Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
November 2004


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, Nov. 1, 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, November 1, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. in the board room at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Friday, October 29, 2004 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

Members present: Melinda Johnson, president; Julie Jenison, vice-president; Sue Sullivan, Gail LoPresto, 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. ANN MILLERBORG, ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES.

Dr. Ann Millerborg, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources, gave an inspirational message, led in a moment of silence, and the Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 – performance by putnam city west drama students – linda brown.

Melinda Johnson introduced Linda Brown, Drama teacher at Putnam City West. Putnam City West advanced drama students performed a song from the musical "Working" which was presented October 29th and 30th at Putnam City West High School.

ITEM #3 – BUDGET HEARING PRESENTATION – STEVE MYERS, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE.

Steve Myers, Director of Finance, gave a brief overview of the proposed budget for the 2004-2005 school year. He compared the 2003-2004 general fund budget of $90,147,635 and the total of all funds which was $116,201,497 to the 2004-2005 proposed general fund budget of $96,849,189 and total of all projected funds to be $131,951,903. He provided an opportunity for questions or comments on the proposed budget. The final Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Budget Guide will be submitted to the Board of Education November 15, 2004.

ITEM #4 – ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY ADEQUATE YEARLY PROGRESS UPDATE – SUE KUNTZE, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION AND DR. MELANI MOUSE, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF SECONDARY EDUCATION.

Sue Kuntze, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education updated the Board on Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). The six elementary schools that did not make AYP have support teams working on plans for improvement. District 3rd and 5th grade teachers have reviewed test data, PASS Objectives, and blueprints in preparation for this year’s test. Fourth grade teachers are also reviewing PASS objectives and blueprints in preparation for 4th grade state tests. Apollo Elementary School has been identified for school improvement. This is the second year Apollo has not made AYP, and they are a Title I school. The District is making preparations for meetings with parents on Monday, November 8th, at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to discuss options for students and parents including school choice.

Dr. Melani Mouse, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, gave a presentation on high school Academic Performance Index (API) and AYP. She previously reported on middle school accountability data. Dr. Mouse reported that Putnam City High School, Putnam City North, and Putnam City West students had areas where they did not meet performance targets. She told board members that results of appeals to the State Department of Education regarding high school AYP results have not yet been announced by the state.

ITEM #5 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There was no public participation.

ITEM #6 - 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. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

a. Minutes for regular board meeting October 18, 2004.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200503521 to 200503804 inclusive for time period October 13, 2004 through October 26, 2004 for the 2004-2005 school year.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer List including Administration Activity Fund, Putnam City North, and Putnam City West.

d. School Activity Fund Subaccount Request List for Putnam City High School.

e. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

f. School Activity Fund-raisers including Apollo Elementary, Book Fair ($250.00); Central Intermediate, sell yearbooks ($250.00); Dennis Elementary, Book Fair ($2,500.00), sale of wrist bands ($750.00); Downs Elementary, sell water bottles ($500.00), school pictures ($4,000.00), Book Fair ($1,500.00); Harvest Hills Elementary, Book Fair ($2,000.00), Candy Grams ($800.00); Hilldale Elementary, Book Fair ($700.00), T-shirt sales ($400.00), sell chocolate Santa’s ($600.00); Northridge Elementary, Book Fair ($1,500.00); Overholser Elementary, selling bottled water ($1,000.00); Rollingwood Elementary, school pictures ($3,000.00); Tulakes Elementary, school pictures ($800.00); Western Oaks Elementary, brochure sale ($5,000.00); Will Rogers Elementary, Book Fair ($2,000.00), Thanksgiving Candy Grams ($200.00), and pictures with Santa ($500.00).

g. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

h. Out-of-state trips:

1. Putnam City North Choir students to Chicago, Illinois.

2. Putnam City North Pom Squad to Minneapolis, Minnesota.

3. Putnam City West DECA students to Dallas, Texas.

i. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.

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

ITEM #8 – consideration of and vote on a resolution calling for the annual school election to be held tuesday, february 8, 2005, and the annual school run-off election, if needed, on tuesday, april 5, 2005.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve a resolution calling for the Annual School Election to be held Tuesday, February 8, 2005, and the Annual School Run-off Election, if needed, on Tuesday, April 5, 2005. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Gail LoPresto announced that she is running for Putnam City School Board again. This will be her 3rd term on the Putnam City School Board in Office No. 5. As required in Title 26 O.S., Section 13A-109, Putnam City Schools Board of Education needs to approve a resolution for the Annual School Election. The requirements for resolutions are outlined in Title 26 O.S. 2001, Section 13A-109.

The resolution must be served to the County Election Board fifteen (15) days prior to the filing period for a regular election, which means the resolution must be filed with the County Election Board by November 19, 2004.

The filing period for Board of Education candidates opens at 8:00 a.m., Monday, December 6, 2004 and closes at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 8, 2004. Contest of candidacy petitions may be filed until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 10, 2004 with the County Election Board Secretary who accepted the Declaration of Candidacy.

ITEM #9 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

Putnam City High School’s yearbook, The Treasure Chest, won the OIPA sponsored fall Sweepstakes award in the state competition, which means it is the state champion book. Also, The Treasure Chest will be inducted into the national All-American Hall of Fame. This is the first yearbook in Oklahoma to ever win this honor. At this same meeting, Putnam City West High School’s 2004 Patriot Profile yearbook earned highest honors.

Starting today, authors Janet Stevens and Susan Stevens-Crummel, will be visiting elementary schools. This is another spectacular author visit sponsored by the Putnam City Foundation, Independent Insurance Agents of Oklahoma City, and some school sites.

Putnam City has received the AP Vertical Team grants for both Social Studies and English. The grants are for $25,000 each and will allow our teachers to attend College Board training that the state is offering. Congratulations to Brenda Chapman and Elizabeth Bailey for their efforts.

An opening reception for the annual exhibit of art produced by Putnam City’s visual arts teachers will be held Friday at 7:00 p.m. The exhibit gives parents a chance to see the work of the talented artists who teach district art students.

Dr. Capps thanked Dr. Ann Millerborg for filling in for him at the October 18th board meeting.

ITEM #10 – board comments.

Gail LoPresto said she appreciated the opportunity to attend open houses at Hilldale Elementary School and Kirkland Elementary School.

Jerry Cramer commented on the performance by Putnam City West drama students and commended Dr. Everett and Linda Brown for the outstanding Drama Department. He said he enjoyed attending the Putnam City High versus Mustang football game, where former Putnam City High football coach Jerry Porter was recognized for his induction into the National High School Hall of Fame.

Julie Jenison thanked Sue Kuntze and Dr. Melani Mouse for the AYP updates as well as Steve Myers for his budget presentation. She also enjoyed the performance by Putnam City West drama students. She attended the recent open house at Central Elementary School and Hefner Middle School’s production of one-act plays.

Sue Sullivan also thanked Sue Kuntze and Dr. Melani Mouse for the AYP updates and Steve Myers for his presentation on the district budget. She reminded voters of the importance of their vote.

Melinda Johnson joined other board members in thanking Steve Myers for his budget presentation and Sue Kuntze and Dr. Melani Mouse for the AYP updates. She expressed her appreciation to players and students at Putnam City North High School and Putnam City High School for their good sportsmanship and the student led prayer in their recent football game.

ITEM#11 – consideration of and vote on motion to enter into executive session for the purpose of conducting an informal evaluation, as required by district policy, of the superintendent pursuant to 25 o.s., §307 (B)(1) and (B)(7).

Julie Jenison made a motion to enter into executive session for the purpose of conducting an informal evaluation, as required by district policy, of the Superintendent pursuant to 25 O.S., §307 (B)(1) and (B)(7). Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #12 – 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 9:18 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, Jerry Cramer, Gail LoPresto, and Julie Jenison; Superintendent Dr. Jim Capps, and Laura Holmes, Center for Education Law, met in executive session for the purpose of conducting an informal evaluation, as required by district policy, of the Superintendent pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1) and (B)(7).

No action was taken.

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 9:20 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
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in special session Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at 12:00 o’clock noon in the Board Room at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Monday, November 8, 2004 at 12:00 o’clock noon 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 12:00 o’clock noon. 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 was absent.

item # 2 - Consideration of and vote on motion to receive bids for $7,580,000.00 Building Bonds of this school district and award bonds to the lowest bidder.

Steven H. McDonald, District Financial Advisor from Stephen H. McDonald and Associates, was introduced at this time by Julie Jenison and he proceeded with the rest of the meeting. The sealed bids were opened by Steven McDonald. The recommendation by Steven McDonald was to accept the low bid from BOSC, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma for an average rate of 2.818041%, net interest cost of $765,380.00. Sue Sullivan made a motion to approve the recommendation and award the bid to BOSC, Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye. There were no nay votes. See attached additional detailed minutes prepared by STEPHEN H. MCDONALD & ASSOCIATES, INC.

ITEM #3 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO TAKE ACTION ON A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF BUILDING BONDS IN THE SUM OF $7,580,000.00 BY THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT, AUTHORIZED AT AN ELECTION CALLED AND HELD FOR SUCH PURPOSE; PRESCRIBING FORM OF BONDS; PROVIDING FOR REGISTRATION THEREOF; PROVIDING FOR LEVY OF AN ANNUAL TAX FOR THE PAYMENT OF PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON THE SAME; AND FIXING OTHER DETAILS OF THE ISSUE.

Steven McDonald introduced and read a resolution, and upon motion by Julie Jenison and seconded by Sue Sullivan, said resolution was adopted by the following Roll Call Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye. There were no nay votes. See attached additional detailed minutes prepared by STEVEN H. MCDONALD & ASSOCIATES, INC.

ITEM #4 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO TAKE ACTION ON A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING THE GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS OF 2005 AS "QUALIFIED TAX-EXEMPT OBLIGATIONS" PURSUANT TO SECTION 265(b)(3)(B) OF THE INTERNAL REVENUE CODE OF 1986.

Steven McDonald introduced the resolution. Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the resolution designating the general obligation bonds of 2005 as "Qualified Tax-Exempt Obligations" pursuant to Section 265(b)(3)(B) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye. There were no nay votes. See attached additional detailed minutes prepared by STEVEN H. MCDONALD & ASSOCIATES, INC.

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Sue Sullivan made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.




BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, Nov. 15, 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, November 15, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. in the board room at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Friday, November 12, 2004 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE, AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – COREY BOGGS, TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM INTEGRATION SPECIALIST.

Corey Boggs, Technology Curriculum Integration Specialist, gave an inspirational message, led in a moment of silence and the Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 – drama presentation, the american dream, presented by ralph downs elementary students, introduced by cristi miller, vocal music teacher.

Students from Ralph Downs Elementary performed as historical characters William Bradford, Patrick Henry, and Molly Pitcher.

ITEM #3 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE PROCLAMATION OF AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK FOR NOVEMBER 14 – 20, 2004, JAN SANDS.

Jan Sands, President of Putnam City Association of Classroom Teachers, read the proclamation of American Education Week for November 14 – 20, 2004.

Whereas, public schools are the backbone of our democracy, providing young people with the tools they need to maintain our nation’s precious values of freedom, civility and equality; and

Whereas, by equipping young Americans with both practical skills and broader intellectual abilities, schools give them hope for, and access to, a productive future; and

Whereas, education personnel – be they custodians or teachers, administrators or cafeteria workers, bus drivers or librarians, secretaries or teacher assistants, the buildings and grounds crew, the technology staff or campus police, or other school employees - work tirelessly to serve our children and communities with care and professionalism; and

Whereas, schools are community centers, bringing together adults and children, educators and volunteers, business leaders and elected officials in a common enterprise.

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

ITEM #4 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There was no public participation.

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:

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 November 1, 2004.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 200503805 to 200504168 inclusive for time period October 27, 2004 through November 9, 2004 for the 2004-2005 school year.

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

d. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

e. Renewal of district-wide subscription for World Book Online.

f. School Activity Fund-raisers including Apollo Elementary, singing Christmas cards ($100.00); Central Intermediate, candy sale ($300.00); Coronado Elementary, cookbook sale ($2,000.00); Downs Elementary, Santa pictures ($300.00); Northridge Elementary,Santa pictures ($750.00); Tulakes Elementary, Santa picture ($100.00); Western OaksElementary, sell Christmas candy grams ($30.00); Wiley Post Elementary, Bingo and Dinner ($6,500.00), sell recorders ($100.00), sell chorus T-shirts ($500.00); Will Rogers Elementary, sell Christmas candy grams ($200.00); Windsor Hills Elementary, Santa pictures ($1,700.00); Central Middle School, sell Jingle Grams ($300.00); Cooper Middle School, Penny coin drive ($10,000.00); Mayfield Middle School, sell suckers ($500.00), Christmas/Holiday bake sale ($100.00); Putnam City High School, candy sale ($255.00), candy sale ($500.00), and candy sale ($100.00).

g. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

h. Out-of-state trips:

1. Putnam City High School yearbook editor to Atlanta, Georgia.

2. Putnam City High School orchestra students to San Antonio, Texas.

3. Putnam City North Student Council students to Chicago, Illinois.

i. 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.

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

ITEM #7 – consideration of and vote on recommendation of calendar dates for regular school board meetings in 2005.

Jerry Cramer made a motion to approve the recommendation of calendar dates for Regular School Board Meetings in 2005. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Discussion followed. Jerry Cramer amended his motion to approve the recommendation of calendar dates for Regular School Board Meetings in 2005 with the change of time to 5:00 p.m. for the meeting times on June 6, 27, July 5, 18, and August 1, 2005 instead of 6:00 p.m. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Each year, local school boards are required to approve and submit to the County Clerk’s office a schedule of regular times and dates for the coming year. The schedule is due to the County Clerk’s office no later than December 15th. The dates for 2005 are as follows:

Monday, January 10, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, January 24, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 7, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, February 21, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, March 7, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 4, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, April 18, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 2, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, May 16, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, June 6, 2005 5:00 p.m.

Monday, June 27, 2005 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, July 5, 2005 5:00 p.m.

Monday, July 18, 2005 5:00 p.m.

Monday, August 1, 2005 5:00 p.m.

Monday, August 15, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 6, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, September 19, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 3, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, October 17, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, November 7, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, November 21, 2005 6:00 p.m.

Monday, December 5, 2005 5:00 p.m.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2004-2005 OPERATING BUDGET.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Operating Budget. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye. Pursuant to Title 70, Oklahoma Statutes, Section 5-134.1, the Board of Education is required to approve a final fiscal year budget. The following chart reflects proposed budgets for the governmental funds for 2004-2005.

 

General

Fund

Building

Fund

Child Nutrition Fund

MAPS

Fund

Bond

Funds

Fund Balance

July 1, 2004

$5,751,027

$2,848,249

$420,547

$4,385,249

$3,686,157

Revenue &

Lapsed Funds

95,113,105

4,461,000

5,143,846

9,722,395

6,325,000

Total

Available

100,864,132

7,309,249

5,564,393

14,107,644

10,011,157

Expenditures

94,918,960

5,095,000

5,007,949

14,107,644

8,000,000

Fund Balance

June 30, 2005

$5,945,172

$2,214,249

$556,444

$0

$2,011,157

ITEM #9 – consideration of and vote on approval of the 21st century community learning grant management contract with a chance for change foundation for fiscal year 2004-2005. ($358,000.00)

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the 21st Century Community Learning Grant Management Contract with A Chance for Change Foundation for Fiscal Year 2004-2005 for $358,000.00. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #10 – consideration of and vote on approval for a prevention education instructor (Project alert) in putnam city middle schools. (project code 551 - $10,000.00)

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve a Prevention Education Instructor (Project Alert) in Putnam City middle schools, Project Code 551 for $10,000.00. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.

ITEM #11 – superintendent’s report.

· Putnam City High School’s boys’ cross country team earned an academic achievement award for a team grade point average above 3.25.

· Putnam City recently had four elementary school students selected for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OMEA) Children’s All-State Chorus. The students, from Wiley Post Elementary School, Ralph Downs Elementary School and James L. Dennis Elementary School, will be part of a 142-voice choir that will present a concert at the OMEA state convention.

· Cristi Miller, music teacher at Ralph Downs Elementary, co-wrote a song that will be performed by a group at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The song, titled The Spirit of America, will be sung by a group called "America Sings."

· Congratulations to the district teams and players featured in a new magazine, Oklahoma Tipoff. The cover features C. J. Henry of Putnam City High and Danielle Gant of Putnam City West. The magazine ranks Putnam City West first, Putnam City High 11th, and Putnam City North 19th in girl’s 6A basketball. Putnam City High is ranked first and Putnam City North fourth in boy’s 6A basketball.

· Art students from Putnam City high schools were honored in the 2004 High School Print and Drawing Competition sponsored by the Norick Art Center at Oklahoma City University. Of the 152 pieces of art judged into the show, 43 – or 28 percent – were created by Putnam City students. Two Putnam City High School students and three Putnam City West high School students won awards. Student works may be seen through November 26 in the Nona Jean Hulsey Gallary at OCU’s Norick Art Center.

· Twenty-nine band students from Putnam City middle schools and high schools were selected as members of the 2004-2005 Central Oklahoma Director Association Honors Band.

· Forty-six orchestra students from Putnam City high schools were selected as members of the North Central Honors Orchestra.

· Forty-five orchestra students from Putnam City middle schools were selected as members of the Central Oklahoma Honors Orchestra.

· Congratulations to Putnam City High and Putnam City North, each of which won state playoff games. Both teams play again Saturday night. Putnam City High plays at Tulsa Union at 7:30 p.m. Putnam City North takes on Stillwater at 7:30 p.m. at Putnam City Stadium.

· Our thanks and appreciation go to Putnam City High sophomore Steven Williams, who was one of several people who last week tried to rescue the driver of a van that caught fire. Williams was pulled away from the van by bystanders when the fire grew too intense.

ITEM #12 – comments by board members.

Gail LoPresto wished Melinda Johnson a happy birthday. She thanked all district schools for hosting Veteran’s Day assemblies, and said she thoroughly enjoyed the program at Tulakes Elementary School. She congratulated Putnam City High and Putnam City North football teams on their playoff victories, and praised Putnam City West for winning the last game of their season. She thanked Sue Kuntze and Barbara Crump for their presentation to Apollo Elementary parents last week.

Jerry Cramer thanked Steve Myers for an excellent job preparing the district budget guide. He also noted that there are a great many things going on in the district that students, parents, employees, and the community may be proud of. He thanked the students from Downs for their performance. He also thanked Corey Boggs for his inspirational message.

Julie Jenison thanked Sue Kuntze and Barbara Crump for their presentation to Apollo Elementary parents. She added that Apollo is an amazing school. She said she enjoyed attending the DECA fashion show at Putnam City North. She said the parent-teacher night at Hefner Middle School had a great turnout and was a lot of fun. She also complimented Kirkland Elementary School on their Veteran’s Day program.

Sue Sullivan said she was impressed with the Veteran’s Day assembly at Cooper Middle School and was pleased with the support students across the district gave to veterans. She also praised Putnam City High sophomore Steven Williams for his heroic efforts in trying to rescue the driver of a van that caught fire.

Melinda Johnson expressed appreciation for the DECA fashion show at Putnam City North. She thanked board members for their work and thanked all employees for the great job they do.

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.

Julie Jenison made a motion at 6:37 p.m. to adjourn. Sue Sullivan seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye; Johnson, aye.