Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, January 9, 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, January 9, 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.          Regular Business

A.  Approve Minutes for

                        1) Regular Board Meeting – December 12, 2016

            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 01/02/2017

                                                                                                            2017                2016

                                                                                                E.S.      413                   398                                                                                                                M.S.     174                   202

                                                                                                H.S.     256                   237

                                                                                                             843                   837

            B.  January 16 – MLK Day (No School)

C.  January 16-21 – LeFlore County Tournament (Bracket Attached)

D.  February 13 – Next Regular Board Meeting

E.  Historical Graduation Cohort Report         

            F.  Superintendent’s Report

 

IV.       Items for Action

A.     Discuss, consider, and vote:                                  To approve the FY2017-2018 School Calendar

 

V.        Executive Session

Proposed Executive Session to discuss and possible action regarding, the employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of any individual salaried public officer or employee, 1) hiring a half day 4th grade teacher on temporary contract for the remainder of FY2016-2017, 2) evaluate Lawrence Barnes, Superintendent and possible action on the contract of Lawrence Barnes, Superintendent for FY2017-2018, 3) the reemployment of James McInerney, Elementary School Principal for FY2017-2018, 4) the reemployment of Mark McKenzie, Middle School Principal for FY2017-2018, 5) the reemployment of Randy Ragland, High School Principal, so the board can return to Open Session and vote to accept or reject any employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignations of any individual salaried public officer or employee, 1) vote to hire or not to hire a half day 4th grade teacher on temporary contract for the remainder of FY2016-2017 2) vote on possible action on the contract of Lawrence Barnes, Superintendent

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for FY2017-2018,3) vote on possible action on the contract of James McInerney, Elementary School Principal for FY2017-2018, 4) vote on possible action on the contract of Mark McKenzie, Middle School Principal for FY2017-2018, 5) vote on possible action on the contract of Randy Ragland, High School Principal for FY2017-2018, as authorized by OKLA. STAT. Title 25, § 307 (B) (1) (7)

 

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 hire a half day 4th grade teacher on temporary contract for the remainder of FY2016-2017

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve or reject any possible action on the contract of

                                                            Lawrence Barnes, Superintendent for FY2017-2018

F.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve or reject any possible action on the contract of

James McInerney, Elementary Principal for FY2017-2018

            G. Discuss, consider and vote:             Approve or reject any possible action on the contract of        

Mark McKenzie, Middle School Principal for FY2017-2018

            H.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve or reject any possible action on the contract of

                                                            Randy Ragland, High School Principal for FY2017-2018

 

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, January 5, 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