Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
November 2005


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, Nov. 7, 6 p.m.

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 7, 2005 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 4, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE, AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – JAN SANDS.

Jan Sands, Putnam City Association of Classroom Teachers President, led in an inspirational message, moment of silence, and Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 – AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK PROCLAMATION – JAN SANDS PCACT PRESIDENT.

Jan Sands read the American Education Week Proclamation. Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the proclamation for American Education Week. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #3 – PERFORMANCE BY PUTNAM CITY WEST DRAMA STUDENTS.

Putnam City West drama students, under the direction of Linda Brown, performed a song from their recent production of Into the Woods.

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. THE CONSENT CONSISTS OF THE DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION, AND APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

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

a. Minutes for regular board meeting October 17, 2005.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 612081092 through 612114361 for October 12 through November 1, 2005.

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

d. Elementary and Secondary Fund-raisers.

PUTNAM CITY ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY

FUND-RAISERS - NOVEMBER

Board of Education Meeting

November 7, 2005

APOLLO

Activity / Subaccount Scholastic Book Fair / Media $ 600.00

Date: November 4-11 (books, videos, AR quizzes)

CENTRAL ELEM.

Activity / Subaccount Donation only fundraiser / General $ 6,000.00

Date: Ongoing (playground improvements)

Activity / Subaccount Jump Rope for Heart/ General $ 1,000.00

Date: Nov. 14-17 (American Heart Association)

DOWNS

Activity / Subaccount School Pictures / School Pictures $ 2,000.00

Date: November 9 (classroom and curriculum supplies)

Activity / Subaccount Book Fair / Media $ 1,500.00

Date: November 10 (books, reading incentives, reading awards,

misc. supplies for the library)

Activity / Subaccount Santa Pictures / General $ 300.00

Date: November 29 (Camp Classen expenses)

HARVEST HILLS

Activity / Subaccount Book Fair / Media Center $ 2,000.00

Date: Nov. and May (purchase of books for media center and

promotional materials for students)

Activity / Subaccount Sell Candy Grams / Cancer $ 800.00

Date: Nov./Dec./Feb. (cancer fund)

HILLDALE

Activity / Subaccount Sell school t-shirts and sweatshirts / General $ 200.00

Date: Nov. 17-Dec. 2 (PE equipment)

Activity / Subaccount Bottled water sale / Foods $ 300.00

Date: Ongoing (misc. educational purchases and student

incentives)

Activity / Subaccount School pictures / Vending $ 400.00

Date: November 1 (misc. educational purchases and student

incentives)

LAKE PARK

Activity / Subaccount Skating Party / General $ 1,000.00

Date: Nov. 14 & Mar. 7 (Camp Classen - 5th grade)

Activity / Subaccount Sell Gobble Grams / General $ 300.00

Date: Nov. 14-18 (Camp Classen – 5th grade)

NORTHRIDGE

Activity / Subaccount Papa John’s Pizza School Night / General $ 100.00

Date: Ongoing (misc. supplies)

ROLLINGWOOD

Activity / Subaccount Fall individual pictures / Pictures $ 1,800.00

Date: Nov. 3 (misc. classroom and office supplies and

materials, equipment and repairs, substitutes)

WESTERN OAKS ELEM.

Activity / Subaccount Papa John’s Pizza School Night / General $ 1,200.00

Date: Ongoing-monthly (educational programs, supplies, furnishings,

improvements, field trips, etc.)

WILEY POST

Activity / Subaccount Bingo Night / A.I.E. $10,000.00

Date: November 10 (art supplies for classrooms, art related field

trips, Artist in Residence, Butterfly Garden)

WILL ROGERS

Activity / Subaccount Sell Thanksgiving Candy Grams / Cancer Drive $ 100.00

Date: Nov. 16-18 (cancer fund)

CENTRAL MIDDLE

Activity / Subaccount Students put money in jars (OU and OSU). The $ 100.00

Date: Nov. 21-22 one with most donations gets their fight song

played over intercom / Cancer (cancer fund)

Activity / Subaccount Spirit week dress-up days – students pay $.25 / $ 375.00

Date: Nov. 14-18 Care Share (Care Share donation / family

adoption)

MAYFIELD MIDDLE

Activity / Subaccount Brochure Sales / Family & Consumer Sciences $ 500.00

Date: November (competitive events, state and national dues,

and other FCCLA sponsored events)

Activity / Subaccount Sell old uniforms / Athletics Department $ 300.00

Date: Ongoing (buy new track uniforms and other equipment)

e. Out of state trips.

1. Cooper Middle School students to Six Flags Over Texas May 6, 2006.

2. Putnam City North Varsity Cheer Squad and Junior Varsity Cheer Squad to NCA Nationals in Dallas, Texas December 27 – 29, 2005.

f. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

g. 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.

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

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF CALENDAR DATES FOR REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS IN 2006.

Jerry Cramer questioned the date January 24, 2006 on the schedule. The date should be Monday, January 23, 2006. Melinda Johnson made a motion to approve the calendar dates for the regular school board meetings in 2006 as listed with the exception of January 24, 2006, changing that date to January 23, 2006. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Monday, January 9, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, January 23, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, February 6, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, February 20, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, March 6, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 3, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, April 17, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 1, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, May 15, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, June 5, 2006, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 29, 2006, 5:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 6, 2006, 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 24, 2006, 5:00 p.m.
Monday, August 7, 2006, 5:00 p.m.
Monday, August 21, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, September 18, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 2, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, October 16, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, November 6, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, November 20, 2006, 6:00 p.m.
Monday, December 4, 2006, 5:00 p.m.

All meetings will be held in the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON A CONTRACT WITH ALISHA ERSLAND FOR OCCUPATION THERAPY.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the contract with Alisha Ersland for Occupational Therapy. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

The purpose of this contract is to provide occupational therapy services for eligible special education students assigned to Ms. Ersland, OTR/L by the school district during the 2005-2006 school year.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND TAKE ACTION ON A RESOLUTION DETERMINING THE MATURITIES OF, AND SETTING A DATE, TIME, AND PLACE FOR THE SALE OF $12,260,000 General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds of the Putnam City school District.

Dr. Capps asked the board if they could set the date of November 30, 2005 at 12:00 noon for the sale of the bonds. Two board members could not attend that day. Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve a resolution determining the maturities of, and setting date of November 28, 2005 at 12:00 noon in the Administration Board Room for the sale of $12,260,000 General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds of the Putnam City School District. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

The voters approved the sale of bonds on October 14, 2003 and October 11, 2005. This sale will include the third and final release of the 2003 Bond and the first release of the 2005 Bond.

ITEM # 10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR THE ANNUAL SCHOOL ELECTION TO BE HELD TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2006 AND THE ANNUAL SCHOOL RUN-OFF ELECTION, IF NEEDED, ON TUESDAY, APRIL 4, 2006.

Jerry Cramer made a motion to approve a resolution calling for the Annual School Election to be held Tuesday, February 14, 2006 and the Annual School Run-off Election, if needed, on Tuesday, April 4, 2006. Melinda Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Sue Sullivan asked Mrs. Jenison, who is currently serving as board member for member position number 1, if she was planning on running for that position again. She said she was. Mrs. Sullivan asked if there was anyone else in the audience who wanted to be a candidate for board member position number 1. Mr. Steven Hilovsky stood and said that he would like to be a candidate for board member position number 1.

Individuals interested in running as a candidate for the #1 seat on the Putnam City Board of Education may file to run as a candidate for this seat at the Oklahoma County Election Board between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. December 5 through December 7, 2005.

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 18, 2005.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON CHANGE ORDER NUMBERS 4 AND 5 FOR THE HEFNER CLASSROOM AND ELEVATOR.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve Change Order Numbers 4 and 5 for the Hefner classroom and elevator. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Change order number 4 includes the relocation of electrical feeds for softball fields, electrical supply to room B108 for the HVAC unit, install new panic door exit device, install additional storm drainage and curb, handrail and fence requirements. Change order number 5 is to provide substrate for the north wall for which the EIFS foam will adhere. The $24,070.00 cost of change orders at Hefner will be paid from bonds approved by voters in October, 2003.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON CHANGE ORDER NUMBER 4 FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL STADIUM UPGRADE.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve Change Order Number 4 for the high school stadium upgrade. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Change order number 4 includes the additional stair place, guide rail supports, additional paving, access panel for water fountain, misfabrication of steel on concession beam, and black out ceiling tile. The $7,114.90 cost of the changes will be covered by MAPS for Kids funds.

ITEM #13 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

· Putnam City North senior, Isaac Freeman, was among nine Oklahoma seniors and 628 seniors across the country recognized as outstanding writers in the National Council of Teachers of English Achievement Awards in Writing. The recipients were chosen from 2,359 students nominated in their junior year by their teachers.

· Congratulations to Stephanie Fugate, DECA teacher at Putnam City High, who just received notice that she has won the New Professional of the Year – Marketing Division award. This award is given to someone who has worked 5 or less years and is a leader in their division.

· Betty Herman, journalism teacher at Putnam City North, was chosen as a recipient of the Rose State College’s "Golden Apple" teacher award. Nominations are made by currently enrolled students at Rose State.

· Putnam City North’s 2005 Panther Tracks Yearbook, Pick a Day, Any Day, won the Charles E. "Colonel" Savedge Memorial Sweepstakes Award, Best in State High School Yearbook. This was awarded by the Oklahoma Scholastic Media/Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association.

· The Putnam City High yearbook, The Treasure Chest, received several awards at the Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association Contest for the 04-05 Yearbook. They took All Oklahoman, Highest Honors, Yearbook Advisor of the Year and Yearbook Designer of the Year.

· Leadership Oklahoma City officials have announced that 7 district high school students were selected to be part of the 05-06 Youth Leadership Exchange. The Leadership Skills Program focuses on general community leadership skills. The students selected are Hunter Ligon and Anna Imose from Putnam City High and Christine Harris, Madison Melon, Whitney Bass, Natalie Coleman and Cally Kingsley from Putnam City North.

· The Putnam City North band, under the direction of Susan Clothier, received a Superior rating at the OSSAA Regional Marching Contest and also ranked 7th at the Oklahoma Band Master’s State Marching Band contest.

· Peggy Rooks, Putnam City North math teacher, has been recognized as an Outstanding Role Model by the National Society of High School Scholars. NSHSS student members nominate teachers for the award when they feel teachers have made a difference in their lives.

· Putnam City High had nineteen works "Juried In" at the annual OCU sponsored Print & Drawing Competition, which is the highest number of works accepted. Their works will be on display in the Norick Center Gallery.

· While a Putnam City High group was visiting the Warr Acres Community Center, an elderly gentleman experienced a heart attack. Quick thinking student, Chelsye Deaton, administered CPR until EMSA arrived.

· Congratulations to the Putnam City High football team for placing first in District 6A-2 and making the playoffs. Their first game will be 7:30 this Friday night at the district stadium against Lawton Eisenhower.

· I’m going to share a letter written by a couple from Hennessey, extolling the virtues of our Silver Strings.

ITEM #14 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Gail LoPresto asked to be informed of when the Putnam City North Band was performing their annual Light Show at a football game. She said she regretted that she did not see it. She congratulated Putnam City High School drama students for their production of Marvin’s Room. She said the district should be proud that of eight students who organized homecoming events at Oklahoma State University, three – Evan Worley, Alecha Martin, and Miriam LoPresto – are former district students.

Jerry Cramer thanked Putnam City West drama students for their performance from their recent production of Into the Woods. He said Putnam City administrators and teachers are doing an amazing job of educating kids.

Melinda Johnson thanked Dr. Millerborg for providing salary schedules and Christy Evans for providing an update on the Parents as Teachers program.

Julie Jenison thanked Putnam City West drama students for their performance.

Sue Sullivan thanked the Putnam City West drama students. She said she is looking forward to the first playoff football game Friday night between Putnam City High School and Lawton Eisenhower.

ITEM #15 – 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 at 6:45 p.m. 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). Melinda Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO RETURN TO OPEN SESSION AND TO REQUEST THE BOARD CLERK TO RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION.

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

MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board President Sue Sullivan, Vice President Melinda Johnson, Julie Jenison, Gail LoPresto, and Jerry Cramer; 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 #18 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #19 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Julie Jenison made a motion to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. Melinda Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, Nov. 21, 6 p.m.

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 21, 2005 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 18, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

 

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

 

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE, AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – DR. MELANI MOUSE.

 

Dr. Melani Mouse, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, led in an inspirational message, moment of silence, and Pledge of Allegiance.

 

ITEM #2 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

 

There was no public participation.

 

ITEM #3 – CONSENT AGENDA:  ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, WHICH CONCERN REPORTS AND ITEMS OF A ROUTINE NATURE NORMALLY APPROVED AT BOARD MEETINGS, WILL BE APPROVED BY ONE VOTE UNLESS ANY BOARD MEMBER DESIRES TO HAVE A SEPARATE VOTE ON ANY OR ALL OF THESE ITEMS.  THE CONSENT CONSISTS OF THE DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION, AND APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

 

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

a. Minutes for regular board meeting November 7, 2005.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 605496055 through 613837095 for November 3 through November 14, 2005 with the exception of purchase order numbers 612519705 and 613667130 for Triangle A & E.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer List. 

d. Agreement with Penn Square Mall during the holiday season, and provide one insurance certificate for Putnam City district-wide performances.

e. Elementary and Secondary Fund-raisers.

FUND-RAISERS  - NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

Board of Education Meeting

November 21, 2005

 

APOLLO

Activity / Subaccount                         Singing Christmas cards / Music-Vocal                           $      75.00

Date:  Dec. 8-20                    (music, program supplies)

 

CENTRAL ELEM.                               

Activity / Subaccount                         Santa Pictures / General                                                      $ 1,500.00

Date:  Dec. 7                                          (playground improvements)

 

CORONADO

Activty / Subaccount                          Cookbook sale / Cancer fund                                             $4,000.00

Date:   December                                  (cancer fund)

 

LAKE PARK

Activity / Subaccount                         Sell popcorn and cappuccino at Craft Show /                 $    400.00

Date:  December 3                                General (Camp Classen – 5th grade)

 

NORTHRIDGE

Activity / Subaccount         Sell pickles / General                                                            $    100.00

Date:  Nov. 29 - ongoing                    (cancer fund)

 

Activity / Subaccount                         Santa Pictures / General                                                      $    100.00

Date:  December 5                                (misc. office supplies)

 

WESTERN OAKS ELEM.

Activity / Subaccount                         Santa Express-sell candy grams / STUCO                       $     200.00

Date:  December                                   (community service projects)

 

WILL ROGERS

Activity / Subaccount                         Flamingo yard deco / PEAK                                               $     600.00

Date:  Ongoing                                     (enrichment opportunities for PEAK and regular

classrooms K-5)

 

Activity / Subaccount                         Santa Pictures / General                                                      $    500.00

Date:  December 1                                (cancer fund)

 

Activity / Subaccount                         Sell Christmas candy grams / General                               $    100.00

Date:  Dec. 7, 8, 9                  (cancer fund)

 

WINDSOR HILLS

Activity / Subaccount                         Santa Pictures / Clearing                                                     $ 1,700.00

Date:  December                                   (misc. materials for students)

 

COOPER MIDDLE

Activity / Subaccount                         Sell cookie dough / Band                                                    $ 3,000.00

Date:       Jan. 11-24, 2006                     (instruments, repair, supplies, spring trip)

 

MAYFIELD MIDDLE

Activity / Subaccount                         Candle sale / Pep Club                                                        $    800.00

Date:  November 17                             (uniforms, supplies, activity costs)

 

f. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

 ITEM #4 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.

 

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

 

ITEM #5 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 612519705 AND 613667130 FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

 

Melinda Johnson made a motion to approve purchase order numbers 612519705 and 613667130 for Triangle A & E.  Julie Jenison seconded the motion.  Vote:  LoPresto, abstain; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

 

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION TO

APPOINT MEGAN GAULRAPP AS DISTRICT ASSISTANT TREASURER FOR THE REMAINDER OF FY 2005-2006.

 

Gail LoPresto made a motion to appoint Megan Gaulrapp as District Assistant Treasurer for the remainder of FY 2005-2006.  Melinda Johnson seconded the motion.  Vote:  LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

 

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 OPERATING BUDGET.

 

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the Fiscal Year 2005-2006 Operating Budget.  Melinda Johnson seconded the motion.  Vote:  LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

 

ITEM # 8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CHANGES TO BOARD POLICY BQ – DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS.

 

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve changes to Board Policy BQ – Distribution of Materials.  Jerry Cramer seconded the motion.  Vote:  LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, abstain; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

 

ITEM #9 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

 

Coronado received a $1,400 grant from Target to support their Deaconness Tutoring program.  The funds will be used to purchase additional materials for grades K-3.   

 

Mayfield recently received the Read Across America Library Books Award from the NEA Foundation Board of Directors.  With the $5,000 award check, they plan to purchase books and reading materials for their library.  Mayfield was the only school in Oklahoma, this year, to receive this award.     

 

Hefner did well at the TIVY tournament recently.  In the overall school categories, Hefner won 1st in each grade level.   In the individual prize category, three sixth grade students took 1st, 2nd and 3rd place, two seventh graders won 1st and 3rd place and two eighth grade students won 2nd and 3rd place. 

 

OPAT (Oklahoma Parents As Teachers) received a $5,000 grant from Inasmuch. The grant will provide funding to help purchase furniture, learning activities, books, puzzles and manipulatives.  The playroom will be set up with a variety of centers focusing on language, cognitive, fine motor, gross motor, and social skills.   

 

The American Choral Directors Association announced that two North students, Charles Bullard and Katie Eissenstat and Central Middle School student, Hannah Meeker, have been selected for the Southwest ACDA Honor Choir.  This is quite an achievement as 1,200 – 1,500 students, per choir, submitted audition tapes.  They will rehearse with world renowned conductors and perform before hundreds of choral directors and parents from a 12-state area. 

 

Katherine Thomas, a Western Oaks Middle School student, was chosen for the Junior High All-State Honor Choir.  She was the only Putnam City middle school student to receive this honor.  

 

ITEM #10 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

 

Gail LoPresto appreciated the chance to attend Veterans’ Day assemblies at Hilldale Elementary School and Putnam City West High School. She said students at both schools were respectful. She said she and students especially appreciated seeing Putnam City West counselor Rhonda Nee in uniform.  She wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

 

Jerry Cramer said long-range planning has been a crucial element in the district making AYP.  He thanked Steve Myers for the 2006 Budget Guide.  He congratulated Western Oaks Middle School administrative intern Diana DeSpain on an outstanding presentation at the convention of the National Council of Teachers of English.  He thanked all district employees for their work, but gave special tribute to Karol Seale, who will soon retire from her position as the principal’s secretary at Putnam City High School.

 

Melinda Johnson congratulated district teachers and administrators on the district making AYP.  She said her thoughts and prayers have been with the family, friends, and teachers of Ethan Farmer, the Will Rogers Elementary School student who passed away last week.  She said the accident that took Ethan’s life was a reminder to us to be thankful for family and blessings in our lives.

 

Dr. Capps added that other recent losses in the district include Putnam City High School student Seth Hastings and former Putnam City North High School student Jeffrey Rogers.

Julie Jenison said she enjoyed bingo night at Wiley Post Elementary.  She said it was a reminder of the importance of community.  She lifted up in prayer all those who have lost loved ones.  She said the holiday season is a good time to say what we really feel.  She wished everyone a blessed Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas.

 

Sue Sullivan said we have many things to be thankful for.  She said she did not like the term “Turkey Day”.  The purpose of the holiday is to be thankful.  She said she enjoyed the Veterans’ Day assembly at Putnam City High School.  Journalism teacher Bill Pierce was in uniform.  She said many of us, students and employees, have a military connection.  She thanked Adam Carter, a Boy Scout working toward a merit badge, for attending the meeting.  She wished everyone a happy Thanksgiving.

 

ITEM #11 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON NEW BUSINESS.

 

There was no new business.

 

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

 

Julie Jenison made a motion to adjourn at 6:25 p.m.  Melinda Johnson seconded the motion. Vote:  LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.



BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
Monday, Nov. 28, noon

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in special session Monday, November 28, 2005 at 12:00 noon in the Board Room at the Administration Building, 5401 NW 40th, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice were posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

Sue Sullivan called the meeting to order at 12:00 noon. Members present: Sue Sullivan, president; Julie Jenison, Jerry Cramer, and Gail LoPresto, members; Associate Superintendent Dr. Ann Millerborg; Debbra Baldwin, clerk, and others. Melinda Johnson was absent.

ITEM #2 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE $12,260,000 GENERAL OBLIGATION COMBINED PURPOSE BONDS OF THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT AND AWARD BONDS TO THE LOWEST BIDDER.

Mrs. Sullivan introduced Mr. Stephen H. McDonald of Steve McDonald & Associates, Inc. who is the financial adviser for Putnam City Schools. Mr. McDonald asked if there were any other bids. There were none. He told the board that electronic bids came in to his office at 11:49 a.m. this morning.

Bids Received Net Interest Cost Average Rate

BB & T Capital Markets $1,719,741.30 4.007787%

Merrill Lynch & Company $1,577,862.45 3.677144%

Sovereign Securities Corp. $1,615,224.80 3.764215%

UBS Financial Services, Inc. $1,754,712.50 4.089286%

Wells Fargo Brokerage $1,568,421.80 3.655143%

Gail LoPresto made a motion to receive the bids for the $12,260,000 General Obligation Combined Purpose Bonds of this school district and award bonds to the lowest bidder. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #3 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO TAKE ACTION ON A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE ISSUANCE OF GENERAL OBLIGATION COMBINED PURPOSE BONDS IN THE SUM OF $12,260,000 BY THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT, AUTHORIZED AT ELECTIONS CALLED AND HELD FOR SUCH PURPOSE; PRESCRIBING FORM OF BONDS; DESIGNATING BONDS FOR CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE INTERAL REVENUE CODE; DEEMING THE PRELIMINARY OFFICIAL STATEMENT TO BE "FINAL" FOR THE PURPOSES OF SEC RULE 15(2)2-12: AGREEING TO COMPLY WITH CONTINUING DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS OF SEC RULE 15 (C)2-12: 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.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to accept the low bid of Wells Fargo Brokerage Services, LLC of Salt Lake City at a net interest cost of $1,568,421.80 and an average rate of 3.644143%. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #4 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE LOW BID OF $319,760 SUBMITTED BY CACTUS CONSTRUCTION COMPANY FOR INTERCOMS.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the low bid of $319,760 submitted by Cactus Construction Company for Intercoms. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

The 2003 bond allowed for new intercom systems in six elementary schools (Downs, Kirkland, Overholser, Rollingwood, Western Oaks, and Wiley Post).

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

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