Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, September 12, 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, September 12, 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 – August 8, 2016

                        2) Special Board Meeting – August 18, 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 09/06/2016

                                                                                                            2017                2016

                                                                                                E.S.      396                    392

                                                                                                M.S.     187                    205

                                                                                                H.S.     265                    242

                                                                                                            848                    839

B.  October 10 – 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 District-Wide Alternative Education Academy

                                                                        Implementation Plan Report for FY2016-2017

B.  Discuss, consider and vote:               Approve contract with Arkoma Schools for

                                                            Alternative Education

C.  Discuss, consider and vote:               Approve personnel contracts for FY2016-2017         

D.  Discuss, consider and vote:               Approve changing the charge for extra milk/juice from

                                                            $0.20 to $0.25.

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:                Approve charging $0.50 for extra water in the cafeteria.


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.






Pocola Public Schools

Regular Meeting Agenda

September 12, 2016

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VI.       Adjournment


Mr. Lawrence Barnes, Supt ______________________________ posted this agenda Friday, September 9, 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