenda Friday, December 5, 2014, 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 Monty Guthrie, Superintendent, P.O. Box 640, Pocola, Oklahoma, 74902, telephone (918) 436-2424