Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
April 2001



BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, April 3, 2001

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Tuesday, April 3, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in the Board Room at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Friday, March 30, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

Members present: Melinda Johnson, president; Sue Sullivan, vice-president; Julie Jenison, Gail LoPresto, and Earl Stewart, members; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps; Andrea Nowlin, clerk and others.

ITEM #1 – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – JULIE HULSEY.

Ms. Julie Hulsey, Putnam City Schools Foundation secretary, led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – FOUNDATION REPORT AND BANQUET INFORMATION – JULIE HULSEY.

Mrs. Johnson introduced Foundation secretary, Ms. Julie Hulsey. Ms. Hulsey reported the Foundation has awarded over $10,000.00 in grant money to teachers for innovative projects through the Grants for Kids Program. These grants alone have touched the lives of over four hundred students in the district. The Foundation has awarded over $13,000.00 in grant money through the Grants for Excellence Program. The district has a Spanish teacher and a first grade teacher who have each won $500.00 scholarships to help with their continuing education. The foundation has awarded more than $325,000.00 to date through various programs.

Ms. Hulsey reminded everyone of the Celebration of Excellence banquet scheduled for next Tuesday, April 10th at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The reception will begin at 6:00 p.m. followed by the banquet at 7:00 p.m.

ITEM #3 – SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE BY PUTNAM CITY WEST THEATRE DANCE STUDENTS – BARBARA BERARD.

Mrs. Johnson introduced Putnam City West drama teacher, Barbara Berard. Ms. Berard announced the Putnam City West Performing Arts Department will host a Theatre Dance "2"001 Showcase on Thursday, April 26th in the Putnam City West Auditorium, at 7:30 p.m. Ms. Berard introduced the following students who performed "Our Favorite Son" from "Will Rogers Follies": Vicky Best, Anita Bohanan, Patrick Borror, Melissa Dockum, Melanie Laswell, Kevin Lehman, Jessica McClung, Meredith Mills, Jack Mitchell, Chris Moore, Christine Poteet, Luci Proctor, Jessica Russell, Lauren Thomas, and Joel Woodward.

ITEM #4 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF PROCLAMATION OF APRIL AS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA MONTH AND APRIL 1 – 7, 2001 AS NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK – JOHN MCGRATH.

Mrs. Johnson introduced multi-media specialist, John McGrath. Mr. McGrath stated the district’s recognition of this special month focuses attention on the value of quality school library media programs, public libraries and reading. Promotional activities in schools may include book display, student learning centers, contests, exhibits and performances. Instructional activities, lessons and units are developed collaboratively by the library media specialists and teachers around themes celebrating libraries and reading. Mr. McGrath read the following School Library Media Month Putnam City Schools Proclamation:

WHEREAS, the Putnam City Board of Education has provided quality library media programs for its students; and WHEREAS, the administration recognizes the central role of the school library media program in the total education of students today; and WHEREAS, teachers are able to supplement and expand units of study through cooperative planning with the library media specialist and use a variety of materials and equipment; and WHEREAS, important educational opportunities are offered to students through the many services provided by skilled library media specialists and their assistants; and WHEREAS, students are provided with greater opportunities to develop and improve their reference, reading, and other academic skills while using a variety of materials and equipment. Now, therefore be it RESOLVED, that the month of April 2001 be proclaimed School Library Media Month and that April 1 – 7 be proclaimed as National Library Week in the Putnam City School District, and that students, faculties, district level personnel, parents and the general public be afforded special opportunities to visit, observe, and recognize Library Media Center staff, programs, and activities.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the proclamation of April as School Library Media Month and April 1 – 7 as National Library Week. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #5 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were no requests from the public to speak.

ITEM # 6 – CONSENT AGENDA: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, WHICH CONCERN REPORTS AND ITEMS OF A ROUTINE NATURE NORMALLY APPROVED AT BOARD MEETINGS, WILL BE APPROVED BY ONE VOTE UNLESS ANY BOARD MEMBER DESIRES TO HAVE A SEPARATE VOTE ON ANY OR ALL OF THESE ITEMS. THE CONSENT AGENDA CONSISTS OF THE DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION, AND APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented excluding purchase order number 200106799 for the Phil Busey Group. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Mrs. Sullivan stated she wanted to wait for more information to be presented at the working school board session before voting on the purchase order. Marianne Stephens, career and technology director, answered questions from board members. Mrs. Johnson stated overnight travel requests received today for Kirkland Elementary teachers, Denise Tidwell, John Vincent, and Billy Miller, were to be considered in the motion. Mrs. Sullivan amended her motion to approve the consent agenda as presented including the three overnight travel requests for Denise Tidwell, John Vincent, and Billy Miller, and to exclude purchase order number 200106799. Mr. Stewart seconded the amended motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

Mrs. LoPresto stated she was not opposed to approving the purchase order for the Phil Busey Group and talked about voting on the purchase order as a separate item. Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve purchase order number 200106799. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, nay; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, nay.

a. Minutes for Regular Board Meeting March 5, 2001.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200107577 through 200108451 inclusive. Revised purchase order number 200107969 due to change in fund and purchase order tabled at the February 19, 2001 Board Meeting (revoting for approval of purchase order number 200106799) for time period from February 27 to March 26, 2001 for the 2000-2001 school year with the exception of purchase order numbers 200107718, 200107719, 200107750, 200107885, 200107925, 200108165, 200108261and 200108273 ($2,048.56) for Triangle A & E.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer list including Apollo Elementary, Central Intermediate, Central Middle School, Mayfield Middle School, Putnam City High School, Putnam City North High School, and Putnam City West High School.

d. School Activity Fund Subaccount Request list Central Elementary.

e. School Activity Fund-raisers including all elementary schools, two books in conjunction with author’s visit; Central Intermediate, spring pictures ($1,000.00), Spring Book Fair ($400.00); Dennis Elementary, cookie dough sale ($500.00); Harvest Hills Elementary, Scholastic Book Fair ($1,000.00); Hilldale Elementary, Penny Round-Up ($200.00), Scholastic Book Fair, ($500.00); Rollingwood Elementary, Troll Book Fair ($1,000.00); Tulakes Elementary, "A Morning for Moms" (no profit); Western Oaks Elementary, spring pictures ($1,000.00), Walk for a Cure ($700.00), sale of published books written byWestern Oaks Elementary students ($17.90 per book); Wiley Post Elementary, Hat Day ($400.00), volleyball game ($200.00); Will Rogers Elementary, Sonic Car Hop ($500.00); Windsor Hills Elementary, spring pictures ($800.00) Central Middle School, 2001 Hoop Odyssey ($700.00); Cooper Middle School, Carnival ($1,500.00), coupons for services by students ($500.00); Mayfield Middle School, 1980’s Retro Dance ($600.00); Putnam City High School, students’ art exhibit ($100.00), flower sale and car wash ($500.00), concession stand ($100.00); Putnam City West High School, garter sale ($200.00), and flower sale ($100.00).

f. Elementary and Secondary Contracts including Central Intermediate, YMCA of Greater Oklahoma (Camp Classen Agreement/$750 deposit - $62.50 person); Cooper Middle School, All 4 Fun (Cancer Carnival/$1,200.00), M & M Productions (Cancer Carnival/$350.00); Putnam City North High School, About Last Night (Prom/$9,198.00); Putnam City West High School, Remington Park Catering (Senior Breakfast/$15.95 person); Putnam City High/Putnam City North/Putnam City West, Paula Blincoe Collins (three carved brick mascots/$18,000.00).

g. Cooperative Letter of Agreement between the Community Action Agency of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and Canadian Counties, Inc. and Putnam City School District. This agreement provides for Head Start and Putnam City to work cooperatively to meet the needs of preschool children with disabilities. Improved communication and coordination of services will result in more effective and efficient services to children. There is no additional financial cost to the district.

h. Declaration of obsolete/surplus items.

i. Appeals for Deviation from Activity Absence Rules including Putnam City North students, Jade Prather, Candice McWherter, Brooke Thomason, Hallie Moore, Lindsay Nelon, Alexis King, Lauren Nashert, Jessica Mullen, Brittany Mongold, Jennifer Rickard, Kristin Violett, Elisa Milbourn, Shelby Odle, Jada Jedlicka, Lauren DeLong, Ashley Armstrong, Huy Q. Nguyen; and Putnam City West students, Melanie F. Laswell, Mandi Dyer, and Amy N. Harrison.

j. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

k. Out-of-state trips:

Putnam City North Student Council students to the National Association of Student Councils’ National Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 23 – July 1, 2001.
Cooper Middle School vocal music students to Music in the Parks contest in Arlington, Texas on May 5, 2001.
Two Putnam City High School DECA students to the DECA National Competition in Anaheim, California on April 25 – 29, 2001.

l. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the recommendation of employment of new personnel as listed on Attachment A. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF REEMPLOYMENT OF CERTIFIED PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT B.

Mrs. Johnson noted there were two changes to Attachment B; Hilldale Elementary lists Kandy Bishop and it should be Jeanne Bishop, and Georgene Westendorf, Nurse, add to Central Middle School. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the recommendation of reemployment of certified personnel as listed on Attachment B with the correction and addition. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 200107718, 200107719, 200107750, 200107885, 200107925, 200108165, 200108261, AND 200108273 ($2,048.56) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Mr. Stewart made a motion to approve purchase order numbers 200107718, 200107719, 200107750, 200107885, 200107925, 200108165, 200108261, and 200108273 ($2,048.56) for Triangle A & E. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, abstain; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SCHEDULER FROM NATIONAL COMPUTER SYSTEMS (NCS). ($23,440.00 FROM GENERAL FUND PROJECT 772, E-RATE REIMBURSEMENT).

The schedule program will greatly increase the efficiency with which elementary principals build their schedules and populate classes. This scheduling program can include any number of user defined scheduling categories such as lunch, physical education, music, and art. The class aggregator component assists elementary administrators in developing class rosters. It accommodates parent and teacher placement requests, user-defined factors (e.g., ethnic, gender, gifted…). It helps administrators consider learning needs of students and matches the needs with teacher assignment. The total cost of $23,440.00 will be secured from general fund project 772, e-rate reimbursement.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the purchase of Elementary School Scheduler from National Computer Systems (NCS). Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF HARD DRIVES AND MEMORY TO UPGRADE CLASSROOM COMPUTERS. ($195,624.00 FROM GENERAL FUND PROJECTS 094 AND 772).

In order to provide the most current software available for instructional purposes, the classroom computers need to be upgraded. This procedure will allow continued functional use of these machines for a longer period of time before they will have to be replaced.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the purchase of hard drives and memory to upgrade classroom computers. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF THE 2001-2002 NEGOTIATING TEAM.

Each year the Board of Education selects a team of individuals to represent the Board of Education in the collaborative bargaining process. Dr. Ann Millerborg, Mrs. Sue Kuntze, Dr. Melani Mouse, Mr. Steve Myers, Dr. Scott Goosen, and Dr. Fred Rhodes, have been selected to serve as the 2001-2002 negotiating team.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the recommendation of Dr. Ann Millerborg, Mrs. Sue Kuntze, Dr. Melani Mouse, Mr. Steve Myers, Dr. Scott Goosen, and Dr. Fred Rhodes as the 2001-2002 negotiating team. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #13 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Dr. Capps reported:

Candice Sargent, fourth grader at Northridge Elementary School, recently received notification that she had been named as one of the top 10 poets in the 2001 Young Poets Contest. She was the only student from Oklahoma City who received this recognition. She received a $50 savings bond for her accomplishment. Her work will be included in an anthology.
Two fourth graders from Northridge, Eric Diep and Baine Robinson, have spelled their way to the state spelling bee on Saturday, April 7.
On Saturday, April 7, more than 150 volunteers from various oil companies will be at Hilldale Elementary School to paint hallways, plant shrubs and undertake other projects to spruce up the school.
Hilldale Elementary School will be having "Family Fun Night" from 5:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Friday, April 27. This community service is possible through an Oklahoma City Community Foundation grant. The organization has also awarded Hilldale a $3,000.00 grant for its Clean and Beautiful Schools Program. This money will provide landscaping to beautify Hilldale.
The new Kenneth Cooper Middle School track and "Miller Mile" will be dedicated at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10. Jan Miller and her husband will be attending the dedication, as well as Dr. Kenneth Cooper and his brother, Dr. David Cooper, both of whom are graduates of Putnam City schools.
Cooper Middle School received the Outstanding Achievement Award for a superior rating in concert and sight-reading (class 8 – 4A band).
Cooper was also well represented at district solo and ensemble contest. Seven solos earned a superior rating and seven ensembles earned a superior rating. The final total was 35 medals earned in both events.
Remember that Mayfield Middle School’s participation in the National Kindness and Justice Challenge earned them first-in-state status. Their accomplishment has now led to their selection as one of the program’s national champions.
Mayfield’s Odyssey of the Mind team competed in the regional competition and finished first in the spontaneous round and second overall. Because of the strong showing, the team has qualified for state competition on Saturday, April 21.
Putnam City West High School has received a $7,500.00 grant from Annis Boys Trust Foundation for landscape enhancements. Students Jennifer Prichard and Jaimee Raath wrote the grant under the guidance of science teacher Krissy Pfleider.
Putnam City Academy principal Janet Oden has been selected to receive the Arts Award of Excellence from the Alliance for Arts Education. This is given through the State Superintendent’s office to administrators who encourage and develop exceptional programs at their schools.
Barbara Gabel was selected by the National Art Education Association to receive the 2001 Marion Quin Dix Leadership Award. This award recognizes a high level of professional accomplishment and service.
Tulakes recently challenged Apollo to a faculty basketball game.

ITEM #14 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Mrs. Sullivan thanked the Putnam City West High School theatre dance students for their outstanding performance at the board meeting. Mrs. Sullivan thanked Dr. Capps for his report noting there are lots of good things going on in Putnam City.

Mr. Stewart talked about recently attending the National School Board’s Convention. Mr. Stewart complimented the mentorship programs in Putnam City. Mr. Stewart noted his son has participated in mentorhip programs that have inspired him to excel personally and academically.

Mrs. Jenison announced that Wiley Post Elementary School has received a $3,000.00 grant for school beautification, and is pursuing a grant from another source that would allow installation of a track at the school. Mrs. Jenison thanked everyone for answering her questions and for making her feel welcome.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion at 7:56 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.



BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, April 16, 2001

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Monday, April 16, 2001 at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Room at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

Members present: Melinda Johnson, president; Sue Sullivan, vice-president; Julie Jenison, Gail LoPresto, and Earl Stewart, members; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps; Andrea Nowlin, clerk and others.

ITEM #1 – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – CHRISTY EVANS.

Mrs. Christy Evans, coordinator of the alternative program, led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – REPORT ON THE EVEN START PROGRAM - CHRISTY EVANS.

Mrs. Evans introduced Kay Epperson, Putnam City Academy Even Start Director. Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Epperson gave a brief overview, in a visual presentation, of the Even Start Program. Putnam City Schools first received an Even Start grant in 1998. Two groups are targeted for these services. Teen Parents: This grant serves teen parents and their children in collaboration with the Putnam City Academy. Each mother attends five hours of parenting education classes each week, and receives two home visits each month. Adult ESL: English classes for adults are taught at Central Elementary School with 24 students enrolled in this class. In addition to language instruction, parents improve their parenting skills, learn about American culture, and, in some cases, prepare to take the GED test in Spanish. Each family receives one home visit a month. Recruitment for this class focuses on families who live in the Title I schools’ service areas. Mrs. Evans and Mrs. Epperson were available to answer questions from Board members. No questions were asked.

ITEM #3 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Patron Carolyn Gallant addressed the board on the district’s policy related to distribution of materials from community organizations.

ITEM # 4 – CONSENT AGENDA: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, WHICH CONCERN REPORTS AND ITEMS OF A ROUTINE NATURE NORMALLY APPROVED AT BOARD MEETINGS, WILL BE APPROVED BY ONE VOTE UNLESS ANY BOARD MEMBER DESIRES TO HAVE A SEPARATE VOTE ON ANY OR ALL OF THESE ITEMS. THE CONSENT AGENDA CONSISTS OF THE DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION, AND APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

a. Minutes for Regular Board Meeting April 3, 2001.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200108452 through 200109130 for time period from March 27, 2001 to April 9, 2001with the exception of purchase order numbers 200108512, 200108587, and 200109122 ($858.93) for Triangle A & E.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer list including Putnam City North High School.

d. School Activity Fund-raisers including Downs Elementary, Math-a-thon ($750.00); Harvest Hills Elementary, Super Kids Day T-shirts ($200.00); Rollingwood Elementary, Stress Balls ($100.00); Cooper Middle School, Plays ($50.00); Putnam City North High School, Senior Kisses ($100.00); Dance Recital ($1,000.00).

e. Elementary Contracts including Wiley Post Elementary, YMCA of Greater OKC ($1,000.00/Camp Classen); Western Oaks Elementary, 2001 Festival of Arts (none/Chorus performing at 2001 Festival of Arts).

f. Driver Education vehicle agreement with Reynolds Ford for vehicles for the Summer Driver Education Program. The approximate cost is $300.00 x 6 vehicles x 2 sessions = $3,600.00 plus 15 cents a mile for over 3,000 miles per vehicle. Cost is payable with tuition revenue.

g. Appeals for Deviation from Activity Absence Rules including Putnam City North students, Mark Johnson, Sapna Amin, Kristin Downes, Jill Oliver, and Nathan McMahan; Putnam City West students, Holliann Cooper, Jessica Cooke, Julie Coffey, Tabitha Baker, Jenna Butkus, Shari Campbell, Monica Dudley, Michelle Sperry, Jaimee Raath, Vallexia Hampton, Jana McKittrick, Michael Berry, Ashley Graham, Babak Fadaiepour, Samantha Hart, Christine Poteet, and Rebecca Stevens.

h. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

i. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the recommendation of employment of new personnel as listed on Attachment A. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 200108512, 200108587, AND 200109122 ($858.93) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Mr. Stewart made a motion to approve purchase order numbers 200108512, 200108587, and 200109122 ($858.93) for Triangle A & E. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, abstain; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO TAKE ACTION ON A RESOLUTION APPROVING THE LEASE-PURCHASE OF EQUIPMENT AND OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY; AND AUTHORIZING THE PRESIDENT AND THE CLERK OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUTNAM CITY SCHOOLS TO EXECUTE ALL NECESSARY DOCUMENTS, INCLUDING THE EQUIPMENT LEASE-PURCHASE AGREEMENT.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve a resolution approving the lease-purchase of equipment and other personal property; and authorizing the President and the Clerk of the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Putnam City Schools to execute all necessary documents, including the equipment lease-purchase agreement. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO REVIEW THE FINANCING OF EQUIPMENT AND OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY UNDER THE LEASE-PURCHASE AUTHORIZED UNDER THE RESOLUTION APPROVED BY THE BOARD ON THIS DATE

AND TO SELECT A PREFERRED FINANCIER FOR THE FUNDING OF THE LEASE-PURCHASE.

Mr. Stewart made a motion to select Zions First National Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah as the financier for the funding of the lease-purchase. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW-BEST BID FOR THE PC CENTER FIRE ALARM SYSTEM.

Dr. Capps stated bids were opened this afternoon. High-Tech-Tronics for Alternate #2 was the low bidder. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the low bid of High-Tech-Tronics for Alternate #2 ($33,674.00) for the PC Center Fire Alarm System. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW/BEST BID FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE HVAC SYSTEM AND THE COOLING TOWER AT DENNIS ELEMENTARY.

Dr. Capps stated bids were opened this afternoon. The engineering firm, Bass and Associates, Inc., designed the system, initiated the specs, and solicited the bids. Hunter Mechanical came in with the low bid ($538,175.00). Hunter Mechanical has installed mechanical systems for the district and has provided excellent work. Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the low bid from Hunter Mechanical for the replacement of the HVAC system and the cooling tower at Dennis Elementary. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW/BEST BID FOR THE PC CENTER SPRINKLER SYSTEM.

Dr. Capps recommended the Board reject the one bid that was received from Smith Fire Suppression because it was considerably higher than anticipated. Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to reject the one bid received from Smith Fire Suppression for the PC Center Sprinkler System. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE DISTRICT LEVEL COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION ON THE LIBRARY BOOK, SHOTS ON GOAL.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the district level committee’s review on the library book Shots on Goal with the added recommendation it be made available only in our high school libraries. Discussion followed. Mrs. Jenison stated she enjoyed reading the book. She also stated it is not appropriate for a 10 or 11 year old student. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING THE APPOINTMENT/EMPLOYMENT OF A PRINCIPAL FOR PUTNAM CITY HIGH SCHOOL PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §, 307 (B)(1).

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to enter into executive session at 5:57 p.m. for the purpose of discussing the appointment/employment of a Principal for Putnam City High School pursuant to 25 O.S. § 307 (B)(1). Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO RETURN TO OPEN MEETING AND TO REQUEST THE BOARD CLERK TO RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion at 6:10 p.m. to return to open meeting and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

Minutes of the executive session: Board members Melinda Johnson, Sue Sullivan, Gail LoPresto, Earl Stewart, Julie Jenison; administrators Dr. Ann Millerborg, Dr. Melani Mouse, and Dr. Jim Capps met in executive session for the purpose of discussing the appointment/employment of a Principal for Putnam City High School pursuant to 25 O.S. § 307 (B)(1).

No action was taken.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON A MOTION TO APPOINT/EMPLOY A PRINCIPAL FOR PUTNAM CITY HIGH SCHOOL.

Dr. Capps stated the administration is happy to make a recommendation to appoint/employ Vernon Belcher as Principal for Putnam City High School. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the recommendation to appoint/employ Vernon Belcher as Principal for Putnam City High School. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #16 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Dr. Capps reported:

The Annual State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence honors outstanding high school seniors who have achieved excellence in one of the major art forms and have exhibited strengths in academic skills. We have eleven students from Putnam City High School and Putnam City North High School being recognized at this event.
The North E-Band, composed of mainly 9th and 10th graders, received superior ratings in stage performance and sight-reading. This, in combination with the superior ratings made in regional marching contest, gave Putnam City North the Sweepstakes trophy. This is the first sweepstakes trophy for any band at Putnam City North.
Hefner Middle School placed first in the 2000 American Mathematics Exam. In Oklahoma, 1,400 students from 30 different schools participated in this exam. Steven Senkowsky, 8th grader, made the second highest score in Oklahoma.

ITEM #17 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Mrs. Sullivan congratulated Vernon Belcher on being appointed principal at Putnam City High School. Mrs. Sullivan stated she was proud of the Putnam City students named as Academic All-Staters.

Mrs. LoPresto congratulated Vernon Belcher on his appointment as Putnam City High School Principal.

Mr. Stewart congratulated Vernon Belcher on his appointment as Putnam City High School Principal. Mr. Stewart thanked Ms. Gallant for representing the community in her address to the Board.

Mrs. Jenison congratulated Vernon Belcher on his appointment. Mrs. Jenison stated she had received many phone calls in support of Mr. Belcher. Mrs. Jenison thanked the Putnam City Schools Foundation for hosting their annual banquet.

Mrs. Johnson talked about Mr. Belcher’s passion and purpose that is most evident at the graduation ceremonies. Mrs. Johnson asked Mr. Belcher to introduce his wife, JoAnn Belcher.

ITEM #18 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #19 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion at 6:20 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.


SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Tuesday, April 17, 2001

The Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma met in special session in said school district on Tuesday, April 17 2001 at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room, 5401 N. W. 40th, Oklahoma City. The agenda and meeting notice was posted at 10:00 a.m. on the 16th day of April, 2001, in accordance with 25 O.S. §311. This meeting consisted of a work session for the purpose of discussions between the Board of Education and the Administration concerning the item listed on this agenda with no action to be taken.

ITEM #1 – CALL TO ORDER AND RECORDING OF MEMBERS PRESENT AND ABSENT.

Vice-President Sue Sullivan called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Members present: Sue Sullivan, vice-president; Julie Jenison, Gail LoPresto, and Earl Stewart, members; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps; Andrea Nowlin, clerk; and others. Mrs. Sullivan announced President Johnson would be arriving late to the meeting. Mrs. Johnson arrived at 5:07 p.m.

ITEM #2 – CONDUCT OF A WORK SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE ADMINISTRATION REGARDING HIGH SCHOOLS THAT WORK WITH NO VOTE TO BE TAKEN.

Mrs. Sullivan introduced Dr. Capps who welcomed everyone to the work session. Dr. Capps introduced Dr. Gene Parsons, assistant superintendent of curriculum, and Dr. Melani Mouse, secondary education director. Dr. Parsons and Dr. Mouse presented Career Guidance Belief Statements. Dr. Parsons introduced Bob Melton, science coordinator, and Marianne Stephens, career and technology director, who presented a five-minute Career Cluster overview. Career Cluster highlights were presented by teachers from each high school. Jean Billig-Masiko, UBEC; Kathy Lowder, and Ira Schlezinger, Integris Health; Teena Thach, and Andrea Shaffer, students presented Business Partnerships. Teachers Linda Bowling, Jeannette Cheney, Victoria Cadena and Marie Page presented Business Highlights and Mentorship Experiences. Grace Sammon, author of "Creating and Sustaining Smaller Learning Communities," presented the Smaller Learning Community Overview. Assistant principals Tim Perdue and Pam King presented the Freshman Transition. Michelle Rowland, Putnam City North dean of students, Dianne Dawkins, Putnam City West teacher, and Sara Kersey, Putnam City High activities director, gave a presentation on Advisory. Dr. Mouse presented the Enrollment Survey. Putnam City North teacher, Sara Duncan, and counselor, Debbie Brown, presented information on Enrollment and Plans of Study. Dr. Parsons presented information on ACT and Explore. Teachers, Sue Wylie, Jimmy Bollman, and Lisa Williams presented Integration Examples. Teachers, Jennifer Bryant and Nate Brubaker presented Teacher Internships.

ITEM #3 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mr. Stewart made a motion to adjourn at 8:51 p.m. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Johnson, aye.