Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, October 8, 2012

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, October 8, 2012 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 – September 10, 2012

            B.  Approve Financial Reports – Pat Smith

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

                  (See Addendum)

            D.  Approve the FY2013 Gifted and Talented Education Plan and Budget as  

      recommended by Local Gifted and Talented Committee

E.  Approve Local Operating Budget for FY2013


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


III.       Items for Information

            A.  Enrollment:  October 1, 2012                               2013                2012

                                                                                    E.S.       432                  456

                                                                                    M.S.      164                  180

                                                                                    H.S.       223                  210

                                                                                                  817                  846

            B.  October 11 – Parent/Teacher Conference 3:30 – 9:30 p.m.

            C.  October 12 – NO SCHOOL

            D.  October 18 & 19 – Fall Break, NO SCHOOL

            E.  November 12 – Next Regular Board Meeting

            F.  November 19 – 23 – Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL

            G. Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma awards $2,812.00 for extracurricular programs

            H. Superintendent’s Report

            I.   Discussion of Bond Issue

            J.   Discussion of Long Term Capital Improvement Plan


IV.       Items for Action

            A.  Discuss, consider and vote:          Approve Board of Education Meeting Schedule

                                                                        for 2013

B.  Discuss, consider and vote:           Open, review and award bid on buying and moving

                                                            house located at 602 East Pryor Avenue. (Board

                                                            reserves the right to reject all bids)

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            C.  Discuss, consider and vote:           Approve the FY2013 1) contract for Secondary

                                                                        Career and Technology Education Programs

                                                                        offered at Pocola Public Schools,

                                                                        2) assurances of compliance, and 3) the

                                                                        certification regarding lobbying; debarment,

                                                                        suspension and other responsibility matters;

                                                                        and drug-free workplace requirements that

                                                                        have to be on file for sub recipients of                                                                                               federal funds from Career Tech

            D.  Discuss, consider and vote:          FY2013 agreement with Kiamichi Technology

                                                                        Center, Poteau/Spiro Campus to offer Math/Science

                                                                        Instruction and Computer Technology Course

                                                                        Instruction to Junior and Senior High School

                                                                        students enrolled at Kiamichi Technology Centers

            E.   Discuss, consider and vote:          Approve request by Janie Vincent to initiate the

                                                                        FMLA beginning September 10, 2012

            F.   Discuss, consider and vote:          Approve request by Janie Vincent to initiate the

                                                                        Sick Leave Sharing for donated sick leave days

G.    Discuss, consider and vote:          Approve Resolution of Pocola Board of

                                                            Education to the LeFlore County Election

                                                            Board for annual election for the electors

                                                            of the Pocola School District I007 of

                                                            LeFlore County, Oklahoma, to be held

                                                            at the regular voting places within the

                                                            school district on February 12, 2013 and

                                                            the second election, if needed, on April 2, 2013 (26 O.S. Supp. 1992 & 13A-103) beginning at 7:00 a.m. and closing at 7:00 p.m. on said date, to consider or vote upon:   Member of Board of Education, Office #3, a 5-year term

H.  Discuss, consider and vote:          Declaring the following items surplus and authorizing proper disposal by superintendent:

·         Miscellaneous used fencing materials

·         Deconstructed bleachers and materials

·         Miscellaneous maintenance materials stored all around campus, toilets, etc.




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I.  Discuss, consider and vote:            To approve or disapprove to enter a consortium with other school districts in pursuit of the Rural Category of Non-Race to the Top States, Race to the Top District Grant Competition

J.  Discuss, consider and vote:            1) Approve Request for Bids for parking lot project

                                                            at the Pocola High School and, 2) authorize                                                                                        advertisement for bids to be opened Thursday,

                                                            November 8, 2012, 2:00 p.m.

K. Discuss, consider and vote:             1) Approve Request for Bids for drainage repairs and

                                                            improvements at the Pocola Elementary, and 2)

                                                            authorize advertisement for bids to be opened

                                                            Thursday, November 8, 2012, 2:00 p.m.


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 Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4:00 p.m. at the Board of Education Meeting Room Main Entrance.