Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes
September 2005


BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 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 Tuesday, September 6, 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, September 2, 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 – JASON SIMEROTH.

Jason Simeroth, Director of Student Achievement and Assessment, led in an inspirational message, moment of silence, and Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR RESOLUTION FOR SEPTEMBER 17, 2005 AS CONSTITUTION DAY AND CITIZENSHIP DAY IN PUTNAM CITY – JASON SIMEROTH, DIRECTOR OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT.

Jason Simeroth read the Constitution Day Proclamation to proclaim September 17th, as Constitution and Citizenship Day and that Putnam City Schools will celebrate this day September 19th. Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve resolution for September 17, 2005 as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day in Putnam City. Melinda Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #3 – PRESENTATION ON SPRING TEST RESULTS AND API DATA FOR PUTNAM CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS – SUE KUNTZE.

Sue Kuntze, Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Education, presented 2005 Spring Criterion Reference Test (CRT) results and API Data for Putnam City elementary schools.

Mrs. Kuntze reported that more 5th grade students scored in advanced or satisfactory categories in 2005 than in 2004. Fifth grade students scoring in advanced or satisfactory categories were 86% in math, 82% in reading, 82% in science, 69% in social studies, and 74% in writing. Third and 4th grade students took the CRT’s in 2005 for the first time. Third grade students that scored in advanced or satisfactory categories were 70% in math and 85% in reading. Fourth grade students scoring in the same categories were 81% in math and 89% in reading.

All Putnam City elementary schools made adequate yearly progress (AYP) in improving student achievement in 2005. To make AYP, each elementary school must meet or exceed state-set performance goals concerning achievement of students in reading and math, percent of students taking tests of achievement, and attendance. Academic Performance Index (API) is a score, ranging from 0 to 1500, and measures performance and progress of a school based on several factors that contribute to overall educational success.

ELEMENTARY TOTAL API REPORT

REGULAR EDUCATION STUDENTS

2003, 2004, 2005

 

 

 

 

School

READING API

 

MATH API

TOTAL API

2003

2004

2005

2003

2004

2005

2003

2004

2005

Apollo

608

666

866

393

737

810

540

726

838

Central Inter.

945

799

1099

877

936

1139

930

896

1119

Coronado

1210

1293

1495

1230

1333

1461

1223

1302

1478

Dennis

1057

1269

1438

1137

1293

1439

1110

1282

1438

Downs

1177

1252

1430

1050

1137

1361

1121

1197

1395

Harvest Hills

1141

1147

1298

1210

1140

1326

1181

1154

1312

Hilldale

760

584

915

779

629

897

779

631

906

Kirkland

1251

1109

1393

1288

1128

1239

1260

1122

1316

Lake Park

1234

894

1470

1136

912

1171

1167

913

1321

Northridge

1202

1165

1396

1123

1182

1246

1166

1177

1321

Overholser

1132

1080

1301

1009

1125

1316

1067

1098

1308

Rollingwood

1158

1106

1307

1046

1082

1171

1113

1109

1239

Tulakes

746

714

831

747

814

SH 737

768

790

784

Western Oaks

829

639

1230

832

706

1112

844

713

1171

Wiley Post

1120

1018

1212

1145

984

1283

1130

1009

1248

Will Rogers

1195

1185

1374

1190

1090

1368

1192

1135

1371

Windsor Hills

942

936

1134

848

932

825

916

949

980

 

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

a. Minutes for regular board meeting August 15, 2005.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 600222134 through 606139130 for the time period July 15 – August 30, 2005 for the 2005-2006 school year.

c. School Activity Fund Transfer List including Central Middle School and Mayfield Middle School.

d. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.

e. Renewal agreement with Francis Tuttle for the Pre-Engineering Academy.

f. Renewal of proposal and contract with Educational Development and Instruction Team (EDIT) for the 2005-2006 school year. (Title I – 511, $77,500.00)

g. Renewal of proposal and continuing contract with Education Development and Instructional Team (EDIT) to provide Apollo and Hilldale teachers and administrative staff continuous ongoing training focusing on improving student performance. (Comprehensive School Reform – 516, $66,000.00)

h. Renewal of the 21st Century Community Learning Grant Management Contract with A Chance for Change Foundation for Fiscal Year 2005-2006.

i. Elementary and Secondary Fund-raisers.

APOLLO

Activity / Subaccount Fall pictures / General $ 500.00

Date: September 16 (teaching resources/instructional materials,

field trips)

Activity / Subaccount All 4 Kids catalog sales/ General $ 5,000.00

Date: September 19 (teaching resources/instructional materials)

CENTRAL ELEM.

Activity / Subaccount Kay Pierce brochure sales / General $25,000.00

Date: September (playground updates, classroom materials)

 

CENTRAL INTERM.

Activity / Subaccount Before and After School Child Care / Day Care $15,000.00

Date: Ongoing (playground equipment, technology, field trips,

school projects; supplies for Cub Clubhouse, etc.)

Activity / Subaccount Sell items w/student drawings on them / General $ 500.00

Date: September 22 (Art Press)

Activity / Subaccount Fall pictures / School Picture Money $ 1,000.00

Date: September 16 (office, classroom, supplies, faculty improve-

ments, food items for parent involvement activities)

CORONADO

Activity / Subaccount Bake sale / Special Education $ 200.00

Date: Sept. Open House (community field trips & special olympics)

Activity / Subaccount Open House for Media / Media $ 700.00

Date: Sept. Open House (purchase of books and author visit)

Activity / Subaccount Pizza Dinner / Fifth Grade Fund $ 2,000.00

Date: Sept. Open House (fifth grade field trip)

Activity / Subaccount Fall pictures / Picture Fund $ 2,000.00

Date: Sept. or Oct. (curriculum and instruction, student and

office supplies, technology)

Activity / Subacount Cougar Cruise "2 mile fun run" / General $ 500.00

Date: September 25 (100 Mile Club)

Activity / Subaccount Water bottle and t-shirt sale / General $ 500.00

Date: September-Oct. (100 Mile Club)

Activity / Subaccount Sell Pre-K t-shirts / General $ 80.00

Date: Sept. & May (film developing for Pre-K Me books)

Activity / Subaccount Sell snacks once a month / Special Projects $ 600.00

Date: September (funding A.R. incentives for students)

DENNIS

Activity / Subaccount Fall and spring pictures / General $ 2,000.00

Date: Sept. 30, Spring ’06 (curriculum, student awards and incentives,

school improvement, teacher/office supplies,

furniture and equipment)

DOWNS

Activity / Subaccount Candy sale / General $ 2,500.00

Date: Sept. – April (Camp Classen expenses)

Activity / Subaccount Sell chorus t-shirts / Music $ 60.00

Date: Sept.-Oct. (extra t-shirts, music supplies)

Activity / Subaccount Sell recorders for classroom use (optional) / $ 100.00

Date: Sept.-Oct. Music (music programs and classroom/curricu-

lum supplies)

Activity / Subaccount 4th and 5th Grade Dance / General $ 300.00

Date: September 15 (Camp Classen expenses)

Activity / Subaccount Sale of student artwork on various items / $ 500.00

Date: September (classroom and curriculum supplies)

HARVEST HILLS

Activity / Subaccount Fall & spring pictures / School Pictures $ 2,000.00

Date: Sept. and March (instructional, media supplies, professional

development, technology equipment and

supplies)

HILLDALE

Activity / Subaccount Fall pictures / General $ 400.00

Date: September (supplies and incentives for students teachers)

NORTHRIDGE

Activity / Subaccount Katrina 5K (collect donations for hurricane $ 100.00

Date: September victims) / Donations (hurricane relief/Red Cross)

OVERHOLSER

Activity / Subaccount Fall, Santa, and spring pictures / General $ 2,500.00

Date: Sept./Dec./Mar. (classroom and office supplies)

Activity / Subaccount Movie & coke float / Cancer Fund $ 1,500.00

Date: Various times (cancer fund)

ROLLINGWOOD

Activity / Subaccount Skatetime / Physical Education $ 240.00

Date: Sept.-April (skate rental)

Activity / Subaccount Sell school t-shirts / Physical Education $ 350.00

Date: Sept.-Oct. (PE supplies, materials, equipment, 100

Mile Club, substitutes)

Activity / Subaccount Sell backpacks / Physical Education $ 600.00

Date: September (equipment, supplies, materials for PE,

awards, incentives, substitutes)

Activity / Subaccount Sell honor choir t-shirts / Vocal Music $ 200.00

Date: September (pay for honor choir t-shirts, non-profit)

TULAKES

Activity / Subaccount Candy Andy gift brochure sales / General $ 5,000.00

Date: September (furniture, technology, instructional materials,

supplies, and school improvement)

WILEY POST

Activity / Subaccount Candy sale / General $14,000.00

Date: Sept. and May (Camp Classen tuition)

Activity / Subaccount Sell pickles / General $ 6,000.00

Date: Sept. – May (Camp Classen tuition)

WILL ROGERS

Activity / Subaccount Sell chorus t-shirts and recorders / Music $ 100.00

Date: September (choral and recorder music and other materials

for programs and activities)

Activity / Subaccount Sell recorder instruments to 4th graders / Music $ 50.00

Date: September (music recorders & supplies to use w/recorders)

WINDSOR HILLS

Activity / Subaccount Fall pictures and yearbooks / Clearing Acct. $ 2,000.00

Date: September (equipment for classroom use)

CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL

Activity / Subaccount Sell chocolate / Orchestra $ 4,000.00

Date: September (Contest fees, travel expenses, equipment)

COOPER MIDDLE SCHOOL

Activity / Subaccount Sell Peeler cards / Pep Club $ 800.00

Date: September (New uniforms)

Activity / Subaccount Party Pics / Cheerleaders $ 300.00

Date: Ongoing (Uniform pants and jackets)

Activity / Subaccount Message Grams / Cheerleaders $ 200.00

Date: Ongoing (Uniforms, poms, supplies)

MAYFIELD

Activity / Subaccount Sell miscellaneous sports equipment / Athletics $ 200.00

Date: Sept.-Dec. (New equipment)

 

PUTNAM CITY NORTH

Activity / Subaccount Magazine subscriptions / Orchestra and Band $ 4,000.00

Date: September (Trips, supplies, transportation)

Activity / Subaccount Sponsor donations / Orchestra $ 2,000.00

Date: Ongoing (Expenses, trips, supplies, music)

Activity / Subaccount Sell PCN Auto shades / Orchestra $ 1,000.00

Date: Sept.-Oct. (Trips, supplies, transportation)

j. Secondary Contract with National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum for Putnam City North High School to rent the banquet area for the 2005 Prom. ($5,100.00, Activities)

k. Out of state trips:

1. Putnam City High School Debate students to Dallas, Texas for St. Mark’s Heart of Texas Debate October 20-23, 2005.

2. Putnam City High School Debate students to Dallas, Texas for the Greenhill High School Debate Tournament September 15-19, 2005.

3. Putnam City West Pom Squad to Arlington, Texas to attend Dance Power’s Six Flags Competition September 9-11, 2005.

4. Putnam City West DECA students to New York City to participate in the New York City Study Tour November 14-20, 2005.

l. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

m. 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.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the 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 MOTION FOR APPROVAL OF PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 602242127, 602252705, 602349705, 602366127, 602606091, 604552705 AND 604624705 FOR TRIANGLE A & E.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve purchase order numbers 602242127, 602252705, 602349705, 602366127, 602606091, 604552705, and 604624705 for Triangle A & E. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, abstain; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH LARRY BELL, MULTICULTURAL AMERICA, INC. FOR STAFF DEVELOPMENT JANUARY 4, 2006 FOR WINDSOR HILLS, LAKE PARK, OVERHOLSER, WESTERN OAKS ELEMENTARY, APOLLO, HILLDALE, MAYFIELD, WESTERN OAKS MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND PUTNAM CITY WEST (TITLE II – 541, $8,800.00)

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve contract with Larry Bell, Multicultural America, Inc. for staff development January 4, 2006 for Windsor Hills, Lake Park, Overholser, Western Oaks Elementary, Apollo, Hilldale, Mayfield, Western Oaks Middle School, and Putnam City West. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Larry Bell will work with teachers on ideas, instructional strategies, and best practices that will help raise the bar for all students.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF CONTRACT WITH TAMI SUE RICHMOND, CERTIFIED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT, TO PROVIDE OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY SERVCES FOR ELIGIBLE SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS. (FEDERAL FUNDS PROJECT 62-2135, $18,000.00 TO $25,000.00)

Jerry Cramer made a motion to approve contract with Tami Sue Richmond, Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant, to provide occupational therapy services for eligible special education students. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF THE ESTIMATE OF NEEDS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2005-2006 FOR $138,858,582.54.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the Estimate of Needs for Fiscal Year 2005-2006 for $138,858,582.54. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

Putnam City Schools is required to file an Estimate of Needs with the Oklahoma County Excise Board. This Estimate of Needs is the District’s legal budget for fiscal year 2005-2006.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON APPROVAL OF SUPERINTENDENT’S CONTRACT FOR THE 2005-2006 SCHOOL YEAR.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the superintendent’s contract for the 2005-2006 school year. Melinda Johnson seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

The 2005-06 contract for Dr. Capps was approved at the December 6, 2004 board meeting. The contract amount was approved at the August 15, 2005 board meeting.

ITEM #12 - SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

· Congratulations to Grace Hancock, PCH senior, Ande Kemp, Putnam City North senior, and Jordan Nelson, Putnam City North junior, on being selected to the 2005-06 Youth Council of Oklahoma City.

· Barbara Minton, Business teacher at PCH, for being awarded first place in a statewide lesson plans contest. The contest conducted by the accounting careers committee of the OSCPA awarded $500 prize to Ms. Minton and $200 to PCH to be used in the classroom.

ITEM #13 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Gail LoPresto thanked Sue Kuntze for her presentation. She congratulated teachers and administrators for the increase in elementary test scores and API scores. She said she also attended the football game Friday night and was very impressed with the improvements made at the stadium.

Jerry Cramer congratulated teachers and administrators for the increase in test scores and API scores. He said teachers are working "harder and smarter". Mr. Cramer said he attended the recent Oklahoma State School Boards Association conference and especially enjoyed hearing an impressive presentation by Putnam City West High School staff about literacy efforts at the school.

Melinda Johnson enjoyed the Oklahoma State School Boards Association conference as well.

Julie Jenison said she was very happy with the elementary testing news. She said she enjoyed the presentation by Dr. Melani Mouse and Melanie Pealor at the Oklahoma State School Boards Association conference. She is very pleased with Putnam City’s New Teacher Induction program.

Sue Sullivan congratulated teachers and administrators for increases in elementary test scores and API. She said she enjoyed the presentation by Dr. Mouse and Melanie Pealor at the conference. She is very proud of Putnam City’s new teacher program.

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

There was no new business.

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

Julie Jenison made a motion at 6:45 p.m. to adjourn the meeting. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Johnson, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.



BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING
Monday, Sept. 19, 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, September 19, 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, September 16, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE, AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – DR. ANN MILLERBORG.

Dr. Ann Millerborg, Association Superintendent of Human Resources, led in an inspirational message, moment of silence, and Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 – PRESENTATION ON SPRING TEST RESULTS AND API DATA FOR PUTNAM CITY SECONDARY SCHOOLS – DR. MELANI MOUSE, ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF SECONDARY EDUCATION.

Dr. Mouse reported that results from state testing and API and AYP measurements indicate that Putnam City’s middle schools and high schools are doing an outstanding job.

At the middle school level, Putnam City 8th grade scores were higher than state 8th grade scores as a whole in every area. In math, 83% of district 8th graders scored satisfactory or advanced compared to 76% of 8th graders across the state. In reading, 87% of district 8th graders scored satisfactory or advanced compared to 81% of 8th graders statewide. In science, 85% of district students scored satisfactory or advanced compared to 76% of their state counterparts. In history, 74% of district students scored satisfactory or advanced compared to 57% of 8th graders across the state. In the only area in which 7th graders were tested, geography, 86% of district 7th graders scored satisfactory or advanced in geography compared to 84% of 7th graders across the state.

The same trend holds true at the high school level. District high school students scored better in every area than Oklahoma high school students in general. In English II, 73% of district high school students scored satisfactory or advanced compared to 69% of their counterparts from across the state. In Algebra I, 38% of district high school students scored satisfactory or advanced compared to 32% of high school students statewide. In biology, 51% of district students scored satisfactory or advanced compared to 49% of state high school students. In U. S. History, 78% of district students scored satisfactory or advanced compared to 70% of state high school students.

Secondary schools also did well in terms of making Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). All district middle schools made AYP. To make AYP, each middle school must meet or exceed state set performance goals concerning achievement of students in reading and math, percent of students taking tests of achievement, and attendance. High Schools must meet the same criteria, except that graduation rates instead of attendance rates are a factor. Putnam City High and Putnam City North both made AYP. Putnam City West made AYP in math, reading, and percent of students tested, but not on graduation rate. An appeal to the state regarding calculation of that rate was denied.

Dr. Mouse also discussed secondary Academic Performance Index (API) scores. The API is a score, ranging from 0 to 1500, that measures performance and progress of a school based on several factors that contribute to overall educational success. The total API score increased at every high school and four out of the five middle schools from the previous year.

School

2003 Total API

2004 Total API

2005 Total API

Central Middle

1023

1128

1056

Cooper Middle

1082

1136

1210

Hefner Middle

1148

1255

1330

Mayfield Middle

776

1068

1179

Western Oaks Middle

1005

1248

1276

Putnam City High

1015

1012

1086

Putnam City North

1088

1144

1245

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

a. Minutes for regular board meeting September 6, 2005.

b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 601608116 through end Purchase order number 607551013 – 608100511 for the time period August 31 – September 13, 2005 for the 2005-2006 school year.

c. Elementary and Secondary Fund-raisers.

ALL SCHOOLS
Request approval for all Putnam City schools to collect donations/contributions toward theKatrina Hurricane Relief, including American Red Cross and Feed the Children.

CENTRAL ELEM.

Activity / Subaccount Fall and Spring pictures / Pictures $ 2,500.00

Date: Oct. 4, Feb. 14, (update playground, misc. classroom materials

and April 12 and teacher supplies)

DENNIS

Activity / Subaccount Sell bottled water / General $ 500.00

Date: Sept .- May (leveled readers, curriculum and instructional

materials, teacher and office supplies)

LAKE PARK

Activity / Subaccount Fall and Spring pictures / General $ 2,500.00

Date: Oct. 4, Mar. 6 (playground, curriculum supplies and misc.

instructional/office supplies)

NORTHRIDGE

Activity / Subaccount Sell Sonic cards / Fundraisers $ 500.00

Date: Sept. 22 (misc. supplies)

Activity / Subaccount Bake Sale at Open House / General $ 200.00

Date: Sept. 29 (PEAK field trip)

CENTRAL MIDDLE

Activity / Subaccount Students pay 50 cents a day to wear hats, $ 200.00

Date: October 10-14 house shoes, crazy hair, etc. for Spirit

Week / Cancer (cancer donation)

COOPER MIDDLE

Activity / Subaccount Sell entertainment books / Vocal Music $ 3,000.00

Date: October 14-27 (Spring choir trip, music, misc. supplies)

PC NORTH

Activity / Subaccount Sell PC North colors accessories: scarves, $ 1,000.00

Date: October-March beanies, ear warmers / Orchestra Boosters

(trips, supplies, music)

PC WEST

Activity / Subaccount Powder Puff Football Game / CFD/STUCO $ 1,000.00

Date: October 25 (CFD/STUCO)

Activity / Subaccount Lip Sync/Date Auction / CFD/STUCO $ 1,000.00

Date: January 26, 2006 (CFD / STUCO)

Activity / Subaccount Battle of the Bands / CFD/STUCO $ 1,500.00

Date: March 7, 2006 (CFD/STUCO)

Activity / Subaccount Street Class Competition / CFD $ 1,000.00

Date: March 25, 2006 Classes compete on a Saturday to raise

money on designated streets (CFD/STUCO)

Activity / Subaccount Dance Concert w/Dance Innovations Studio $ 1,500.00

Date: May 20, 2006 & PC West Drama / Drama Fund

(play production, scripts, etc.)

d. Out of state trips:

1. Putnam City High School band students to Bands of America National Competition for marching bands in Arlington, Texas Saturday, October 15, 2005.

2. Putnam City High School band students to Festival of Champions Marching Contest in Overland Park, Kansas Saturday, October 29, 2005.

3. Cooper Middle School vocal music students to Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington, Texas May 5, 2006.

e. Overnight travel requests as submitted under separate cover.

f. 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.

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

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE NOVUSOLUTIONS MAINTENANCE AGREEMENTS.

Julie Jenison made a motion to approve the Novusolutions maintenance agreements. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

The district has purchased two products from Novusolutions – NovusHR for management of online job applications and NovusCMS for school and teacher web pages.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO THE DISTRICT WIDE GIFTED COMMITTEE AND THE LOCAL AVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE PUTNAM CITY GIFTED PROGRAM.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the appointment of members to the District Wide Gifted Committee and the local advisory committee for the Putnam City Gifted Program. Jerry Cramer seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

For the purpose of meeting the duty of each school district as set forth in Section 1210.307 of Title 70 of the Oklahoma Statutes, each district board of education shall create a local advisory committee on education for the gifted and talented children. The local advisory committee will be a sub-committee of our current District Wide Gifted Committee.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO REJECT ALL BIDS FOR THE HVAC REPLACEMENT AT OVERHOLSER ELEMENTARY AND WINDSOR HILLS ELEMENTARY.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to reject all bids for the HVAC replacement at Overholser Elementary and Windsor Hills Elementary. Julie Jenison seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.

The September 2000 bond issue allotted $175,000 for HVAC replacement at the two schools. Funds for the project were made available in January 2004. When bids were opened on September 13, 2005, the lowest bid was $18,400 over the allocation. The recommendation is to reject these bids and rebid the project excluding the t-building at Windsor Hills.

ITEM #9 - SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

· Congratulations to Sam Bradford, senior at Putnam City North, who has been chosen as one of the top 400 athletes in the United States to be considered to play in the 2006 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. The game features the nation’s top 78 high school football players in a classic East vs. West match-up. Sam will be notified by December 15th if he is selected to play in the game.

· Congratulations to Aimee Cornish, 5th grade teacher at Dennis Elementary for being named the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies Outstanding Elementary Teacher of the Year.

ITEM #10 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Gail LoPresto said she attended the open house at Putnam City West High School, and it was a very positive night. She said she appreciated the organized security efforts made at the stadium for the football games. She congratulated middle and high school teachers and principals for their work in improving test scores. She thanked Dr. Mouse for her report.

Jerry Cramer complimented Putnam City West staff on the open house. He also congratulated James L. Dennis teacher, Aimee Cornish and Putnam City North student, Sam Bradford. Mr. Cramer said it was very obvious that our district is making progress in testing scores.

Julie Jenison said she attended open house at Putnam City North. She said it was a good turnout, and parents enjoyed the evening.

Sue Sullivan said she knew how much hard work is going on to bring up scores for all elementary and secondary students. These efforts are appreciated. She also congratulated Sam Bradford, and recalled that his parents are both Putnam City High School graduates.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR 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 7:00 p.m. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Cramer, aye; Jenison, aye; Sullivan, aye.