Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
April 2003

BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, April 7, 2003

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 7, 2003 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 4, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – MICKEY WILSON.

Mickey Wilson, principal at Tulakes Elementary School, gave an inspirational message followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – PERFORMANCE BY CORONADO HEIGHTS COUGAR CHIMES – VIVIAN RICE.

Julie Jenison introduced Vivian Rice, music teacher at Coronado Heights Elementary School. Mrs. Rice directed the Coronado Heights Cougar Chimes who performed two numbers for Board members. The 5th grade student performers are as follows: David Haralson, Zachary DeMarco, Matt Riggs, Elizabeth Tran, Jordann Van Houtan, Kayla Swan, and Taylor Delk.

ITEM #3 – PRESENATION OF THE PUTNAM CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION OUTSTANDING SUPPORT STAFF AWARDS – JOHN GLASSON.

Julie Jenison introduced John Glasson, Putnam City Public Schools Foundation Trustee. Mr. Glasson along with Mrs. Jenison recognized the following Outstanding Support Staff winners:

Barbara George, cafeteria manager, Central Middle School

Beth Manning, student accounting manager, Administration

Gwen Maser, attendance secretary, Harvest Hills Elementary School

Willie McClarty, custodian, Northridge Elementary School

Larry Walts, custodian, Hilldale Elementary 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 #4 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF PROCLAMATION OF APRIL AS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA MONTH AND APRIL 6 – 12, 2003 AS NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK – JOHN MCGRATH.

Julie Jenison introduced John McGrath, multi-media specialist. 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 2003 be proclaimed School Library Media Month and that April 6 – 12, 2003 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.

Reji Varghese made a motion to approve the proclamation of April 2003 as School Library Media Month and that April 6 – 12, 2003 be proclaimed as National Library Week. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #5 – PRESENTATION ON EPAS – DR. GENE PARSONS.

Julie Jenison introduced Dr. Gene Parsons, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. Dr. Parsons gave a brief presentation on EPAS (Educational, Planning, and Assessment System). He said EPAS measures students’ ability to do college level work. Dr. Parsons said the number of students taking the ACT has increased. Students receive scores in four academic areas that are connected to ACT’s Standards for Transition: English, mathematics, reading, and science reasoning. Dr. Parsons stated the Standards for Transition are available on the ACT website.

ITEM #6 – PRESENTATION OF INFORMATION FROM OKLAHOMA REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION – DR. MELANI MOUSE.

Julie Jenison introduced Dr. Melani Mouse, secondary education director. Dr. Mouse presented a report by Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. The report contained information on the following:

  • High school students attending college in Oklahoma for 2001-2002
  • 3.0 GPA and above; 2000-01 graduates as 2001-02 college freshmen
  • 1.6 GPA and under; 2000-01graduates as 2001-02 college freshmen
  • State remediation report
  • Percentage of college freshmen who graduated from Putnam City School District requiring remediation in math
  • Percentage of college freshmen who graduated from Putnam City School District requiring remediation

Dr. Mouse said that 66.1 percent of Putnam City’s 2002 graduates attended college compared to 60.1 percent from Moore, 62.0 percent from Norman, 49.3 percent from Mid-Del and 66.4 from Edmond. She said 49.0 percent of the district’s 2000-01 graduates who were 2001-02 college freshmen maintained a 3.0 GPA. Putnam City’s score was higher than Moore at 47.4 percent, Norman at 45.9 percent, Mid-Del at 39.4 percent, and Edmond 48.5 percent.

ITEM #7 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were nine requests to speak to the Board. Director of Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association Laura Schaub, spoke in support of middle school journalism classes. Putnam City North High School teacher Carole Kelley spoke in support of middle school journalism classes. Putnam City High School teacher Sam Effinger spoke in support of middle school journalism. Central Middle School teacher April Stockley spoke in support of middle school journalism classes. Putnam City West High School student Dustin Gabus spoke in support of middle school journalism classes. Overholser Elementary School teacher Dr. Beverly Martin spoke on the doctoral salary schedule. Patron Cheri Haralson spoke on emergency transfers out of the district. Central Middle School student Katie Nevore spoke on the elimination of middle school journalism classes. Putnam City North High School teacher Betty Herman spoke in support of journalism in secondary schools.

ITEM # 8 – 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:

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

a. Minutes for Special Board Meeting March 12, 2003, and Special Board MeetingMarch 24, 2003.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200306426 to 200307256 inclusive for time period from February 25, 2003 to March 31, 2003 with the exception of purchase order numbers 200306469, 200306526, 200307063, and 200307142 ($2,010.39) for Triangle A & E for the 2002-2003 school year.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer list including Putnam City North High School and Putnam City West High School.

d. School Activity Fund-raisers including Central Elementary School, Super Kids Day T-shirts ($100.00); Central Intermediate School, spring pictures ($1,000.00), book fair ($400.00); Coronado Heights Elementary School, YoYo Extravaganza ($100.00); James L. Dennis Elementary School, sale of colored string for author visit ($100.00), YoYo Extravaganza ($50.00), sale of CD’s "Dolphin Doings" ($125.00); Ralph Downs Elementary School, "Fill a Jar with Change" competition ($1,000.00); Hilldale Elementary School, sell Special Olympic T-shirts ($300.00); D.D. Kirkland Elementary School, YoYo Extravaganza ($100.00); Northridge Elementary School, "Eat and Earn" Pizza Hut program ($400.00), YoYo Extravaganza ($150.00); Tulakes Elementary School, faculty volleyball game ($100.00); Western Oaks Middle School, YoYo Extravaganza ($100.00), school dance ($1,500.00); Wiley Post Elementary School, candy sale ($2,500.00); Windsor Hills Elementary School, spring pictures ($600.00); Central Middle School, 3 on 3 basketball tournament ($750.00), Cancer Carnival ($3,000.00); Putnam City Academy School, computer compatibility matches ($50.00), snacks ($200.00).

e. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

f. Appeals for Deviation from Activity Absence rules.

g. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

h. Out-of-state trips:

1. Putnam City High School drama student to the National Drama and Debate Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia on June 15 – 20, 2003.

2. Putnam City North High School debate students to the National Drama and Debate Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia on June 14 – 21, 2003.

3. The Silver Strings of Putnam City request permission to perform in Houston, Galveston, South Padre Island, and San Antonio, Texas on May 28 – June 5, 2003.

i. Retirements and resignations as listed on
Attachment A.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.

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

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 200306469, 200306526, 200307063, AND 200307142 ($2,010.39) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve payment of purchase order numbers 200306469, 200306526, 200307063, and 200307142 ($2,010.39) for Triangle A & E. Melinda Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; Jenison, aye.ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF REEMPLOYMENT OF CERTIFIED PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT B.

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

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF DATES, AND PROGRAMS FOR 2003 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Melinda Johnson made a motion to approve the recommendation of dates, and programs for 2003 summer school programs for high school, middle school, and elementary school. Reji Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; Jenison, aye.

The dates and programs for 2003 summer school are listed below:

High School Location: Putnam City High School

Date: Session 1: May 29 - June 26, 2003 (No school on Friday's except for

May 30)

Principal: Marie Howard

Session 2: July 1 - July 30, 2003 (No school on Friday's)

Principal: John Murphey

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $200.00

Middle School Location: Putnam City High School

Date: July 1 - July 30, 2003 (No school on Friday's)

Principal: John Murphey

Time: 8:15 - 11:45 a.m.

Cost: $200.00

Driver Education Location: Putnam City High School

Date: May 28 - June 24, 2003 (1st semester)

June 25 - July 23, 2003 (2nd semester) - No classes July 4, 2003

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Cost: $200.00

Elementary Location: Windsor Hills Elementary

Date: Session 1: June 2 - June13, 2003

Session 2: June 16 - 27, 2003

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $100.00 per session

Special Education Elementary,

(Extended School Middle & High Lake Park Elementary

Year services) Date: June 23 - July 18, 2003 (No classes July 4, 2003)

Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Counterpoint Location: Putnam City High (Grades 5-8) - Coordinator, Elise Kauffman-Lynn

Date: June 2 - 13, 2003

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $100.00

Summer Spectacular Location: Central Intermediate - Coordinator, Elise Kauffman-Lynn (grades K-6)

Date: June 16 - 27, 2003

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $40.00 for 1 class, $70.00 for 2 classes, and $100.00 for 3 classes

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF MAPS FOR KIDS PROJECT FOR INSTALLATION OF A FIRE LINE AND FIRE HYDRANT AT PUTNAM CITY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE ATHLETIC FACILITY.

Reji Varghese made a motion to approve the MAPS for Kids project for installation of a fire line and fire hydrant at Putnam City North High School for the athletic facility in the amount of $53,330.00. Melinda Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO SET A TIME, DATE AND PLACE FOR HEARINGS UPON RECEIPT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION FOR A REDUCTION IN FORCE AND NONRENEWAL OF SANDRA KELLY, STEPHANIE FUGATE, BRUCE HUBBARD, AND STEVEN NORMAN FROM EMPLOYMENT FOR THE 2003-2004 SCHOOL YEAR.

Melinda Johnson made a motion to receive the recommendation of the Superintendent for a reduction in force and nonrenewal of Sandra Kelly, Stephanie Fugate, Bruce Hubbard, and Steven Norman from employment for the 2003-2004 school year, and to set the hearings for Thursday,

June 5, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. in the boardroom. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT TO MAIL A COPY OF THE RECOMMENDATION AND NOTIFICATION OF THE TIME, DATE AND PLACE OF HEARING TO SANDRA KELLY, STEPHANIE FUGATE, BRUCE HUBBARD, AND STEVEN NORMAN.

Melinda Johnson made a motion to direct the Superintendent to mail a copy of the recommendation and notification of the time, date and place of the hearing to Sandra Kelly, Stephanie Fugate, Bruce Hubbard, and Steven Norman. Reji Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #16 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

  • The Mathematical Association of America has selected Monique Reed the State Middle School Math Teacher of the Year. Monique teaches math at Central Middle School.
  • Western Oaks Middle School has been named this year’s State Character Education School of the Year. This was due to DeAnn Vaughn’s essay about why she thought her school emphasized character education. DeAnn is Western Oaks Middle School’s character education student of the year.
  • Chuck Thompson, Hefner Middle School art teacher, has received the "Best Mannered Teacher" award, given by the National League of Junior Cotillions, Oklahoma City Metropolitan Chapters. Mr. Thompson was nominated by Michael Wright and the nomination noted his positive characteristics, courtesy, and respect for students and why he is a good role model.
  • Rachel McDaniel, James L. Dennis Elementary School library media specialist, has been named winner of the Oklahoma Technology Association Technology-Using Teacher of the Year. The award recognizes innovative use of technology to support student achievement, as well as integration of technology and support leadership.
  • The House and Senate Leadership reached an agreement with the Governor on next year’s funding for common education. The amount is $1.95 billion compared to FY03 @ $2.040, FY02 @ $2.037 and FY01 @ $1.982 billion.
  • Susan McLemore, Ralph Downs Elementary School, has been selected as a participant in the Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Program to Japan in June 2003. This is a 3-week exchange program for teachers. She will learn about the country and their school system, spend time with education leaders and spend one week with a Japanese family.
  • Tori Goss of Kirkland Elementary School and Timothy Ta from James L. Dennis Elementary School represented Putnam City Schools at the State Pee Wee Spelling Bee. Tori placed 5th in the competition among the forty regional winners from all over the state.
  • Pat Knuppenburg, Overholser Elementary School Special Education Teacher’s Assistant, was named as 1 of 5 finalist nominees for the Association of Professional Oklahoma Educators Non-Certified Merit Award.
  • Beverly Martin, music teacher at Overholser Elementary School, was named APOE Kathy Cox Educator Merit Award Winner for the state of Oklahoma.

ITEM #17 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Sue Sullivan thanked Dr. Capps for the good news in his report. She complimented the performance of the Coronado Heights Cougar Chimes. She thanked those who came to speak during public participation and for remaining for the rest of the meeting.

Melinda Johnson thanked the Foundation for their work in putting on the banquet. She congratulated the recipients of Foundation awards. She complimented Vivian Rice and the Coronado Heights Cougar Chimes for their performance. She congratulated the five district employees who were honored for the "Outstanding Support Staff" award.

Reji Varghese congratulated the recipients of Foundation awards and the recipients of the "Outstanding Support Staff" award. He complimented students at Western Oaks Middle School who have participated in "Project Citizen." The students were recognized for their work on "Bad Behavior on the School Bus."

Julie Jenison also congratulated the recipients of Foundation awards and the recipients of the "Outstanding Support Staff" award. She said it was an honor and a privilege to vote to rehire teachers, administrators, and the administrative team.

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.

Sue Sullivan made a motion at 7:30 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Melinda Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; Jenison, aye.



BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, April 21, 2003

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 21, 2003 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 17, 2003 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

Members present: Julie Jenison, president; Melinda Johnson, Gail LoPresto, and Reji Varghese, members; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps; Andrea Nowlin, clerk and others. Board of Education Vice-President Sue Sullivan was absent.

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – MELINDA JOHNSON.
Melinda Johnson, Board of Education member, gave an inspirational message followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.
There was one request to speak to the Board. Putnam City High School teacher Marty Bernich spoke about a field trip to the Arts Festival that was denied.

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:

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Reji Varghese seconded the motion. Discussion followed concerning overnight travel expenses that are paid out of activity funds. Vote: Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

a. Minutes for Regular Board Meeting April 7, 2003.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200307257 to 200308309 inclusive for time period from April 1, 2003 to April 14, 2003 with the exception of purchase order numbers 200307630, 200307675, 200308181, and 200308225 ($418.30) for Triangle A & E for the 2002-2003 school year.

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

d. School Activity fund Subaccount Request list including Putnam City West High School.

e. School Activity Fund-raisers including Lake Park Elementary School, skating party and concessions ($500.00); Windsor Hills Elementary School, YoYo Extravaganza ($100.00); Central Middle School, pump gas at Albertson’s ($500.00); Mayfield Middle School, record and sell CD’s ($200.00); Western Oaks Middle School, recycle printer ink cartridges ($500.00); Putnam City High School, Lift-a-thon ($300.00).

f. Appeals for Deviation from Activity Absence Rules including Putnam City North High School, and Putnam City West High School.

g. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

h. Out-of-state trips:

1. Putnam City West High School Drama Department students to attend the Thespian Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 23 – 28, 2003.

2. Putnam City High School President and Vice-President of Key Club for 2003-2004 to attend the Key Club International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 30 – July 6, 2003.

i. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

Dr. Capps recognized the retirements of Putnam City High School Principal Vernon Belcher and Campus Police Chief Ken McNair. Dr. Capps said the search for a principal at Putnam City High School will begin tomorrow. He said he hopes to fill the position before school is out.

ITEM #4 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.
Melinda Johnson made a motion to approve the recommendation of employment of new personnel as listed on Attachment A to these minutes. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 200307630, 200307675, 200308181, AND 200308225 ($418.30) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.
Melinda Johnson made a motion to approve payment of purchase order numbers 200307630, 200307675, 200308181, and 200308225 ($418.30) for Triangle A & E. Reji Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, abstain; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE A FULL WEEK OF WORKSHOPS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS INTEGRATING MATH AND SCIENCE. $25,200.00 (TITLE II A GRANT)
The workshop is a continuation of training, which the district has held for the last several years to give district elementary teachers access to the best current instructional practice in mathematics and science. Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve a full week of workshops for elementary school teachers integrating math and science in the amount of $25,200.00 from Title II A Grant Fund. Reji Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO AFFIRM, REVISE, MODIFY, OR TAKE ANY OTHER ACTION NECESSARY REGARDING THE LONG-TERM SUSPENSION OF A PUTNAM CITY WEST HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT.
Gail LoPresto made a motion to affirm the long-term suspension of a Putnam City West High School student. Melinda Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF THE LOW/BEST BID FOR RE-ROOFING PROJECTS AT WILL ROGERS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND PUTNAM CITY HIGH SCHOOL. $289,000.00 (2000 Bond 34-253)
Melinda Johnson made a motion to accept the low bid for re-roofing projects at Will Rogers Elementary School and Putnam City High School. Reji Varghese seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Dr. Capps stated that Mid America Roofing submitted the low bid of $221,510.00 but has requested that their bid be withdrawn because of an omission in their calculations. Chris Axtell Roofing, which submitted the second low bid, has successfully completed several projects for Putnam City Schools. Melinda Johnson made an amended motion to accept the best bid from Chris Axtell Roofing in the amount of $289,000.00 from 2000 Bond Fund for the re-roofing projects at Will Rogers Elementary School and Putnam City High School. Reji Varghese amended his second. Vote: Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #9 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.
Hefner Middle School’s 8th grade PEAK class entered a collage in the Oklahoma Centennial Celebration and placed 2nd, which is a $750.00 award.

Congratulations to Jennifer Owens of Putnam City West High School, who has been selected as recipient of the PACE XIV Scholarship which covers the expenses of the PACE XIV Secondary Institute at OCU. Though the competition was extremely keen, Jennifer was noted as very deserving of this honor, as well as an outstanding, dedicated and creative teacher.

ITEM #10 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.
Gail LoPresto thanked the Foundation for hosting the annual awards banquet. She congratulated the winners who were recognized at the banquet. She complimented the "Nifty 50’s" production at Western Oaks Middle School. She said the 8th grade play was very entertaining.

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.
Melinda Johnson made a motion at 6:24 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Reji Varghese seconded the motion. Vote: Johnson, aye; Varghese, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.