Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
October 2002


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, Oct. 7, 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, October 7, 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, October 4, 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 – DR. DIANE WELKER.

Dr. Diane Welker, principal at Central Intermediate, gave an inspirational message followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – PERFORMANCE BY THE SILVER STRINGS OF PUTNAM CITY – ANNE GUEVARA.

Students from The Silver Strings of Putnam City, performed the "Star Spangled Banner" and "Under the Boardwalk" under the direction of Director Anne Guevara.

ITEM #3 – PRESENTATION BY COUNTY COMMISSIONER – BEVERLY HODGES.

County Commissioner Beverly Hodges, Putnam City High School graduate, presented to the Putnam City Board of Education, a "Resolution Commemorating the 2002 Putnam City High School All-Class Reunion and Designating October 2002," Putnam City High School All-Class Reunion Month in Oklahoma County. Ms. Hodges presented a second resolution designating October 27, 2002, as "Leo C. Mayfield Day in Oklahoma County." The resolutions were approved and presented on September 24, 2002 by the Board of Oklahoma County Commissioners and were signed by Commissioners Stuart Earnest Sr., Jack Cornett, and Beverly Hodges.

Ms. Hodges introduced Mr. Mayfield and presented him with the resolution. Mr. Mayfield spoke briefly about his role as principal and superintendent in his 30 years of service with the district.

ITEM #4 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were five requests to speak to the Board. Teacher Candye Chavez spoke on the low morale of teachers and the ratification vote. Teacher Beverly Martin spoke on lowering the stipends for principals/administrators with doctorates to match the stipends given to teachers with doctorates. She also spoke on the extra personal days given to national board certification candidates. PCACT President Jan Sands talked about the district’s finances, and solutions that will not impact students. Teacher Dana Dodson talked about the low morale of teachers. Teacher Katherine Bishop spoke on district finances. She stated that teachers are facing the majority of the proposed cuts.

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. Sullivan made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented with two corrections to overnight travel requests which includes a project code change for Dr. Linda Everett’s request to Arlington, Virginia, and a deleted travel request for Deanna Roach to Enid, Oklahoma. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

a. Minutes for Regular Board meeting September 16, 2002.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200302704 to 200303311 inclusive; for time period from September 9, 2002 to September 30, 2002 with the exception of purchase order number 200302884 ($200.00) for Triangle A & E.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer List, which includes Putnam City High School.

d. School Activity Fund-raisers including Apollo Elementary, Scholastic Reading Jamboree ($900.00), Book Fair ($500.00); Central Intermediate, individual pictures ($1,000.00); Dennis Elementary ($4,000.00); Downs Elementary, individual pictures ($4,000.00); Kirkland Elementary, individual pictures ($4,000.00), Hat Day on Fridays ($300.00); Lake Park Elementary, fall and spring pictures ($2,000.00); Rollingwood Elementary, M & M Halloween Sale ($100.00); Wiley Post Elementary, walk-a-thon/skip rope ($1,000.00); Will Rogers, calendar sale ($1,200.00), selling music program videos ($200.00), Walk-Around-The-Track ($500.00), Halloween candygrams ($150.00), Book Fair ($1,000.00); Central Middle School, football programs ($300.00), candy leis ($300.00), old cheerleading items ($200.00); Cooper Middle School, Leadership Shirts ($200.00); Mayfield Middle School, Scholastic Book Fair ($400.00), sucker sale ($990.00); Putnam City Academy, car wash/candle sale/selling food items ($400.00); Putnam City High School, pumping gas for donations ($400.00); Putnam City West High School, solicit corporate sponsors who will receive recognition and publicity for their contribution ($2,000.00).

e. Elementary and Secondary Contracts including Will Rogers Elementary, Jostens Publishing/yearbook ($4,650.00); Putnam City North High School, Ambassador Tours ($87,000.00).

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

g. Flu shot clinic for district employees.

h. Renewal contract for Student Assistance Counselor, Jenni Marino.

i. Contract for Prevention Education Instructor, Christie James.

j. Renewal contract for Alcohol/Drug Assessments with Oklahoma Outreach and Mike Boss.

k. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

l. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

m. Out-of-state trips:

1. Putnam City High School DECA students to the Apparel/Accessories and International Marketing Finance Conference in New York City, New York on December 4 – 8, 2002.

2. Putnam City North National Honor Society students to the NHS and NJHS Tenth National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on November 8 – 10, 2002.

3. Putnam City North orchestra students to the North American Music Festival and Competition in Newark, New Jersey on March 27 – 30, 2003.

4. Putnam City West DECA students to the Dallas International World Trade Center, Federal Reserve, Texas Speedway Zone Marketing Center, and Mary Kay Cosmetics Manufacturing Center in Dallas, Texas on October 29 – 30, 2002.

5. Silver Strings of Putnam City students to perform and tour in Louisiana and Florida on May 25 – June 5, 2003.

6. Putnam City North debate students to the National Forensic League Tournament in Dallas, Texas on October 17 – 20, 2002.

n. 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. 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 #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER 200302884 ($200.00) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve purchase order number 200302884 in the amount of $200.00 for Triangle A & E. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, abstain.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO NOMINATE ONE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER TO BE A LEGISLATIVE LIAISON FOR THE PUTNAM CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

A couple of years ago, the Oklahoma State School Boards Association (OSSBA) began corresponding with legislative links in each school district. This program created a grassroots effort approach, which proved extremely effective. Last year the liaisons proved invaluable in killing legislative measures that would have eradicated local control. The OSSBA is requesting assistance in setting up this program again. The upcoming legislative session will be critical as our legislature addresses the economic situation of our state government. In light of the recent budget cuts coupled with the cuts last year, the lobbying effort becomes more critical than ever before. It is critical that the OSSBA have a legislative contact in each school district to assist in the lobbying efforts. Mrs. Johnson made a motion to nominate Sue Sullivan to be a Legislative Liaison for the Putnam City School District. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE OF 300 USER LICENSES OF DOCUMENTS TO GO FOR THE PALS II PALM PROJECT. $9,100.00 (FEDERAL PROJECT #788)

This is another in a series of purchases with federal grant funds. There are no district or general fund dollars required. These funds can only be used in connection with this grant project. Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve the purchase of 300 user licenses of Documents to Go for the PALS II Palm Project in the amount of $9,100.00. 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 CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 1 FOR THE NORTHRIDGE ELEMENTARY CHILLER.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve Change Order Number 1 for the Northridge Elementary chiller. 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 RENEW THE FINANCIAL ADVISORY SERVICES CONTRACT WITH STEPHEN H. MCDONALD & ASSOCIATES, INC. AS ORIGINALLY ADOPTED ON JULY 6, 2000.

Mr. Varghese made a motion to renew the Financial Advisory Services contract in the amount of $30,000.00 with Stephen H. McDonald & Associates, Inc. as originally adopted on July 6, 2000. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE A RESOLUTION DETERMINING THE MATURITIES OF, AND SETTING A DATE, TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE OF $5,900,000.00 GENERAL OBLIGATION COMBINED PURPOSE BONDS OF THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT AUTHORIZED AT A SPECIAL ELECTION HELD ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2000.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion that the $5,900,000.00 of General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds of Independent School District No. 1 of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, voted on the 19th day of September 2000, shall be offered for sale at the Administration Building, Putnam City Public Schools, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on October 30, 2002, at 12:00 o’clock Noon, said Bonds to become due: $1,475,000.00 in two years from their date and $1,475,000.00 annually each year thereafter until paid, and the Clerk of the Board of Education is hereby ordered and directed to cause notice of the sale of said Bonds to be given as required by law. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye. A copy of the original resolution is attached to these minutes.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO AFFIRM, REVISE, MODIFY, OR TAKE ANY OTHER ACTION NECESSARY REGARDING THE LONG-TERM SUSPENSION OF A HEFNER MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to affirm the decision of the hearing panel for the long-term suspension of a Hefner Middle School student. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO AFFIRM, REVISE, MODIFY, OR TAKE ANY OTHER ACTION NECESSARY REGARDING THE LONG-TERM SUSPENSION OF A HEFNER MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion to affirm the decision of the hearing panel for the long-term suspension of a Hefner Middle School student. Mrs. Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #15 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Congratulations to Dr. Nona Burling for being selected to receive the "Salute to Administrator's Award" from the Oklahoma Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She is receiving this award for her continued support of health, physical education and healthy lifestyles programs in Oklahoma.
Will Rogers was visited by Governor Frank Keating, and Illustrator Mike Wimmer to read and promote his newly published book, Will Rogers. Harvest Hills also hosted Governor Keating for the same purpose.
Kudos to Central Intermediate and their PTA for organizing and hosting "KABOOM." The playground was completely renovated with new equipment and this fete was accomplished in one day. The number of volunteers was phenomenal. CNA Insurance Company was the primary resource for this project.
Putnam City High plays Westmoore at home on Thursday night. Friday night, Putnam City West plays Edmond Santa Fe and North is away at Midwest City. Good luck to all our athletic teams.
Thanks to all the individuals who worked so hard to make our District In-Service Day a huge success!
Fall break is next Thursday and Friday. Enjoy the time off.
At this time in the meeting Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to move Item #16 – Comments by Board members prior to Item #23 on the agenda. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO REVIEW THE COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AND SUPPORT STAFF; DISCUSS THE SUPERINTENDENT'S CONTRACT, AND DISCUSS NEGOTIATIONS PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1) AND (B)(2).

Mrs. Jenison made a motion at 6:51 p.m. to enter into executive session to review the compensation package for administrative personnel and support staff; discuss the Superintendent’s contract, and discuss negotiations pursuant to 25 O.S.§307 (B)(1) AND (B)(2). 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 SESSION AND TO REQUEST THE BOARD CLERK TO RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Mrs. Jenison made a motion at 7:49 p.m. to return to open session and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

MINUTES OF EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board members Gail LoPresto, Melinda Johnson, Sue Sullivan, Julie Jenison, and Reji Varghese; Administrators Dr. Ann Millerborg, and Dr. Jim Capps met in executive session to review the compensation package for administrative personnel and support staff; discuss the Superintendent’s contract, and discuss negotiations pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1) and (B)(2).

No action was taken.

ITEM #19 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON THE PROPOSED ADMINISTRATIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.

Due to a reduction in the projected revenue for 2002-2003, it is recommended the administrative compensation remain the same as the 2001-2002 compensation package. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the recommendation that the administrative compensation package remain the same as the 2001-2002 compensation package. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #20 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON THE PROPOSED SUPPORT STAFF COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.

Due to a reduction in the projected revenue for 2002-2003, it is recommended the support compensation package remain the same as the 2001-2002 compensation package. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the recommendation that the support compensation package remain the same as the 2001-2002 compensation package. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #21 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RATIFICATION OF THE 2002-2003 NEGOTIATED AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND PUTNAM CITY ACT.

The Putnam City Association of Classroom Teachers and the Administration Negotiation teams have tentatively agreed on the Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education and the Putnam City ACT. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to ratify the 2002-2003 Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education and Putnam City ACT. Mrs. Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #22 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON THE SUPERINTENDENT’S CONTRACT FOR THE 2002-2003 SCHOOL YEAR.

Compensation and benefits for the superintendent are determined each year. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion that the superintendent’s 2002-2003 contract remains the same as the 2001-2002 contract. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #16 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Mrs. Johnson thanked The Silver Strings of Putnam City for their performance. She said it was neat to see the community working together in the playground construction at Central Intermediate. She thanked the principals for continuing to keep Board members updated on school events.

Mrs. Jenison thanked Kelly Curtright and the Professional Development Day Committee for the outstanding program on September 27th. She said she enjoyed the singers and she appreciated being invited to attend. She thanked Dr. Ann Millerborg for the opportunity to attend the evaluation workshop. She said it was a privilege to work with a first grade class at Central Elementary. She thanked Principal Sherri Brown for the opportunity.

Mr. Varghese talked about attending a recent Oklahoma State School Boards Association meeting about the requirements of the "No Child Left Behind Act." He said the timeline for implementation is for the 2005-2006 school year. He also complimented the combined efforts of those involved for the playground construction at Central Intermediate.

Mrs. LoPresto said the open houses at Putnam City High School and Mayfield Middle School were well attended. She talked about the chili cook-off at Mayfield Middle School. She said she enjoyed attending the Professional Development Day on the 27th. Mrs. LoPresto said she applauds the efforts of the Professional Development Day Committee. Mrs. LoPresto stated the Board, in good faith, appointed a committee to represent them in the process of negotiations. She said in order to keep the integrity of the process, it would not have been appropriate for her or the Board to comment while the process was going on.

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 7:59 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, Oct. 21, 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, October 21, 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 Wednesday, October 16, 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 – KELLY SUCHY.

Kelly Suchy, principal at Coronado Heights Elementary, gave an inspirational message followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – ORIGINAL POETRY RECITATION BY PUTNAM CITY ACADEMY STUDENT.

Mrs. LoPresto introduced Putnam City Academy Principal Janet Oden. Mrs. Oden introduced Putnam City Academy English teacher Shona Willis. Ms. Willis read the poem "This is a Nice Day," written by student Willie Nash. Ms. Willis introduced Willie Nash who read his original poem, "I Thank the Lord," which was published in The Heartland Poets.

ITEM #3 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were no requests to speak to the Board.

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. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, abstain; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.

a. Minutes for Regular Board meeting October 7, 2002.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200303312 to 200303715 inclusive for time period from October 1, 2002 to October 14, 2002 with the exception of purchase order number 200303662 ($185.64) for Triangle A & E.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer List including Harvest Hills Elementary, Mayfield Middle School, and Putnam City West High School.

d. School Activity Fund-raisers including Central Elementary, sale of y-ties ($300.00); Central Intermediate, yearbook sales ($500.00), Fall Book Fair ($400.00); Coronado Heights Elementary, fall pictures ($2,000.00); Downs Elementary, sell Okarche’s Old-fashioned cinnamon rolls ($750.00), Book Fair ($2,000.00); Western Oaks Elementary, sell chorus T-shirts ($10.00 per shirt/no profit); Central Middle School, candle sale ($500.00); Cooper Middle School, cinnamon roll and cookie dough sale ($2,000.00); Mayfield Middle School, Halloween cookies ($50.00), bake sale ($50.00), Three Point Shoot-out Competition ($300.00), pecan sale ($2,000.00), bake sale ($75.00); Western Oaks Middle School, party pics/craft projects/cookies/candy suckers/carwash/ doughnuts/notepads/balloons/pizza/sandwiches/hats/T-shirts/garage sale/posters ($3,000.00), crafts/notepads/doughnuts/cookies/candy/T-shirts/caps/sandwiches/garage sale/balloons ($1,000.00), brochure sale ($1,500.00); Putnam City High School, candy ($300.00), Blue and Gold Sausage sale ($1,500.00), brochure sale ($700.00), Blue and Gold Sausage sale ($500.00), pumping gas for donations at Albertson’s ($400.00); Putnam City West High School, sale of Home Security Systems ($5,000.00).

e. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

f. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

g. Out-of-state trips:

1. Putnam City High School band students to the Festival of Champions Marching Contest in Warrensburg, Missouri on November 1 – 3, 2002.

2. Putnam City North Varsity Baseball Team to the Apopka High School Baseball Festival in Apopka, Florida on March 15 – 22, 2003.

3. Putnam City North High School drama students to New York City, New York on March 16 – 20, 2003.

4. Putnam City North Cheerleaders to the NCA National Cheerleading Championships in Dallas, Texas on December 27 – 29, 2002.

5. Putnam City West choral ensemble students to perform at Disney World in Orlando, Florida on May 8 – 11, 2003.

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. 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 FOR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER 200303662 ($185.64) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Mrs. Johnson made a motion to approve purchase order number 200303662 in the amount of $185.64 for Triangle A & E. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, abstain.

ITEM #7 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Cooper Middle School has three students selected for the Central Oklahoma Honor Choir.
Forty-eight of our middle school students auditioned and were accepted into the Central Oklahoma Honor Orchestra. Cooper Middle School had eight students selected, Central Middle School had eight students selected, Hefner Middle School had sixteen students selected, Mayfield Middle School had five students selected, and Western Oaks Middle School had eleven students selected. The students will be attending and performing at the annual workshop at the University of Oklahoma on November 15th and 16th.
Congratulations to the district’s three National Merit Semifinalists, Kara Thom of Putnam City West High School, and Mariann Robison and Jennifer Senkowski from Putnam City North High School.
Congratulations to former Putnam City North High School students Scott Mullin and Thomas Yohannon, who are now attending the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics who have also been named as National Merit Semifinalists.
School Library Media Activities Monthly recently published an article by Sandra Ligon, Central Intermediate library media specialist. The article is entitled "Doing Dewey…Once More with Feeling."
At the meeting of the MAPS Trust last week, our first request for nine new buses was approved. The district should receive the funds within thirty days. A request for bleachers will be submitted at the next Trust meeting.
State Superintendent Sandy Garrett has announced that school districts will not receive funding cuts in October, but should be prepared for cuts in November. The funding shortfall is affecting every district in the state. Some districts are laying off personnel and some are not able to pay utility bills. Putnam City Schools will be OK.

ITEM #8 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Mrs. Sullivan thanked Willie Nash for the poetry recitation. She thanked Dr. Capps for the report on district and state finances. She congratulated the football teams at Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma University for winning their games on Saturday. She commented on the great attendance at district football games.

Mrs. Johnson expressed appreciation to Willie Nash for the poetry recitation and to his teacher, Shona Willis, for all her efforts.

Mrs. Jenison echoed the same remarks expressed by Mrs. Johnson. She also thanked the district for the last issue of The Communicator, which focused on school finance. She said she enjoyed attending some middle school football games. She talked about Mayfield Middle School’s football team that consists of 13 young men who are an inspiration.

Mr. Varghese also thanked Willie Nash for the poetry recitation. He thanked Coronado Heights Elementary principal Kelly Suchy for the inspirational message about coping with stress.

Mrs. LoPresto also thanked Willie Nash for the poetry recitation. She welcomed Shona Willis back to Putnam City. She thanked district personnel for the way they handle stress and additional requirements. She said she appreciates everything they do.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

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

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion at 6:26 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Mrs. Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.


BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 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, October 30, 2002 at 12:00 o’clock noon in the boardroom at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 9:00 a.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. Section 311. Notice of this Special meeting was filed in the office of the County Clerk on October 16, 2002 at 1:47 p.m.

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

Mrs. LoPresto called the meeting to order at 12:00 o’clock noon and the Board clerk recorded the following present: Gail LoPresto, president; Reji Varghese and Sue Sullivan, members; Superintendent, Jim Capps; Andrea Nowlin, Board clerk; and others. Melinda Johnson, vice-president, and Julie Jenison, member, were absent.

ITEM #2 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE $5,900,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION COMBINED PURPOSE BONDS OF THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT AND AWARD BONDS TO THE LOWEST BIDDER.

Mrs. LoPresto introduced Mr. Steven McDonald, of Steven H. McDonald & Associates, Inc., at this time. Mr. McDonald proceeded with the rest of the meeting. The sealed bids were opened by Mr. McDonald. The recommendation by Mr. McDonald was to accept the low bid from Stephens Inc., Nashville, Tennessee for an average rate of 2.673429%, net interest cost of $552,063.00. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the recommendation and award the bid to Stephens Inc., Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Sullivan, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye. There were no nay votes. See attached additional detailed minutes prepared by STEPHEN H. MCDONALD & ASSOCIATES, INC.

ITEM #3 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO TAKE ACTION ON A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION COMBINED PURPOSE BONDS IN THE SUM OF $5,900,000 BY THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT, AUTHORIZED AT AN ELECTION CALLED AND HELD FOR SUCH PURPOSE; PRESCRIBING FORM OF BONDS; PROVIDING FOR REGISTRATION THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR LEVY OF AN ANNUAL TAX FOR THE PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON THE SAME; AND FIXING OTHER DETAILS OF THE ISSUE.

Mr. McDonald introduced a resolution, which was read in full by the clerk, and upon motion by Mrs. Sullivan and seconded by Mr. Varghese, said resolution was adopted by the following Roll Call Vote: Sullivan, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye. There were no nay votes. See attached additional detailed minutes prepared by STEVEN H. MCDONALD & ASSOCIATES, INC.

ITEM #4 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO TAKE ACTION ON A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF 2003 AS "QUALIFIED TAX-EXEMPT OBLIGATIONS" PURSUANT TO SECTION 265(b) 3(B) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986.

Mr. McDonald introduced the resolution. Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to approve the resolution designating the general obligation bonds of 2003 as "Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligations" pursuant to Section 265(b) (3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Sullivan, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye. There were no nay votes. See attached additional detailed minutes prepared by STEVEN H. MCDONALD & ASSOCIATES, INC.

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Mrs. Sullivan made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:07 p.m. Mr. Varghese seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Sullivan, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye.