Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
February 2001


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, February 5, 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, February 5, 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, February 2, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – DR. LINDA EVERETT.

Dr. Linda Everett, Putnam City High School principal, led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – SPECIAL PRESENTATION FROM "MUSIC MAN" BY PUTNAM CITY WEST DRAMA STUDENTS.

Putnam City West drama students, Michael Kurtz, Miriam LoPresto, Scott Tucker, and Windsor Hills Elementary student, Emily Kurtz, performed two musical numbers from "The Music Man." The students performed under the direction of Ron Wallace. The musical will be presented February 23 - 24 and March 2 - 3 at 7:30 p.m. For additional information call Putnam City West High School.

ITEM #3 – RECOGNITION OF NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS.

The board recognized two teachers who last year became National Board Certified Teachers. Brenda Chapman, Western Oaks Middle School, and Jeff Marshall, Project Hope, were congratulated for their hard work.

ITEM #4 – RECOGNITION OF STEVE HILOVSKY FOR YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE PUTNAM CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Dr. Capps presented Mr. Hilovsky a clock on behalf of the Board and the District, thanking him for his years of service to the District, students, and employees. Mr. Hilovsky was elected to the Board June 1991 and was re-elected February 1996. Dr. Capps commented on Mr. Hilovsky’s unselfish service in a thankless, unpaid position, as a school board member. Mr. Hilovsky thanked the teachers, administrators, and the family that exists at Putnam City. Mr. Hilovsky stated public education is excellent in the Putnam City School District. Mr. Hilovsky spoke about his proudest moments, which were attending graduations. Mr. Hilovsky introduced his wife, Judy, and his three children, Gregory, Stephanie and Jon. Mr. Hilovsky received personal thanks from each board member along with a standing ovation from the audience.

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RESOLUTION SUPPORTING OKLAHOMA EDUCATION COALITION’S "BACK TO SCHOOL" INITIATIVE FOR LEGISLATORS.

Mrs. Vicki Vaughan, PCACT President, read in full the Resolution Supporting Oklahoma Education Coalition’s "Back to School" Initiative for Legislators.

WHEREAS, Oklahoma legislators can learn about public education by seeing it in action; and

WHEREAS, Oklahoma legislators can be better informed about the problems facing public education by hearing from; those in the classrooms; and

WHEREAS, students can learn from legislators about the operation of government and how it connects to their lives; and

WHEREAS, the Oklahoma Education Coalition is sponsoring "Back to School" initiative with the help of local coalitions; and

WHEREAS; this initiative will help legislators and educators meet on common ground to discuss problems and solutions;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that,

the Putnam City School District supports the "Back to School" Initiative sponsored by the Oklahoma Education Coalition and the Putnam City Schools Local Education Coalition.

Mrs. Vaughan spoke about the formation of coalition a few years ago. Mrs. Vaughan said the coalition is planning a "back-to-school" day for legislators and has scheduled March 7th for "education lobby day" at the state capitol.

Mrs. LoPreso made a motion to approve the resolution to support the Oklahoma Education Coalition’s "Back to School" initiative for legislators. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Hilovsky, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #6 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

One patron, Putnam City West High School, Janice Nowka, addressed the Board. She talked about the list of valedictorians sent to universities. She requested the Board classify students with a four-year 4.0 GPA as valedictorians so they may be eligible for tuition waivers from state universities.

ITEM # 7 – 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. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Hilovsky, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Minutes for Regular Board Meeting January 22, 2001.
Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200106266 through 200106761 and revised purchase order numbers 200106540 and 200106541 for Fund and Project Code for time period from January 17, 2001 to January 29, 2001 for 2000-2001 school year.
School Activity Fund Transfer list including Apollo Elementary, Central Intermediate, Central Middle School, Hefner Middle School, Putnam City North High School, and Putnam City West High School.
School Activity Fund-raisers including Apollo Elementary, singing valentine cards ($75.00); Central Elementary, Jump Rope for Heart ($3,000.00); Central Intermediate, yearbooks ($500.00), candy ($1,500.00), classroom pictures ($750.00), jump rope pledges ($4,000.00); Coronado Elementary, group pictures ($1,500.00); Dennis Elementary, yearbooks ($1,000.00); Downs Elementary, group pictures ($1,750.00), sing-a-thon for cancer ($3,500.00); Harvest Hills Elementary, Jump Rope for Heart ($8,000.00), candy bars ($5,000.00); Hilldale Elementary, valentine grams ($150.00); Kirkland Elementary, candy gram ($200.00), spring pictures ($1,000.00); Rollingwood Elementary, spring pictures ($1,000.00), cupid express ($200.00) jog-a-thon for cancer ($2,000.00); Tulakes Elementary, Donuts for Dads ($250.00), "Hats for Cancer" ($500.00); Western Oaks Elementary, Jump Rope for Heart ($1,500.00), valentine suckers ($100.00), group pictures ($1,000.00); Wiley Post Elementary, concessions at ball games ($200.00), group pictures ($200.00); Will Rogers Elementary, valentine candy ($150.00), Hat Day ($100.00); Windsor Hills Elementary, cookies and face painting ($400.00), group pictures ($800.00); Cooper Middle School, cookie dough ($1,500.00), roses ($700.00); Mayfield Middle School, carnival ($600.00), candy ($100.00); and Putnam City West, PCW mugs ($1000.00).
Secondary Contracts including Putnam City North, Candid Color Photography (photographs/starting at $6.95 per student), University of Central Oklahoma Event Services (rental for senior brunch $975.00).
Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.
Appeals for Deviation from Activity Absence Rules for students from Putnam City High School: Tamera Zimmerman; Putnam City North High School: Taylor Cooley, Mary Hines, Erin Kirch, Audrey Benson, Jessica Burnett, Jessica Hunt; Putnam City West High School, John A Carnline, Chelsey E. Hendrick, Stacy Walden, Chelsea Clark, Angela Yuras, and Lauren Moore.
Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.
Out-of-state trips:
Anaheim, California April 24 – 29, 2001.
Putnam City West High School band students to Dixie Classic Band Contest in Chicago, Illinois April 18 – 22, 2001.
Putnam City North students enrolled in the freshman English/Social Studies classes to JFK Sixth Floor Museum and Fort Worth Museum of History and Science in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas on April 28, 2001.
Cooper Middle School band students to World’s of Fun Band Contest in Kansas City, Missouri on April 21, 2001.
Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.
ITEM #8 – 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: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Hilovsky, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE DISTRICT CLEP COMMITTEE.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve the appointment of members to the District CLEP Committee. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Hilovsky, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Each school district is required to submit a four-year Comprehensive Local Education Plan. This plan is designed to continue the initiatives currently in place in each school district and to prepare for four years in the future. The plan must include four areas; those of school improvement; professional development; capital improvement; and, alternative education. Committee members that will serve on this district-wide committee are:

Patrons Teachers/Coordinators
Punkie Dahl Brenda Chapman
Carol Horch Judy Craig
Julie Jenison Kelly Curtright
Diane Kilgore Sara Duncan
Cathy Post Jinger Haberer
Bob Melton
Administrators Katherine Starrett
Bettie Estes-Rickner Marianne Stephens
Christy Evans
Linda Everett Board Member
Phyllis Harris Gail LoPresto
Patricia Hocker
Glen Kastner Support Staff
Sue Kuntze Mike Harvey
Ann Millerborg
Melani Mouse A.C.T.
Janet Oden Vicki Vaughan
Gene Parsons
David Rising
Diane Welker

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF REVISIONS OF POLICY EH – STUDENT CONDUCT.

Mr. Stewart made a motion to approve revisions of Policy EH – Student Conduct. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Hilovsky, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

This revision to Policy EH-Student Conduct clarifies language and adds a paragraph to provide public notification of potential criminal charges. When a student’s action is in violation of this policy and criminal in nature, the Superintendent or Principal is authorized to pursue a criminal complaint or to press charges.

The revision is listed below:

Any student conduct or activity which does not occur (a) in attendance at school or any function authorized or sponsored by the District; (b) in transit to or from school or any function authorized or sponsored by the District or (c) on any property subject to the control and authority of the District, but adversely affects or poses a threat to the physical or emotional safety and well-being of other students, employees, or school property or disrupts school operations is prohibited.

In addition to disciplinary action, the Superintendent or Principal of a school site is authorized to pursue a criminal complaint or to press charges against any student when actions that are in violation of this policy are criminal in nature.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF OIL AND GAS LEASE WITH RED HEN OIL COMPANY.

Mr. Stewart made a motion for approval of the Oil and Gas Lease with Red Hen Oil Company. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Hilovsky, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

The district owns almost four net acres of this 40-acre Oil and Gas Lease. The initial lessor never obtained a lease from the district and has been paying the district’s royalty interest to the previous owners. The well has been shut down but Red Hen Oil Company would like to rework the well to bring it back on line for production. Our legal representative is researching the feasibility of recovering some of the royalties from past years.

ITEM #12 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Western Oaks Middle School has been selected 3rd place as the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s School of the Year. This award is based on the overall safety of the school, the conflict resolution education in place and the quality of U.S. History being taught in the school.
Cooper Middle School was commended for their support of the 2000-2001 Hoops for Heart Program. Recently, 50 students participated, raising $1,244.02, to support the lifesaving mission of the American Heart Association.
The results of the National Kindness and Justice Challenge are in, and Mayfield Middle School finished first in the state with 2,463 acts of kindness. Andrea McCoin and Kristina Hebertson, 7th grade teachers took on this challenge and went with their students to nursing homes and many other places to perform and document our students’ acts.
Tomorrow night February 6th the Warr Acres City Council will vote on our request for a Special Use Permit for the PC Center. The meeting is at the Warr Acres City Hall @ 7:00 p.m.
Leadership Oklahoma City will be visiting North High School Thursday. This is the first time Leadership OKC has visited one of our schools.
An area insurance that is relocating has donated equipment, furniture and supplies to the district office. These items will be available to the schools once we get them organized and bar-coded.
Dr. Capps ended his report with an invitation for Board comments.

Mrs. LoPresto spoke about attending Putnam City West’s open house. She encouraged patrons to attend. Mrs. LoPresto thanked Putnam City High School for remembering the tragedy at Oklahoma State University with their school sign. Mrs. LoPresto asked Ms. Nowka to meet with her to discuss her request to the Board of Education.

Mr. Hilovsky spoke about the importance of the millage election. He reminded everyone to vote on Tuesday.

Mr. Stewart talked about his son, a Putnam City West graduate, attending school in Europe, who owes his success to his high school teachers. Mr. Stewart said his son sent his condolences to the Oklahoma State University family.

Mrs. Sullivan commented on the upcoming mileage election. Mrs. Sullivan reminded patrons that if the election decision makes the millage permanent, they still have the opportunity to change that decision through a petition calling for a new vote. Mrs. Sullivan stated every vote counts and she encouraged all to vote on Tuesday.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mr. Hilovsky made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:37 p.m. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Hilovsky, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, February 19, 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, February 19, 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, February 15, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – LINDA PARSONS.

Linda Parsons led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – OATH OF OFFICE CEREMONY FOR NEWLY-ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER – JULIE JENISON.

Mrs. Andrea Nowlin, clerk of the Board of Education, administered the Oath of Office to the newly-elected board member Mrs. Julie Jenison. Mrs. Jenison won the office number one seat and was unopposed in the election. She will serve a five-year term until the year 2006. Mrs. Jenison introduced her husband, Jerry and son, Jay.

ITEM #3 – ORGANIZATION OF BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR 2001: ELECTION OF PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT, CLERK OF THE BOARD, DEPUTY CLERK, AND ENCUMBRANCE CLERK.

Mrs. Sullivan called for nominations for president. Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to nominate Melinda Johnson as president. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Nominations were called for vice-president. Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to nominate Sue Sullivan as vice-president. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Nominations were called for board/minutes clerk, deputy clerk, and encumbrance clerk. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to nominate Andrea "Andy" Nowlin as board minutes clerk, Debbie Baldwin as deputy clerk, and Ruthie Hall as encumbrance clerk for the 2001-2002 school year. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #4 – DEMONSTRATION OF NEW LAN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM – TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT.

Mrs. Johnson introduced Mrs. Bettie Estes-Rickner, who in turn gave a brief overview of the district’s new LAN Communications System. Mrs. Estes-Rickner introduced John McGrath. Mr. McGrath demonstrated, with the assistance of Board member, Mrs. LoPresto, the telephone system that enables teachers to use their computers as part of the phone system in the classroom.

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF PROCLAMATION "READ ACROSS AMERICA" – VICKI VAUGHAN.

ACT President, Vicki Vaughan, presented a "Read Across America" proclamation to the Board. Dressed as "The Cat in the Hat" from the Dr. Seuss classic, Mrs. Vaughan extended an invitation to the Board and the Superintendent to visit a school on or about March 2nd to read with students.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the proclamation "Read Across America." Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #6 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Patron, Larry Newman, addressed the Board with concerns about a library book entitled "Shots on Goal." Mr. Newman said the book was not appropriate for middle school students.

ITEM # 7 – 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 with the exception of an expenditure of $9,000.00 (purchase order number 200106799) from the Smaller Learning Communities Grant for the Busey Resource Group. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Mrs. Sullivan asked for more information regarding this expenditure. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Minutes for Regular Board Meeting February 5, 2001.
Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200106762 through 200107147 (inclusive) revised to different fund purchase order numbers 200106539 to 200106541, revised purchase order from Building Fund to General Fund purchase order number 200106223 for time period from January 30, 2001 to February 12, 2001 with the exception of purchase order numbers 200106795, 200106796, 200107011, and 200107120 ($1,275.56) for Triangle A & E.
School Activity Fund Transfer list including Central Elementary, Downs Elementary, Wiley Post Elementary, Cooper Middle School, Putnam City High School, and Putnam City West High School.
School Activity Fund-raisers including Apollo Elementary, Teachers vs. Teachers Volleyball Game ($500.00); Hilldale Elementary, T-shirts ($125.00); Rollingwood Elementary, 5th Grade T-shirts ($600.00), M&M’s ($200.00); Will Rogers Elementary, Bake Sale ($225.00); Central Middle School, Suckers ($800.00), Pancake Breakfast ($2,000.00); Mayfield Middle School, Candy ($1,000.00), T-shirts (Earth Foundation to Save Rain Forest), Teacher Luncheon ($100.00), Magazines ($800.00), Basketball Game ($600.00), Disco Dance ($600.00), Family Night ($500.00); Putnam City West High School, Restaurant Day at TGIF ($100.00), Restaurant Night at On the Border ($100.00), Restaurant Night at Taco Cabana ($100.00), Restaurant Day at Fazoli’s ($100.00), Candy ($200.00), Brochure Sale ($200.00), Fashion Show ($700.00), Date Auction ($1,200.00), Battle of the Bands ($500.00), Basketball Game ($1,200.00), Pancake Breakfast and Powder-puff Football ($2,000.00).
Secondary Contracts including Putnam City High School, Remington Park Catering (Senior Breakfast $15.95 per person).
Agreement with Oklahoma City-County Health Department and the Putnam City Even Start Program. Oklahoma City-County Board of Health has furnished parent education, child development services, and speech-language services to children and mothers enrolled in the Even Start program at the Putnam City Academy. The purpose of this agreement is to formalize this relationship. No funds will be paid by Putnam City Even Start to the City-County Board of Health.
Artist in Residence contract for Kate Leader (Dennis Elementary). Fiscal impact is limited to the Oklahoma State Arts Council ($4,900.00) with $400.00 going to the awarded site once a year from the Putnam City School District, totaling $400.00.
Declaration of obsolete/surplus items.
Appeals for Deviation from Activity Absence Rules including Putnam City North students, Christopher M. Lloyd, and Nathan McMahan; Putnam City West Students, Arwyn Q. Thomas, Candice N. Moradi, Sarah L. Stoldt, and Miranda U. Nnonah.
Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.
Out-of-state trips:
Putnam City West Pom Squad to ASC Nationals in San Antonio, Texas on March 2 – 4, 2001.
Putnam City North Show Choir, Chorale, and Women’s Choir to American Classic Music Festival in Dallas, Texas on May 4 – 5, 2001.
Putnam City High Baseball Team to Texas Festival in Wichita Falls, Texas on March 8 – 10, 2001.
Putnam City North Key Club to Texas-Oklahoma District Convention in Wichita Falls, Texas on April 5 – 8, 2001.
Putnam City North Journalism students to National Scholastic Association at the JEA/NSPA Spring Convention and Workshop in San Francisco, California on April 5 – 8, 2001.
Putnam City North senior, Sara Johnson, to American Choral Director’s Association 2001 National High School Honor Choir in San Antonio, Texas on March 14 – 17, 2001.
Putnam City West DECA students to National DECA Career Development Conference in Anaheim, California on April 25 – April 29, 2001.
Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

ITEM #8 – 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: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 200106795, 200106796, 200107011, AND 200107120 ($1,275.56) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Mr. Stewart made a motion to approve purchase order numbers 200106795, 200106796, 200107011, and 200107120 ($1,275.56) for Triangle A & E. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, abstain; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF THE EMPLOYMENT OF STEPHEN H. MCDONALD AND ASSOCIATES, INC. AS FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO ASSIST THE DISTRICT IN OBTAINING LEASE-PURCHASE FINANCING OF EQUIPMENT AND OTHER PERSONAL PROPERTY.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the employment of Stephen H. McDonald and Associates, Inc. as financial advisor to assist the district in obtaining lease-purchase financing of equipment and other personal property. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Dr. Capps explained that the stadium resurfacing was scheduled for the second release of the 2000 Bond Issue, but due to the poor condition of the football field and the high costs to restore for only one year, it would be fiscally prudent to install the artificial surface this spring. In order to do that, a lease purchase agreement can be arranged for equipment only. This would allow for the stadium turf to be completed within the 1st release while the Dennis Elementary HVAC, police vehicles, and emergency/exit lighting would still be completed, but under the lease/purchase agreement. Dr. Capps said the Bethany School District used the same procedure when they built their gym. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH LOCKE WRIGHT PRUITT BROWN ARCHITECTURAL FIRM FOR STADIUM SURFACE.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the contract with Locke Wright Pruitt Brown Architectural Firm for stadium surface. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

The architectural firm would receive five percent of the bid amount from 32 Bond – 254.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL MEMBERS TO THE DISTRICT CLEP COMMITTEE.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the appointment of additional members to the District CLEP Committee. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

On February 5, 2001, the Board of Education approved the roster of committee members to serve as a district-wide planning committee. Listed below are additional committee member recommendations for board approval:

Dr. Mary Eskridge, Patron
Mr. Mark Olive, Patron
Mr. Bart Smith, Patron

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF 30 LAPTOP COMPUTERS FOR WESTERN OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL ($54,630.00 BOND FUND 38-190 WITH A $10,744.56 E-RATE REIMBURSEMENT)

Mr. Stewart made a motion to approve the purchase of 30 laptop computers for Western Oaks Middle School ($54,630.00 Bond Fund 38-190 with a $10,744.56 e-rate reimbursement). Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Additional purchase orders have been closed from the second release of the 1997 Technology Bond Issue. This frees $43,885.44, which will allow the funding of an additional proposal for instructional materials. During the last submission of proposals for instructional projects, Western Oaks Middle School requested a classroom set of laptop computers that would be used in sixth through eighth grade science classes. The district technology committee deemed this project to be fundable when money was available. This request is to purchase 30 laptops at a total cost of $54,630.00, with $43,885.44 coming from bond funds and the balance of $10,744.56 coming from e-rate reimbursement funds.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF DATES, AND PROGRAMS FOR 2001 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the recommendation of dates, and programs for 2001 summer school for high school, middle school, and elementary school. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

The dates and programs for 2001 summer school are listed below:

High School Location: Putnam City North High School
Date: May 29 - June 22, 2001 (1st semester)
June 25 - July 20, 2001 (2nd semester) - No classes July 4, 2001
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Driver Education Location: Putnam City North High School
Date: May 29 - June 25, 2001 (1st semester)
June 26 - July 24, 2001 (2nd semester) - No classes July 4, 2001
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Middle School Location: Western Oaks Middle School
Date: June 26 - July 24, 2001 - No classes July 4, 2001
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Elementary Location: Tulakes and Windsor Hills Elementary
Date: June 18 - July 13, 2001 - No classes July 4, 2001
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Special Education:
Middle/High: Putnam City West
Elementary: Lake Park Elementary
Date: June 18 - July 13, 2001 - No classes July 4, 2001
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Counterpoint Location: PC North (grades 5-8) - Coordinator, Elise Kauffman-Lynn
Date: June 4 - June 15, 2001
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Summer Spectacular Location: Central Intermediate - Coordinator, Elise Kauffman-Lynn
(grades K-6) Date: June 18 - June 29, 2001 - Session I
July 16 - July 27, 2001 - Session II
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Mayfield Summer School Date: June 4 - June 29, 2001
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

ITEM #15 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Dr. Capps reported the following:

In a recent letter from the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce I learned that Expansion Management Magazine ranked 2,234 school districts across the country on how well those districts are preparing their students to be part of the work force after graduation. Putnam City is being awarded the Blue Ribbon certificate for academic excellence.
The Warr Acres City Council approved our "Special Use Permit" so we are proceeding with the PC Center.
On February 26th at 6:30 p.m., we will honor our Teachers of the Year at a reception at the Marriott Hotel.
Carol Casey has been invited to participate in a two-day live satellite broadcast from Atlanta, Georgia on A Public Health Response to Asthma. She has been invited to participate in this broadcast because of her recognized expertise in the area of implementing solutions to the growing asthma problem in the school environment.
Central Oklahoma MathCounts competition was held on Saturday, February 3rd. Western Oaks Middle School placed 6th and Mayfield Middle School placed 7th, as well as Mayfield receiving the "Most Improved Trophy." The competition consisted of teams from Classen School of Advanced Studies, Heritage Hall, Casady, and all major metro area school districts, as well as other districts throughout central Oklahoma.
Congratulations to Putnam City West High School for having 80% parent participation during recent enrollment activities.
Dr. Capps welcomed Julie Jenison to the Board and thanked Sue Sullivan for serving as president.

ITEM #16 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Mrs. LoPresto talked about Mayfield Middle School’s first-in-the-state ranking in the recent national Kindness and Justice Challenge. Mrs. LoPresto complimented David Risinger and the teachers at Mayfield Middle School. Mrs. LoPresto welcomed Julie Jenison to the Board and reminded everyone of the "Music Man" performance at Putnam City West High School.

Mrs. Jenison stated it is a privilege to represent the patrons, teachers, and students of the Putnam City School District. Mrs. Jenison thanked the Board members for welcoming her, and for the reception.

Mr. Stewart gave Mrs. Jenison a book titled "Welcome to the Board," which had been given to him by Mrs. Johnson. Mr. Stewart reiterated the importance of reading.

Mrs. Sullivan talked about the recent millage election, and thanked all that voted to make it a permanent millage. Mrs. Sullivan congratulated Mayfield Middle School in the recent MathCounts competition. Mrs. Sullivan noted that the summer math program at Mayfield is paying off.

Mrs. Johnson complimented the staff at Downs Elementary for their hospitality during the millage election. Mrs. Johnson welcomed Julie Jenison to the Board of Education. Mrs. Johnson thanked Sue Sullivan and Gail LoPresto for their service as board president and vice-president.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING THE RESIGNATION OF JAN IVEY PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1) AND FOR DISCUSSION OF RENEWAL EMPLOYMENT OF SUPERINTENDENT’S TEAM FOR 2001- 2002 SCHOOL YEAR, WHICH INCLUDE DR. ANN MILLERBORG, DR. MELANI MOUSE, DR. EUGENE PARSONS, SUE KUNTZE, MIKE FRY, GLEN KASTNER, STEVE MYERS, AND BETTIE ESTES-RICKNER, PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

Mr. Stewart made a motion at 6:25 p.m. to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing the resignation of Jan Ivey pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1), and for discussion of renewal employment of Superintendent’s Team for 2001-2002 school year, which include Dr. Ann Millerborg, Dr. Melani Mouse, Dr. Eugene Parsons, Sue Kuntze, Mike Fry, Glen Kastner, Steve Myers, and Bettie Estes-Rickner, pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1) Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #18 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO RETURN TO OPEN MEETING TO REQUEST THE BOARD CLERK TO RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion at 9:12 p.m. to return to open meeting to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #19 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO RESCIND THE BOARD’S VOTE OF JANUARY 8, 2001 TO SET A HEARING ON THE NONREMPLOYMENT OF JAN IVEY FOR FEBRUARY 27, 2001.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to rescind the Board’s vote of January 8, 2001 to set a hearing on the nonreemployment of Jan Ivey for February 27, 2001. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #20 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO APPROVE THE RESIGNATION AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE DISTRICT AND JAN IVEY AND ACCEPT THE RESIGNATION OF JAN IVEY EFFECTIVE MAY 23, 2001.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the resignation agreement between the District and Jan Ivey and accept the resignation of Jan Ivey effective May 23, 2001. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #21 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR RENEWAL OF EMPLOYMENT FOR SUPERINTENDENT’S TEAM FOR 2001-2002 SCHOOL YEAR, WHICH INCLUDE DR. ANN MILLERBORG, DR. MELANI MOUSE, DR. EUGENE PARSONS, SUE KUNTZE, MIKE FRY, GLEN KASTNER, STEVE MYERS, AND BETTIE ESTES-RICKNER.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion for renewal of employment for Superintendent’s Team for 2001-2002 school year, which include Dr. Ann Millerborg, Dr. Melani Mouse, Dr. Eugene Parsons, Sue Kuntze, Mike Fry, Glen Kastner, Steve Myers, and Bettie Estes-Rickner. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #22 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #23 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:17 p.m. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Stewart, aye; Sullivan, aye.