Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, December 9, 2013

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 9, 2013 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)


I.          Regular Business

            A.  Approve Minutes for

                        1) Regular Board Meeting – November 11, 2013

            B.  Approve Financial Reports – Pat Smith

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

                  (See Addendum)

            D.  Approve transfer of $2,400.00 from the Pocola Elementary Activity Subaccount to

                  to the Pocola Marquee Activity Subaccount

            E.  Approve transfer of $2,000.00 from the Pocola Middle School Activity Subaccount

                  to the Pocola Marquee Activity Subaccount


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


III.       Items for Information

            A.  Enrollment:  December 2, 2013                           FY2014            FY2013

                                                                                    E.S.         437                 430

                                                                                    M.S.        190                 163

                                                                                    H.S.         221                 211

                                                                                                    848                 804

            B.  December 23 – January 3 – Christmas Break

            C.  January 13, 2014 – Next Regular Board Meeting

            D.  Long Term Capital Improvement Discussion

            E.  Superintendent’s Report


IV.       Items for Action

            A.  Discuss, consider and vote:          Approve a resolution calling on the Oklahoma

                                                                        Legislature to work with Office of Management

                                                                        and Enterprise Services and the State Auditor’s

                                                                        Office to create a “Special Funding Situation” to

                                                                        meet the Governmental Accounting Standards

                                                                        Board requirement to book net pension liability

                                                                        on the balance sheet of the State of Oklahoma as

                                                                        set forth in state statute and affirmed by the

                                                                        Oklahoma Supreme Court and official opinion of

                                                                        the Oklahoma Attorney General (see attached)


Pocola Public Schools

Regular Board Meeting Agenda

December 9, 2013

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B.  Discuss, consider and vote:           Review and amend Board Policy BJCD-R

                                                            (Superintendent Evaluation Form)

C.  Discuss, consider and vote:           Discussion and possible approval to purchase a

                                                            digital marquee to be installed at corner

                                                            of Hwy 112 and Pryor Avenue



V.        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.


VI.       Adjournment























Mr. Monty Guthrie, Supt ______________________________ posted this agenda Friday, December 6, 2013, 4:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Meeting Room Main Entrance.