Regular Meeting of the

Pocola Board of Education

Monday, September 14, 2015

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, September 14, 2015 at 6:30 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 10, 2015

                        2) Special Board Meeting – August 10, 2015

            B.  Approve Financial Reports – Pat Smith                 

            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 09/08/2015

                                                                                                            2016                2015

                                                                                                E.S.        392                  409

                                                                                                M.S.       205                  197

                                                                                                H.S.       242                  214

                                                                                                              839                  820

            B.  September 29 – OSSBA Region 14 Meeting, Idabel

C.  October 12 – Next Regular Board Meeting

            D.  October 13 – School Bond Election

            E.  Recognition of Art Contest Winners from Downey Publishing

            F.  Superintendent’s Report

                                   

IV.       Items for Action

            A.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve items for surplus (see lists attached)

            B.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve and sign the Estimate of Needs (Budget

                                                                        Requests for FY2016) and the Publication Sheets so

                                                                        the official copies may be presented to the LeFlore

                                                                        County Excise Board for review and approval

            C.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve District-Wide Alternative Education Academy

                                                                        Implementation Plan Report for Fy2015-2016

            D.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve application for Statutory Waiver/Deregulation

                                                            to the State School Board of Education from Oklahoma

                                                            Statute Title 70 § 1-122.3 to use an Adjunct Teacher as

                                                            teacher of record for French one hour per day through

                                                            Odyssey Ware, an online curriculum provider

 

 

 

 

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Regular Meeting Agenda

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E.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve application for Statutory Waiver/Deregulation

                                                            to the State School Board of Education from Oklahoma

                                                            Statute Title 70, § 1-111 to count a full day of school

                                                            instruction and one-3hour Parent Teacher Conference as

                                                            1.5 days of instruction in a 24 hour period for the

                                                            following dates: August 18, 2015, October 22, 2015,

                                                            February 11, 2016 and March 10, 2016

F.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Request for FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) by

                                                            Tanga Luu for up to twelve weeks

 

V.        Executive Session

Proposed Executive Session to discuss and possible action regarding, 1) the employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of any individual salaried public officer or employee, 2) discussing the purchase or appraisal of real property, so the board can return to Open Session and 1) vote to accept or reject any employment, hiring, appointment, promotion, demotion, disciplining or resignation of any individual salaried public officer or employee, 2) possible action regarding purchase and/or appraisal of real property, as authorized by OKLA. STAT. Title 25, § 307 (B) (1) (3)

 

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:                        Approve or reject any letters of resignation received

E.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve or not approve appointing Virginia Oliver as

                                                            an adjunct teacher for one hour per day as the teacher

                                                            of record for French offered through Odyssey Ware

F.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve or reject hiring Chloe (Christenberry) Ridenour

                                                            as a High School English Teacher on a Temporary

                                                            Contract for FY2016

G.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Approve updated Extra Duty Assignments for FY2016

H.  Discuss, consider and vote:                        Possible action regarding the purchase and/or appraisal

                                                            of real property

 

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 11, 2015, 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