Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, July 10, 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, July 10, 2017 at 6:00 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) Special Board Meeting – June 26, 2017

                        2) Special Board Meeting – June 29, 2017

            B.  Approve Financial Reports – Lara Morris             

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

                  (See Addendum)

            D.  Approve attached list of Activity Fund Sub-Accounts for FY2017-2018


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


III.       Items for Information

            A.  August 14 – Next Regular Board Meeting

            B.  August 14, 15, 16, – Professional Development for Staff

            C.  August 15 – Parent Involvement Night, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

            D.  August 17 – First Day of Classes

            E.  August 25, 26, 27 – OSSBA/CCOSA School Board Conference, OKC

            F.  Superintendent’s Report


IV.       Items for Action

            A.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve the following resolution:

                                                                        “The Pocola Board of Education hereby

                                                                        authorizes the District Treasurer/Business

Manager/Alternate Treasurer to invest general fund, building fund, CNP fund, sinking fund and building bond fund monies in approved investment options and allow for necessary transfers, repurchase, and liquidation of said investments as necessary to maximize investments and still have the liquidity to

                                                                        manage daily cash needs” (Ref. Pocola Board of

Education Policy CDA-resolution must be approved by the Board annually for Bank to have in records)

B.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve the following increases in Lunch Room Meal

                                                            Prices for FY2017-2018: ($0.10 increase)

                                                                        Elementary Student Breakfast: $1.60

                                                                        Elementary Student Lunch:      $1.95

                                                                        MS/MS Student Breakfast:      $1.60

                                                                        MS/HS Student Lunch:            $2.25

                                                                        Adult/Staff Breakfast:              $2.20

                                                                        Adult/Staff Lunch:                   $3.85


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C.  Discuss, consider and vote:               Approve Administrators Salary Schedule for


D.  Discuss, consider and vote:               Approve Teachers Salary Schedule for FY2017-2018

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:                Approve Support Salary Schedule for FY2017-2018

F.  Discuss, consider and vote:                Approve Miscellaneous Salary Schedules for


G.  Discuss, consider and vote:              Approve Extra Duty/Coaching Schedule for FY2017-2018.

H.  Discuss, consider and vote:              Approve Edmentum agreement for Study Island for

$16,541.10, for FY2018.

I.  Discuss, consider and vote:             Ratify lease agreement with Midwest Bus Sales for 2016 Thomas C2 71 Passenger School Bus for $12,500 for FY2017-2018

J.  Discuss, consider and vote:             Approve Statutory Waiver/Deregulation application for library/media services for FY2017-2018

K.  Discuss, consider and vote:            Approve Substitute Teacher list to be used for the FY2017-2018 School Year.

L.  Discuss, consider and vote:            Approve open transfers for FY2017-2018

M.  Discuss, consider and vote:           Approve hiring Randy Ray Ragland as an adjunct Spanish, History, and PE teacher for FY 2017-2018.

N.  Discuss, consider and vote:            Approve hiring Tim Morris as an adjunct Instrumental Music Teacher on for FY2017-2018.

O.  Discuss, consider and vote:            Possible lease purchase of a 2016 John Deere Tractor and equipment


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) any letters of resignation received, 2) hiring an elementary teacher on a  temporary contract for FY2017-2018, so the board can return to open session and, 1) vote to accept or reject any letters of resignation received, 2) vote to hire or not to hire an elementary teacher on a  temporary contract for FY2017-2018, 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:                                    Accept or reject any resignations received

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        To hire an elementary teacher on a temporary          contracts 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.

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VII.     Adjournment



Mr. Lawrence Barnes, Supt ______________________________ posted this agenda Friday, July 7, 2017, 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 Lawrence Barnes, Superintendent, P.O. Box 640, Pocola, Oklahoma, 74902, telephone (918) 436-2424