Putnam City Board of Education Meeting Minutes

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Monday, May 7, 2012

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Monday, May 7, 2012 at 5:00 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, May 4, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.
Members present: Becky Haliburton, president; Gail LoPresto, Cindy Gibbs, Tammy West and Greg Juedeman, members; Superintendent Paul Hurst; Debbra Baldwin, clerk; and others.

ITEM #1 - INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE, AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE –BOB MELTON.
Bob Melton, Science Curriculum Specialist, gave the Inspirational Message, Moment of Silence, and Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 – INFORMATION AND STAFF REPORTS:
 HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT PRESENTATION – MARK STOUT.
Chief Mark Stout reported that the Putnam City Campus Police Department has received a grant from the Homeland Security Department for $76,500 to upgrade its radio system. The grant will pay for new mobile radios, handheld units and a base station that will use multiple towers across the metro. The system should be in operation within the next 30 to 60 days.

ITEM #3 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.
There was no new business.

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:
a. Minutes for Regular Board Meeting April 16, 2012.
b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 2-01623-019
through 2-12856-095 with the exception of purchase order number 2-12559-001
for the time period April 11 – May 1, 2012 for the 2011-2012 school year.
c. Activity Fund Cash Summary.
d. Activity Fund Subaccount Requests.
e. Activity Fund Transfer List.
f. Declaration of Obsolete and/or Surplus Items.
g. Putnam City High School contract with Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation
for the 2013 Prom. ($3,500)
h. Special Services contract with Sharon Ballew for Putnam City Elementary
and Secondary School Counseling Program. ($5,000)
i. Fundraisers.
j. Overnight Travel Requests.
k. Out of State Trips:
1. Putnam City North Debate student to Indianapolis, Indiana
June 10-15, 2012.
2. Putnam City North Speech students to Evanston, Illinois
May 11-13, 2012.
l. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.
Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #5 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AND REASSIGNMENTS OF PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.
Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve employment of new personnel and reassignments of personnel as listed on Attachment A. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER NUMBER 2-12559-001 FOR TRIANGLE A & E.
Tammy West made a motion to approve purchase order number 2-12559-001 for Triangle A & E. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, abstain; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CHANGES TO BOARD POLICY EC – STUDENT ACTIVITIES.
Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve changes to Board Policy EC – Student Activities. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #8 –CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE NEW BOARD POLICY CG – TAX EXEMPT BOND.
Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve new Board Policy CG – Tax Exempt Bond Tax Compliance Guidelines. Greg Juedeman seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE AGREEMENT WITH THE OKLAHOMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO ADMINISTER EDUCATION JOB FUNDS FOR THE REAC³H COACH INITIATIVE AND APPROVAL OF TEMPORARY CERTIFIED COACH CONTRACT LANGUAGE.
Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve the agreement with the Oklahoma State Department of Education to administer Education Job Funds for the REAC³H Coach Initiative and approval of temporary certified coach contract language. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #10 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.
 Our collective appreciation is extended to all who were associated with the district's art festival conducted
Saturday at Putnam City North. We do celebrate so many fine art students, their work, performances, and demonstrations. Certainly, congratulations are to be extended to Barbara Gabel and all the instructors, teachers, and sponsors who contribute so much to the successes of our students. It was another delightful event!
 As we mentioned in our last meeting, the district had 16 students recognized for 17 awards at the State Superintendent's Arts Award program on April 26. Also recognized that evening was Mr. Buster Meeks for his support of the arts at Putnam City West.
 Continuing on the theme, Putnam City High School art teacher, Steve Whitfield, was an exhibiting artist at the Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts. He was selected as one of 144 artists chosen from over 600 artists who applied for the privilege of presenting work at the festival.
 Congratulations to Windsor Hills Elementary and Western Oaks Elementary on their 50th birthday celebrations. It is so rewarding to see so many people with so many wonderful things to say about their experiences in those schools. The turnout was great at both events and we appreciate all those that came together to make these events so enjoyable.
 It is my pleasure to announce that the district has successfully completed an application for and given the green light to establish an Army JROTC program at Putnam City West High School next school year. We look forward to beginning the implementation of this high school battalion and all the wonderful things that it will yield. We have a great deal to do in this regard but do indeed celebrate this opportunity. Many thanks to Mr. Meeks, Dr. Mouse, and all of those who had a hand in this.
 Katie Francis, a fourth grade student at Dennis Elementary, sold the most boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in the state this year. The number of boxes sold is staggering...Katie sold 7,482 boxes of cookies. As a reward for her effort, Katie was presented a check for $1,529 by State Treasurer Ken Miller to go into a College Savings Plan. This is truly an outstanding accomplishment.
 At our April 2nd meeting, I announced that the student councils at Putnam City West and Putnam City North had been named winners of the 2012 Gold Council of Excellence Awards by the National Association of Student Councils. We recently received word that the student council at Putnam City High School has also won this prestigious award for the 5th time in the last 6 years.
 Eight Hefner Middle School students qualified for state recognition in the 2012 Duke University Talent Identification Program: Andrew Assaleh, Aaron Corona, Kylen Huffman, Hope Jandreau, Tyler Joy, Lilliana York and Wanying Zheng. Five Cooper middle School students qualified; Tateyana Gould, David Green, Brooklyn Murphy, Molly Spencer, and Raylon Welch. Two Western Oaks students qualified: Noah Bowles and Kailee Lovelady. The students will be recognized at a special ceremony at the University of Tulsa on May 31. Congratulations to these outstanding students.
 Mobin Kooestani from PCN won the state championship in Foreign Extemporaneous Speaking and placed fourth in Lincoln Douglas Debate at the state competition conducted at the University of Oklahoma. Mobin also won the district competition earlier this spring and has qualified for national competition. Jeremy Allen of Putnam City North placed third in state competition in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking.
 The OSSAA named Putnam City North drama and debate students as runner-up in the 6A State Academic Achievement Competition. These students have a cumulative GPA of 3.69
 The Oklahoma City branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has recognized Putnam City North student Jeremy Allen for special talent in economics. He was honored at an awards dinner on April 26.
 We have learned that Zayn Taleghani from Putnam City North has joined his fellow students Steven Harsha and Tyler Watson as a winner in the Health Occupation Students of America state competition and has likewise qualified for national competition. This is the first year that Putnam City North has had a HOSA chapter and has been involved in these competitions. Congratulation to these fine students.
 Students in Bryan Mathew's Earth Science classes at Putnam City North will have iPads to aid their learning next year thanks to a donation of $20,000 from the Oklahoma Geologic Foundation and Lance Ruffel Oil and Gas Corporation. The donation allows for the first iPad lab at Putnam City North and may be one of the largest donations to an earth science class.
 Three Putnam City North students won first place in the nation in the Business Professionals of America Broadcast News Production Team competition. Taivon Walker, Cameron Ervin, and Baylor Wilson competed in Chicago against 21 other teams from across the country. Truly outstanding work by these students!
 Five students from Dennis Elementary have been chosen to take part in community theater productions this summer. Paige Bush, a 4th grader, will be in The Music Man at Summerstock Theater. Piper Bus, a first grade student, will be in Willy Wonka at Upstage Theater. Caprie Gordon, a 5th grader, Katie Francis, a
fourth grader, and Maddie Metzler, a kindergarten student will be in a production of Cinderella at Poteet Theater.

 ITEM #11 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.
Gail LoPresto said she attended the Windsor Hills’ 50th Anniversary Celebration. She said the band concert at Putnam City West was excellent, and praised band director Edward Hudson for his teaching. Mrs. LoPresto said she attended the State Superintendent’s Art Awards program in which several Putnam City students and Principal Buster Meeks received awards. She thanked Putnam City West for a related reception honoring Principal Buster Meeks for his award. Mrs. LoPresto congratulated Campus Police Chief Mark Stout on the grant the department received. She also said she was proud of Superintendent Paul Hurst for his work in arranging for an Army JROTC program at Putnam City West High School next school year.
Greg Juedeman said the choir showcase at Putnam City North was very enjoyable. He said student talents had developed though years of hard work by students and their teachers.
Cindy Gibbs said the new athletic building at Putnam City High School is a great facility. She said she is excited about the district adding competitive athletics for 6th graders. Mrs. Gibbs noted that Andrew Heaney, a Putnam City graduate now with Oklahoma State University, recently pitched an outstanding game against the University of Oklahoma.
Tammy West said she enjoyed the Putnam City West reception for the art award winners. She thanked Mark Stout for all the work he had put in for the grant and for making students and teachers safe. Mrs. West said she enjoyed the recent “Battle of the Books” between Dennis Elementary and Western Oaks Elementary. She said she attended a preschool program held last week and thanked Kim McLaughlin for the exceptional job she does. Mrs. West congratulated the high schools for receiving $7,500 grants for the purchase of supplies for use by athletic trainers. She also said the elementary report card meeting allowed those in attendance to discuss many issues, and she asked Dr. Joe Pierce for a presentation on the status of the report card work.
Becky Haliburton said she wants parents to understand their child’s report cards. She said the Art’s Festival at Putnam City North was great, and especially noticeable was the bright, colorful exhibit from Overholser Elementary. She thanked Barbara Gabel, JoAnn Struck and others for their work on the festival.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION OF EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT OF SITE AND DISTRICT LEADERSHIP POSITIONS FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, PARTICULARLY ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION, AND DISCUSSION OF JOB DESCRIPTION AND EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT OF ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR ACADEMIC SERVICES PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307)(1)
Cindy Gibbs made a motion at 5:45 p.m. to enter into executive session. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #13 – 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.
Tammy West made a motion at 6:40 p.m. to return to open session and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.
MINUTES OF EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board members Becky Haliburton, Greg Juedeman, Cindy Gibbs, Gail LoPresto, Tammy West; and Executive Director Dr. April Grace, Assistant Superintendent Sue Kuntze, and
Superintendent Paul Hurst met in executive session for the purpose of discussion of employment/appointment of site and District leadership positions for elementary education, particularly elementary principals and Executive Director of Elementary Education, and discussion of job description and employment/appointment of Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).
No action was taken.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT OF AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ELEMENTARY EDUCATION.
Mr. Hurst said the administration recommends appointment of Drew Eichelberger as Executive Director of Elementary Education. Gail LoPresto made a motion for appointment of Drew Eichelberger as Executive Director of Elementary Education. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT OF ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS(S).
Mr. Hurst said the administration recommends appointment/employment of Joel Illgen and Angela Habben as elementary principals at sites to be determined. Cindy Gibbs made a motion to appoint/employ Joel Illgen and Angela Habben as elementary principals at sites to be determined. Tammy West seconded the motion.
Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON ESTABLISHMENT OF AND JOB DESCRIPTION FOR THE POSITION OF ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR ACADEMIC SERVICES.
Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve establishment of and job description for the position of Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO EMPLOY/APPOINT ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR ACADEMIC SERVICES.
Superintendent Hurst said the administration recommends appointment of Dr. Melani Mouse as Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services. Tammy West made a motion to appoint Dr. Melani Mouse as Assistant Superintendent for Academic Services. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #18 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON NEW BUSINESS.
There was no new business.

ITEM #19 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.
Gail LoPresto made a motion at 6:45 p.m. to adjourn. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Monday, May 21, 2012


The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Monday, May 21, 2012 at 5:00 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, May 18, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.
Members present: Vice President Tammy West, Gail LoPresto, Cindy Gibbs and Greg Juedeman, members; Superintendent Paul Hurst; Debbra Baldwin, clerk; and others. Board President Becky Haliburton arrived at 5:30 p.m.


 
ITEM #1 - INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE, AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE –DR. APRIL GRACE.
Dr. April Grace, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, gave the Inspirational Message, Moment of Silence, and Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 – RECOGNITION OF RETIRING PERSONNEL – DR. APRIL GRACE.
Dr. Grace recognized ten support employees and 33 certified employees who are retiring this year. They are: John Badger, Carol Basket, Annick Berkoben, Cindy Brackenbury, Beth Brewer, Sherri Brown, Mike Canon, Suzy Downing, Kimi Evans, Liz Falkner, Pat Flurry, Nancy Funches, Rick Harvey, Nikki Hurst, Debbie Jacoway, Donna Kramer, Sue Kuntze, Debbie Lamle, Ingrid May, Tom Mesa, Janet Miller, Cathy O’Connor, Kathy Osborne, Jan Owen, Barbara Reddick, Susan Reynolds, Nancy Ruby, Jan Sands, Donna Schuff, Cherlyn Scott, Sharon Shrum, Pat Slegers, Linda Smith, Mike Smith, Betty Snelson, Becky Spears, Susan Steele, Fran Sylvester, Debbie Thomas, Linda Tiehen, Mavis Trout, Jackie Vaughan and Teri Voss.

ITEM #3 – RECOGNITION OF PUTNAM CITY TRACK STATE CHAMPIONS AND COACHES – DR. DICK BALENSEIFEN.
Dr. Dick Balenseifen and Coach Steve Burger introduced three Putnam City athletes for their accomplishments. Schuyler Woods from Putnam City High School and Stefan Johnson from Putnam City North High School were recognized for winning state championships in track and field. Schuyler Woods won the state long jump championship with a leap of 19 feet, 1.75 inches. Stefan Johnson won the state high jump championship by jumping 6 feet, 8 inches. Casey Curtis from Putnam City High School was recognized for earning All-State honors in football.

ITEM #4 – RECOGNITION OF GOLDEN APPLE AWARD WINNERS.
The Putnam City Public Schools Foundation presented Golden Apple Awards to six people in recognition of their service and dedication to district students. Awards went to Patrick Allmond, a volunteer at Rollingwood Elementary School; Jennifer Evans, a teacher at Tulakes Elementary School; Yevonne Geary, a library media assistant at Kirkland Elementary; Debbie King, a library media assistant and volunteer at Central Elementary; Bob Melton, the Putnam City Science Curriculum Coordinator; and Debbie Reimer, a Special Education paraprofessional at Downs Elementary. Each honoree received a check for $200. The honors are given each year to employees and volunteers who promote excellence in education.

ITEM #5 – INFORMATION AND STAFF REPORTS;
 OMBUDSMAN PRESENTATION – TORI JORDAN
Tori Jordan explained to the Board that the Ombudsman Learning Center allows non-traditional learners to work at their own pace and in some cases accelerate their learning. Ombudsman works with students who have been chronically absent or truant, need credit recovery, are at risk of dropping out, have suspensions, are too often disruptive in class, or have personal challenges or medical issues that make traditional school settings problematic. They can accommodate 20 students in a morning session and 20 students in an afternoon session. The program maintains a student-teacher ratio of about 10 to 1.
 CHILD NUTRITION PRESENTATION – JIM HOOPER
Jim Hooper, Executive Director of Buildings and Grounds, told Board members that the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act requires that school lunch prices increase annually until they reach an amount equal to or greater than the rate of federal reimbursement received by school districts for meals served to students eligible for free meals. Next year, a 10-cent price increase means that when students return to school in the fall, full pay elementary lunches will be $1.95 and full pay secondary lunches will be $2.20. Prices will also rise 10 cents for adult lunches next year, making adult lunches $3.05. Jeff Edwards, Director of Child Nutrition for Putnam City, told Board members the changing nutrition guidelines will have only a small effect on Putnam City because the district already meets most of the new requirements.

ITEM #6 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.
There was no new business.

ITEM #7 – CONSENT AGENDA: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, WHICH CONCERN REPORTS AND ITEMS OF A ROUTINE NATURE NORMALLY APPROVED AT BOARD MEETINGS, WILL BE APPROVED BY ONE VOTE UNLESS ANY BOARD MEMBER DESIRES TO HAVE A SEPARATE VOTE ON ANY OR ALL OF THESE ITEMS. THE CONSENT CONSISTS OF THE DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION, AND APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:
a. Minutes for Regular Board Meeting May 5, 2012.
b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 2-01647-721
through 2-13057-088 for the time period May 2 – 15, 2012 for the 2011-2012
school year.
c. Activity Fund Subaccount Requests.
d. Activity Fund Transfer List.
e. Declaration of Obsolete and/or Surplus Items.
f. Renewal of agreement for School Based Services with Oklahoma Department of Human Services. (Title I)
g. Downs Elementary contract with Oklahoma School Pictures.
h. Fundraisers.
i. Overnight Travel Requests.
j. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.
Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #8 - CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AND REASSIGNMENTS OF PERSONNEL AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.
Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve employment of new personnel and reassignments of personnel as listed on Attachment A. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PRICE CHANGES TO STUDENT MEALS.
Tammy West made a motion to approve price changes to student meals. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE OPEN TRANSFERS FOR THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR.
Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the Open Transfers for the 2012-2013 school year. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #11 –CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT WITH OMBUDSMAN EDUCATIONAL SERVICES FOR THE 2012-2013 SCHOOL YEAR. ($226,600)
Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the contract with Ombudsman Educational Services for the 2012-2013 school year. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONTRACT WITH LA PETITE ACADEMY FOR THE FOUR-YEAR-OLD PROGRAM FOR 2012-2013.
Tammy West made a motion to approve the contract with La Petite Academy for the Four-year-old program for 2012-2013. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CONTRACT WITH POSSIBILITIES, INC. FOR 2012-2013.
Tammy West made a motion to approve the contract with Possibilities, Inc. for 2012-2013. Greg Juedeman seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, nay; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE AGREEMENT FOR PERFORMANCES WITH THE OKLAHOMA CHILDREN’S THEATRE, INC. ($2,800 FROM PROJECT 337)
Tammy West made a motion to approve agreement for performances with the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre, Inc. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO REJECT ALL BIDS FOR THE WILL ROGERS ELEMENTARY VESTIBULE.
Cindy Gibbs made a motion to reject all bids for the Will Rogers Elementary Vestibule. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE AGREEMENTS WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING, THE SCHOOL OF GEOSCIENCES, AND THE SAM NOBLE OKLAHOMA MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY FOR THE MATH/SCIENCE PARTNERSHIP GRANT.
Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve agreements with the University of Oklahoma College of Engineering, the School of Geosciences, and the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History for the Math/Science Partnership grant. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION OF EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT AND ASSIGNMENTS OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY PRINCIPALS AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).
Gail LoPresto made a motion at 6:10 p.m. to enter into executive session. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #18 – 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.
Gail LoPresto made a motion at 7:05 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: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.
MINUTES OF EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board members Becky Haliburton, Cindy Gibbs, Gail LoPresto, Greg Juedeman and Tammy West; Assistant Superintendent Dr. Melani Mouse; Assistant Superintendent Dr. April Grace; Assistant Superintendent Sue Kuntze; Executive Director Drew Eichelberger; and Superintendent Paul Hurst met in executive session for the purpose of discussion of employment/appointment and assignments of elementary and secondary principals and assistant principals pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

ITEM #19 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO EMPLOY/APPOINT ELEMENTARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS.
Superintendent Paul Hurst recommended employment/appointment of Michael Adams as assistant principal at Central Elementary, Sheila Wilson as assistant principal at Northridge Elementary, Scott Graham as assistant principal at Western Oaks Elementary, Kimberly Harper to be assistant principal at Wiley Post Elementary, and Sheryl Rexach to be assistant principal at Windsor Hills Elementary.
Gail LoPresto made a motion to employ/appoint Michael Adams as assistant principal at Central Elementary, Sheila Wilson as assistant principal at Northridge Elementary, Scott Graham as assistant principal at Western
Oaks Elementary, Kimberly Harper to be assistant principal at Wiley Post Elementary, and Sheryl Rexach to be assistant principal at Windsor Hills Elementary. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #20 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO EMPLOY/APPOINT SECONDARY ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS.
Superintendent Paul Hurst recommended employment/appointment of Twyla Hester as assistant principal at a site to be determined, Shbrone Brookings as assistant principal at Mayfield Middle School and Avery Gilliland as assistant principal at Putnam City High School.
Gail LoPresto made a motion to employ/appoint Twyla Hester as assistant principal at a site to be determined, Shbrone Brookings as assistant principal at Mayfield Middle School and Avery Gilliland as assistant principal at Putnam City High School. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #21 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.
 Some decisions have been made on principal assignments.
o Barbara Crump will move from Apollo to Central Elementary.
o Lynn Johnson will move from Hilldale to Harvest Hills Elementary.
o Stephanie Treadway will move from Wiley Post to Western Oaks Elementary.
o Renita White will move from Windsor Hills to Dennis Elementary.
o Bill Pierce will move from Kirkland to Windsor Hills Elementary. A new principal for Kirkland must still be hired.
o Joel Illgen will be principal at Wiley Post Elementry.
o Angela Habben will be principal at Apollo Elementary.
o Price Brown from Harvest Hills and Ashley Hoggatt from Dennis will move to Hilldale Elementary and work together in an innovative approach. Ashley will be Pre-K – Grade 2 principal, and Price will be principal for Grades 3-5.
o Adrienne Hauck, assistant principal at Hefner Middle School, will move to Western Oaks Middle School.
 Some Administrative Interns have been named for next year.
o Diedre Bradley, a Pre-K teacher at Putnam City Smart Start Early Education Center at Deville
o Kelly Lawrence, an instructional facilitator at Tulakes Elementary
o Shanda Brody, a literacy coach at Harvest Hills Elementary and Wiley Post Elementary
o Greg Kipf, a teacher at Wiley Post Elementary
o Danyelle Speight, a teacher at Western Oaks Elementary
o Richard Barlow, a teacher at Cooper Middle School
o Kara Walk, a teacher at Capps Middle School
o James Burnett will continue his internship at Putnam City North.
 Congratulations again to the Golden Apple recipients! Your work in service to our young people is valued more than can be expressed.
 One of the first things that Dr. Balenseifen talked about when he began his work as district athletic director was a local Hershey track event. Well, I can tell you it was quite a day Saturday as we saw his vision become a reality. Several hundred local student athletes participated in a well-organized and wholesome day at the track. To the scores of volunteers who gave so much in preparation and execution of this event, we extend our appreciation. As one volunteer told me Saturday morning...”get ready for the goose bumps” and truly that was the case. I was moved by the efforts of kids as they participated with talent and heart. Likewise, again the focus of our volunteers, coaches, and meet officials was clearly on making this a wonderful, inspiring, and motivating day for our kids. Congratulations to all!
 Great news from Coronado! Mrs. Proctor and her art students competed in the Trashion Fashion event at the recent arts festival and placed in the following areas:
o Best All Around Design in the elementary division
o Best Accessories in elementary through high school division
o Best All Around Design in elementary through high school division
 We had two Putnam City High School athletes declared All State recently: Grace Self in soccer and Cassidy Hart in slow pitch softball.
 The local Adult Education and GED program will benefit from a Dollar General Family Literacy Grant through OCCC Adult Learning Center. We are pleased to hear of this support.
 Western Oaks Middle School Family and Consumer Science teacher, Nancy Nelson and Technology Education teacher Rob Ezell received a $15,000 grant from the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technical Education. The grant will be used to purchase additional lap top computers for student use as well as a 3-D printer for their classrooms. Congratulations to these fine teachers.
 On April 13, Zayn Taleghani from Putnam City North took first place at the HOSA state competition in Pathophysiology. This is a study of the changes of normal mechanical, physiological, and biochemical functions caused by a disease or resulting from an abnormal syndrome. He has qualified for national competition this June in Orlando, Florida. Also placing at the state competition was Dylan Payne who took fourth place in Medical Math.
 We had a number of students from Hefner Middle School place at the Oklahoma Stock Market competition in the fall. Placing first statewide were Justin Addai, Michaela Brown, Maci Exum, DeSchanel Knight, and William Ward. Placing second were Brianna Paden and Mary Seay. Receiving third place statewide were Michelle McClure, Ashley Parks, Special Tylor, and Maleau Young. Spring first place regional champions from Hefner are Brady Buchert, Carley Jordan, and Jaedy Keister.
 Kirkland Elementary School has been selected as a recipient of the Oklahoma State Personnel Development Grant to support the implementation of the Oklahoma Tiered Intervention System of Support. This grant will afford the teachers at Kirkland access to valuable Response to Intervention training, on-site coaching from a State Department of Education team, resources and best practices for all. Special thanks to teacher Karen Dowler for her leadership in this grant effort.
 Congratulations to all of our graduating seniors. We are excited for you as you begin a period of promising opportunity. We appreciate all involved in coordinating the senior activities and the commencement exercise. The best of luck to the Class of 2012!

 ITEM #22 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.
 Greg Juedeman thanked Putnam City retirees for their years of dedication and hard work. He said he enjoyed all three of the graduation ceremonies.

Cindy Gibbs said that with graduation ceremonies completed, she no longer has children in Putnam City schools. She said over the years in district schools her children learned teamwork, acceptance, tolerance, poise and confidence. She praised the educators in the schools her children attended, thanking them for being caring professionals who encouraged and guided her children. She also thanked The Tribune for printing photos of graduates.

Tammy West thanked PTSA’s for their work in organizing baccalaureate services. She said the Super Kids Days and Cancer Fund drive events she attended were great fun. Mrs. West praised elementary programs in which younger students build relationships with older students and get an introduction into what their next grade level will be like. She thanked O G & E for awarding two lap tops per grade for students who have perfect attendance and those who were in the excel program. Mrs. West thanked Ken Attebery, Putnam City West Assistant Principal, for posting the sign on his door at school “Take what you need.”

Becky Haliburton thanked district employees for their hard work this year and said she was excited about next year. She also said the district suffered a loss today, and encouraged everyone with a relationship to children to share the message that every problem can be fixed.

ITEM #23 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING A FORMAL EVALUATION AND/OR EMPLOYMENT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307)(1)
Tammy West made a motion at 7:35 p.m. to enter into executive session. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #24 – 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.
Tammy West made a motion at 9:30 p.m. to return to open session and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.
MINUTES OF EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board members Becky Haliburton, Greg Juedeman, Cindy Gibbs, Gail LoPresto, Tammy West; and Superintendent Paul Hurst met in executive session for the purpose of conducting a formal evaluation and/or employment of the Superintendent pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).
No action was taken.

ITEM #25 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO REINSTATE TWO (2) DAYS TO THE SUPERINTENDENT’S WORK CALENDAR FOR 2011-2012.
Cindy Gibbs made a motion to reinstate two (2) days to the Superintendent’s work calendar for 2011-2012. Greg Juedeman seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #26 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE THE SUPERINTENDENT’S CONTRACT FOR 2012-2013.
Greg Juedeman made a motion to approve the Superintendent’s contract for 2012-2013 in the amount of $153,500. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #27 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON NEW BUSINESS.
There was no new business.

ITEM #28 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.
Cindy Gibbs made a motion at 9:31 p.m. to adjourn. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: LoPresto, aye; Juedeman, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.




SPECIAL BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

May 29, 2012

 

 

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in special session Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. at the Putnam City Administration Board Room, 5401 NW 40th Street, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  The agenda and meeting notice was posted on Thursday, May 24, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

  ITITEM #1 – CALL TO ORDER AND RECORDING OF MEMBERS PRESENT AND   

 ABSENT.

 

Becky Haliburton called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.  Members present:  President Becky Haliburton, Gail LoPresto, Cindy Gibbs and Tammy West, members; Debbra Baldwin, clerk, and others.  Greg Juedeman was absent.

ITEM #2 –CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE NEGOTIATIONS TEAM FOR 2012-2013.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the Negotiations Team for 2012-2013.  Tammy West seconded the motion.  Vote:  LoPresto, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

2012-2013 Negotiating Team

                                                Dr. April Grace, Chairperson

                                                Dr. Melani Mouse

                                                Drew Eichelberger

                                                Rick Croslin

                                                Shannon Meeks

Alternates

                                                Dr. Joe Pierce

                                                Cory Boggs

                                                Lynette Thompson

ITEM #3 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE JOB DESCRIPTION REVISION FOR FINE ARTS AND GIFTED-TALENTED COORDINATOR. 

Tammy West made a motion to approve job description revision for Fine Arts and Gifted-Talented Coordinator.  Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion.  Vote:  LoPresto, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #4 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT OF AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

Cindy Gibbs made a motion at 5:05 p.m. to enter into executive session to discuss employment/appointment of an Executive Director of Secondary Education pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).  Tammy West seconded the motion.   Vote:  LoPresto, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

 ITEM #5 – 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. 

Tammy West made a motion at 5:55 p.m. to return to open session and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session.  Gail LoPresto seconded the motion.  Vote:  LoPresto, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

Minutes of Executive Session:  Board members Gail LoPresto, Becky Haliburton, Cindy Gibbs and Tammy West; Assistant Superintendents Dr. Melani Mouse and Dr. April Grace, met in executive session for the purpose of discussing employment/appointment of an Executive Director of Secondary Education pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1). 

No action was taken.

ITEM #6 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR EMPLOYMENT/APPOINTMENT OF AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF SECONDARY EDUCATION. 

Superintendent Paul Hurst recommended Rick Croslin to be appointed Executive Director of Secondary Education.  Gail LoPresto made a motion to appoint Rick Croslin as Executive Director of Secondary Education.  Tammy West seconded the motion.  Vote:  LoPresto, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; Haliburton, aye.

 ITEM #7 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT ON NAMING OF ADMINISTRATIVE INTERNS.

 Moving into elementary Administrative Intern positions next year will be Laura Koehn, previously a Pre-K teacher at Kirkland Elementary, and Jennifer Warner, previously a 5th grade teacher at Western Oaks Elementary.  Other elementary interns and their assignments are:

 ·            Diedre Bradley, Lake Park Elementary and Overholser Elementary
                        ·         Shanda Brody, Dennis Elementary
                                  
Greg Kipf, Downs Elementary and Harvest Hills Elementary
                                   Laura Koehn, Will Rogers Elementary and Springdale-Deville Early Education Centers
                        ·         Kelly Lawrence, Apollo Elementary and Arbor Grove Elementary
                                 
 Danyelle Speight, Hilldale Elementary
                        ·         Jennifer Warner, Coronado Elementary and Rollingwood Elementary

I     IITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to adjourn at 6:00 p.m.  Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion.  Vote:  LoPresto, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye; LoPresto, aye.