Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
August 2004


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, Aug. 2, 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, August 2, 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, July 30, 2004 at 12:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE, AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – JASON SIMEROTH, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT.

Jason Simeroth, Director of Student Achievement and Assessment, gave an inspiration message from the book of Romans in the Bible and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 - Public Participation.

There was no public participation.

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:

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

a. Minutes for regular board meeting July 20, 2004.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200501229 to 200501402 inclusive for time period July 14, 2004 through July 27, 2004 for the 2004-2005 school year.

c. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

d. Renewal of proposal and continuing contract with Education Development and Instructional Team (EDIT) to provide Apollo and Hilldale teachers and administrative staff continuous ongoing training focusing on improving student performance. (Grant Fund)

e. Contract renewal with the City of Oklahoma City for school crossing guards for the 2004-2005 school year.

f. Secondary Fund-Raisers including the sale of Home Interior Candles at Central Middle School and the Sale of peeler cards at Cooper Middle School.

g. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

h. 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.

Dr. Capps stated that the counselor’s position at Putnam City High School is just a half time position. That position is being filled by Jerry Rickerts, former Putnam City employee.

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

ITEM #5 - Consideration of and vote on policy DL, Sick Leave sharing.

At the March 23, 2003 Board Meeting, the Board voted to suspend Policy DL for the 2003-2004 school year, as a $30,000 budget reduction. A board member recommended that the policy be reviewed on an annual basis.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve Sick Leave Sharing, Policy DL, as drafted on pages 34 and 35. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

The following information was approved to be added to the policy for clarification:

The program shall permit district employees to donate sick leave to a fellow district employee who is pregnant or recovering from childbirth or who is suffering from or has an impairment, or physical or mental condition which has caused or is likely to cause the employee to take leave without pay or to terminate employment.

ITEM #6 - Consideration of and vote on approval of a Selection Policy for District Libraries, Policy EM.

This item was tabled. It is an Item of Information instead of an Item of Consideration. Board members have two weeks to review items of information before they are voted on.

ITEM #7 – consideration of and vote on motion to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussion of Negotiations for the 2004-2005 school year pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(2) and to discuss employment and/or assignment of an elementary principal and employment and/or assignment of a principal at Cooper Middle School pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

Julie Jenison made a motion at 6:30 to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussion of negotiations for the 2004-2005 school year pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(2) and to discuss employment and/or assignment of an elementary principal and employment and/or assignment of a principal at Cooper Middle School pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1). Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #8 - 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.

Julie Jenison made a motion at 8:15 p.m. to return to open meeting 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, Gail LoPresto, Sue Sullivan, Jerry Cramer, Julie Jenison; administrators Dr. Jim Capps, Dr. Ann Millerborg, Dr. Melani Mouse, Sue Kuntze, and Steve Myers met in executive session to discuss negotiations for the 2004-2005 school year pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(2) and to discuss employment and/or assignment of an elementary principal and employment and/or assignment of a principal at Cooper Middle School pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

No action was taken.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR EMPLOYMENT AND/OR ASSIGNMENT OF AN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL.

Dr. Capps announced that Mickey Wilson would move from Tulakes Elementary to Harvest Hills Elementary as principal leaving a principal position opening at Tulakes.

Julie Jenison made a motion to employ Lee Roland as principal at Tulakes Elementary. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, abstain.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR EMPLOYMENT AND/OR ASSIGNMENT OF A PRINCIPAL AT cOOPER mIDDLE sCHOOL.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to assign Jennifer DeSouza as principal at Cooper Middle School. Julie seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #11 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Dr. Capps congratulated Dr. Fred Rhodes and Dr. Diane Welker for receiving the OETT/OK-ACTS grants this year. Together they will have nearly $160,000 for equipment and professional development from the Oklahoma Educational Technology Trust and OK-ACTS. Dr. Capps announced a Special Board Meeting for Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 12:00 noon.

ITEM #12 - Comments by Board members.

Jerry Cramer thanked fellow board members for their generosity and graciousness and making him feel a part of the School Board.

Julie Jenison congratulated Jennifer DeSouza and Lee Roland in their new positions as principals and wished Mickey Wilson good luck as principal at Harvest Hills Elementary.

Melinda Johnson thanked Jerry Cramer for his statement and commented on the end of summer coming soon.

ITEM #13 - Consideration of and vote on motion for new business.

There was no new business.

ITEM #14 - Consideration of and vote on motion to adjourn.

Sue Sullivan made a motion at 8:20 p.m. to adjourn. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.


BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
Thursday, Aug. 5, 2004


The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in special session Thursday, August 5, 2004 at 12:00 p.m. in the boardroom at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Wednesday, August 4, 2004 at 12:00 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 Melinda Johnson at 12:00 p.m. Members recorded present were President Melinda Johnson; Sue Sullivan, Gail LoPresto, and Jerry Cramer, members; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps; Debbra Baldwin, clerk; and others. Julie Jenison was absent.

ITEM #2 –CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF HALLIE WRIGHT FOR ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT COOPER MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to employ Hallie Wright as Assistant Principal at Cooper Middle School. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Cramer, aye; LoPresto, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #3 –CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF TERRY PAYNE FOR ESL/FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROGRAM COORDINATOR.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve employment of Terry Payne for ESL/Foreign Language Program Coordinator. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Cramer, aye; LoPresto, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

Terry Payne will replace Peggy Boyles who resigned in May, 2004. The job title has changed from Foreign Language/ESL Coordinator to ESL/Foreign Language Program Coordinator.

ITEM #4 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Sue Sullivan made a motion at 12:05 p.m. to adjourn. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Cramer, aye; LoPresto, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, Aug. 16, 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, August 16, 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, July 30, 2004 at 12:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE, AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – DR. DON WENTROTH, PRINCIPAL OF PUTNAM CITY HIGH SCHOOL.

Dr. Don Wentroth, Principal of Putnam City High School, gave an inspirational message, led in a moment of silence, and led in the Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 - Public Participation.

Ramona Kloss spoke regarding the procedure Putnam City Schools has for not releasing students on Emergency Transfers.

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

a. Minutes for regular board meeting August 2, 2004.

b. Minutes for special board meeting August 5, 2004.

c. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 2005011403 to 200501580 for time period July 28, 2004 through August 10, 2004 for the 2004-2005 school year with the exception of purchase order number 200501554 ($250.00) for Triangle A & E.

d. School Activity Fund Transfer List for Central Intermediate.

e. School Activity Fund-raisers including Central Elementary, face painting, hat day, pencil grams ($650.00); Central Intermediate, Cub Clubhouse ($5,000.00), various items ($12,000.00), interest on checking account ($150.00), annual dues and flower fund ($1,500.00); Coronado Elementary, Child Care Center ($5,000.00), hat day, coke day, etc. ($650.00), Cougar clothing sale ($200.00), recycle old cell phones ($200.00); Dennis Elementary, sell various food items every Spirit Day ($2,500.00), recycle used ink cartridges ($100.00), sell school supply packets ($100.00); Downs Elementary, candy sale ($8,000.00), Roadrunner Resort Daycare ($20,000.00), Square 1 Art ($500.00), Albertson’s cards ($100.00), Abitibi paper recycling ($300.00), Target cards ($100.00); Harvest Hills Elementary, The Hawks Nest Daycare ($10,000.00), Sell school clothing ($1,000.00), Sell $1.00 candy bars ($2,000.00), sell $1.00 snow cones ($1,400.00), Hat Day ($1,500.00); Hilldale Elementary, bottled water sale ($200.00), T-shirt sales ($400.00); Kirkland Elementary, food, snack sales ($200.00), Birthday Book Club ($200.00), student payments for lost or damaged library books ($200.00), sell staff shirts ($700.00); Lake Park Elementary, Student store ($300.00); Northridge Elementary, ice cream cone sales ($2,000.00), Harry Bears’ Night ($500.00); Rollingwood Elementary, skate time ($375.00), sell assignment books ($800.00), pencil vending machines ($300.00); Western Oaks Elementary, Book Fair and author visit ($1,500.00); Will Rogers Elementary, sell music videos ($200.00); Will Rogers Elementary, sell treats to students ($200.00), Student Store ($50.00), yearbook sales ($3,500.00); Windsor Hills Elementary, Wildcat Clubhouse Daycare ($1,800.00), sell pickles $600.00); Central Middle School, sell suckers ($1,000.00); Cooper Middle School, brochure sale ($10,000.00); Mayfield Middle School, brochure sale ($10,000.00); and Putnam City High School, pumping gas ($1,400.00), advertising sales ($1,000.00), Entertainment books ($1,700.00), and candy sale ($1,000.00).

f. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

g. 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 employment of new personnel as listed on Attachment A. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER 200501554 ($250.00) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve purchase order number 200501554 ($250.00) for Triangle A & E. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, abstain; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #6 – consideration of and vote on approval of a selection policy for district libraries, policy em.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve Selection Policy for District Libraries, Policy EM. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #7 – consideration of and vote on approval to establish a booster club for JV cheerleaders at Putnam City West.

Gail LoPresto made a motion on approval to establish a Booster Club for JV Cheerleaders at Putnam City West. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #8 – consideration of and vote on approval to establish a booster club for varsity cheerleaders at Putnam city west.

Gail LoPresto made a motion on approval to establish a Booster Club for Varsity Cheerleaders at Putnam City West. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #9 – consideration of and vote on approval to reinstate coca cola funds.

Julie made a motion on approval to reinstate Coca Cola Funds. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #10 – consideration of and vote on motion to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussion of Negotiations for the 2004-2005 school year pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(2), administrator assignments and salaries pursuant to 25 o.s. §307 (B)(1), and confidential communications with district’s attorney regarding pending litigation pursuant to 25 o.s. §307 (B)(4).

Sue Sullivan made a motion to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussion of negotiations for the 2004-2005 school year pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(2), administrator assignments and salaries pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1), and confidential communications with District’s attorney regarding pending litigation pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(4). Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM#11 - 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.

Julie Jenison made a motion to return to open meeting and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board Members Melinda Johnson, Gail LoPresto, Sue Sullivan, Jerry Cramer, Julie Jenison; administrators Dr. Jim Capps, Steve Myers, Dr. Ann Millerborg; and Laura Holmes, Putnam City legal counsel, met in executive session to discuss negotiations for the 2004-2005 school year pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(2), administrator assignments and salaries pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1), and confidential communications with the District’s attorney regarding pending litigation pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(4).

No action was taken.

ITEM #12 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Will Rogers Elementary has earned the recognition of commitment distinction as part of National PTA’s Parent Involvement Schools of Excellence Certification. The recognition was awarded for the school’s commitment to national standards for parent/family involvement programs and pursuing excellence in parent involvement. Will Rogers is the only school in Oklahoma to have earned the recognition of commitment from the National PTA.

· Coronado Heights is already one of the 12 Oklahoma schools to have earned the National PTA Certification of Excellence, given to schools that have outstanding parent involvement practices in place.

· Putnam City High School senior, Jehavonne Pope, recently competed in the AAU national competition in Des Moines, Iowa. She now is the national champion in the 400 meter race. Her time was 54.5 seconds which bettered the Oklahoma state record. In the state competition this spring, she won in the 100, 200 and 400 meter races.

· Northridge 5th grader, Rachel Runnels, is performing in the Lyric production of Annie and does two solos. Rachel is the daughter of a Putnam City West employee, Delores Runnels.

· Diana Despain-Hill was named the Biology Teacher of the Year for the State of Oklahoma. This award is given by the National Association of Biology Teachers. She will be honored at a national conference ceremony in Chicago in November.

· The Putnam City Even Start program recently received a grant for $1,000 from the Wal-Mart store located at 7800 NW Expressway. This literacy grant will be used to purchase books to give to Even Start families.

In addition to the school news, Dr. Capps informed the Board that a Special Board Meeting needed to be set for 5:00 p.m. August 25th if that time and date was agreeable to them.

Dr. Capps announced the following transfers and assignments:

· Mark Landrith, Assistant Principal at Putnam City West, will transfer to Putnam City North as Assistant Principal.

· Scott Goosen, Assistant Principal at Hefner Middle School, will transfer to Putnam City West as Assistant Principal.

· April Grace has been appointed Administrative Intern at Hefner Middle School.

ITEM #13 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Gail LoPresto wished Board member Julie Jenison a Happy Birthday. She said she is looking forward to the new school year.

Jerry Cramer also wished Board member Julie Jenison a Happy Birthday.

Julie Jenison commented on her 9th grade son playing football this year at Putnam City North.

Sue Sullivan wished Board member Julie Jenison a Happy Birthday.

Melinda Johnson wished Board members Julie Jenison and Gail LoPresto a Happy Birthday.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Sue Sullivan made a motion at 9:15 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.



BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2004


The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of  Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in special session Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 12:00 p.m. in the boardroom at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 at 12:00 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 Vice President Julie Jenison at 5:00 p.m. Members recorded present were Vice President Julie Jenison; Sue Sullivan, Gail LoPresto, and Jerry Cramer, members; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps; Debbra Baldwin, clerk; and others. Melinda Johnson arrived later.

Dr. Capps asked to move Item #7 to #2.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to move Item #7 to #2. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #2 (7) – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON ESTIMATE OF NEEDS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005. ($128,046,166.57)

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the Estimate of Needs for the Fiscal Year 2004-2005. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

The Estimate of Needs which is $128,046,166.57 is the District’s legal budget for Fiscal Year 2004-2005.

ITEM #3 (2) – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO REVIEW THE COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AND SUPPORT STAFF AND TO DISCUSS NEGOTIATIONS FOR THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §(B)(1) AND (2).

Sue Sullivan made a motion to enter into executive session for the purpose of reviewing the compensation package for administrative personnel and support staff and to discuss negotiations for the 2004-2005 school year pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1) and (2).

ITEM #4 (3) – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO RETURN TO OIPEN MEETING AND TO REQUEST THE BOARD CLERK TO RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

Sue Sullivan made a motion at 9:00 p.m. to return to open meeting 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.

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION; Board members Sue Sullivan, Melinda Johnson, Jerry Cramer, Gail LoPresto, Julie Jenison; administrators Dr. Jim Capps, Dr. Ann Millerborg; and Laura Holmes, Putnam City legal counsel, met in executive session to review the compensation package for administrative personnel and support staff and to discuss negotiations for the 2004-2005 school year pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1) and (2).

No action was taken.

ITEM #5 (4) – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RATIFICATION OF THE 2004-2005 Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education and Putnam City ACT. ($1,683,000.00)

Gail LoPresto made a motion to ratify the 2004-2005 Negotiated Agreement between the Board of Education and Putnam City ACT. Sue Sullilvan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

The agreement was ratified by Putnam City teachers with 99.2% voting in favor of the agreement.

The compensation and benefit package includes Salary Protection based on 35% of an employee’s salary.

ITEM #6 (5) – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON THE PROPOSED SUPPORT STAFF COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR. ($683,266.00)

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve the proposed support staff compensation package for the 2004-2005 school year. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

The compensation and benefit package is based on a 4% increase in the 2003-2004 cost of support personnel. The district will provide a benefit of Salary Protection based on 35% of an employee’s salary.

ITEM #7 (6) – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON THE PROPOSED ADMINISTRATIVE COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL. ($214,850.00)

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the proposed administrative compensation package for the 2004-2005 school year. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

The administrative compensation package is based on a 3.3% increase in the 2003-2004 cost of administration personnel. The district will provide a benefit of Salary Protection based on 35% of an employee’s salary.

ITEM #8 (7) – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Julie Jenison made a motion at 9:05 p.m. to adjourn. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.