Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
April 2004


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, April 5, 2004

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 5, 2004 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 2, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – VIVIAN GRIGSBY.

Melinda Johnson introduced Vivian Grigsby, principal at Hilldale Elementary School, who gave an inspirational message followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – PRESENTATION OF THE PUTNAM CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION OUTSTANDING SUPPORT STAFF AWARDS – DAVID LOGAN AND CARELL MASILON.

Melinda Johnson introduced David Logan and Carell Masilon, Putnam City Public Schools Foundation Trustees. The Trustees along with Melinda Johnson recognized the following Outstanding Support Staff winners:

Alec Cassady, day custodian at Western Oaks Elementary School, nominated by Ron Christy

Mary Clark, day custodian at Coronado Heights Elementary School,nominated by Kelly Suchy

Kelli Fearing, attendance secretary at Western Oaks Middle School, nominated by Patricia Hocker

Roseann Harmon, counseling secretary at Western Oaks Middle School, nominated by Lynette Thompson

Clarissa Scoggins, Pre-K Teacher Assistant at Windsor Hills Elementary School, nominated by Kelli Fearing

ITEM #3 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF PROCLAMATION OF APRIL AS SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA MONTH AND APRIL 18 – 24, 2004 AS NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK – JOHN MCGRATH.

Melinda Johnson introduced John McGrath, multi-media specialist. John 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. John 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 2004 be proclaimed School Library Media Month and that April 18 – 24, 2004 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.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the proclamation of April 2004 as School Library Media Month and April 18 – 24, 2004 be proclaimed as National Library Week. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #4 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were no requests to speak to the Board.

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:

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Melinda Johnson stated there is an additional overnight travel request that has been presented for consideration. Gail LoPresto made an amended motion to approve the consent agenda as presented including an overnight travel request for Bob Curtis to Denver, Colorado on April 16 – 20, 2004. Julie Jenison amended her second. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

a. Minutes for regular board meeting March 1, 2004.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200405731 to 200406769 inclusive for time period from February 25, 2004 to March 30, 2004 with the exception of purchase order numbers 200405866 and 200406315 ($800.00) for Triangle A & E for the 2003-2004 school year.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer List including Hilldale Elementary School, Mayfield 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 Harvest Hills Elementary School.

e. School Activity Fund-raisers including Apollo Elementary School, Scholastic Book Fair ($400.00); Central Intermediate School, Cancer Change Competition ($750.00), Book Fair ($400.00), Spring pictures ($1,000.00); Coronado Heights Elementary School, Pre-K T-shirt sale ($80.00), Cougar Care Child Care Program ($5,000.00); Ralph Downs Elementary School, Book Fair ($1,500.00), Plastic Easter Egg filled with candy sale ($1,000.00); Hilldale Elementary School, T-shirt sales ($60.00), sell chocolate bunnies ($500.00), Track T-shirt sales ($150.00); Northridge Elementary School, sell "peeler" discount cards ($500.00), Harry Bear’s Night ($500.00), sell pre-packaged school supplies ($50.00); OPAT (Oklahoma Parents as Teachers), Johnnie’s Night ($150.00); Windsor Hills Elementary School, Spring pictures ($800.00).

f. Child Care Program at Coronado Heights Elementary School.

g. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

h. Appeals for Deviation from Activity Absence rules.

i. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

j. Out-of-state trips:

1. Central Middle School orchestra students to Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, May 15, 2004.

2. Cooper Middle School band and orchestra students to Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, May 1, 2004.

3. Putnam City North High School students to the National Association of Student Council Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 22 – 30, 2004.

4. Putnam City West Drama Department to the International Thespian Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 21 – 26, 2004.

k. 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.Sue Sullivan 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: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 200405866 AND 200406315 ($800.00) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve payment of purchase order numbers 200405866 and 200406315 ($800.00) for Triangle A & E. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, abstain; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF CERTIFIED PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT B.

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

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF DATES, AND PROGRAMS FOR 2004 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the recommendation of dates, and programs for 2004 summer school programs for high school, middle school, and elementary school. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

The dates and programs for 2004 summer school are listed below:

High School
Location: Putnam City High School
Date:
Session 1
: June 9 – July 8, 2004
(No classes on July 5 and no classes on Fridays except for June 11)
Session 2
: July 12 – August 10 - (No classes on Fridays)
Principal: John Murphey
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $200.00

Middle School
Location: Mayfield Middle School
Date: June 14 – July 2
Principal: Patty Brame
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $150.00

Driver Education
Location: Putnam City High School
Date: June 9 – July 7 (1st semester) -
No classes on July 5, 2004
July 12 – August 6 (2nd semester)
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $200.00

Elementary
Location: Windsor Hills Elementary
Date: June 14 – July 2
Principal: Barbara Crump
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $100.00

Special Education
Elementary: Lake Park
Middle & High: Putnam City West
Date: June 14 – July 2
Principal: John Addison
Time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $100.00 (No cost for Extended School Year students)

Counterpoint
Location: Putnam City High (Grades 5-8) - Coordinator, Elise Kauffman
Date: June 8 - June 18
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $100.00

Summer Spectacular
Location: Central Intermediate (Grades K-6) - Coordinator, Elise Kauffman
Date: June 21 – July 2
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 #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPOINT INSURANCE COVERAGE REPRESENTATIVE.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to appoint Mike Fry, director of student services, as the authorized insurance coverage representative. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. It has been requested by National American Insurance Company that Putnam City Schools have an authorized representative to deal with any and all insurance carriers providing insurance coverage to the district.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE MAPS FOR KIDS PROJECT REQUEST FOR GYM FLOOR REPLACEMENT. $450,000.00 (MAPS FOR KIDS FUND)

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the Maps for Kids project request for gym floor replacement in the amount of $450,000.00 from the Maps for Kids Fund. Julie Jenison seconded

the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. The district has 12 gym floors in need of total replacement, nine of which are synthetic and three are wood. For safety and aesthetics, these floors need to be replaced. The request is for the following schools: Central Intermediate School, Coronado Heights Elementary School, Ralph Downs Elementary School, Harvest Hills Elementary School, Hilldale Elementary School, Kirkland Elementary School, Northridge Elementary School, Wiley Post Elementary School, Windsor Hills Elementary School, Central Middle School, and Putnam City North High School (two floors).

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE MAPS FOR KIDS PROJECT FOR NON-COMPUTER INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT. $325,000.00 (MAPS FOR KIDS FUND)

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the Maps for Kids project for non-computer instructional technology equipment in the amount of $325,000.00 from the Maps for Kids Fund. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. For the past several years, the concentration has been on the purchase of computers and related equipment. The need exists for updating the non-computer equipment; for example, visual presenters, VCR’s, DVD players and recorders, video cameras, projection screens, microphones, etc. Each school developed their list of needs and new equipment will be placed in all 27 sites.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW AND/OR BEST BID FOR THE EXTERIOR REMODEL OF THE NORTH AND WEST SIDES OF THE PUTNAM CITY CENTER.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the low bid submitted by W.C. Doan Construction in the amount of $297,000.00 for the exterior remodel of the north and west sides of the Putnam City Center. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. The 2003 bond issue approved the continued renovation of the PC Center. Bids were opened at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 2, 2004. Four bids were received and W.C. Doan Construction submitted the low bid. W.C. Doan has worked for the district on many projects and completed all very successfully.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW AND/OR BEST BID FOR SECURITY LIGHTING.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the low bid submitted by Patco Electrical Services in the amount of $247,870.00 for security lighting. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE AGREEMENT WITH POSSIBILITIES, INC.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve agreement with Possibilities, Inc. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Possibilities, Inc. is an Oklahoma non-profit corporation. Possibilities, Inc. will work with district staff and community volunteers to build multi-dimensional partnerships and promote community involvement in the Apollo Elementary, Hilldale Elementary, and Mayfield Middle School areas.

The Putnam City Foundation will be responsible for payment for the services provided to the district.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE MUTUAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH OKLAHOMA COUNTY.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve a Mutual Cooperation Agreement with Oklahoma County. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. For the past two years, the district has had an agreement with Oklahoma County for district projects. These projects consist of parking lots, road pavement, asphalt removal, sidewalks, etc. The county provides the man power and equipment while the district costs are for materials only. This annual contract negates the need for an agreement with each project.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE OF NETWORK SWITCHES FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLS.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve purchase of network switches for middle schools. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. This request is to purchase switches to replace those currently in use in district middle schools. The switches that we use at this time to accommodate network activity are obsolete, having been in use for almost seven years. The warranty has expired, we cannot buy parts, and service for this equipment is no longer available.

The network equipment now available on the market will allow faster connections and will enable the district to prioritize network functions when necessary. The productivity of technology staff will increase because of the opportunities for manageability that will be present with new equipment.

At the meeting of the Putnam City Board of Education on January 21, 2003, approval was granted to submit required paperwork to allow the district to qualify for e-rate reimbursement. At that time, United Systems was approved as the vendor for the purchase of the switches in the amount of $385,978.85 for both high school and middle school switches. Switches for the high schools were installed last summer. The remainder of that amount, $185,862.50 is needed to complete the project with United Sytems.

ITEM #18 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

The Putnam City Yearbook staff won an Award of Excellence from Taylor Publishing Company honoring accomplishment in design and coverage. The Patriot Profile is featured in the 2004 Yearbook Yearbook.

Congratulations to Putnam City North High School for making it to the final round and finishing in second place in the Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Program. This event is sponsored and funded by the Oklahoma Bar Association and the Oklahoma Bar Foundation.

Harvest Hills Elementary School applied for and received a $500.00 grant from Target. They will use it to purchase additional tests and books for Reading Counts.

Congratulations to Cathy Douglas, a gifted and talented teacher at Putnam City West High School, for receiving a scholarship to attend Confratute. This is a summer institute for enrichment learning and teaching at the University of Connecticut. Her scholarship is made possible by a grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation.

The Putnam City High School debate team competed in the National Forensics League District Student Congress and Matt Fleharty qualified to attend the NFL National Tournament this June in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Congratulations to Bob Wilson, athletic director and football coach at Putnam City North High School, for being selected as one of three recipients for the 9th Annual Football Coach Award. Each year selected high school coaches are chosen and recognized for their outstanding careers as coaches, teachers and community leaders. Bob will be recognized and presented a $1,000.00 stipend and plaque at the 20th Annual Scholar/Athlete Awards Dinner in April.

Sam’s Club recently donated $1,000.00 to Mayfield Middle School to spend for whatever they need.

All five middle school alternative education students sponsored a "Pennies for Pets" fund-raiser to help meet the alternative education requirement of performing community service. On March 1st, the project was concluded by taking a field trip to tour the facility and delivering a donation of $1,127.40.

The Putnam City Academy students were awarded two grants from Youth as Resources, totaling $1,500.00. One is for $1,000.00 to restore a playground for Even Start, and the other is $500.00 for Teens as Teachers.

Congratulations to Tori Goss, 4th grader at Kirkland Elementary School, who finished fourth in the state in the annual Peewee Spelling Bee.

The Putnam City Public Schools Foundation Banquet is tomorrow evening at 6:30 p.m.

ITEM #19 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Gail LoPresto said she enjoyed attending the arts night at Windsor Hills Elementary School and watching the Silver Strings perform. She complimented the Putnam City High School production of South Pacific and the Putnam City North High School performance of Godspell. She talked about the Hilldale Elementary School Honor Choir performance at St. John’s United Methodist Church. She also complimented the speech given by Vivian Johnson. She said she was looking forward to attending the Foundation’s Celebration of Excellence Banquet. She talked about participating in the Read Across America program at Tulakes Elementary School. She said she enjoys tutoring in Mrs. Snyder’s class at Tulakes Elementary School.

Jerry Cramer said he is happy to be part of the Board of Education. He said he appreciated the opportunity to attend the National School Board Association Conference. He congratulated district basketball teams that participated in the state playoff games. He thanked the Putnam City

Public Schools Foundation for hosting the Celebration of Excellence Banquet. He also thanked the Foundation for recognizing support personnel. He congratulated Roseann Harmon for being selected as an Outstanding Support Staff Award recipient.

Julie Jenison said she enjoyed attending Read Across America at Lake Park Elementary School. She thanked the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation for providing the agreement with Possibilities, Inc. She said it is an amazing program that will provide partnerships and community involvement for schools in the south end of the district. She said she learned a great deal at the National School Board Association Convention. She congratulated Buster Meeks, principal at Hefner Middle School, for receiving the PTA Outstanding Administrator Award.

Sue Sullivan said she also attended the Read Across American Program at Tulakes Elementary School. She congratulated the Outstanding Support Staff Award recipients. She said she was looking forward to attending the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation Banquet. She recognized Putnam City High School student Laura Porter for using the Heimlich maneuver to save the life of a motorist.

Melinda Johnson said she enjoyed attending the National School Board Association Conference. She said fellow board members were able to share information about the Putnam City School District to school board members across the nation.

ITEM #20 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING THE EMPLOYMENT AND/OR ASSIGNMENT OF THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT PURSUANT TO 25 O.S.§307 (B)(1).

Gail LoPresto made a motion at 6:43 p.m. to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing the employment and/or assignment of the director of student achievement and assessment pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1). Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #21 – 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.

Sue Sullivan made a motion at 7:09 p.m. to return to open session and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board members Melinda Johnson, Julie Jenison, Sue Sullivan, Gail LoPresto, Jerry Cramer; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps, and Dr. Ann Millerborg met in executive session for the discussion of the employment and/or assignment of the director of student achievement and assessment pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

No action was taken.

ITEM #22 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT AND/OR ASSIGNMENT OF DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACHEIVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the assignment of Jason Simeroth as director of student achievement and assessment. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

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.

Sue Sullivan made a motion at 7:10 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.




BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, April 19, 2004


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 19, 2004 at6:00 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 16, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – LEE ANN TEASLEY.

Melinda Johnson introduced Lee Ann Teasley, principal at Kirkland Elementary School, who 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. Jennifer Seal, teacher at Putnam City North High School, spoke on district, state and national health issues.

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. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

a. Minutes for regular board meeting April 5, 2004.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200406770 to 200407391 inclusive for time period from March 31, 2004 to April 13, 2004 with the exception of purchase order numbers 200406801, 200407020, 200407217 and 200407261 ($1,892.99) for Triangle A & E for the 2003-2004 school year.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer List including Coronado Heights Elementary School, Ralph Downs Elementary School, Northridge Elementary School, Putnam City High School, Putnam City North High School, and Putnam City West High School.

d. School Activity Fund-raisers including Rollingwood Elementary School, sell labeled bottle water ($626.00); Central Intermediate School, Coronado Heights Elementary School, James Dennis Elementary School, Harvest Hills Elementary School, Hilldale Elementary School, Lake Park Elementary School, Northridge Elementary School, Overholser Elementary School, Rollingwood Elementary School, Western Oaks Elementary School, Wiley Post Elementary School, and Windsor Hills Elementary School, book sales in conjunction with author visit ($100.00 - $300.00 per school).

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:

Putnam City High School debate students to the National Forensics League National Debate Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah at the University of Utah on June 13 – 18, 2004.

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

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 200406801, 200407020, 200407217 AND 200407261 ($1,892.99) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve payment of purchase order numbers 200406801, 200407020, 200407217 and 200407261 ($1,892.99) for Triangle A & E. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, abstain; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF REVISIONS OF BOARD POLICY EH – STUDENT CONDUCT.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve revisions of Board Policy EH – Student Conduct. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Marijuana needs to be specified in the policy because it does not fit into the existing drug classifications mentioned in Policy EH. In addition, the word bullying should be mentioned in conjunction with harassment and hazing. State law requires a policy that refers to bullying.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 2 FOR THE PC CENTER DEMO PROJECT. $454.00 (2000 BOND 33-277)

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve Change Order Number 2 for the PC Center Demo Project in the amount of $454.00 from the 2000 Bond Fund. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. During the demolition process, concrete was discovered on either side of the baptismal. This was not shown on the drawings and the removal of this concrete is necessary to complete the demolition.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE MAPS FOR KIDS PROJECT REQUEST FOR THE HVAC PROJECT AT PUTNAM CITY WEST HIGH SCHOOL. $1,400,000.00 (MAPS FOR KIDS FUND)

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the MAPS for Kids Project Request for the HVAC project at Putnam City West High School in the amount of $1,400,000.00 from the MAPS for Kids Fund. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. The HVAC system at Putnam City West High School is in desperate

need of renovation. The request to MAPS allows for the repair of the boiler and chiller and the addition of a geothermal loop to the school.

ITEM #9 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Hefner Middle School’s 7th grade Quiz Bowl team won third place among nine teams competing in the state finals at the University of Oklahoma. The 8th grade team will take part in state competition on April 24.

Mrs. Fowler’s 8th grade PEAK class at Hefner Middle School won first place and $1,000.00 for their 2004 entry in the Hideaway Pizza Collage Contest. The collage, Our Camouflaged Capitol, will be on display in Washington, D.C., in 2007 to commemorate the Oklahoma Centennial.

Dr. Capps said he received a letter from the Sleep Inn Suites in Tulsa, complimenting the behavior of the Putnam City West Girls’ Basketball Team. The team stayed at the Sleep Inn Suites during the recent state basketball playoffs.

ITEM #10 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Gail LoPresto thanked the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation for hosting the recent Celebration of Excellence banquet. She said she appreciated the special recognition honoring Leo Mayfield as the first member of the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation Wall of Fame.

Jerry Cramer also thanked the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation for hosting the recent Celebration of Excellence banquet. He commented on his fond association with Leo Mayfield.

Julie Jenison thanked the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation for hosting the recent Celebration of Excellence banquet. She said she enjoyed attending a recent field trip to the grocery store with Ms. Deathe’s class from Coronado Heights Elementary School.

Sue Sullivan thanked the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation for hosting the recent Celebration of Excellence banquet. She talked about remembering April 19th and the tragic event that occurred in Oklahoma nine years ago. She also said that April 19th was the beginning of the Revolutionary War.

Melinda Johnson also thanked the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation for hosting the recent Celebration of Excellence banquet. She thanked district PTAs for preparing gift baskets for the silent auction at the banquet.

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

Dr. Capps said there was one item for new business. The Baron Exploration Company is requesting a three-year lease of mineral rights on two district owned properties. The properties are located near Will Rogers Elementary School and the Transportation Department. He explained that Baron Exploration Company will not drill on either site. Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve a three-year lease on two properties owned by Putnam City School District to Baron Exploration Company for mineral rights. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, nay; Johnson, nay. Motion passed.

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

Sue Sullivan made a motion at 6:29 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.