Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
September 2001


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, Sept. 4, 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, September 4, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Friday, August 31, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – COLIN WEBB.

Mrs. Johnson introduced Colin Webb, Multi-Media Director, who led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were no requests to speak from the public.

ITEM #3 – 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 consists of the discussion, consideration, and approval of the following items:

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

a. Minutes for regular board meeting August 20, 2001.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200202060, 200202215 through 200202877 inclusive for time period from August 14, 2001 to August 27, 2001 for the 2001-2002 school year with the exception of purchase order numbers 200202279, 200202345, 200202712, and 200202713 ($1,500.00) for Triangle A & E.

c. School Activity Fund transfer list including Central Intermediate, Northridge Elementary, Putnam City High School, and Putnam City West.

d. School Activity Fund subaccount request list including Western Oaks Middle School and Putnam City West High School.

e. Elementary and Secondary Fund-raisers including Apollo Elementary, gift catalog sale ($6,000.00); Central Elementary, gift catalog sale ($8,000.00), face painting, candy and pencil grams ($650.00), school pictures ($1,000.00); Central Intermediate, varied fund-raisers throughout the year ($8,000.00), gift catalog sale ($8,000.00); Coronado Elementary, sell juice and donuts ($600.00), sell cougar clothing ($200.00); Hilldale Elementary, Ci Ci's Pizza night ($200.00), collecting box tops ($600.00), school pictures ($1,000.00), gift catalog sale ($1,500.00); Lake Park Elementary, jog-a-thon, hat days, and volleyball game ($7,500.00); Tulakes Elementary, school spirit leaders ($400.00); Western Oaks Elementary, sale of school shirts and jackets ($1,125.00); Wiley Post Elementary, sale of music ($150.00), sale of track T-shirts ($150.00), sell donuts and "gogurt" ($900.00), sell tickets for drawing to win dinner with their specials' teachers ($600.00), student pictures ($4,600.00), student store ($200.00), sale of chorus T-shirts ($500.00), sell recorders (flutes) for 4th grade ($400.00), Sonic car hop ($500.00); Windsor Hills, student pictures ($2,000.00); Central Middle School, candy sale ($2,000.00), pen and pencil sales ($120.00), brochure sale ($2,000.00), selling mugs with school logo ($1,500.00); Cooper Middle School, sale of P.E. uniforms ($500.00), all sports program ($1,000.00), all sports passes ($2,000.00), fall Book Fair ($450.00); Mayfield Middle School, sell poms on a stick ($200.00), T-shirt sale ($300.00), dance ($500.00), candy sale ($1,000.00), sucker sale ($1,000.00); Western Oaks Middle School, candy sale ($1,000.00), sell balloons, cookies, candy, and car wash ($500.00), sell cookies, balloons, and car wash ($500.00); Putnam City High School, candy sale ($300.00), candy sale ($1,000.00), sell program ads ($700.00), car wash ($500.00); Putnam City West, Albertsons' cards ($270.00), brochure sale ($1,500.00), donut sale ($100.00), spirit ribbons ($150.00), candy sale ($200.00), donut sale ($300.00), OU sunglasses sale ($600.00), T-shirt sale ($1,500.00), Entertainment Books ($500.00), candy sale ($750.00), selling Christmas greenery ($300.00), brochure sale ($400.00), candy sale ($750.00), pie and candy sale ($300.00), selling shirts, cow bells, palm pets, afghans ($300.00), candy sale ($300.00), T-shirt sale ($500.00), 100-mile relay race ($5,000.00), popcorn sale ($250.00), dance contest ($1,500.00); Putnam City Academy, snack sale ($500.00).

f. Elementary and Secondary Contracts including Coronado Elementary and Wagner Studio for student pictures, 35% commission; Will Rogers and Wagner Studio for student pictures, 35% commission; Putnam City West and Rodgers and Hammerstein for the musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, $1,440.00.

g. Renewal of activity field lease agreement with Victory Christian Center for Central Middle School to use the east field for softball practice.

h. Artist in Resident (AIR) contracts for Coronado Elementary, Downs Elementary, and Lake Park Elementary for the 2001-2002 school year.

i. Oklahoma School Video Consortium annual membership fee application.

j. GED annual contract.

k. Contract with Patsy Shepherd, School Psychologist/Independent Contractor.

l. Contract with Dia Best, School Psychometrist/Independent Contractor.

m. Renewal agreement with Therapeutic School Services.

n. Agreement with The Brown Schools of Oklahoma.

o. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

p. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

q. Out-of-state trips:


1. Putnam City West Environmental Science students to Cleveland, Ohio and North Ridgeville, Ohio on October 18 - 21, 2001.

2. Putnam City High School boys' basketball team to Poplar Bluff National Basketball Tournament in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on December 27 - 29, 2001.

3. Putnam City West High School Marketing/DECA students to Dallas Apparel Market, Federal Reserve, and Mary Kay Manufacturing Center October 30 - 31, 2001.

r. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.
 
ITEM #4 – 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 to these minutes. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM # 5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 200202279, 200202345, 200202712, AND 200202713 ($1,500.00) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Mr. Stewart made a motion to approve purchase order numbers 200202279, 200202345, 200202712, and 200202713 ($1,500.00) for Triangle A & E. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, abstain; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE A 10-FT. OG&E UNDERGROUND EASEMENT FOR SERVICE TO DENNIS ELEMENTARY.

Mrs. Johnson stated the item had been pulled from the agenda.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON CHANGE ORDER NUMBER ONE FOR BOILER PROJECT AT HEFNER MIDDLE SCHOOL. ($11,900.00 BUILDING FUND 21-154)

Mr. Stewart made a motion to approve change order number one for the boiler project at Hefner Middle School for $11,900.00, Building Fund 21-154. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON A MOTION TO APPROVE THE STATEWIDE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION ACADEMY APPLICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION PLAN.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the Statewide Alternative Education Academy Application and Implementation Plan. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #9 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Dr. Capps reported:

Mayfield sent 32 teachers to UCO through the Great Expectations training during the summer. That consists of approximately half the Mayfield staff who gave up a week of their summer to learn new instructional methods.
Janet Denker, 6th grade math teacher at Cooper, won the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year award and received $500.00 for the school.
We recently learned that we have eight National Merit semi-finalists.
Putnam City West: Alex Powers

Putnam City High: Jessica Bates, Shuting Chen, Curtis Parker

Putnam City North: Ashlie N. Houston, Ryan W. Schaller, Adam C. Smith, Mary K. Welch

ITEM #10 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Mrs. Sullivan said she was very impressed with the stadium and had also heard good things from others regarding the stadium.

Mrs. LoPresto said she enjoyed being in the new stadium at the football game between Putnam City High School and Putnam City West. She stated she enjoyed attending the OSSBA Conference. She also said she had enjoyed attending Putnam City West's open house. She suggested an education related inspirational reading following the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag at the board meetings.

Mr. Stewart commented on the Putnam City West and Putnam City High School football game and said he had received very positive feedback on the new stadium.

Mrs. Jenison enjoyed the night at the Putnam City West and Putnam City High School football game. She also enjoyed attending the OSSBA Conference.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS TEACHER NEGOTIATIONS PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B)(2); AND TO DISCUSS THE COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL, AND SUPPORT STAFF PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §(B)(1) AND (B)(2).

Mr. Stewart made a motion at 7:10 p.m. to enter into executive session to discuss teacher negotiations pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(2); and to discuss the compensation package for administrative personnel, and support staff pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1) and (B)(2). Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO RETURN TO OPEN SESSION AND TO REQUEST THE BOARD CLERK TO RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Mr. Stewart made a motion at 10:00 p.m. to return to open session and to request the board clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Mrs. Sullivan 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. Jim Capps, Dr. Ann Millerborg, Dr. Melani Mouse, Steve Myers; Bill Hodges and Linda Meoli, legal counsel, met in executive session to discuss teacher negotiations pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(2); and to discuss the compensation package for administrative personnel, and support staff pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1) and (B)(2).

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON THE PROPOSED ADMINISTRATIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR THE 2001-2002 SCHOOL YEAR.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the administrative compensation package as listed on the document entitled Summary of Proposed Pay Increases for Administrators for the school year 2001-2002 in the total amount of $78,908.82 and also $136.00 for those administrators who take standard health choice, low deductible insurance. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #15 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:03 p.m. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.



BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, Sept. 17, 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, September 17, 2001 at 5:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Friday, September 14, 2001 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – GLEN KASTNER.

Mrs. Johnson introduced Director of Special Education, Glen Kastner, who gave an inspirational reading, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. Mr. Kastner introduced Janet Oden, principal at Putnam City Academy, and Ms. Cathy O’Connor, Life Skills teacher at the Academy. Mrs. Oden said students from Ms. Cathy O’Connor’s leadership class have been working on banners that will be sent to the mayors of New York City and Washington as a result of the tragic events of last week. Academy students, Alicia Miller, Tasha Oliver, Ashley Penney, and Lindsay Wright presented a banner with the quote; "They cannot dent the steel of America’s resolve." Mr. Kastner introduced Multi-media Director, Colin Webb, who led in the singing of God Bless America.

ITEM #2 – FOREIGN LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE PROJECT GRANT EVALUATION REPORT – DR. GENE PARSONS.

Mrs. Johnson stated the report would be given at a later date.

ITEM #3 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were no requests to speak from the public.

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 consists of the discussion, consideration, and approval of the following items:

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the motion. Mrs. Johnson stated purchase order number 200110293 in the amount of $20,000.00 was to be added to the consent agenda. Mrs. Sullivan amended her motion to approve the consent agenda as presented and to include purchase order number 200110293 in the amount of $20,000.00. Mrs. LoPresto seconded the amended motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

a. Minutes for special board meeting August 28, 2001and regular board meeting September 4, 2001.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200202878 to 200203232 inclusive for time period from August 28, 2001 to September 10, 2001 for the 2001-2002 school year with the exception of purchase order numbers 200202887 and 200203172 ($232.60) for Triangle A & E.

c. Elementary and Secondary Fund-raisers including Apollo Elementary, cotton candy ($100.00); Hilldale Elementary, T-shirts/sweatshirts ($200.00); Kirkland Elementary, hat day on Fridays ($300.00); Northridge Elementary, individual/group pictures ($5,000.00); Tulakes Elementary, faculty basketball game ($300.00); Will Rogers Elementary, yearbooks ($4,600.00); Windsor Hills Elementary, 40th Anniversary Cookbook ($400.00); Central Middle School, brochure sale ($6,000.00), lollipops ($200.00), key chains/pens/frames ($1,500.00); Cooper Middle School, T-shirts ($200.00), candy/picture frames ($500.00), concessions – suckers/candy/popcorn ($200.00); Mayfield Middle School, program/spirit tattoos ($200.00), t-shirts and physicals ($200.00), dance ($400.00), scholastic book fair ($400.00); Putnam City High School, homecoming mums ($200.00), concessions at Frontier City ($500.00); Putnam City West High School, T-shirts ($500.00), candy ($400.00, T-shirts ($300.00), Blue and Gold Sausage ($3,000.00), candy ($200.00), homecoming mums ($400.00), ad sales for play program ($1,000.00), candy ($300.00), candy ($200.00), brochure sale ($1,000.00), Hallograms ($75.00), peanut brittle ($1,000.00), ACT Prep Workshop ($700.00), prom dress consignment sale ($500.00), ad sales for play program ($1,000.00), and sweatshirts ($1,100.00).

d. Secondary Contracts including Putnam City High School, Coca-Cola Bricktown Event Center (rental for Senior Breakfast/$2,000.00).

e. Renewal of Annual Institutional Membership with Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.

f. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

g. Out-of-state trips:

1. Putnam City Silver Strings’ students request permission to perform at Branson, St. Louis, and Kansas City, Missouri, and Chicago, Illinois on June 8 – 15, 2002.

2. Hefner Middle School vocal music students to Six Flags Over Texas in Dallas, Texas to be judged in the American Classics competition on April 19 – 20, 2002.

3. Central Middle School vocal music Students to Six Flags Over Texas in Dallas, Texas to be judged in the American Classics competition on April 19 – 20, 2002.

h. 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. Johnson noted that support employee, Karen Pierce, was recommended for employment at the September 4th board meeting.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the recommendation of employment of new personnel as listed on Attachment A to these minutes with the deletion of support employee, Karen Pierce. 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 200202887 AND 200203172 ($232.60) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Mr. Stewart made a motion to approve purchase order numbers 200202887 and 200203172 ($232.60) 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 APPROVE A 10-FT. OG&E UNDERGROUND EASEMENT FOR SERVICE TO DENNIS ELEMENTARY.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve a 10-ft OG&E underground easement for service to Dennis Elementary. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE OF FOLLETT SOFTWARE TO UPGRADE ELEMENTARY LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERS.

The approval of the purchase of Follett software will allow Central Intermediate, Coronado, Kirkland, Lake Park, Northridge, Overholser, Rollingwood, and Windsor Hills elementary schools to upgrade to the Windows version of Follett’s library management systems. Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the purchase of Follett software to upgrade elementary library media centers. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON A MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE OF COMPAQ COMPUTERS TO UPGRADE ELEMENTARY LIBRARY MEDIA CENTERS.

New Windows computers are needed in eight elementary library media centers to complete the districtwide conversion from DOS and Macintosh based operating systems. The final schools to be converted to a Windows based operating system are: Central Intermediate, Coronado, Kirkland, Lake Park, Overholser, Northridge, Rollingwood, and Windsor Hills elementary schools. This purchase will provide the Compaq computers necessary to run the Windows version of Follett’s catalog search, circulation, and administrative programs at these schools. Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the purchase of Compaq computers to upgrade elementary library media centers. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION OF THE TERMINATION OF SUPPORT EMPLOYEE CONNIE MATSON.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the superintendent’s recommendation of the termination of support employee Connie Matson. 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 APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE DISTRICTWIDE GIFTED COMMITTEE AND THE LOCAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE PUTNAM CITY GIFTED PROGRAM.

Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the appointment of members to the Districtwide Gifted Committee and the local advisory committee for the Putnam City Gifted Program. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion noting that she should be listed as a middle school parent on the committee. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

The Districtwide Gifted Committee is listed below:

* Local Advisory Committee

Dorothy Nixon*
Elementary Gifted Specialist

Laura Smith
High School Parent

Robyn Grasmick*
Middle School Gifted Specialist

Margaret Hensley*
High School Parent

Angela Lee
High School Gifted Specialist

Stephanie Treadway*
Elementary Administrator

Marvin Lee
Elementary Classroom Teacher

Christie Baker
Middle School Administrator

Ty Bell*
Middle School Classroom Teacher

Pam King*
High School Administrator

Susan Harding
High School Classroom Teacher

Elise Kauffman-Lynn*
Gifted Education Coordinator

Beth Andrews
Elementary Parent

Dr. Gene Parsons
Assistant Superintendent

Julie Jenison*
Middle School Parent

Jacquie Cartmell*
Middle School Parent

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN GMS PARTNERS, INC., AND PUTNAM CITY SCHOOLS.

GMS Partners, Inc., is an educational consulting firm with national experience in secondary school reform; professional development; data-based, results-oriented school improvement; grant preparation; resource and situation mapping; strategic planning and the creation of career academics and smaller learning communities. Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Agreement between GMS Partners, Inc., and Putnam City Schools. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO APPROVE THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE DISTRICT, THE CITY OF OKLAHOMA CITY, AND THE OKLAHOMA CITY METROPOLITAN AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS TRUST.

Dr. Capps stated the Oklahoma City Council and Mayor have proposed a special sales tax to benefit the schools in the Oklahoma City limits. Seventy percent of the proceeds of the tax will benefit Oklahoma City Public Schools, while the other schools in Oklahoma City limits will split the remaining 30%. If passed by the voters, Putnam City Schools will receive an estimated amount between 50 to 55 million dollars over the next six years. The money can only be used for bond fund projects and not salaries. In order for the district to participate in this endeavor, the school board must approve the memorandum of understanding before October 15, 2001. Mrs. LoPresto made a motion to approve the Memorandum of Understanding between the District, the City of Oklahoma City, and the Oklahoma City Metropolitan Area Public Schools Trust. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #14 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Dr. Capps reported:

Downs Elementary received a $100.00 Art Award Certificate in the State Fair of Oklahoma’s Junior Art Exhibit. This award was presented to schools that jurors believe best typify progressive arts education.
Debbie Eastman, 3rd grade teacher at Harvest Hills, received the Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year award, which consists of her own vest and $500.00 to spend in her classroom.
Putnam City has five students who have been selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C. in October. The NYLC is a leadership development program for high school students who have demonstrated leadership potential and scholastic merit. The five are Aundrea Thompson from Putnam City West High School; and Jennifer Johnson, Jon Milner, Lauryn Stewart, and Brittany Byrd from Putnam City North High School.

ITEM #15 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Mrs. Sullivan expressed appreciation for the positive actions of the Putnam City Academy students in preparing the banners for the mayors of New York City and Washington D.C. Mrs. Sullivan noted that one of the five students who has been selected to attend the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, D.C., Jennifer Johnson, is the daughter of Melinda Johnson, Board of Education president.

Mrs. LoPresto thanked the district teachers (especially elementary) for keeping a normal classroom routine during the recent tragic events in New York City and Washington D.C.

Mr. Stewart thanked Janet Oden and Cathy O’Connor for their help in the preparation of the banners. Mr. Stewart expressed appreciation for the concern and prayers offered to his family during the very stressful time after the attack on the World Trade Center. Mr. Stewart said his son works two blocks away from the World Trade Center. He was evacuated safely.

Mrs. Jenison noted that events after the recent tragedy have proven that good does come from bad. Mrs. Jenison said she enjoyed the open houses at Hefner Middle School and Putnam City North High School.

Mrs. Johnson said she enjoyed attending the open houses at Hefner Middle School and Putnam City North High School.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #17 – CONDUCT A WORK SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE ADMINISTRATION REGARDING DISTRICT AND BOARD OF EDUCATION GOALS FOR THE 2001-2002 SCHOOL YEAR.

At this time in the meeting (6:06 p.m.) Mrs. Johnson said that board members and administrators would move to tables in the boardroom to conduct the work session. Dr. Melani Mouse, director of secondary education, conducted the work session. Board members and district administrators discussed several organizational goal topics, including qualified personnel, safety, responsible citizenship, communication, and student success. Following discussion, Dr. Mouse stated that District and Board of Education Goals would be considered for adoption at the October 1st board meeting.

ITEM #18 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion at 7:08 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Mr. Stewart seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; LoPresto, aye; Stewart, aye; Jenison, aye; Johnson, aye.