Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, October 10, 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, October 10, 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 – September 12, 2016

            B.  Approve Financial Reports – Lara Morris

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

                  (See Addendum)

            D.  Approve the FY2017 Gifted and Talented Education Plan and Budget as recommended by

                  Local Gifted and Talented Committee

            E.  Approve Local Operating Budget for FY2017


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

A.     Request to address Board of Education:    Teresa Underwood


III.       Items for Information

            A.  Enrollment Numbers as of 10/03/2016

                                                                                                            2017                2016

                                                                                                E.S.      403                  392

                                                                                                M.S.     186                  204

                                                                                                H.S.     265                 246

                                                                                                             854                 842

            B.  October 21 & 24 – Fall Break, No School

            C. October 27 – Parent Teacher Conference 4:00-7:00

            D.  October 28 – No School

E.  November 14, 2016 – Next Regular Board Meeting

            F.  Superintendent’s Report


IV.       Items for Action

            A.  Discuss, consider and vote:                 Approve Mentor Teacher Committees for FY2016-2017       

            B.  Discuss, consider and vote:                 Approve 4th Quarter, 2016 Drop Out Report

            C.  Discuss, consider and vote:                 Approve Transportation Request for FCCLA National Conference to Denver, CO.

            D.  Discuss, consider and vote:                 Approve Board of Education Meeting Schedule for 2017      

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:                 Approve the possible purchase of a new phone system for the Pocola School District







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            F.  Discuss, consider and vote:                Approve Resolution of Pocola Board of Education to the LeFlore County Election Board for annual election for                                                                          electors of the Pocola School District I007 of LeFlore County, Oklahoma, to be held at the regular voting                                                                          places within the school district on the second Tuesday in February, that being February 14, 2017 and the                                                                          run-off election to be held on the first Tuesday in April, that being April 4, 2017 if no candidate for a Board                                                                          member position receives more than 50% of the vote. The polling places shall be open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00                                                                                  p.m. The voters shall elect a board member for board position No. #2, which has a 5-year term of office. The                                                                          voters shall elect a board member for board position No. #4, which has a 2-year term of office.


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 pre-k aid on temporary contract for FY2016-2017, so the board can return to open session, and 1) vote to hire not to hire or not to hire a pre-k teachers aid on temporary contract 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 hire a pre-k teachers aid on temporary contract for FY2016-2017.



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 Thursday, October 6, 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