Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, January 14, 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, January 14, 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 – December 10, 2012

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:  January 7, 2013                                                         2013                2012

                                                                                                            E.S.       436                  461

                                                                                                            M.S.       163                  180

                                                                                                            H.S.       217                  211

                                                                                                                          816                  852

            B.  January 18 – Professional Day – NO SCHOOL

            C.  January 21 – MLK DAY – NO SCHOOL

            D.  January 21 – Special Board Meeting

            E.  January 21-26 – LeFlore County Tournament

            F.  February 11 – Next Regular Board Meeting

            G.  Board Appreciation Month Student Presentations

            H.  Superintendent’s Report


IV.       Items for Action

            A.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve development of Face book page for the school

                                                                        administration to communicate with parents and


            B.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Review bids and award bidder for the purchase of a 2012

                                                                        71 passenger school bus

            C.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Hire Michael Allen Riley Architecture PLLC for Bond

                                                                        Issue Design









Pocola Public Schools

Regular Meeting Agenda

January 14, 2013

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V.        Executive Session

Proposed Executive Session to 1) discuss and possible action on the contract of Monty Guthrie, Superintendent, 2) discussion and possible action regarding safety and terrorism at the district, 3) accept any resignations received, so the board can return to Open Session and 1) vote on the contract of Monty Guthrie, Superintendent, 2) vote on safety and terrorism issues, 3) vote to accept any resignations received, as authorized by OKLA. STAT. Title 25, Section 307 (B) (1) and (9)


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:            Contract of Monty Guthrie, Superintendent for FY2014

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:            Safety and terrorism issues

            F.  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. Monty Guthrie, Supt ______________________________ posted this agenda Friday, January 11, 2013, 4:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Meeting Room Main Entrance.