Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, January 12, 2015

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, January 12, 2015 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 – December 8, 2014

            B.  Approve Financial Reports – Pat Smith                

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

                  (See Addendum)

D.  Approve Bank Transfer of $16,159.00 from the General Fund to the Child Nutrition

      Fund. State Department of Education electronically deposited the funds for the

      Equipment Grant into the General Fund instead of the Child Nutrition Fund.


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


III.        Items for Information

            A.  Enrollment Numbers as of 01/05/15                                 2015                2014

                                                                                    E.S.                    407                  442

                                                                                    M.S.                   205                  189

                                                                                    H.S.                    209                  221

                                                                                                              821                  852

            B.  January 19 – MLK Day (NO SCHOOL)

            C.  February 9 – Next Regular Board Meeting

            D.  Superintendent’s Report


 IV.        Executive Session

Proposed Executive Session to 1) evaluate Monty Guthrie, Superintendent and possible action on the contract of Monty Guthrie, Superintendent for FY2015-2016, 2) accept any resignations received, so the board can return to Open Session and 1) vote on possible action on the contract of Monty Guthrie, Superintendent for FY2015-2016, 2) vote to accept any resignations received, as authorized by OKLA. STAT. Title 25, Section 307 (B) (1)

            A.  Motion to convene into Executive Session

            B.  Motion to return to Open Session

            C.  Statement of Minutes of Executive Session

            D.  Discuss, consider and vote:           Possible action on the contract of Monty Guthrie,

                                                                         Superintendent for FY2015-2016

            E.  Discuss, consider and vote:            Accept any resignations received


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, January 9, 2015, 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