Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
June 2002



BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, June 3, 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, June 3, 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, May 31, 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 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – BETTIE ESTES-RICKNER.

Mrs. LoPresto introduced Bettie Estes-Rickner, director of information technology services, who read a poem written by Eleanor Roosevelt, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – TECHNOLOGY UPDATE – BETTIE ESTES-RICKNER.

Mrs. Estes-Rickner expressed appreciation for the opportunity to share the state of technology with the Board. Mrs. Estes-Rickner stated that site techs are impacting training, curriculum integration is happening, and skill level continues to increase. IGPro training is complete for all teachers in grades 4-12. MarcoPolo Training is in every school, State Information Databases are accessible in libraries, Palm Project at Mayfield Middle School is underway, and Integrated Curriculum for the Teaching of Information Literacy and Technology Skills is complete for elementary and middle schools. Internet resources are available in libraries, ZENworks implementation is complete in high schools, Mac to Windows conversion is complete, and flexible schedules are in all but five elementary schools.

Mrs. Estes-Rickner informed the Board of other technology goals or "where we need to be." Those goals include:

a stable and dependable network
installation of new servers in middle and high school
new applications for intranet servers
Wireless networking components for the Palm projects need to be implemented.
Web content management system
expansion of NBX phone system to remaining buildings in the district
Provide for remote access and management of servers.
Start the planning for Gigabit infrastructure.
electronic communications with parents
Web-based SASIxp applications should be studied.
integration of SASIxp for administrators to use with PDAs
Instructional management should be studied.
Print report cards for elementary school.
Mrs. Estes-Rickner recognized members from the tech team, tech department, and the tech committee. She asked if there were any questions from Board members. There were no questions.

ITEM #3 – OUTSIDE EVALUATOR REPORT ON TITLE VII BILINGUAL GRANT – CHERYL HUFFMAN.

Mrs. LoPresto stated this report would be given at the August 19th Board meeting.

ITEM #4 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were two requests to speak to the Board. Patron and teacher Artie Lowery spoke on his disappointment that five of his son’s planned course offerings for his senior year have been taken away. Teacher Susan Harding spoke on the elimination of a foreign language teacher at Putnam City High School.

ITEM # 5 – 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. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

a. Minutes for Regular Board Meeting May 20, 2002 and Special Board Meeting May 29, 2002.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200210267 to 200210316 inclusive; for time period from May 24, 2002 to June 3, 2002 for the 2001-2002 school year.

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

d. Elementary School Contracts including Central Intermediate, All 4 Kids ($8,500.00/gift catalog).

e. Elementary School Activity Fund-raisers including Central Intermediate, All 4 Kids gift catalog ($8,500.00), Downs Elementary, before and after school childcare ($5,000.00).

f. Contract renewal with Latchkey Child Services, Inc.

g. Contract with Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS).

h. Affiliation Agreement with the Board of Regents of University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Allied Health.

i. Contract renewal with Waste Management Disposal for the 2002-2003 fiscal year.

j. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

k. Out-of-state trips:

Putnam City High School Debate team to attend Northwestern University’s Coon-Hardy Debate Scholars Camp in Evanston, Illinois on July 14 – August 9, 2002.

l. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.

Mrs. Sullivan 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 #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF LIST OF OPEN TRANSFERS INTO PUTNAM CITY SCHOOLS FOR THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.

Pursuant to the Open Transfer Act (70 O.S. § 8-103), the Board of Education of the receiving school shall approve or deny the applications for transfers by June 1, 2002.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve the list of Open Transfers into Putnam City Schools for the 2002-2003 school year. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

NEW ELEMENTARY OPEN TRANSFERS APPROVED FOR 2002-2003

SENDING DISTRICT
NUMBER OF STUDENTS

Banner
2

Bethany
1

Cashion
1

Deer Creek
4

Edmond
4

Jones
2

Mustang
1

Oklahoma City
38

Piedmont
7

Tecumseh
1

Tuttle
2

Western Heights
4

Yukon
6

TOTAL
73

NEW SECONDARY OPEN TRANSFERS APPROVED FOR 2002-2003

SENDING DISTRICT
NUMBER OF STUDENTS

Bethany
1

Chickasha
1

Deer Creek
1

Edmond
3

El Reno
4

Moore
1

Norman
1

Oklahoma City
35

Piedmont
9

Tecumseh
1

Western Heights
4

Yukon
7

TOTAL
68

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2002-2003.

Pursuant to Title 68 O.S. Section 3020, Putnam City Schools operates on a temporary appropriation until the Oklahoma County Excise Board approves the Estimate of Needs in September. The temporary appropriations are listed below:

2002-2003 General Fund $93,945,000.00

2002-2003 Building Fund $4,239,700.00

2002-2003 Child Nutrition Fund $4,800,000.00

MAPS for Kids $700,000.00

2002 Building Bond Fund $2,174,863.00

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the temporary appropriations as listed for fiscal year 2002-2003. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE A "BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM" AT RALPH DOWNS ELEMENTARY.

The school will provide a "Before and After School Program" on site. The director and assistants will provide convenient, dependable care for up to 100 children in grades K-5. There will be no cost to the district. The enrollment fees charged for the program will fund the positions for director and assistants.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to approve the "Before and After School Program" at Ralph Downs Elementary. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE AN EASEMENT FOR A FIRE LINE AT PUTNAM CITY WEST HIGH SCHOOL.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve an easement with Oklahoma City for a fire line at Putnam City West High School. 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 THE LOW BASE BID BY CACTUS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF THE INTERCOM AT PUTNAM CITY HIGH SCHOOL ($107,500.00 – 2000 BOND 33-281).

The second release of the 2000 bond allowed for the replacement of the Putnam City High School intercom. Bids were opened at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2002. Cactus Construction Company submitted the low bid.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to approve the low base bid and Alternate #1 from Cactus Construction in the amount of $107,500.00 from the 2000 bond for the replacement of the Putnam City High School intercom. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW BID OF TRADE MECHANICAL CONTRACTORS, INC. FOR THE NORTHRIDGE ELEMENTARY CHILLER AND COOLING TOWER ($270,483.00 – 2000 BOND 33-259).

The second release of the 2000 bond allowed for the replacement of the chiller and cooling tower at Northridge Elementary. Bids were opened at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 2002. Trade Mechanical Contractors Inc. submitted the low bid.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve the low bid of Trade Mechanical Contractors, Inc. for the Northridge Elementary chiller and cooling tower in the amount of $270,483.00 from the 2000 bond. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW/BEST BID FOR SWITCHGEAR REPLACEMENT AT PUTNAM CITY HIGH SCHOOL AND CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL.

The second release of the 2000 bond allowed for the switchgear replacement at Putnam City High School and Central Middle School. Bids were opened at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2002. Baker Electric Company submitted the low bid.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve the low base bid and Alternates #1 and B in the amount of $311,403.00 with the acceptance of Alternate F (which would enable a $15,000.00 deduction from the low bid providing that second semester summer school classes can be moved from Putnam City High School to Putnam City North High School) from the 2000 bond for the switchgear replacement at Putnam City High School and Central Middle School. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW/BEST BID FOR THE AUDITORIUM CHILLER REPLACEMENT AT PUTNAM CITY HIGH SCHOOL.

The second release of the 2000 bond allowed for the replacement of the chiller for the Putnam City High School auditorium. Bids were opened at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, June 3, 2002. Hunter Mechanical submitted the low bid.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the low bid from Hunter Mechanical with Alternate #1 in the amount of $314,000.00 for the auditorium chiller replacement at Putnam City High School. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #15 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Dr. Capps reported:

With the board action taken tonight, most of the second release of 2000 bond money has now been committed to improvements in district schools. The support of district patrons in the past bond elections is greatly appreciated.

ITEM #16 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Mrs. Sullivan congratulated teachers and administrators for another successful school year.

Mrs. Johnson thanked Mike Fry for providing reports on safety and vandalism.

Mr. Varghese thanked Bettie Estes-Rickner for her technology update presentation. He also thanked Sodexho for donating $1,000.00 for the adult ESL program. He said another donation of $1,000.00 for the ESL program is forthcoming.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS THE APPOINTMENT/EMPLOYMENT OF A PRINCIPAL AT CORONADO HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY; AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL; AND AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT PUTNAM CITY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL; PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. § 307 (B)(1).

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion at 6:55 p.m. to enter into executive session to discuss the appointment/employment of a principal at Coronado Heights Elementary; an assistant principal at Central Middle School; and an assistant principal at Putnam City North High School; pursuant to 25 O.S. § 307 (B)(1). Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #18 – 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. Johnson made a motion at 7:34 p.m. to return to open meeting and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

Minutes of the executive session: Board members, Gail LoPresto, Melinda Johnson, Sue Sullivan, Julie Jenison, and Reji Varghese, administrators, Dr. Jim Capps, Dr. Ann Millerborg, Sue Kuntze, and Dr. Melani Mouse met in executive session to discuss the appointment/employment of a principal at Coronado Heights Elementary; an assistant principal at Central Middle School; and an assistant principal at Putnam City North High School; pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

No action was taken.

ITEM #19 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPOINT/EMPLOY A PRINCIPAL AT CORONADO HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY.

Dr. Capps announced the recommendation to appoint Kelly Suchy as principal at Coronado Heights Elementary.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the appointment of Kelly Suchy as principal at Coronado Heights Elementary. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #20 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPOINT/EMPLOY AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Dr. Capps announced the recommendation to employ Lynette Thompson as assistant principal at Central Middle School.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to employ Lynette Thompson as assistant principal at Central Middle School. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #21 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPOINT/EMPLOY AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT PUTNAM CITY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL.

Dr. Capps announced the recommendation to appoint John Murphey as assistant principal at Putnam City North High School.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to appoint John Murphey as assistant principal at Putnam City North High School. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, 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 at 7:37 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.


BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
Wednesday, June 19, 2002

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in special session on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 at 5:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the Administration Building, 5401 N.W. 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 3:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

The meeting was called to order by President Gail LoPresto at 5:30 p.m. and the Board Clerk recorded the following present: President Gail LoPresto; Julie Jenison, Reji Varghese, and Sue Sullivan, members; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps; Andrea Nowlin, clerk; and others. Melinda Johnson, vice-president was absent.

ITEM #2 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO CONVENE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS THE APPOINTMENT/EMPLOYMENT OF AN INTERN AT COOPER MIDDLE SCHOOL; AN INTERN AT HEFNER MIDDLE SCHOOL; AN INTERN AT MAYFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL; AND AN INTERN AT TULAKES ELEMENTARY PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307(B)(1).

Mrs. Jenison made a motion at 5:31 p.m. to convene in executive session to discuss the appointment/employment of an intern at Cooper Middle School; an intern at Hefner Middle School; an intern at Mayfield Middle School; and an intern at Tulakes Elementary pursuant to 25 O.S. §307(B)(1). Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #3 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO RETURN TO OPEN MEETING AND TO REQUEST THE BOARD CLERK TO RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Mr. Varghese made a motion at 5:49 p.m. to return to open meeting and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

Minutes of the executive session: Board members, Gail LoPresto, Sue Sullivan, Julie Jenison, and Reji Varghese; administrators, Dr. Jim Capps, Dr. Ann Millerborg, and Dr. Melani Mouse met in executive session to discuss the appointment/employment of an intern at Cooper Middle School; an intern at Hefner Middle School; an intern at Mayfield Middle School; and an intern at Tulakes Elementary pursuant to 25 O.S. §307(B)(1).

No action was taken.

ITEM #4 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPOINT/EMPLOY AN INTERN AT COOPER MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Dr. Capps announced the recommendation to appoint Marie Howard as intern at Cooper Middle School.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the recommendation of appointment of Marie Howard as intern at Cooper Middle School. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPOINT/EMPLOY AN INTERN AT HEFNER MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Dr. Capps announced the recommendation to appoint Renita White as intern at Hefner Middle School.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to approve the recommendation of appointment of Renita White as intern at Hefner Middle School. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPOINT/EMPLOY AN INTERN AT MAYIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Dr. Capps announced the recommendation to appoint Shelly Benge as intern at Mayfield Middle School.

Mrs. Jenison made motion to approve the recommendation of appointment of Shelly Benge as intern at Mayfield Middle School. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPOINT/EMPLOY AN INTERN AT TULAKES ELEMENTARY.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the recommendation of appointment of John Addison as intern at Tulakes Elementary. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion at 5:52 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.


BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
Thursday, June 24, 2002

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in special session on Monday, June 24, 2002 at 5:00 p.m. in the boardroom at the Administration Building, 5401 N.W. 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Friday, June 21, 2002 at 10:00 a.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

The meeting was called to order by Gail LoPresto at 5:00 p.m. and the Board Clerk recorded the following 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 #2 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION FOR THE TERMINATION OF SUPPORT EMPLOYEE AMBER HAYNES.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve the Superintendent’s recommendation for the termination of support employee Amber Haynes. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #3 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO EMPLOY JULIE VOGT AS HEARING OFFICER.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to employ Julie Vogt as hearing officer. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #4 – CONDUCT HEARING ON THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE NONREEMPLOYMENT OF LINDA HOLLMAN FOR THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.

School Legal Services, P.C., attorney Julie Vogt, served as the Hearing Officer for the Putnam City Board of Education during the due process hearing for Linda Hollman, library media specialist at Kirkland Elementary.

The legal representative for Putnam City Schools Administration from the Center for Education Law is Ms. Stephanie J. Mather. Mr. Richard O’Carroll and Mr. Brandon Webb from the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA), represented Linda Hollman.

Ms. Jan Clark, CSR, served as the court reporter, provided by the Oklahoma Education Association.

Ms. Mather stated that Mr. O’Carroll has made a request to recess the meeting at approximately 8:00 p.m. due to a court appearance on Tuesday.

Ms. Mather proceeded with the opening statement on behalf of the district, presenting the evidence to support the charges.

Mr. O’Carroll presented an opening statement on behalf of Linda Hollman.

Mrs. LouAnn Wilson, health aid/library assistant at Kirkland Elementary, was presented as a witness for the district. The oath was administered by the court reporter. Mrs. Wilson was direct examined by Ms. Mather and cross-examined by Mr. O’Carroll. Board members then followed with questions.

Ms. Lee Ann Teasley, principal at Kirkland Elementary, was presented as a witness for the district. The oath was administered by the court reporter. Ms. Teasley was direct examined by Ms. Mather.

At this time in the meeting Ms. Mather stated she was at a stopping point in her examination of Ms. Teasley if the Board was agreeable. Discussion followed. Mrs. Johnson made a motion at 8:58 p.m. to reconvene the meeting on Monday, July 8, 2002, at 5:00 p.m. in the boardroom at the administration building. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.


SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Monday, July 8, 2002
Reconvened from Monday, June 24, 2002

Mrs. LoPresto called the reconvened meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. Board members present were Gail LoPresto, president; Melinda Johnson, vice-president; Sue Sullivan, Julie Jenison, and Reji Varghese, members; Julie Vogt, hearing officer; Andrea Nowlin, clerk; and others.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to reconvene the hearing on the recommendation of the Superintendent for the nonreemployment of Linda Hollman for the 2002-2003 school year at

5:04 p.m. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

At this time Mr. O’Carroll stated Jan Clark, court reporter, has been delayed. He stated she would arrive in fifteen minutes.

Mrs. LoPresto announced that a request has been made by a Board member to recess the meeting at 10:00 p.m. Discussion followed regarding possible dates and times to reconvene the meeting.

Ms. Clark, court reporter, arrived at 5:20 p.m. Ms. Leigh Ann Teasley was presented as a witness for the district. Ms. Clark reminded Ms. Teasley that she was still under oath. Ms. Teasley was cross-examined by Mr. O’Carroll. There were opportunities for redirect, rebuttal and follow-up questions. Board members followed with questions.

Ms. Denise Tidwell, 5th grade teacher at Kirkland Elementary, was presented as a witness for the district. The oath was administered by the court reporter. Ms. Tidwell was direct examined by Ms. Mather.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion at 9:55 p.m. to reconvene the meeting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday,

July 9, 2002 in the boardroom at the Administration Building. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Mrs. Sullivan made an amended motion to reconvene the meeting at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2002, in the boardroom at the Administration Building. Mrs. Johnson amended her second. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.


SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Tuesday, July 9, 2002
Reconvened from Monday, June 24, 2002

Mrs. LoPresto called the reconvened meeting to order at 4:00 p.m. Board members present were Gail LoPresto, president; Melinda Johnson, vice-president; Sue Sullivan, Julie Jenison, and Reji Varghese, members; Julie Vogt, hearing officer; Andrea Nowlin, clerk; and others.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to reconvene the hearing on the recommendation of the Superintendent for the nonreemployment of Linda Hollman for the 2002-2003 school year at

4:01 p.m. Mrs. Sulllivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

Ms. Denise Tidwell was presented as a witness for the district. Ms. Clark reminded Ms. Tidwell that she was still under oath. Ms. Tidwell was cross-examined by Mr. O’Carroll, followed by re-direct, rebuttal, and follow-up questions. Board members then followed with questions.

Mrs. Bettie Estes-Rickner, information technology director, was presented as a witness for the district. Mrs. Estes-Rickner was direct examined by Ms. Mather and cross-examined by Mr. O’Carroll. The Board followed with questions.

Mr. John McGrath, multi-media specialist was presented as a witness for the district. The oath was administered by the court reporter. Mr. McGrath was direct examined by Ms. Mather and cross-examined by Mr. O’Carroll. Board members followed with questions.

Ms. Stephanie Treadway, principal at James L. Dennis Elementary, was presented as a witness for the district. The oath was administered by the court reporter. Ms. Treadway was direct examined by Ms. Mather and cross-examined by Mr. O’Carroll. Board members followed with questions.

Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps was presented as a witness for the district. The oath was administered by the court reporter. Dr. Capps was direct examined by Ms. Mather and cross-examined by Mr. O’Carroll. There were no questions from Board members.

Ms. Mather stated there were no further witnesses for the district. Mr. O’Carroll stated Mrs. Hollman has lost faith in the process. No witnesses were presented for Mrs. Hollman. Ms. Mather and Mr. O’Carroll made closing statements.

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION AND VOTE TO CONVENE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS THE EMPLOYMENT STATUS OF LINDA HOLLMAN PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

Mrs. Johnson made a motion at 10:27 p.m. to convene in executive session to discuss the employment status of Linda Hollman pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1). Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION AND VOTE TO RETURN TO OPEN MEETING AND TO REQUEST THE BOARD CLERK TO RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Mr. Varghese made a motion at 11:31 p.m. to return to open meeting and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Ms. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board members Gail LoPresto, Melinda Johnson, Sue Sullivan, Julie Jenison, Reji Varghese; and hearing officer, Julie Vogt met in executive session to discuss the employment status of Linda Hollman pursuant to 25 O.S., §307 (B)(1).

No action was taken.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION AND VOTE TO ADOPT FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to reject the findings of fact and conclusions. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION AND VOTE TO NONREEEMPLOY OR REEMPLOY LINDA HOLLMAN BASED ON THE ADOPTED FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to reemploy Linda Hollman. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION AND VOTE TO DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT TO NOTIFY LINDA HOLLMAN OF BOARD OF EDUCATION’S DECISION AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to direct the Superintendent to notify Linda Hollman of Board of Education’s decision as required by law. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion at 11:33 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
Thursday, June 27, 2002

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Thursday, June 27, 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 Tuesday, June 25, 2002 at 3:00 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 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – GAIL LOPRESTO.

Board of Education President Gail LoPresto spoke on the value of being a volunteer and a lifetime learner. She talked about her mother’s influence as a volunteer. Mrs. LoPresto led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were no requests to speak to the Board.

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

a. Minutes for Regular Board Meeting June 3, 2002 and Special Board Meeting June 19, 2002.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200210317 to 200210415 inclusive; for time period from May 29, 2002 to June 21, 2002 for the 2001-2002 school year.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer list including Administration Activity Fund, Hefner Middle School, Mayfield Middle School, Western Oaks Middle School, Putnam City High School, Putnam City North High School, and Putnam City West High School.

d. School Activity Fund Subaccount Request list including Administration Activity Fund.

e. Secondary Contracts including Putnam City North High School, Herff Jones (yearbooks - $75,000.00)

f. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

g. Maintenance agreement with A.B. Dick for district risographs.

h. Renewal agreement for copier maintenance with BMI for the 2002-2003 school year.

i. Renewal of contract with Keys Speech and Hearing Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for audiological services.

j. Renewal of Follett Software.

k. Renewal of MacSpec Software and Support Agreement. (General Fund 03-11-094)

l. Renewal of Novell School License Agreement. (General Fund 03-11-094)

m. Renewal of ProNet Annual Maintenance Agreement. (General Fund 03-11-094)

n. Annual payment to OneNet for access to the Internet. (General Fund 03-11-094)

o. Annual renewal of Software Support Agreement for CIMS. (General Fund 03-11-094)

p. Annual Maintenance Agreement for SEMS. (General Fund 03-11-094)

q. Renewal of Advanced Systems Concepts (ASC) SEQUEL Software Support Agreement. (General Fund 03-11-094)

r. Renewal of Support Agreement for Digital Design, Inc. Form Server Software. (General Fund 03-11-094)

s. Annual renewal of Support Agreement for the AS400. (General Fund 03-11-094)

t. Annual payment to Cox Business Services for Wide Area Network (WAN) Connectivity. (General Fund 03-11-094)

u. Omnimusic Annual Blanket License Agreement. (General Fund 03-11-077)

v. Occupational Therapy Contract with Ms. Laura Smith, OTR, for the 2002-2003 school year.

w. Contract with Beverley Stinchcomb, Special Education Teacher/Independent Contractor.

x. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

y. Out-of-state trips:

Putnam City North Boys Soccer team to the Southeastern Missouri State University Team Soccer Camp in Springfield, Missouri on July 19 – 24, 2002.

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

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR RENEWAL OF DISTRICT CONTRACT WITH THE PUTNAM CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION FOR THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to approve the renewal of District contract with the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation for the 2002-2003 school year. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION ON RECOMMENDATION FOR ANNUAL INSURANCE RENEWAL FOR THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.

Dr. Capps reported an approximate $300,000.00 increase in premiums over last year. The Property, General Liabil ity, Automobile, Boiler & Machinery, Professional and Umbrella Liability are the renewal premiums of National American Insurance Company. The Bonds are underwritten by the Ohio Casualty Insurance Company, and the Workers Compensation premium is the proposal of CompSource Oklahoma. The recommendations are increasing the automobile comprehensive deductible to $1,000.00 at annual savings of $4,850.00, self-insuring the automobile collision coverage at annual savings of $36,081.00 and not renewing the umbrella liability policy at savings of $55,209.00. The annual premium of $1,372,846.00 reflects these changes. Dr. Capps stated that district insurance consultants Bob Medley and Gerald Keeton are present at the meeting and available to answer any questions. There were no questions.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the recommendation for annual insurance renewal for the 2002-2003 school year in the amount of $1,372,846.00. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPOINT STEVEN F. MYERS AS THE DISTRICT TREASURER FOR THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to appoint Steven F. Myers as the District Treasurer for the 2002-2003 school year. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPOINT NANCY ELLIS AS THE DISTRICT ASSISTANT TREASURER FOR THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to appoint Nancy Ellis as the District Assistant Treasurer for the 2002-2003 school year. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW/BEST BID FOR FIRE ALARM RENOVATIONS.

Dr. Capps reported that bids were opened at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2002. Prime Electric submitted the low bid of $354,500.00 for fire alarm renovations. Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve the low bid of $354,500.00 from Prime Electric for fire alarm renovations. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW/BEST BID FOR THE HVAC REPLACEMENT AT WESTERN OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Dr. Capps reported that bids were opened at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2002. Trade Mechanical submitted the low bid of $81,999.00 for the HVAC replacement at Western Oaks Middle School. Dr. Capps stated this amount reflects the HVAC replacement in the gym at Western Oaks Middle School. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the low bid from Trade Mechanical in the amount of $81,999.00 for the HVAC replacement at Western Oaks Middle School. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE HVAC SYSTEM AT THE PC CENTER (APPROXIMATELY $800,000.00 FUNDED BY MAPS).

Dr. Capps reported that MAPS requires that Board’s of Education must approve each project that is submitted to the MAPS oversight committee. He also stated the central HVAC system must be installed before additional district offices may occupy the building. Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve the HVAC system project at the PC Center. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 3 FOR THE TULAKES CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

During the construction at Tulakes Elementary, aluminum wiring was discovered. This is an opportune time to rectify this safety issue by replacing with copper feeder wires at switchgear. Mrs. Jenison made a motion to approve Change Order Number 3 in the amount of $15,540.00 for the Tulakes Elementary construction project. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 1 FOR THE PC CENTER SIDEWALK/CURB PROJECT.

A section of the concrete needs to be replaced that was not in the original design. The change order includes 100 square feet of sidewalk and 20 feet of curbing. Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve Change Order Number 1 for the PC Center sidewalk/curb project in the amount of $626.75. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO DECLARE TWO DISTRICT OWNED PROPERTIES AS SURPLUS, LOCATED AT 7201 NW 21ST STREET IN BETHANY, AND 5317 NW 47TH STREET IN WARR ACRES.

The district owns two properties, which are in municipalities where use, is extremely limited. The Buildings and Grounds Department are currently using both. With the extensive repairs needed and the restrictions of use, listing these properties to sell seems practical. Mrs. Jenison made a motion to declare two district owned properties as surplus, located at 7201 NW 21st Street in Bethany, and 5317 NW 47th Street in Warr Acres. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN PUTNAM CITY SCHOOLS I-1 AND KABOOM! COMMUNITY PARTNER.

KaBoom! is a nonprofit organization that facilitates the partnerships of organizations and businesses to build safe and fun community playgrounds. Central Intermediate will benefit from this partnership by receiving $20,000.00 in playground equipment, safety surfacing, and materials. Central Intermediate has already raised $10,000.00 for additional playground equipment and will work with the PTA to coordinate these resources with KaBoom! Mrs. Jenison made a motion to approve an agreement between Putnam City Schools I-1 and KaBoom! Community partner. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #16 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Dr. Capps talked briefly about the recent 9th and 10th Circuit Court rulings.

ITEM #17 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Mrs. Sullivan talked about attending the 20th reunion of the Putnam City North High School class of 1982. She said many former students talked about the high quality education they received in Putnam City Schools. Mrs. Sullivan said some former students talked about moving back into the district for their children’s educational experience. Mrs. Sullivan also said she was thankful to be living in the 10th Circuit Court area rather than the 9th Circuit Court area.

Mrs. LoPresto reminded Board members of the regular Board meeting on Monday, July 1st and of the Special Board meeting on Monday July 8th.

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 6:27 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.