Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, February 13, 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, February 13, 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.


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


I.          Items for Action

A.  Discuss, consider and vote                         Approve Annual School District Audit for FY2015-2016 as presented by Michael Kemper, CPA, Independent Auditor


I.          Regular Business

            A.  Approve Minutes for

                        1) Regular Board Meeting – January 9, 2017

            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 02/06/2017

                                                                                                            2017                2016

                                                                                                E.S.       422                  389

                                                                                                M.S.       177                 203

                                                                                                H.S.       257                  230                                                                                                                              856                  822

            B.  February 14 – School Board Election

            C.  February 20 – President’s Day (NO SCHOOL)

            D.  February 17-18 – District Tournament

            E.  March 2 – OSSBA Region 14 Meeting, McAlester

            F.  March 6 – Next Regular Board Meeting

            F.  Superintendent’s Report


IV.       Items for Action

A.  Discuss, consider and vote:            Approve renewal for Allstate Termite treatment for FY2017-2018 for $1,103 annually.

B.  Discuss, consider and vote:            Approve services provided by Jenkins & Kemper CPA,  FY2016-2017 financial audit and Estimate of Needs, temporary appropriations and/or supplemental appropriations for FY2017-2018. Signing Audit Engagement Letter and State Contract with Jenkins & Kemper, CPA.

C.  Discuss, consider and vote:            Approve contract for Superintendent, Lawrence Barnes for FY2017-2018 (no changes from FY2016-2017).




Pocola Public Schools

Regular Meeting Agenda

February 13, 2017

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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, February 10, 2017, 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