Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
May 2004


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, May 3, 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, May 3, 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 30, 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 – JOHN LUNN.

Melinda Johnson introduced John Lunn, principal at Lake Park Elementary School, who gave an inspirational message followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – PRESENTATION OF THE PUTNAM CITY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS – RANDY RADER, CHAIRPERSON, THE GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS COMMITTEE.

Randy Rader, chairperson for the Golden Apple Awards, along with Board President Melinda Johnson, and Putnam City Public School Foundation members Joy Fisher and Caroline Gist presented the Spring Golden Apple Awards. Receiving the awards were Dan Mills, media specialist at Central Middle School; Mary Norris, secretary in Information Technology Services; Tony Shinn, parent and Putnam City Public Schools Foundation Trustee; Jim and Leslie Williams, patron/volunteers at Apollo Elementary School; and Marion Beavers, volunteer in Performing Arts Department at Putnam City West High School. Each recipient was presented an engraved Brass Apple and a check for $200.00. Contributions were provided from the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation.

ITEM #3 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There were no requests to speak to the Board.

ITEM #4 – CONSENT AGENDA: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, WHICH CONCERN REPORTS AND ITEMS OF A ROUTINE NATURE NORMALLY APPROVED AT BOARD MEETINGS, WILL BE APPROVED BY ONE VOTE UNLESS ANY BOARD MEMBER DESIRES TO HAVE A SEPARATE VOTE ON ANY OR ALL OF THESE ITEMS. THE CONSENT CONSISTS OF THE DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION, AND APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

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 April 19, 2004.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200407392 to 200408208 inclusive for time period from April 14, 2004 to April 26, 2004 with the exception of purchase order numbers 200407652 and 200407685 ($410.76) for Triangle A & E for the 2003-2004 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 Dennis Elementary School, yearbook sale ($2,500.00), sale of "Dolphin Doings" CD’s ($100.00); Downs Elementary School, sell sno-cones at Super Kids Day ($450.00); Harvest Hills Elementary School, sell T-shirts for Super Kids Day ($200.00); Hilldale Elementary School, sell spring pictures ($200.00); Tulakes Elementary School, "Morning for Moms" ($50.00); Will Rogers Elementary School, sell drinks/snacks ($150.00); Mayfield Middle School, sell fruit snacks ($150.00); Putnam City North High School, garage sale from student donations.

e. Appeals for Deviation from Activity Absence rules.

f. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

g. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

h. Out-of-state trips:

1. Putnam City North High School debate students to the National Forensic League Speech/Debate Tournament in Salt Lake City, Utah on June 12 – 19, 2004.

2. Putnam City West Technology Student Association to the TSA National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee on June 20 – 24, 2004.

i. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.

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

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PAYMENT OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 200407652 AND 200407685 ($410.76) FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve payment of purchase order numbers 200407652 and 200407685 ($410.76) for Triangle A & E. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, abstain; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE DISCUSSION OF THE EMPLOYMENT AND/OR ASSIGNMENT OF ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS; AND FOR THE EMPLOYMENT AND/OR ASSIGNMENT OF AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL AND PUTNAM CITY WEST HIGH SCHOOL PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B) (1); AND FOR THE DISCUSSION OF INCREASING THE LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT OF ELEVEN-MONTH PRINCIPALS AND ELEVEN-MONTH SECRETARIES FOR THE 2003-04 SCHOOL YEAR PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B) (1).

Julie Jenison made a motion at 6:23 p.m. to enter into executive session for the discussion of the employment and/or assignment of elementary principals, and for the employment and/or assignment of an assistant principal at Central Middle School and Putnam City West High School pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B) (1); and for the discussion of increasing the length of employment

of eleven-month principals and eleven-month secretaries for the 2003-04 school year 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.

Sue Sullivan made a motion at 7:20 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. Ann Millerborg, Dr. Melani Mouse, Sue Kuntze, Dr. Jim Capps, and legal counsel Laura Holmes met in executive session for the discussion of the employment and/or assignment of elementary principals and for the employment and/or assignment of an assistant principal at Central Middle School and Putnam City West High School and for the discussion of increasing the length of employment of eleven-month principals and eleven-month secretaries for the 2003-2004 school year.

No action was taken.

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

Julie Jenison made a motion to employ Barbara Crump and Drew Eichelberger as elementary school principals for the 2004-2005 school year. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR THE EMPLOYMENT AND/OR ASSIGNMENT OF ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to employ Patty Brame as assistant principal at Central Middle School. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR THE EMPLOYMENT AND/OR ASSIGNMENT OF ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT PUTNAM CITY WEST HIGH SCHOOL.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to employ Brian Finley as assistant principal at Putnam City West High School. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE INCREASING THE LENGTH OF EMPLOYMENT OF ELEVEN-MONTH PRINCIPALS AND ELEVEN-MONTH SECRETARIES FOR THE 2003-2004 SCHOOL YEAR.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve increasing the length of employment, by four days, of eleven-month principals (3) and eleven-month secretaries employed before 2002. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. The addition of these days will allow the middle school principals and secretaries to work through June 30, 2004 and provide time for them to properly close the middle schools. This situation occurred due to the 2003-2004 calendar.

ITEM #13 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Congratulations to Putnam City North High School musical groups, advanced mixed choir, orchestra and wind ensemble, for their outstanding ratings at the recent State contest. This is the first time in the history of Putnam City North High School that all three of our performance organizations received straight superior ratings in concert and sight reading. Putnam City North High School is the only school in the state to accomplish this feat this school year.

Some of our bus drivers recently competed in the School Bus Safety Road-E-O and received the status of #1 team in the state. In addition to cash prizes and trophies, this also makes them eligible to compete nationally.

Thanks again to Dominion Exploration and Production, Inc., who is an outstanding partner to Hilldale Elementary. For the second year, Dominion awarded Hilldale Elementary a check for $13,000.00; $4,000.00 of which is specifically for the media center. The remaining $9,000.00 can be used as needed.

The Oklahoma City Community Foundation presented $1,000.00 Community Foundation Scholars awards to 93 graduating seniors, twelve of which are Putnam City students. The seniors were presented their scholarships at a special luncheon on April 30th at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. To qualify, students must maintain a minimum 3.5 GPA and demonstrate a commitment to community and academics.

Congratulations to Lake Park Elementary for taking 4th place in the OKC Top Paper Recyclers. They were presented a check for $750.00 for their efforts.

The Putnam City Elementary Honor Chorus took Superior by all three judges and took Outstanding in the class, which is the top honor.

At Ralph Downs Elementary School, Marie Harris and her PEAK students won 2nd place in the Hideaway Pizza collage contest and was awarded $750.00. Also, Kim Hebert was named Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market Teacher of the Year and was given a check for $1,000.00 for her classroom.

Putnam City’s 23rd Annual Visual and Performing Arts Festival will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, at Putnam City North High School.

Apollo Elementary School Principal Randy Rader has been called to active duty. He will be stationed at Ft. Sill for a minimum of one year. We wish him well and look forward to his return.

It is good to see Vivian Grigsby back from her recent injury.

ITEM #14 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Gail LoPresto said goodbye to Randy Rader and wished him good luck in his active duty assignment at Fort Sill. She said she attended a volunteer appreciation luncheon at Hilldale Elementary School. She mentioned that this is National Teacher Appreciation Week and she thanked district teachers for their hard work. She talked about seeing the Ralph Downs Elementary School Choir perform at the Arts Festival. She expressed appreciation to Putnam City West High School and Hefner Middle School for allowing her son and daughter, who are Putnam City West High School graduates, to participate in recent activities.

Jerry Cramer congratulated Golden Apple Award winners. He expressed appreciation to the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation for sponsoring the Golden Apple Awards. He expressed appreciation to teachers and administrators for teaching students about fire safety and stranger danger. He complimented Lake Park Elementary School for their recycling efforts.

Julie Jenison congratulated the Golden Apple Award winners. She congratulated the district’s new principals and assistant principals. She talked about attending a 5th grade music program at Western Oaks Elementary School. She complimented Central Elementary School teachers for hosting a volunteer appreciation brunch. She talked about the amazing opportunity to see a first grade student learn to read. She thanked John Lunn for his inspirational message.

Sue Sullivan congratulated the Golden Apple Award winners. She thanked the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation for sponsoring the Golden Apple Awards. She talked about recently attending her 50-year high school reunion. She congratulated the district’s new principals and assistant principals. She said she would keep Randy Rader in her thoughts and prayers during his active duty assignment.

Melinda Johnson congratulated the district’s new principals and assistant principals. She noted that Tuesday is National Teacher Recognition Day, and Thursday is the National Day of Prayer. She expressed appreciation to Randy Rader and wished him good luck in his assignment at Ft. Sill. She congratulated the Golden Apple Award winners.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF THE EVALUATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B) (1); AND FOR THE DISCUSSION OF CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS WITH LEGAL COUNSEL CONCERNING A PENDING CLAIM PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B) (4).

Julie Jenison made a motion at 7:40 p.m. to enter into executive session for the purpose of the evaluation of the Superintendent pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B) (1); and for the discussion of confidential communications with legal counsel concerning a pending claim pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B) (4). Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #17 – 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 at 11:37 p.m. 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; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps; and legal counsel, Laura Holmes, met in executive session for the discussion of the evaluation of the Superintendent and for the confidential communications with legal counsel concerning a pending claim.

No action was taken.

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

Julie Jenison made a motion at 11:37 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 SPECIAL MEETING
Monday, May 10, 2004


The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in special session on Monday, May 10, 2004 at 4:30 p.m. in the boardroom at the Administration Building, 5401 N.W. 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Friday, May 7, 2004 at 4:00 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. Section 311. Notice of this special meeting was filed in the office of the County Clerk on May 4, 2004 at 9:17 a.m.

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

The meeting was called to order by President Melinda Johnson at 4:30 p.m. Members recorded present were President Melinda Johnson; Vice-President Julie Jenison; Sue Sullivan, Gail LoPresto, and Jerry Cramer, members; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps; Andrea Nowlin, clerk; and others.

ITEM #2 – CONDUCT A WORK SESSION ON THE DISTRICT BUDGET FOR THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR.

Dr. Capps and members of the administrative staff met with Board members in a work session to prepare for the 2004-2005 budget.

Dr. Capps introduced Steve Myers, business manager and treasurer, who gave a brief overview of the financial reports that were presented. He explained the analysis of the general fund balance for fiscal years 2001-2004. He also explained the report of comparative statements of revenue for the general fund, and building fund for FY 2004. Board members were given the opportunity to ask questions regarding the financial reports.

Dr. Capps gave a brief overview of the 2003-2004 budget cuts, and he presented proposed new positions and reinstatements for the 2004-2005 budget. Board members were given the opportunity to ask questions regarding the proposed new positions and reinstatements.

ITEM #3 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Sue Sullivan made a motion at 6:03 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 REGULAR MEETING
Monday, May 17, 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, May 17, 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, May 14, 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 – PHYLLIS HARRIS.

Melinda Johnson introduced Phyllis Harris, principal at Northridge Elementary School, who gave an inspirational message followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.

ITEM #2 – SIGN LANGUAGE PRESENTATION – SUSAN EMIG.

Melinda Johnson introduced Susan Emig, teacher at Ralph Downs Elementary School. Susan Emig led students from Ralph Downs Elementary School in a sign language presentation.

ITEM #3 – PRESENTATION OF CHECK TO OKLAHOMA MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION FOR PROCEEDS OF 2003-2004 CANCER FUND DRIVE, AND PRESENTATION OF AWARDS TO SCHOOLS – PATRICIA HOCKER.

Melinda Johnson introduced Patricia Hocker, cancer fund drive chairwoman. Patricia Hocker introduced Lois Thomas, retired teacher from Putnam City High School, who started the Putnam City Cancer Fund Drive in 1975. Patricia Hocker recognized cancer committee co-chairs, Melanie Pealor and Jason Hasty. She also recognized OMRF representative Meredith Myers. She presented a check for $130,616.04 to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF). The check represented the combined fund-raisers of every school in the district.

Trophies were presented to schools that raised the most money per student. Patricia Hocker presented Lake Park Elementary School with the trophy for the elementary division, raising $5,947.00. Central Middle School won the middle school division with $8,112.53. Putnam City West High School won the high school division with $36,325.23. Putnam City West High School was also recognized for raising the most money.

ITEM #4 – RECOGNITION OF RETIRING PERSONNEL – DR. ANN MILLERBORG.

Melinda Johnson introduced Dr. Ann Millerborg, assistant superintendent of human resources. Dr. Millerborg recognized retiring personnel including certified and support for the 2003-2004 school year. Melinda Johnson assisted Dr. Millerborg in presenting the retirees with a clock and a "Gold Card" for lifetime admission to district events. Each retiree was introduced and given the opportunity to introduce friends and family present.

The retirees include the following:

Pam Andrews
Barbara Berard
Peggy Boyles
William Craig
Gregory Cupp
Linda East
Carol Faubion
Linda Forrest
David Glaze
Maurita Hodge
Carol Holmer
Carolyn Knowles
Karen McNeil
Ken McQueen
Patsy Martin
Stephen Mendenhall
Donna Moore
Merlynn Nelson
Dorothy Nixon
Andrea Nowlin
Mary Parker
Nancy Piccolo
Harli Reeves
Jacqulyn Stafford
James Wade
Jeanne Waggoner
Kathryn Wagnon
Paul West
Carolyn Wright

ITEM #5 – PROJECT HOPE PRESENTATION – CARLA HIGH.

Melinda Johnson introduced Carla High, special programs manager at Francis Tuttle Technology Center. Carla High explained that Project HOPE is a joint program with Putnam City Schools and Francis Tuttle Technology Center that targets at-risk students. The students are instructed in vocational and technical education. Carla High introduced patron Dr. Taylor Olifant. Dr. Olifant said the Project HOPE program was a tremendous help to his son. He said his son is now in college.

ITEM #6 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There was one request to speak to the Board. Patron Mark Woodruff addressed the Board with a request for an emergency transfer for his son.

ITEM #7 – 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 May 3, 2004 and special board meeting May 10, 2004.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200408209 to 200408328 inclusive for time period from April 28, 2004 to May 11, 2004 for the 2003-2004 school year.

c. School Activity Fund transfer list including Putnam City high School and Putnam City West High School.

d. School Activity Fund-raisers including Mayfield Middle School, sell suckers ($100.00).

e. Elementary School Contracts including Windsor Hills Elementary School, Oklahoma Department of Human Services/Child Care Provider.

f. Renewal Agreement with BMI for copier maintenance. Since the 1999-2000 school year, the district has had a service/maintenance agreement with BMI for the district copies. BMI has submitted a proposal to renew the current agreement for the 2004-2005 school year.

g. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

h. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

ITEM #8 – 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 #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE SELECTION OF MURRELL, HALL, MCINTOSH AND COMPANY AS THE DISTRICT’S FY 2003-2004 AUDITOR.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve the selection of Murrell, Hall, Mcintosh and Company as the district’s FY 2003-2004 auditor. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Since the 1999-2000 school year, the district has submitted a proposal to renew the current agreement for the 2004-2005 fiscal year.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LIST OF OPEN TRANSFERS INTO PUTNAM CITY SCHOOLS FOR THE 2004-2005 SCHOOL YEAR.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the list of Open Transfers into Putnam City Schools for the 2004-2005 school year. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY PLAN.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the District Technology Plan. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. For continuing participation in the federal e-rate program, all school districts have to keep a current technology plan on file with the State Department of Education. The plan has to be updated once every three years.

This plan is presented for Board approval following input and participation of many groups – the district technology committee, the district’s technology department and tech team, teachers, administrators, and site technology integration specialists.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CONTRACT FOR TEMPORARY SUPPORT PERSONNEL SERVICES.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve contract for temporary support personnel services in an amount not to exceed $10,000.00. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. During the summer months, the need for additional personnel is required. This will permit hiring personnel on a temporary basis as needed through June 30, 2004.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CHANGE ORDER #1 FOR THE PC CENTER EXTERIOR UPGRADE PROJECT.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve Change Order #1 for the PC Center Exterior Upgrade Project in the amount of $2,010.00. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. In the upgrade process of the PC Center, plaster was discovered at the gable of the southwest building. The plaster must be removed, and the installation of a 1 x 4 furring @ 16" on the center is necessary.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE DISCUSSION OF THE EMPLOYMENT AND/OR ASSIGNMENT OF ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B) (1); AND FOR THE DISCUSSION OF CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATIONS WITH LEGAL COUNSEL CONCERNING A PENDING CLAIM PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B) (4).

Gail LoPresto made a motion at 6:51 p.m. to enter into executive session for the discussion of the employment and/or assignment of elementary assistant principals pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B) (1); and for the discussion of confidential communications with legal counsel concerning a pending claim 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 #15 – 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 at 7:34 p.m. 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, Sue Sullivan, Gail LoPresto, Jerry Cramer, Julie Jenison; administrators Dr. Jim Capps, Dr. Ann Millerborg, Sue Kuntze, and legal counsel Laura Holmes, met in executive session for the discussion of employment and/or assignment of elementary assistant principals pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B) (1); and for the discussion of confidential communications with legal counsel concerning a pending claim pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B) (4).

No action was taken.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR THE EMPLOYMENT AND/OR ASSIGNMENT OF ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS.

Julie Jenison made a motion for the employment of Gracie Branch and Paula Carlile as elementary school assistant principals. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT REGARDING A SPECIAL EDUCATION DUE PROCESS MATTER AND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 OF OKLAHOMA COUNTY, OKLAHOMA, A/K/A PUTNAM CITY SCHOOLS.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve Settlement Agreement regarding a special education due process matter and Independent School District No. 1 of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, A/K/A Putnam City Schools. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #18 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Congratulations to Putnam City North High School’s orchestra for winning best overall instrumental group at the Heritage St. Louis Music Competition. They were awarded superior ratings from all three judges and they were ranked the top instrumental group for the entire festival. They have been invited to compete at the Festival of Champions competition in Boston in spring 2005, where they will work with Boston Pops Director Keith Lockhart. This invitation is extended to only 10 groups across the nation.

The Putnam City North 2003 Panther Tracks ‘N Side Story was named All-Oklahoman and received the prestigious James F. Paschel Sweepstakes Award for Best yearbook in the State. The yearbook also received a Silver Crown Award from Columbia Scholastic Press Association. Also, the North newspaper, The North Star, was named an All-Oklahoman and received the James F. Paschel Sweepstakes Award for Best High School Newspaper statewide. This is the third time in seven years that both publications have won the award in the same year.

Putnam City North High School student Jenny Redden was named the State Finalists in the Journalism Education Association’s Top High School Journalist Contest. She is in contention for the national award.

Putnam City High School junior Jahvonne Pope won three gold medals at the state track meet last week, winning the 100, 200 and 400-yard dashes.

Putnam City High School student Pedro Martinez won the McDonald’s Latino Student of the Month award last month and was featured on Channel 25. His brother, Luis, won the same honor this month.

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

Barbara Crump, principal at Apollo Elementary School
Drew Eichelberger, principal at Western Oaks Elementary School
Lee Ann Teasley, principal at Overholser Elementary School
Ron Christy, principal Kirkland Elementary School
Gracie Branch, assistant principal at Western Oaks Elementary School
Paula Carlile, assistant principal at Hilldale Elementary School
John Addison, assistant principal at Wiley Post Elementary School

Pam Miller, assistant principal at Tulakes Elementary School

ITEM #19 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Gail LoPresto expressed appreciation to Putnam City West for the balloon and the invitation to the senior breakfast. She said she enjoyed attending Muffins for Moms at Tulakes Elementary School. She said she was looking forward to attending the senior salute Thursday for Putnam

City Academy. She said she appreciated the Project Hope presentation and all district alternative education programs. She expressed appreciation for the technology report.

Jerry Cramer said he appreciated Carla High’s presentation on Project Hope. He said he was looking forward to attending district graduation ceremonies and other senior events. He recognized Lois Thomas and Barbara Anderson, who are former teachers with the district. He expressed best wishes to retiring district employees. He extended an invitation to retirees to run for future school board seats.

Julie Jenison thanked Ralph Downs Elementary School students for their sign language presentation at the board meeting. She thanked retiring employees for their service to the district. She also said that attending school site improvement meetings recently was one of the best things she has had the opportunity to do. She said she appreciated the openness and sharing she experienced at the meetings. She said she enjoyed the Project Hope presentation and the sign language presentation.

Sue Sullivan thanked Phyllis Harris for her inspirational message. She expressed best wishes to retiring district employees. She welcomed Gracie Branch and Paula Carlile in their new roles as assistant principals. She thanked district teachers for their hard work this year. She said she enjoyed the Project Hope presentation. She thanked Mike Harvey for his efforts in saving the district $315,000.00.

Melinda Johnson reminded teachers that the end of school may be a difficult time for some district students. She said some students only experience a safe harbor with their teacher and their school. She thanked Dr. Capps and the administrative staff for their work on the budget presentation at the work session. She asked board members to check their calendars for the availability of scheduling a special board meeting for a board retreat at Francis Tuttle Technology Center. Board members discussed scheduling the meeting on Tuesday, June 22nd at 4:30 p.m. at Francis Tuttle Technology Center.

ITEM #20 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #21 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Julie Jenison made a motion at 7:56 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.