Regular Meeting of the
Pocola Board of Education
Monday, February 8, 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, February 8, 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 – January 11, 2016
B. Approve Financial Reports – Pat Smith
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 02/01/2016
                    2016    2015
                    E.S.     389    411
                    M.S.    203    206
                    H.S.     230    203

                                822    820


B. February 9 – School Board Election
C. February 11 - Parent/Teacher Conference 4:00 to 7:00
D. February 12 – Professional Day (NO SCHOOL)
E. February 15 – President’s Day (NO SCHOOL)
F. February 19-20 – District Tournament
G. March 7 – Next Regular Board Meeting
H. Superintendent’s Report

IV. Items for Action
A. Discuss, consider and vote: Approve agreement for membership and the Medicaid
Agreement with the LeFlore County Special Education
Cooperative for FY2016-2017
B. Discuss, consider and vote: Approve request by Tanga Luu for up to 12 weeks of
FMLA (Family Medical Leave)
C. Discuss, consider and vote: Approve request by Tanga Luu to initiate the Leave
Sharing Program in order to receive donated sick leave
from employees if needed
D. Discuss, consider and vote: Approve the Bio-Medical Sciences Academy Joint
Agreement between Kiamichi Technology Center and
Pocola Public Schools for FY2016-2017




Pocola Public Schools
Regular Meeting Agenda
February 8, 2016
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V. Executive Session
Proposed Executive Session to discuss and possible action regarding, 1) the employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of any individual salaried public officer or employee, 2) the reemployment of Stacy Stanfield, Elementary School Principal for FY2016-2017, 3) the reemployment of Mark McKenzie, Middle School Principal for FY2016-2017, 4) the reemployment of Randy Ragland, High School Principal for FY2016-2017, as authorized by OKLA. STAT. Title 25, § 307 (B) (1)

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: To reemploy or not reemploy Stacy Stanfield as
Elementary Principal for FY2016-2017
E. Discuss, consider and vote: To reemploy or not reemploy Mark McKenzie as
Middle School Principal for FY2016-2017
F. Discuss, consider and vote: To reemploy or not reemploy Randy Ragland as
High School Principal for FY2016-2017
G. Discuss, consider and vote: To accept any resignations received

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 5, 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