February 2010 Board Minutes

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Monday, February 1, 2010

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Monday, February 1, 2010 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, January 29, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

Members present: Julie Jenison, vice-president; Becky Haliburton, Mark Bledsoe, and Tammy West, members; Superintendent Mr. Paul Hurst; Debbie Baldwin, clerk; and others. Gail LoPresto was absent due to illness.

ITEM #1 - INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE, AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE –LYNETTE THOMPSON.

Lynette Thompson, Executive Director of Special Services, gave the Inspirational Message, Moment of Silence, and Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 - INFORMATION AND STAFF REPORTS:

 K-12 PRESENTATION – PETER STEWART, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR K-12.

Peter Stewart briefed the board on online learning for students in kindergarten
through grade 12. He said his company has partnerships with school districts,
charter schools and state education agencies that allow it to operate virtual school
programs in 25 states, including Oklahoma.

The best virtual schools combine online lessons, hands-on education materials
and teachers into a high-quality educational program. The K-12 curriculum,
which contains more than 21,000 lessons, also includes off-line education
materials such as textbooks, workbooks, math and science supplies that are
shipped directly to each student’s home.

Virtual schools are similar to traditional schools in many ways, including academic
services and accountability requirements. The similarities include:
 All students must meet attendance requirements.
 Special education needs, IEP’s and other related services are identified
and met by school’s special education staff.
 All students must participate in state assessment tests.
 The schools are subject to federal AYP goals under No Child Left Behind.
 Schools are subject to audits and state reporting is mandatory.

 ELL GRADUATION COACHING – YAMILE TULLIS, ELL GRADUATION
COACH.

Yamile Tullis told board members about services to help the district’s 1,760-plus ELL
students succeed in school and graduate. Services include:
 Student/parent communication in Spanish, as needed
 Academic advising
 Academic plans for graduation
 College and career advising
 Assistance with scholarships
 Participating in college tours and Latino conferences in Oklahoma City
 Information on bilingual health careers
 Tracking student achievement on end-of-instruction tests
 Recommending intervention programs such as tutoring, 5th block and credit recovery
These services are intended to increase graduation rates among ELL students
and increase the number of ELL students who enter college or vocational programs.

ITEM #3 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There was none.

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:

Becky Haliburton made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; Jenison, aye.

a. Minutes for regular board meeting January 19, 2010.
b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 007693127
through 009704708 for time period from January 12-26, 2010 for the 2009-2010
school year.
c. School Activity Fund Transfer List for Putnam City North High School.
d. School Activity Fund Subaccount Request.
e. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.
f. Putnam City High School and Oklahoma City Zoo Catering for OASC District
Student Council Convention March 2, 2010.
g. Renewal of E-rate Funding for Paging Service.
h. Renewal of E-rate Funding for LAN connectivity and local telephone services with Cox
Business Services.
i. Elementary and Secondary Fundraisers.

ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY FUND-RAISERS
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
February 1, 2010
APOLLO
Activity / Subaccount Book Fair / Media $ 800.00
Date: February 15-19 (books and materials)

HARVEST HILLS
Activity / Subaccount Valentine Social for 4th & 5th grades / $ 500.00
Date: February Cancer Research Fund (cancer fund)

Activity / Subaccount Jump Rope for Heart / American Heart $10,000.00
Date: February Association (AHA fund)

HILLDALE
Activity / Subaccount Candy Gram Sales / Cancer Research $ 200.00
Date: February 8-12 (cancer fund)

LAKE PARK
Activity / Subaccount Sell Cupid Grams / General $ 300.00
Date: February 8-12 (5th grade end of the year activity)

Activity / Subaccount Jog-a-thon / General $ 9,000.00
Date: February 8-12 (cancer fund)

NORTHRIDGE
Activity / Subaccount Book Fair / Media $ 800.00
Date: February 15-18 (books, library supplies)

ROLLINGWOOD
Activity / Subaccount Valentine or art show candy sale / $ 800.00
Date: February/March Art Club (Art club and art class field
trip, equipment, materials and supplies)

TULAKES
Activity / Subaccount Spring class pictures / Picture Commis- $ 300.00
Date: February sion (beautifying building and school
grounds: i.e. blinds for classrooms)

Activity / Subaccount Donation Drive / General $ 100.00
Date: February 12 (cancer fund)

WESTERN OAKS ELEM.
Activity / Subaccount Sell valentine candy grams / STUCO/ $ 500.00
Date: February Cancer Fund (cancer fund)

Activity / Subaccount Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart / Special/ $ 2,000.00
Date: February Project Carnival (American Heart Ass’n.)

Activity / Subaccount Spring pictures / Picture $ 1,800.00
Date: February (educational supplies, guest speakers,
operating expenses, office and classroom
items, bldg. improvements)

Activity / Subaccount Sell candy bars / Special/Project Carnival $10,000.00
Date: February (educational supplies, items for faculty
meetings, furnishings, improvements, field
trips, operating expenses)

Activity / Subaccount Sonic Night / General $ 500.00
Date: Ongoing (educational supplies, items for faculty
meetings, furnishings, improvements, field
trips, operating expenses)

Activity / Subaccount Special night/Art Auction / Special/Project $ 400.00
Date: February Carnival (Art supplies and items)

WILL ROGERS
Activity / Subaccount Sell track shirts / PE $ 800.00
Date: February (purchase track shirts)

WINDSOR HILLS
Activity / Subaccount Sell heart shaped sugar cookies and $ 500.00
Date: February 9-11 decorate them for Valentine’s Day /
Honors Art Club (art supplies, materials)

PUTNAM CITY NORTH
Activity / Subaccount Cheer Clinic / Varsity Cheer $2,000.00
Date: February 4,5,& 8 (Cheer expenses)

PUTNAM CITY WEST
Activity / Subaccount Dance Showcase / Drama $2,800.00
Date: May 23 (Play production)

Activity / Subaccount Dance Showcase / Drama $2,800.00
Date: June 5 (Play production, class supplies)

j. Overnight Travel Requests.
k. Out of state trips:
1. Putnam City High School DECA students to Louisville, Kentucky
April 24-28, 2010.
2. Hefner Middle School Choir students to Majestic Theatre & Six Flags Over Texas
in Dallas, Texas.
3. Putnam City North High School DECA students to Louisville, Kentucky
April 23-28, 2010.
l. 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.

Tammy West made a motion to approve the recommendation of employment of new personnel as listed on Attachment A. Mark Bledsoe seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #6 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE FISCAL YEAR 2008-2009 AUDIT REPORT SUBMITTED BY EIDE BAILLY INDEPENDENT AUDITORS.

Mark Bledsoe made a motion to approve Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Audit Report submitted by Eide Bailly Independent Auditors. Becky Haliburton seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #7 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE COX LONG DISTANCE SERVICE FOR E-RATE FUNDING.

Mark Bledsoe made a motion to approve Cox Long Distance Service for E-rate Funding. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM # 8 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO SUBMIT INTERNET ACCESS FOR E-RATE FUNDING.

Tammy West made a motion to submit Internet Access for E-rate Funding. Mark Bledsoe seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #9 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO SUBMIT SPRINT CELLULAR SERVICE FOR E-RATE FUNDING.

Mark Bledsoe made a motion to submit Sprint Cellular Service for E-rate Funding. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #10 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO SUBMIT SCHOOLCENTER FOR E-RATE FUNDING FOR WEB HOSTING. ($34,545 FROM 11-094)

Becky Haliburton made a motion to submit SchoolCenter for E-rate Funding for Web Hosting. Mark Bleldsoe seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #11 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE SCHOOL STAFFING AGREEMENT WITH PREFERRED PEDIATRICS HOME HEALTH CARE, INC. (PROJECT 621, IDEA)

Tammy West made a motion to approve School Staffing Agreement with Preferred Pediatrics Home Health Care, Inc. Becky Haliburton seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #12 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

• It is a great honor to announce to you that Tulakes Elementary School has qualified to receive one of the Academic Achievement Awards (AAA) presented by the Oklahoma Department of Education for academic growth and achievement. This is a tremendous honor for all at Tulakes and is validation of their intense effort both individually and collectively. With this recognition also comes a cash award to the instructional staff at the school. Again, what an honor for Tulakes Elementary and it students, staff, and families.
• I am also pleased to announce that Putnam City Schools was recently named Business of the Year at the Northwest Chamber of Commerce awards banquet conducted on January 21. The award was presented based on the district’s ongoing contribution to Northwest Oklahoma City and for our tradition of excellence in education. We do appreciate this most thoughtful recognition. It is greatly valued.
• Chase Kaiser and Logan Bohrer of Putnam City North High School will receive Gold Key Awards on February 6th for art work entered in the Oklahoma Regional Scholastic Art competition. Their art is on display at Tulsa Community College from February 1 through February 5. Digital images of their work have been forwarded to New York to be judged at the national level.
• As you may have read last week, there has been the report of some agreement among the governor and the leadership of the House of Representatives and Senate regarding the state’s budget. There has been some mention of utilizing state and federal revenues to maintain a reasonable level of critical state services including common education. While there is a breath of hope with this news, we truly do not know what this may mean to the district. It does however reinforce the one certainty that the information regarding the state’s revenue shortfall as related to the budget and potential action by the district remains quite fluid. Again, what we were provided in December did not apply in January. What we were told by legislative leaders in January about the stark realities of the situation and the necessity of planning for the worst case scenario seems to, at least in words, be softening now. Such conflicting information over a relative short span of time is quite interesting to say the least. We will continue our plans and strategies to overcome the ongoing revenue situation but will do so with the knowledge that much may change over time.

ITEM #13 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Becky Haliburton congratulated Lee Roland and Tulakes Elementary teachers and students for receiving an Academic Achievement Award presented by the Oklahoma Department of Education for academic growth and achievement. She invited the community to attend Putnam City North’s production of Guys & Dolls at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11, and Friday, February 12, in the school’s Performing Arts Center. She also invited the community to attend the Putnam City “United Against Cancer” Soccer Classic on February 23, saying the event is a great way to raise funds for cancer research and promote the district’s outstanding soccer programs. Mrs. Haliburton thanked the building and yard crews for their hard work during the ice and snow storm.

Mark Bledsoe congratulated Mr. Roland.

Tammy West also congratulated Mr. Roland. She thanked Yamille Tullis for her presentation and the work she does. Mrs. West said that serving on the Teacher of the Year Committee has reinforced her belief that the district has many outstanding teachers.

Julie Jenison congratulated Lee Roland. She thanked Yamile Tullis for her presentation. She also thanked Peter Stewart for his online learning presentation. Mrs. Jenison said she is excited about the possibilities of virtual schooling but has many questions.

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

There was no new business.

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

Mark Bledsoe made a motion to adjourn at 7:00 p.m. Becky Haliburton seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; Jenison, aye.


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SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Saturday, February 6, 2010


The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in special session Saturday, February 6, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at Putnam City Administration, 5401 NW 40th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The agenda and meeting notice was posted on Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

Gail LoPresto called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

Members present: Gail LoPresto, president; Julie Jenison, vice president; members, Mark Bledsoe, Tammy West, and Becky Haliburton; Superintendent Mr. Paul Hurst; Debbra Baldwin, clerk; and others.

ITEM #2 –CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO MODIFY THE 2009-2010 SCHOOL CALENDAR.

Julie Jenison made a motion to modify the 2009-2010 School Calendar. Becky Haliburton seconded the motion. Vote: Jenison, aye; Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye.

Calendar was previously approved with February 19, 2010 as a conference day for elementary, middle, and high school students and parents. Reinstituting February 19, 2010 as an instructional day will allow at least one full day of instruction to be returned due to the loss from inclement weather.

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

Julie Jenison made a motion at 9:05 a.m. to adjourn. Mark Bledsoe seconded the motion. Vote: Jenison, aye; Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye.
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REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Tuesday, February 16, 2010 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, February 12, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

Members present: Gail LoPresto, president; Julie Jenison, vice-president; Becky Haliburton, Mark Bledsoe, and Tammy West, members; Superintendent Mr. Paul Hurst; Debbie Baldwin, clerk; and others.

ITEM #1 - INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE, AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE –TAMMY GAMBRELL.

Tammy Gambrell, Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist, gave the Inspirational Message, Moment of Silence, and Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 – PERFORMANCE BY PUTNAM CITY NORTH STUDENTS.

Putnam City North students performed a number from their production of Guys and Dolls.

Item #4 was moved ahead of Item #3

ITEM #4 – OATH OF OFFICE FOR GAIL LOPRESTO FOR NEW TERM ON THE PUTNAM CITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION.

Debbra Baldwin, Clerk of the Board of Education, administered the Oath of Office to Gail LoPresto for Office No. 5 on the Putnam City Schools Board of Education. Mrs. LoPresto won her fourth term on the board in an election February 9, 2010. She was first elected to the board in July, 1997. Her new term will expire in 2015.

Mrs. LoPresto thanked family, friends and supporters who helped with her election campaign.

ITEM #3 - PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Putnam City North teachers Gena Beeson, Betty Mise, Stephanie Anderson, and Danielle Dodson urged the board to change a planned district practice of awarding course credit to students who pass end-of-instruction tests without also passing the course itself.

ITEM #5 – ORGANIZATION OF BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR 2010: ELECTION OF PRESIDENT, VICE-PRESIDENT, CLERK OF THE BOARD, DEPUTY CLERK, AND ENCUMBRANCE CLERK.

Gail LoPresto called for nominations for president. Becky Haliburton nominated Julie Jenison. Mark Bledsoe seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye.

Julie Jenison called for nominations for vice president. Mark Bledsoe nominated Becky Haliburton. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

Julie Jenison called for nominations for clerk of the board. Gail LoPresto nominated Debbie Baldwin. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

Julie Jenison called for nominations for deputy clerk. Becky Haliburton nominated Sandy Lemaster. Mark Bledsoe seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

Julie Jenison called for nominations for encumbrance clerk. Gail LoPresto nominated Ruthie Hall. Mark Bledsoe seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

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:

Becky Haliburton made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Mark Bledsoe seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

a. Minutes for regular board meeting February 1, 2010.
b. Minutes for special board meeting February 6, 2010.
c. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 004406705
through 010096710 for time period from January 26 – February 9, 2010 for the
2009-2010 school year.
d. School Activity Fund Cash Summary.
e. Declaration of obsolete and/or surplus items.
f. Contracts for Author Visits to High Schools. ($1,906 from project 772)
g Elementary and Secondary Contracts.
h. Elementary and Secondary Fundraisers.

ELEMENTARY & SECONDARY FUND-RAISERS
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
February 16, 2010

APOLLO
Activity/Subaccount Book Sales-Author Visit/General $ 500.00
Date: March (books/supplies for Literacy room)


CORONADO HEIGHTS
Activity/Subaccount Candy Sales/Fifth grade $2,500.00
Date: March (5th grade misc. supplies, field trip
expenses for end of year celebrations)

Activity/Subaccount T-shirt Sales/Special Education $ 500.00
Date: March (Special Olympics field trip expenses)

RALPH DOWNS
Activity/Subaccount Cookie dough/brochure sales/Activity $1,500.00
Date: March (school wide instructional supplies/Camp
Classen)

Activity/Subaccount Spring class pictures/School Pictures $2,000.00
Date: March (classroom, curriculum supplies, and any
of the approved items on the allowed list for
School Activity funds list for picture money)

Activity/Subaccount April Fools Grams/Special Olympics $ 500.00
Date: March (students and Coaches Special Olympics
registration fees and uniforms)

LAKE PARK
Activity/Subaccount Book Fair/Media $1,500.00
Date: March (curriculum/instructional/office supplies
for media center)

NORTHRIDGE
Activity/Subaccount Spring pictures/Pictures $2,000.00
Date: March (curriculum/misc. supplies)

ROLLINGWOOD
Activity/Subaccount Jog-a-thon or other activity/Cancer $2,000.00
Date: March Research Fund (PC Cancer Fund &
expenses for the activity selected)

Activity/Subaccount Group Pictures/Pictures $ 300.00
Date: March (office and classroom activities,
equipment, materials and supplies)

Activity/Subaccount Spring pictures/Pictures $2,000.00
Date: March (office and classroom activities,
equipment, materials and supplies)

TULAKES
Activity/Subaccount Pastries with Parents/General $ 50.00
Date: March (paper and printing expenses related
to providing picture of parent with their
child)

WILL ROGERS
Activity/Subaccount Book Fair/Media $1,200.00
Date: March (purchasing new books and materials
for the library)

WINDSOR HILLS
Activity/Subaccount Arts/Literacy Night silent auction of $ 400.00
Date: March student created projects/Cancer Fund
(donation to PC Cancer Drive)

COOPER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Activity/Subaccount Basketball Exhibition game/General $ 100.00
Date: February (Supplemental supplies and activities)

HEFNER MIDDLE SCHOOL
Activity/Subaccount Special Olympic race/Special Olympics $1,500.00
Date: March (Expenses, snacks, meals, boarding)



PUTNAM CITY NORTH
Activity/Subaccount Ad sales for Talent Show/SUN $ 500.00
Date: February (SUN expenses)

PUTNAM CITY WEST
Activity/Subaccount Sell Mexican Sweet Bread/LaRaza $ 30.00
Date: March (Supplies and events)

i. Overnight Travel Requests.
j. Out of state trips:
1. Putnam City North Jazz Band to Branson, Missouri April 24-25, 2010.
k. 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.

Mark Bledsoe made a motion to approve the recommendation of employment of new personnel as listed on Attachment A. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #8 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CONTRACTS WITH THE FLIPPEN GROUP FOR CAPTURING KIDS’ HEARTS INSERVICES AND LEADERSHIP SERIES-1 INSERVICE. (TITLE II – 541 AND ARRA STIMULUS – 516)

Tammy West made a motion to approve contracts with the Flippen Group for Capturing Kids’ Hearts Inservices and Leadership Series – 1 inservice. Mark Bledsoe seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #9 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE 2010 SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve 2010 Summer School Programs. Mark Bledsoe seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

2010 SUMMER PROGRAMS

High School Location: Putnam City West High School
Dates: June 2 – July 1, 2010 (Monday through Thursday)
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (morning and afternoon sessions)
Cost: $200.00

Middle School Location: Multiple sites to be determined
Dates: June 2 – 30, 2010 (Monday through Thursday)
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Driver Education Location: Putnam City West High School (Monday through Thursday)
Dates: Session 1 – June 2 – 30, 2010
Session 2 – July 1 – 30, 2010 (No class on July 5th)
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Cost: $225.00

Elementary Location: Multiple sites to be determined
Dates: June 2 – 30, 2010 (Monday through Thursday)
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Extended Location: Putnam City West (Monday through Thursday)
School Year Dates: June 2 – July 1, 2010
Special Ed Time: 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Special Ed Preschool Time: 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Counterpoint Location: Capps Middle School
Dates: June 7 – 17, 2010 (No Friday classes)
Time: 8:00 – 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $100.00

Summer Spectacular
Location: Dennis Elementary
Dates: June 21 – 30, 2010 (No Friday classes)
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Cost: $40.00 for 1 class, $70.00 for 2 classes, $100.00 for 3 classes ($120.00 if 4 classes are offered)

ITEM # 10 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CONTRACT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA OUTREACH/COLLEGE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION’S NATIONAL CENTER FOR DISABILITY EDUCATION AND TRAINING.

Mark Bledsoe made a motion to approve the contract with the University of Oklahoma Outreach/College of Continuing Education’s National Center for Disability Education and Training. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #11 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

• Congratulations are in order for both the 7th and 8th grade Hefner Middle School competitive quiz bowl teams. They both recently placed 1st at the district tournaments conducted in early February. Congratulations to the team members and their coaches.
• Katie Orem, a junior at Putnam City North High School recently participated in an indoor rowing event recently in Dallas. Katie’s team won gold in four races and took first and second place in three events. Congratulations to Katie and the other members of the Oklahoma City Rowing Junior Crew Girls Team.
• Jeni James, a gifted education teacher at Will Rogers Elementary School, was named Technology-Using Teacher of the Year at the Oklahoma Technology Association’s Learning Technology Conference last week in Oklahoma City. The award recognizes a teacher who does an exemplary job of integrating a wide variety of technology tools and strategies to enhance student learning. Jeni will receive a stipend to attend a national technology conference as well as a plaque in honor of her classroom accomplishments.
• The Putnam City School District has been selected to participate in the 2010 Math Science Partnership Grant. Congratulations to our curriculum department and the teachers who participate in these ongoing programs.
• Congratulations to Harvest Hills Elementary School for having recently received $1000 from the Sonic Drive–In at 8116 NW Expressway. This was made possible through the M.D. Jirous Foundation. The restaurant has been a supporter of Harvest Hills for many years, providing $6000 to the school since the 2005-2006 school year. Also, Amy Hill, a fifth grade teacher at Harvest Hills, recently had a DonorsChoose.Org grant request funded. As a result, Ms. Hill’s students will receive Time for Kids, a weekly classroom news magazine. Teachers across the country post project requests on Donors.Org which can then be funded by individuals, organizations, and businesses.
• Five Putnam City teachers have been selected as finalists for the district’s Teacher of the Year. The finalists are:

Amy Harmon, history teacher at Capps Middle School
Eric Lyons, art teacher at Putnam City West High School
Anne-Marie Oestriecher, English teacher at Western Oaks Middle School
Wendi Tejada, English as a Second Language teacher at Apollo
Vicki Vaughan, mathematics teacher at Cooper Middle School.

The five finalists, along with teachers of the year from each district school, will be honored at the annual Teacher of the Year reception at 6:30 on Monday, February 22, at NewChurch at 9201 N. Rockwell. The reception is sponsored by the Putnam City Public Schools Foundation. At that program, one of these finalists will be announced as Putnam City Schools Teacher of the Year and will be a candidate for the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year.
• It is my pleasure to announce that Stephanie Treadway has been selected as the 2010 Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals District 7A Administrator of the Year. Stephanie will be recognized at the CCOSA Conference on June 10th at the awards luncheon. We are pleased for Stephanie and honored to work with her as a colleague. We join in the celebration of her leadership.
• We are pleased to announce that State Superintendent of Public Instruction has provided an extension in the state’s testing window due to the extended inclement weather in the state. Schools may choose to administer the state writing assessment on either February 24 or March 3. A two week extension has been invoked for all other grades 3 through grade 8 testing as well as a one week extension to the secondary level end-of-instruction exams. We do wish to thank Superintendent Garrett and the contracted testing companies for allowing districts across the state additional instructional time prior to testing. These extensions were variables to be considered by the district as we plan to account for the time lost to poor weather conditions. We will have a recommendation for you in terms of the 2009-2010 calendar at our regular meeting scheduled for March 8.
• I want to report that we have 63 certified staff members sign up to participate in the Voluntary Separation Program (VSP). As you recall, we set a minimum number of 80 participants to actuate the program. The application period will end at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 26. Dr. Grace has developed a VSP Community on .pc for those interested in asking questions about VSP, checking the number of certified staff enrolled, and/or to download the necessary forms. The response the first week was excellent.
• The Voluntary Furlough Program has likewise been well received. We do appreciate all of our classified and support employees who have been willing to step up and help the district during these challenging times. To date, we have received notice of 476 days donated back to the district for an approximate savings of $51,000. We do appreciate the understanding of all of the district’s staff. Thus far it has been an extraordinary team effort.

ITEM #12 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Becky Haliburton thanked the Putnam City North teachers who shared their concerns during
public participation. She said Putnam City North’s production of Guys & Dolls was
phenomenal, and praised all district schools for the quality of their fine arts programs. Mrs.
Haliburton said that the number of voluntary furlough programs donated by support employees
“speaks volumes’ about the high quality of employees in the district.

Mark Bledsoe thanked Tammy Gambrell for her Inspirational Message. He thanked the students
who performed a number from Putnam City North’s production of Guys & Dolls. He also
encouraged the community to make calls to state representatives and senators to express support
for education as state budgets are hammered out.

Tammy West thanked Putnam City educators and parents for upholding standards of conduct and
modeling civility at games. She also mentioned that Putnam City West is one of 12 schools in
the nation selected to be part of a series on “Challenge Day” that will air on MTV. A production
company will be on campus next week to shoot video for the documentary.

Gail LoPresto thanked Putnam City North teachers who shared their concerns. She said she
always appreciates receiving a copy of the Putnam City North High School newspaper.

Julie Jenison thanked Tammy Gambrell for her Inspirational Message. She congratulated
Stephanie Treadway on being selected as the 2010 Oklahoma Association of Elementary School
Principals District 7A Administrator of the Year. Mrs. Jenison thanked Gail LoPresto for her
service and dedication to the district.

ITEM #13 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING THE RENEWAL OF EMPLOYMENT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT’S ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF FOR THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR, WHICH INCLUDES BETTIE ESTES-RICKNER, JIM HOOPER, DR. JOE PIERCE, SUE KUNTZE, DR. APRIL GRACE, DR. MELANI MOUSE, LYNETTE THOMPSON, AND SHANNON MEEKS PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

Becky Haliburton made a motion at 7:05 p.m. to enter into executive session. Mark Bledsoe seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #14 – 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.

Mark Bledsoe made a motion at 8:45 p.m. to return to open session and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

MINUTES OF EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board President Julie Jenison; Vice President Becky Haliburton; members Gail LoPresto, Mark Bledsoe and Tammy West; and Superintendent Paul Hurst met in executive session for the purpose of discussing the renewal of employment of the Superintendent’s Administrative Staff for the 2010-2011 school year, which includes Bettie Estes-Rickner, Jim Hooper, Dr. Joe Pierce, Sue Kuntze, Dr. April Grace, Dr. Melani Mouse, Lynette Thompson, and Shannon Meeks pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR RENEWAL OF EMPLOYMENT FOR SUPERINTENDENT’S ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF FOR THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR; WHICH INCLUDES BETTIE ESTES-RICKNER, JIM HOOPER, DR. JOE PIERCE, SUE KUNTZE, DR. APRIL GRACE, DR. MELANI MOUSE, LYNETTE THOMPSON, AND SHANNON MEEKS.

Mark Bledsoe made a motion to approve renewal of employment for Superintendent’s Administrative Staff for the 2010-2011 school year, which includes Bettie Estes-Rickner, Jim Hooper, Dr. Joe Pierce, Sue Kuntze, Dr. April Grace, Dr. Melani Mouse, Lynette Thompson, and Shannon Meeks. Becky Haliburton seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, ay; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #17 – CONDUCT A WORK SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION ON POSSIBLE RESTRUCTURING AND/OR BUDGET CUTS TO BE IMPLEMENTED FOR THE 2010-2011 SCHOOL YEAR.

Board members and administrators conducted a work session.

Dr. Melani Mouse, Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education, shared information with the board about changes to the structure of the high school day that would save the district money by pulling coaches into more classroom teaching sections. Dr. Mouse said the district is looking at three options:
• Option 1 – Keeping the current high school block schedule but moving athletics outside the school day
• Option 2 – Moving to a 7-period day and moving athletics outside the school day
• Option 3 – Moving to a 7-period day and keeping athletics within the school day

Superintendent Paul Hurst said he is hoping a decision on whether to adopt any of the three options could be made at the March 8th Board Meeting.

Mr. Jim Hooper, Executive Director of Operations, provided information to the board about options for transporting students that would save the district money next school year. In order to reduce transportation costs, increasing walk distances or walk boundaries to schools are being considered. Many area school districts have walk boundaries greater than Putnam City Schools.

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

Mark Bledsoe made a motion to adjourn at 10:05 p.m. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Bledsoe, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye; Jenison, aye.