Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
June 2004


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, June 7, 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, June 7, 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, June 4, 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; Assistant Superintendent Dr. Ann Millerborg; Andrea Nowlin, clerk and others.

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – DEBBIE HAMILTON.

Melinda Johnson introduced Debbie Hamilton, principal at Rollingwood Elementary School, who gave an inspirational message followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were two requests to speak to the Board. Patron Steven Kalman asked that baseball games not be scheduled on Sundays. Patron Kevin Fleharty praised the performance of Putnam City students at the Oklahoma Boy’s State Convention.

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

a. Minutes for Regular Board Meeting May 17, 2004.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200408229 to 200408429 inclusive; for time period from May 12, 2004 to June 2, 2004 for the 2003-2004 school year.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer list including Ralph Downs Elementary School, Will Rogers Elementary School, Mayfield Middle School, Putnam City High School, Putnam City North High School, Putnam City West High School.

d. Secondary Contracts including Putnam City North High School, Junior/Senior Prom $5,100.00.

e. Renewal contract with Waste Management Disposal for the 2004-2005 fiscal year.

f. Renewal agreement with Clearwater Enterprises for natural gas.

g. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

h. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

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

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE RENEWAL FOOD SERVICE CONTRACT WITH SODEXHO MANAGEMENT, INC.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve renewal food service contract with Sodexho Management, Inc. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Sodexho Management, Inc. food contract is a five-year contract renewable each year for four years. The District and Sodexho entered into a contract on July 1, 2000. Sodexho has provided good child nutrition programs and is continually striving for improvement.

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF TEMPORARY APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve the Temporary Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2004-2005. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Pursuant to Title 68 O.S. Section 3020, Putnam City Schools operates on a Temporary appropriation until the Oklahoma County Excise Board approves the Estimate of Needs in September. The amount for each fund is listed below under the Fiscal Note section.

The Temporary Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2004-2005 are listed below:

2004-2005 General Fund $93,000,000.00

2004-2005 Building Fund 4,300,000.00

2004-2005 Child Nutrition Fund 5,000,000.00

MAPS for Kids 7,000,000.00

2002 Building Bond Fund 200,000.00

2003 Building Bond Fund 1,600,000.00

2004A Building Bond Fund 2,800,000.00

2004B Building Bond Fund 246,000.00

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT FOR LEGAL SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE CENTER FOR EDUCATION LAW FOR THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the contract for legal services provided by The Center for Education Law for the 2004-2005 school year. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. The Center for Education Law is offering the Basic Legal Services Program for the 2004-2005 school year with no increases in the hourly rates or expenses.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPOINT A BOARD CLERK AND A DEPUTY CLERK TO SERVE AT THE PLEASURE OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to appoint Debbie Baldwin as Board Clerk and Carolyn Shirley as Deputy Clerk. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. The current board/minutes clerk, Andrea (Andy) Nowlin, is retiring, therefore, a board/minutes clerk and a deputy clerk must be appointed.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO REINSTATE THE POSITIONS OF SECONDARY LANGUAGE ARTS COORDINATOR (SPECIALISTS) AND SOCIAL STUDIES COORDINATOR (SPECIALISTS).

Julie Jenison made a motion to reinstate the positions of secondary language arts coordinator (specialists) and social studies coordinator (specialists). Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. These positions were eliminated for the 2003-2004 school year as a result of budget cuts. They are core curriculum areas and are important to the implementation of NCLB requirements and district curriculum and assessment issues.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE REINSTATEMENT OF TEN HIGH SCHOOL TEACHING POSITIONS BEGINNING WITH THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the reinstatement of ten high school teaching positions beginning with the 2004-2005 school year. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Twenty-nine (29) high school positions were eliminated for the 2003-2004 school year as a result of budget cuts. It is a priority to add teaching positions as needed and the budget allows.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE HIRING EIGHT SECONDARY IN-SCHOOL RESTRICTION (ISR) TEACHERS.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve hiring eight secondary in-school restriction (ISR) teacher assistants. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Gail LoPresto asked why the motion was for teacher assistants. Melinda Johnson explained that the position has been established for teacher assistants rather than teachers. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Putnam City ADM decreases each time a student is suspended from school. In an effort to decrease the number of days students are suspended from school, the administration is recommending the hiring of eight ISR teacher assistants to be placed in the secondary schools.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT PERSONNEL REQUEST.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve technology department personnel request. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. The request is for the addition of two technicians – Network Administrator/Project manager (Tech III) and Repair Tech (Tech II). As the Macs and PCs in the district continue to age and warranty is no longer in effect, and with increased network instructional program activity, the technology department has outsourced heavily this school year. The addition of these two technicians should reduce the number of repairs that have to be outsourced during the upcoming school year. At this point, it has been necessary to outsource over $60,000.00 in network support and repair.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PRE-ENGINEERING ACADEMY AGREEMENT.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve the Pre-Engineering Academy Agreement. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. In order for Putnam City sophomores, juniors, and seniors to be able to participate in the Pre-Engineering Academy at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, state law requires we enter into a joint program agreement. The three Putnam City Schools already have 34 students who have been accepted into the Pre-Engineering Academy for the 2004-2005 school year.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION REGARDING REPAYMENT AGREEMENT WITH MARGARET BOYLES.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve repayment agreement with Margaret Boyles. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Both parties, Putnam City Schools and Margaret Boyles, have agreed upon a sum of $8,000.00 to compensate the district for an overpayment. This agreement, when signed by the board, will absolve Ms. Margaret Boyles of further restitution regarding this matter.

ITEM #15 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Three Putnam City West High School students received the 2004 State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence. They are Elizabeth Strasner and Clark Townsend for drama, and Emily Persa for orchestra. The awards honored outstanding seniors throughout the state for their academic and artistic achievements.

Dr. Linda Everett, Putnam City West principal, was honored with the Oklahoma State Superintendent’s Arts Award of Excellence Administrator Award.

Dr. Ann Millerborg thanked Andy Nowlin for her years of service to Putnam City Schools and to the Board of Education. She also said she was proud of the accomplishments made by Putnam City students.

ITEM #16 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Gail LoPresto congratulated the district graduating seniors. She said she appreciated the inspirational message given by Debbie Hamilton. She congratulated the 8th-grade students at Mayfield Middle School for reaching their test score targets. She recognized Mayfield Middle School principal Dick Balenseifen for his new buzz haircut. Gail LoPresto thanked board clerk Andy Nowlin for her years of service to the Board of Education and for her friendship. She also said she will be missed.

Jerry Cramer said this was his favorite time of year. He thanked district staff for their efforts to improve children’s lives. He complimented Andy Nowlin on her dedication to Putnam City Schools and to the Board of Education. He expressed well wishes to Andy in her retirement.

Julie Jenison said she enjoyed attending the district baccalaureates, senior breakfasts and graduations. She said she enjoyed attending the Putnam City Academy Senior Salute. She thanked Andy Nowlin for welcoming her when she first began her school board duties. She also thanked her for her service to the Board of Education.

She Sullivan congratulated district staff and students for another successful school year. She also thanked Andy Nowlin for her dedicated years of service to the district and to the Board of Education. She wished her happiness in her retirement.

Melinda Johnson said she enjoyed attending the district graduations. She thanked district patrons for their comments during public participation. She thanked principals for allowing her time to visit their buildings. She also thanked Andy Nowlin for her gracious, dedicated, and professional attitude in her service to the district and to the Board of Education. She said she will be missed.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #18 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Sue Sullivan made a motion at 6:24 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
Thursday, June 24, 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, June 24, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. in the Economic Development Seminar Room at Francis Tuttle Technology Center, 12777 N. Rockwell, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2004 at 11:30 a.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

The meeting was called to order by President Melinda Johnson at 11:30 a.m. Members recorded present were President Melinda Johnson; Vice-President Julie Jenison; Sue Sullivan, Gail LoPresto, and Jerry Cramer, members; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps; Debbra Baldwin, clerk; and others.

LUNCH

ITEM #2 – WELCOME FROM KAY MARTIN, SUPERINTENDENT OF FRANCIS TUTTLE TECHNOLOGY CENTER.

Dr. Kay Martin welcomed Putnam City administrators and board members and reported on the new property Francis Tuttle is purchasing at West Reno and Rockwell Avenue for a new branch campus. The site will be referred to as the Reno Campus and is scheduled to open in August of 2005. The new branch will serve primarily high school students and Project Hope students.

ITEM #3 – CONDUCT A RETREAT FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE ADMINISTRATION REGARDING ANY MATTER OF DISTRICT BUSINESS INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, FINANCIAL ISSUES, PERSONNEL ISSUES, EDUCATIONAL ISSUES, CURRICULUM, ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES, TEAM BUILDING EXERCISES, AND PHYSICAL FACILITIES’ ISSUES. NO ACTION WILL BE TAKEN ON ANY ITEM.

Dr. Capps and members of the administrative staff met with Board members in a retreat and work session.

Board President, Melinda Johnson, reported on Special Education Referrals. James Rose, Assistant Director of Special Education, gave a Special Education report on Inclusion, and Glen Kastner, Special Education Director, reported on Special Education Data.

Dr. Capps gave an update on the MAPS for Kids Projects, what has been done and what still needs to be done. So far, the district has received approximately $11,000,000. Putnam City is projected to receive between $45,000,000 to $55,000,000 total by the end of the project.

Dr. Melani Mouse, Director of Secondary Education, presented plans for an In-School Restriction (ISR) program. The ISR program is designed to offer an alternative setting to the regular classroom that provides students with continued educational access while serving the consequences for inappropriate behavior.

Dr. Mouse also presented Putnam City High School’s plans for a Freshman Academy. This is a pilot program that will start in August, 2004.

Dr. Mouse and Sue Kuntze, Elementary Director of Education presented Spring, 2004 testing data.

Board members and Dr. Capps discussed communication between the board and the administrative staff and guidelines for hiring administrators.

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

Julie Jenison made a motion at 5:58 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, June 28, 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, June 28, 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, June 25, 2004 at 4:00 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 AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – Mike Fry.

Mike Fry, Director of Student Services, gave an inspirational message from an email he received, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, and he 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:

a. Minutes for Regular Board Meeting June 7, 2004.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200408430 to 200408937 inclusive for the time period June 2, 2004 to June 22, 2004 for the 2003-2004 school year.

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

d. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

e. Secondary Contracts.

f. Contract Agreement with the City of Bethany for school crossing guards for the 2004-2005 school year.

g. Renewal of maintenance agreement with Image Works of Oklahoma for district risographs.

h. Renewal of MacSpec Software and Support Agreement. (General Fund 05-11-094)

i. Renewal of ProNet Software Support Agreement. (General Fund 05-11-094)

j. Annual payment to OneNet for access to the Internet. (General Fund 05-11-094)

k. Renewal of software support agreement for CIMS. (General Fund 05-11-094)

l. Renewal of maintenance agreement for SEMS. (General Fund 05-11-094)

m. Renewal of FormServer/400 Software License and Support Agreement. (General Fund 05-11-094)

n. Renewal of IBM Annual Software Support and Hardware Maintenance Contracts for the AS400. (General Fund 05-11-094)

o. Annual payment to Cox Business Services for Wide Area Network (WAN) Connectivity.

(General Fund 05-11-094)

p. Renewal of National Computer Systems (NCS) SASIxp and InteGrade Pro Licensed Product Support Agreement. (General Fund 05-11-094)

q. NanoPac Maintenance Agreement. (General Fund 05-11-094)

r. SurfControl Web Filtering Subscription. (General Fund 05-11-094)

s. Virus protection licenses for district servers and computers. (General Fund 05-11-094)

t. Renewal of SchoolMessenger Support Agreement. (General Fund 05-11-094)

u. Renewal of iPrism Web Filtering Subscription. (General 05-11-094)

v. Renewal of Omnimusic Annual Blanket License Agreement. (General Fund 05-11-077)

w. Renewal of Education Technology Labs Contract. (General Fund 05-11-094)

x. Renewal with Wright Group/McGraw Hill Literacy Consulting Services for professional development for Title I Extended Day Kindergarten. (Federal Title I Grant)

y. Renewal contract with Employers Unity Incorporated, as the District’s unemployment compensation program third party administrator for fiscal year 2004-2005.

z. Renewal contract for Audiological Services. (Federal Funds Project 621)

aa. Renewal contract with The Child Study Center, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Section, Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. (IDEA Federal Funds Project 621)

bb. Renewal agreement with the American Red Cross of Central Oklahoma.

cc. Renewal contract for Occupational Therapy.

dd. Renewal affiliation agreement with Oklahoma City Community College.

ee. Renewal affiliation agreement with The Board of Regents of the University of Oklahoma for the University of Oklahoma College of Nursing.

ff. Renewal contract with Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS).

gg. Renewal agreement with the University of Central Oklahoma Department of Nursing.

hh. Renewal of Cooperative Letter of Agreement between the Community Action Agency of the Oklahoma City and Oklahoma/Canadian Counties, Inc. and Putnam City Schools.

ii. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

jj. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

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

ITEM #22 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve the employment of new personnel as listed on Attachment A to these minutes with the exception of Melinda Porterfield. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Board members wanted to put Melinda Porterfield’s position as Career Tech Coordinator on hold until they receive more information on coordinator restructuring and a job description for the position has been studied. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, nay; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #23 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE SCHOOL ACTIVITY FUND SUBACCOUNTS, FUND-RAISERS, AND EXPENDITURES FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve School Activity Fund Subaccounts, Fund-raisers, and Expenditures for Fiscal Year 2005. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #24 - Consideration of and vote on motion to approve hiring eight secondary In-School Restriction (ISR) staff.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve hiring eight secondary In-School Restriction (ISR) staff. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

item #25 - Consideration of and vote on motion to approve the additional salary adjustment for the Putnam City Campus Police Department and Dispatchers.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the additional salary adjustment for the Putnam City Campus Police Department and Dispatchers. Dr. Capps informed the Board that the police officers’ and dispatchers’ salaries will be approximately the same as they were two years ago before the budget cuts. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #26 - Consideration of and vote on motion to approve resolution for membership with Oklahoma School Assurance Group (OSAG).

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the resolution for membership with Oklahoma School Assurance Group (OSAG). Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Putnam City needs to be a member of OSAG in order to accept the low bid for the annual insurance renewal for the 2004-2005 school year. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #27 - Consideration of and vote on motion on recommendation for annual insurance renewal for the 2004-2005 school year.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve recommendation for annual insurance renewal for the 2004-2005 school year. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

Based on proposals, our insurance consultant, Bob Medley, has advised the district to insure as follows:

· Property, Inland Marine and Crime ($603,305.00)

· Bonds ($5,324.00)

· General Liability ($98,959.00)

· Automobile ($204,245.00)

· Professional Liability ($125,000.00)

· Workers Compensation ($507,233.00)

With approval for membership with Oklahoma School Assurance Group (Item #26), Putnam City’s premium will be $1,522,753.00 which is $21,213.00 less than if the district were not a member of OSAG.

ITEM #28 - Consideration of and vote on motion to appoint Steven F. Myers as the district treasurer for the 2004-2005 school year.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to appoint Steven F. Myers as the District Treasurer for the 2004-2005 school year. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM#29 - Consideration of and vote on motion to appoint Nancy Ellis as the district assistant treasurer for the 2004-2005 school year.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to appoint Nancy Ellis as the District Assistant Treasurer for the 2004-2005 school year. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #30 - Consideration of and vote on motion to approve the recommendation of additional individuals to serve on the 2004-2005 Negotiating Team.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the recommendation of additional individuals to serve on the 2004-2005 Negotiating Team. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Dr. Fred Rhodes will be a new member of the Negotiating Team, and Bettie Estes-Rickner will be an alternate.

ITEM #31 - Consideration of and vote on Change Order #2 for PC Center Exterior Upgrade Project. $1,155.00 (2003 Bond 36-277)

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve Change Order #2 for PC Center Exterior Upgrade Project. $1,155.00 (2003 Bond 36-277) Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #32 - Consideration of and vote on motion to approve fascia replacement at Apollo Elementary and Central Middle School. $248,400.00 (2000 Bond 35-291)

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve fascia replacement at Apollo Elementary and Central Middle School. $248,400.00 (2000 Bond 35-291) Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

HOMCO Construction submitted the low bid for the fascia replacement at Apollo Elementary and Central Middle School.

ITEM #33 - Consideration of and vote on motion to enter into executive session for the discussion of assignment of elementary and middle school interns and employment and/or assignment of an elementary assistant principal pursuant to 25 O.S.§307 (B)(1).

Julie Jenison made a motion 6:28 p.m. to enter into executive session for the discussion of assignment of elementary and middle school interns and employment and/or assignment of an elementary assistant principal pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1). Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #34 - 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.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to return to open meeting and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Julie Jenison 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, and Sue Kuntze, met in executive session for the purpose of discussion of assignment of elementary and middle school interns and employment and/or assignment of an elementary assistant principal pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

No action was taken.

ITEM #35 - Consideration of and vote on motion for employment and/or assignment of elementary assistant principal.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve Lynn Johnson to be assigned elementary assistant principal. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #36 - Superintendent’s Report.

Dr. Capps announced that Lynn Johnson would be assistant principal at Western Oaks Elementary.

Tracey Deathe was named the Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Down’s Syndrome Association.

Congratulations to Brenda Chapman, a teacher at Western Oaks Middle School. Brenda has been named American Lawyer’s Auxiliary Law-Related Education Middle School Teacher of the Year. This award is given to only one high school, one middle school and one elementary each year.

Dr. Capps recognized Norma Howard who is retiring and introduced Jennifer Strong who is taking her place. He thanked Norma for all she has done.

Dr. Capps announced the following assignments for interns for the 2004-2005 school year:

ReJeana Payne, Hefner Middle School

Joe Ellis, Cooper Middle School

Terri Voss, Mayfield Middle School

Wes Phillips, Windsor Hills Elementary

ITEM #37 - Comments by Board members.

Gail LoPresto thanked Norma Howard for her service to Putnam City and welcomed Jennifer Strong as her replacement. She thanked campus police officers for their patience and loyalty to Putnam City.

Jerry Cramer welcomed the new interns and assistant principals. He said he is enjoying the summer and hopes that everyone else is enjoying theirs as well.

Julie Jenison congratulated the new interns and assistant principal as well as Jennifer Strong. She said she appreciated Norma Howard and all she has done. She thanked everyone that worked on and participated in the Board Retreat June 24, 2004.

Sue Sullivan welcomed Jennifer Strong and the new administrators and said she would miss Norma Howard. She talked about how things are looking up for Putnam City with salaries being restored.

Melinda Johnson expressed that she felt the Board Retreat went very well. She enjoyed working with Glen Kastner and James Rose on the Special Education presentation. She typed up a summary for the retreat, Reflections and Affirmations, and asked Dr. Capps to give each administrative team member a copy. She welcomed the new administrators and Debbie Baldwin as the new Board Clerk.

ITEM #38 - Consideration of and vote on motion for new business.

There was no new business.

ITEM #39 - Consideration of and vote on motion to adjourn.

Julie Jenison made a motion at 7:00 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye