Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
April 2002

Putnam City Board of Education



BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, April 1, 2002

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 1, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. in the boardroom at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Friday, March 29, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – JOHN MCGRATH.

Multi-media Specialist, John McGrath read an inspirational message followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – OATH OF OFFICE CEREMONY FOR NEWLY-APPOINTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER – REJI T. VARGHESE.

Mrs. Andrea Nowlin, clerk of the Board of Education, administered the Oath of Office to newly-appointed board member, Mr. Reji T. Varghese. Mr. Varghese was one of eight people who applied for board seat number four that was vacant due to the resignation of Earl Stewart, who moved outside the district. The appointment of Mr. Varghese was approved at the March 13th Special Board meeting. Mr. Varghese will serve the remainder of the term, which expires in 2004.

ITEM #3 – RECOGNITION OF STATE 6A CHAMPIONSHIP BOYS’ BASKETBALL TEAM FROM PUTNAM CITY HIGH SCHOOL – VERNON BELCHER.

Mr. Vernon Belcher, Putnam City High School principal, introduced A.D. Burtschi, athletic director and boys’ basketball coach at Putnam City High School. Mr. Burtschi introduced the 6A-state championship basketball team to board members and the audience. Mr. Burtschi also introduced assistant coaches and student team managers. All were congratulated by board members and Dr. Capps. The 6A State Championship gold ball trophy was on display at this time. Mr. Burtschi stated the team has an overall 3.67 GPA and has received the Academic Distinction Award from the Oklahoma Secondary Activities Association.

ITEM #4 – PRESENTATION OF THE PUTNAM CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION OUTSTANDING SUPPORT STAFF AWARDS – BRYAN CARROLL.

Mrs. LoPresto introduced Mr. Bryan Carroll, Putnam City Public Schools Foundation Trustee. Mr. Carroll, and Foundation Trustee Nancy Moore introduced the following Outstanding Support Staff winners:

Becky Butkus, secretary, Mayfield Middle School

Treva Gilley, secretary, Putnam City High School

Jerry Springer, custodian, Putnam City Academy

Lois Tipton, paraprofessional, Western Oaks Middle School

Scott Willis, custodian, Mayfield Middle School

This award honors support staff employees who have been nominated by their peers and students for going beyond the call of duty. Each of the five recipients received a certificate and a check in the amount of $200.00. The Independent insurance Agents of Oklahoma sponsor this endeavor.

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF PROCLAMATION OF APRIL AS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA MONTH AND APRIL 14 – 20, 2002 AS NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK – 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 for 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 collaborative 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 2002 be proclaimed School Library Media Month and that April 14 – 20, 2002 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 2002 as School Library Media Month and that April 14 – 20, 2002 be proclaimed as National Library Week. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #6 – FLAP GRANT EVALUATOR PRESENTATION – GREG DUNCAN.

Dr. Eugene Parsons, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, introduced Mr. Greg Duncan. Mr. Duncan, external evaluator for the United States Department of Education Foreign Language Assistance Program (FLAP). Mr. Grant spoke about The Three R’s of Teaching: Reflection, Refining, Renewing grant awarded to Putnam City Schools. In his review of the Putnam City Foreign Language program, Mr. Duncan congratulated the district for receiving the grant, and he praised project director and Foreign Language Coordinator, Peggy Boyles, for writing the grant. The grant contained a three-pronged project focus:

Development of a content-related K-3 foreign language curriculum framework
Initiation of a K-3 foreign language program to articulate with the existing 4th – 5th grades foreign language program
Creation of a mentoring program specifically designed to meet the needs of foreign language teachers new (within 3 years) to Putnam City Schools
Mr. Duncan said the Putnam City School District is well-known as a leader in foreign language.

ITEM #7 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were no requests from the public to speak.

ITEM #8 – ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE INDEX (API) PRESENTATION – DR. EUGENE PARSONS.

Dr. Parsons presented a brief overview of the district’s Academic Performance Index. He stated the Academic Performance Index (API) was created by legislation passed in 1999 and amended by SB310 in 2001. The API is the numeric index (or score) reflecting academic performance, but also the influence of other factors that contribute to a school’s or district’s educational success. The seven API indicators are listed below:

Oklahoma School Testing Program
Attendance Rates for Students
Dropout Rates
Graduation Rates for Secondary Students
ACT Scores and Participation
Advanced Placement Participation
College Remediation Rate
Dr. Parsons stated the Baseline API for the district for 2000-2001 is 1,045. The state average score is 1,000. The district received a score of 1,318 for academic excellence.

ITEM # 9 – 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. Jenison made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

a. Minutes for Regular Board Meeting March 4, 2002, Special Board Meeting March 13, 2002, and Special Board Meeting March 14, 2002.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200207703 to 200208451 inclusive; revised purchase order number 200207794 price difference per quote from vendor, for time period from February 26, 2002 to March 25, 2002 with the exception of purchase order numbers 200207746, 200207918, and 200208059 ($1,186.95) for Triangle A & E for the 2001-2002 school year.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer list including Central Intermediate, Central Middle School, Hefner Middle School, and Putnam City North High School.

d. School Activity Fund-raisers including Apollo Elementary, book fair ($300.00); Central Intermediate, spring pictures ($1,000.00), book fair ($400.00), home business show ($750.00); Downs Elementary, candy ($1,400.00), week long activities ($1,000.00); Harvest Hills Elementary, snow cones ($1,400.00); Hilldale Elementary, track team T-shirts ($100.00); Lake Park Elementary, Parents Night Out ($750.00); Northridge Elementary, book resale ($300.00), author visit and related book sale ($250.00); Rollingwood Elementary, M&M’s ($100.00); Tulakes Elementary, faculty volleyball game ($200.00), "A Morning for Moms" ($100.00); Wiley Post Elementary, hat day ($400.00); Windsor Hills Elementary, spring pictures ($800.00); Cooper Middle School, sweatshirt sale ($300.00), spring book fair ($750.00), All Sports Banquet ($300.00); and Mayfield Middle School, World’s Finest Chocolate ($2,000.00), Harry Potter party ($75.00).

e. Artist in Residence (AIR) contract for Western Oaks Middle School.

f. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

g. Appeals for Deviation from Activity Absence rules.

h. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

i. Out-of-state trips:

1. Cooper Middle School Band students to Irving Invitational Band Contest in Irving, Texas on Saturday, April 13, 2002.

2. Hefner Middle School Band students to Irving Invitational Band Contest in Irving, Texas on Saturday, April 13, 2002.

3. Putnam City High School Drama students to National Drama and Debate Tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina, on June 15 – 21, 2002.

4. Putnam City North Key Club students to Texas-Oklahoma District Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas on April 4 – 7, 2002.

5. Putnam City West Drama students to International Thespian Festival in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 24 – 29, 2002.

j. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.

Mrs. Johnson 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; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 200207746, 200207918, and 200208059 ($1,186.95) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve payment of purchase order numbers 200207746, 200207918, and 200208059 ($1,186.95) for Triangle A & E. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, abstain.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF REEMPLOYMENT OF CERTIFIED PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT B.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve the recommendation of reemployment of certified personnel as listed on Attachment B. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF LOW AND/OR BEST BID FOR THE CHILLER PROJECT AT HARVEST HILLS ELEMENTARY.

Bids were opened for the Harvest Hills chiller project on Thursday, March 28, 2002. The low bid was submitted by Saker Mechanical. Our project engineer has worked with this firm many times and recommends Saker Mechanical highly. Saker will complete the project by August 1st.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the low bid of $248,000.00 from Saker Mechanical for the chiller project at Harvest Hills Elementary. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 2 FOR THE MAYFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

The change order consists of several modifications, as well as an Oklahoma City code change that requires a 4" pipe connection for the sprinkler system. The change order also includes a sizeable deduction.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve Change Order Number 2 for the Mayfield Middle School construction project. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF REVISION OF BOARD POLICY DI – LEAVE.

The revision of Policy DI – Leave places in policy the guidelines for use of sick leave following the birth of a child. Previously the guidelines were stated in DI-R2-F1. The revision now adds the following:

A maximum of six (6) weeks accrued paid sick leave may be used immediately following the birth of a child unless there are extenuating circumstances which are verified by furnishing medical certification.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to approve the revision of Board Policy DI – Leave. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, nay.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF PIX INTERNET FILTERING HARDWARE DEVICE ($28,288.05 – 2000 BOND FUND 33-190).

Every precaution possible is needed to provide a secure environment for use of the Internet and its resources by students and district employees. The feasibility of providing an additional level of Internet filtering was researched to accompany or eventually replace the use of software for this purpose. The Cisco Pix 525 Firewall will provide an additional level of Internet filtering. The $11,836.80 cost of the hardware device will be secured from the 2000 bond fund (33-190). Additionally, there is an annual licensing fee of $16,451.25. Total cost is $28,288.05.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve the purchase of Pix Internet Filtering Hardware Device in the amount of $28,288.05. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO SET A DATE, TIME AND PLACE FOR A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT TO NONREEMPLOY LINDA HOLLMAN FOR THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to receive the recommendation of the Superintendent for the nonreemployment of Linda Hollman for the 2002-2003 school year, and to set the hearing for Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Mrs. Jenison made an amended motion to set the hearing for the nonreemployment of Linda Hollman for the 2002-2003 school year for Tuesday, May 14, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. in the boardroom. Mrs. Johnson amended her second. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #18 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT TO MAIL A COPY OF THE RECOMMENDATION TO LINDA HOLLMAN AND NOTIFY HER OF THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE FOR THE HEARING.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to direct the Superintendent to mail a copy of the recommendation to Linda Hollman and notify her of the date, time and place for the hearing. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #19 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO SET A DATE, TIME AND PLACE FOR A HEARING UPON RECEIPT OF THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT TO NONREEMPLOY CHAD LONG FOR THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to receive the recommendation of the Superintendent for nonreemployment of Chad Long for the 2002-2003 school year, and to set the hearing for Thursday, May 2, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. in the boardroom. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #20 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT TO MAIL A COPY OF THE RECOMMENDATION TO CHAD LONG AND NOTIFY HIM OF THE DATE, TIME AND PLACE FOR THE HEARING.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to direct the Superintendent to mail a copy of the recommendation to Chad Long and notify him of the date, time and place for the hearing. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #21 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

We’re very happy to have Reji Varghese as part of our school board and appreciate his interest in the district.
Congratulations to Cooper Middle School student Matthew Eisert, who has qualified to participate at the state level of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The state contest will be held on Friday, April 5 at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Congratulations to Dr. Diane Welker of Central Intermediate, who was selected as the recipient of the James Burnett Distinguished Principal Award. Diane will be presented a plaque at the OAESP/CCOSA summer conference luncheon.
Congratulations to our winners in the Lincoln Picture/Essay Contest. Lake Park Elementary School’s Ian McCall took first place in the first grade category and Rollingwood Elementary’s Evan Cooke won second place for fourth grade. Putnam City North High School’s Johnny Surles won first place for 12th grade, and Putnam City North’s Myriah Cooke won second place for 11th grade.
Congratulations to our four Academic All-Staters recently named by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. They are Shuting Chen and Curtis Parker from Putnam City High School, Robert Gering from Putnam City West and Cassandra Duncan from Putnam City North.
At the DECA state competition, Putnam City West High School students Monica Dudley, Mirand Nnonah and Vallexia Hampton won third place for their public relations campaign, which qualifies them for International Competition in Salt Lake City April 20 – 24.
At the OSSAA district band contest, Hefner Middle School’s seventh and eighth grade band received a superior rating on state as well as in sight reading, and also won an Outstanding Achievement Award, which is the highest honor given to middle school bands.
Will Rogers Elementary School’s PTA has received a $5,000.00 grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund, through the OKC Community Foundation, to complete a physical fitness running track.
State Superintendent of Education Sandy Garrett called this afternoon to confirm an additional $1 million grant to expand the district’s Palm Pilot program. We will have more information soon about how the funds will be distributed.
Putnam City Schools was named "Technology District of the Year" by the Oklahoma Technology Administrators during the annual Learning Technology Conference and Exposition last week.
For the current school year, the financial crunch experienced in some districts has not affected Putnam City Schools. Putnam City will probably have a 1.35 percent cut in state funding for the next school year. The approximate mid-term adjustment would be $540,000.00. The mid-term adjustment was not placed in the budget so the district was not depending on those funds.

ITEM #22 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Mrs. Sullivan thanked Steve Myers for his work on the district’s budget. She congratulated the Outstanding Support Staff winners, and the Putnam City High basketball team, managers, and coaches.

Mrs. Johnson congratulated the Putnam City High basketball team, coaches, and Mr. Belcher. She thanked Steve Myers for his work on the district budget. Mrs. Johnson talked about attending the talent show at Putnam City North. Mrs. Johnson spoke about the board being fortunate to have so many wonderful and qualified candidates applying for the vacant board seat position. She expressed appreciation to the candidates for their willingness to serve the district. Mrs. Johnson extended a welcome to Reji Varghese.

Mrs. Jenison stated she shared the same sentiments as mentioned by Mrs. Johnson and Mrs. Sullivan. She enjoyed the assembly at Putnam City High School for the basketball team. She talked about recently attending the musical program at Kirkland Elementary. Mrs. Jenison welcomed Reji Varghese to the board by passing on the book Welcome to the Board.

Mr. Varghese expressed his pleasure at being appointed to serve on the board. He said he is looking forward to meeting principals and staff.

Mrs. LoPresto welcomed Reji Varghese. She said he would represent the district and the board well. Mrs. LoPresto talked about attending the production of Peter Pan at Western Oaks Middle School, noting it was a very special event.

ITEM #23 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #24 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion at 7:39 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, April 15, 2002

The Putnam City Schools Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Monday, April 15, 2002 at 6:00 p.m. in the boardroom at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Friday, April 12, 2002 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

Members present: Gail LoPresto, president; Melinda Johnson, vice-president; Sue Sullivan, Julie Jenison, and Reji Varghese, members; Assistant Superintendent Dr. Ann Millerborg; Andrea Nowlin, clerk and others. Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps was absent.

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

Special Services Director Glen Kastner read an inspirational message followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – RECOGNITION OF PUTNAM CITY SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS – GLEN KASTNER.

Mr. Kastner noted that April is School Psychology Month. He stated the district has a full staff of school psychologists that are fully State Credentialed, and some are also Nationally Certified. Mr. Kastner spoke on the difference between a school psychometrist and a school psychologist. Mr. Kastner introduced the following district school psychologists:

Kathy Butler (who was not in attendance)
Dr. Kressa Holt
Pam Cadamy
Courtney Iordanescu
Betty Crow
Paula Pons
Kim Dixon
Harli Reeves
Diana Hollingsworth
Lissa Wright

At this time Mr. Kastner introduced School Psychologist Dr. Kressa Holt. In a brief presentation to the Board, Dr. Holt talked about the role of the school psychologist. She stated that school psychologists tailor services to the needs of each child and each situation in seven core service areas. Those areas include consultation, assessment, intervention, prevention, education, research and planning, and health care provision.

ITEM #3 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were no requests from the public to speak.

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

a. Minutes for Regular Board Meeting April 1, 2002.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200208452 to 200209441 inclusive; for time period from March 26, 2002 to April 8, 2002 with the exception of purchase order numbers 200208642, 200208643, 200208822, 200208923, 200208931, 200208994, 200209038, and 200209261 ($1,557.86) for Triangle A & E for the 2001-2002 school year.

c. School Activity Fund Cash Summary Report FY 2001-02.

d. School Activity Transfer list including Central Middle School, and Putnam City North High School.

e. School Activity Fund-raisers including Central Elementary, adopt a buffalo ($40.00); Central Middle School, basketball tournament ($1,000.00), physical night ($500.00); Cooper Middle School, snow cones ($300.00), faculty/student basketball game ($600.00), yearbook extra photo sale ($200.00); Western Oaks Middle School, dance/car wash/bake sale ($4,200.00); Putnam City West High School, senior kisses ($100.00), snacks ($300.00), potato feast ($120.00).

f. Secondary Contracts include Cooper Middle School, Herff Jones (yearbooks/$18,330.00).

g. Appeals for Deviation from Activity Absence rules.

h. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

i. Out-of-state trip:

Putnam City High School debate students to St Mark’s School of Texas Debate Tournament in Dallas, Texas on May 9 – 12, 2002.

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

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 200208642, 200208643, 200208822, 200208923, 200208931, 200208994, 200209038, AND 200209261 ($1,557.86) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve payment of purchase order numbers 200208642, 200208643, 200208822, 200208923, 200208931, 200208994, 200209038, and 200209261 ($1,557.86) for Triangle A & E. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, abstain.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF THE 2002-2003 NEGOTIATING TEAM.

Each year the Board of Education selects a team of administrators to represent the Board of Education in the collaborative bargaining process. Dr. Ann Millerborg, Dr. Melani Mouse, Mrs. Sue Kuntze, Mr. Tim Perdue, and Dr. Fred Rhodes have been selected to serve as the 2002-2003 negotiating team, with Mr. Steve Myers and Dr. Gene Parsons as alternates.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to approve the recommendation of Dr. Ann Millerborg, Dr. Melani Mouse, Mrs. Sue Kuntze, Mr. Tim Perdue, and Dr. Fred Rhodes as the 2002-2003 Negotiating Team with Mr. Steve Myers and Dr. Gene Parsons as alternates. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF THE LOW COMBINED BID OF STANDARD ROOFING FOR THE ROOF REPLACEMENT PROJECTS AT WESTERN OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL AND WILEY POST ELEMENTARY

($297,650.00 – 2000 BOND 33-253).

The 2000 Bond allowed for roof replacements at several sites. Bids were opened Tuesday, April 9, 2002. The Wiley Post low bid submitted by All City Roofing was in error as it was their intended bid for WOMS. The combined low bid was submitted by Standard Roofing. Standard Roofing is a large company and comes highly recommended by both the project architect and our roofing consultant. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the low combined bid of Standard Roofing for the roof replacement projects at Western Oaks Middle School and Wiley Post Elementary in the amount of $297,650.00 from 2000 Bond 33-253. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #9 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Assistant Superintendent Dr. Ann Millerborg gave the Superintendent’s Report in Dr. Capps absence.

Congratulations to Janet Oden, principal at Putnam City Academy, who has been chosen as recipient of the Janis Updyke Walker Award for Oklahoma’s Best Practitioner in the Field of Alternative Education. The Oklahoma Alternative Education Association gives the award.
The Kenneth Cooper Middle School’s sixth-grade band recently earned a superior rating at their first competition. Also, the sixth-grade percussion section performed several solos and ensembles, all of which earned superior ratings.

ITEM #10 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Mrs. Sullivan said she appreciated the opportunity to network by attending the recent National School Board Association convention. She spoke about attending the Foundation banquet.

Mrs. Johnson thanked the Putnam City Foundation for the wonderful banquet.

Mrs. Jenison expressed appreciation for the opportunity to attend the National School Board Association convention. She complimented the Foundation banquet. Mrs. Jenison said she enjoyed attending the school carnival at Wiley Post Elementary.

Mr. Varghese expressed appreciation for the Foundation banquet. He thanked the staff at Putnam City West High School and Western Oaks Middle School for their work in planning the transition of eighth-graders to high school. He also thanked Jennie Croslin for the impressive career cluster program presentation.

Mrs. LoPresto commented on the Foundation banquet. She said the National School Board Association convention was especially good this year. She talked about learning that the Putnam City School District is ahead of other school districts in some areas.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion at 6:22 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.