Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, September 11, 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, September 11, 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 – August 14, 2017

            B.  Approve Financial Reports – Lara Morris             

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

                  (See Addendum)

D.  Approve request to transfer $150.00 to the Quarterback Club activity account from the                     Baseball Booster activity account.


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


III.       Items for Information

            A.  Enrollment Numbers as of 09/05/2017

                                                                                                            2018                2017

                                                                                                E.S.      420                    396

                                                                                                M.S.     176                    187

                                                                                                H.S.     261                    265

                                                                                                            857                    848

B.  October 9 – Next Regular Board Meeting

C.  Student Transfers IN and OUT Report

D.  Accreditation with no Deficiencies at all sites

            E.  Superintendent’s Report


IV.       Items for Action

A.  Discuss, consider and vote:            Approve employee request for FMLA benefits beginning 8/18/2017

B.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve personnel contracts for FY2017-2018         

C.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve mentor teaching committees for FY2017-2018

D.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve and sign the Estimate of Needs (Budget                                                                                Request for FY2018 and the Publication Sheets so the                                                                                    official copies may be presented to the LeFlore County                                                                                  Excise Board for review and approval)

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve updated Coaching & Extra-Duty Salary                                                                                Schedule for FY2017-2018.

            F.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve District-Wide Alternative Education Academy                                                                                  Implementation Plan for FY2017-2018





Pocola Public Schools

Regular Meeting Agenda

September 11, 2017

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V.        Executive Session

Proposed Executive Session to discuss: 1) any resignations received after the posting of the agenda; 2) hiring a teacher’s aide on 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 a teacher’s aide on temporary contract 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, September 8, 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