January 2014 Board Minutes

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

   Monday, January 13, 2014                                 

 

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Monday, January 13, 2014 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, January 10, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

Members present: Board President, Tammy West, Vice President, Becky Haliburton, Bren Smith and Cindy Gibbs, members; Superintendent Dr. Fred Rhodes; Debbra Baldwin, clerk; and others.  Gail LoPresto was absent.

ITEM #1 – spotlight on OUR schools, MOMENT OF SILENCE AND PLEDGE OF ALlEGIANCE – WESTERN OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Principal, Stephanie Treadway, presented the Spotlight on Western Oaks Elementary, Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance.  Western Oaks Elementary teachers and students reported on their iPad use for learning at school.

ITEM #2 – INFORMATION AND STAFF REPORTS:

Ø  College Readiness Report – Rick Croslin, Executive Director of Secondary Education

                          Rick Croslin, Executive Director of Secondary Education, and Testing Coordinator Bob Melton said the district is taking new steps to increase student participation in and performance on ACT tests.  In 2013, 749 Putnam City students took the ACT, compared to 779 in 2012 and 752 in 2011, and scores took a dip this year.  Students who take the recommended core subjects have a  composite score of 20.9. Putnam City had 5% of their students take the ACT with accommodations while the state average was 3%.  One important goal is to increase enrollment   in higher level math  and science courses which should increase performance on the ACT tests.  Other action steps include:   working with college/career counselors on ensuring students and parents are informed about ACT testing and preparation; revising enrollment process to include information about Explore, Plan and  ACT exams to both students and parents; continuing the refinement of courses offered in middle and  high schools; utilizing information from the PSAT exam and My College Quick Start; and identifying students for AP courses from the AP Potential List.

                             Ø  Report on Mid-Year Allocation – Shannon Meeks, Chief Financial Officer                                                                                                                                Shannon Meeks will do the Mid-Year Allocation Report at the January 27, 2014 meeting since he is at home ill this evening.

 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 agenda consists of the discussion, consideration, and approval of the following items:

a.    Minutes for regular board meeting December 2, 2013.

b.    Minutes for special board meeting December 12, 2013.

c.    Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 4-00581-081 through 4-06904-550 for the time period December 9, 2013 through January 7, 2014 inclusive for the 2013-2014 school year.

d.    Cash Summary.

e.    Activity Fund Transfer List.

f.     Project Applications.

g.    Declaration of Obsolete/Surplus Items.

h.    Putnam City North contract with Oak Tree Country Club for Prom 2014.

i.      Fundraisers.

j.      Overnight Travel Requests.

k.    Out of State Trip:

       1.     Putnam City High School Student Council members to Orlando, Florida June 24-29, 2014.

l.      Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

Becky Haliburton made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye.  

ITEM #5 – Consideration of and vote on recommendation of employment of new personnel as listed ON ATTACHMENT A.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve employment of new personnel as listed on Attachment A.  Bren Smith seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye.

 ITEM #6 – Consideration of and vote on motion to approve THE 2014-2015 SCHOOL CALENDAR.

 Becky Haliburton made a motion to approve the 2014-2015 School Calendar.  Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye.

                                                                                      Calendar 2014-2015

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Wednesday, August 13 - Teachers report

Tuesday, August 19 – Classes begin

Monday, September 1 – Labor Day (no school)

Friday, September 12 – Professional Day (no school)

Wednesday, October 15 – End of 1st quarter (40 days)

Thursday, October 16 and Friday, October 17 – Fall Break (no school)

Friday, October 24 – Parent conferences (no school)

Wednesday, November 26 – Friday, November 28 – Thanksgiving Break (no school)

Friday, December 19 – End of 2nd quarter (42 day), End of semester (82 days)

Monday, December 22 – Christmas Break begins (no school)

Monday, January 5 – Professional Day (no school)

Tuesday, January 6 – Classes resume

Monday, January 19 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no school)

Friday, February 20 – Parent conferences (no school)

Friday, March 13 – End of 3rd quarter (48 days)

Monday – March 16 – Friday, March 20 – Spring Break (no school)

Friday, May 22 – Last day of classes (if no snow days are needed)

End of 4th quarter (45 days), End of semester

 

Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 26, or day after classes end – Professional Day (no school)

Wednesday, May 27 – Snow Day (if needed)

Thursday, May 28 – Snow Day (if needed)

 

ITEM #7 – Consideration of and vote on motion to approve MAX TEACHING TRAINING FEBRUARY 10 AND 13, 2014 FOR hEFNER MIDDLE SCHOOL AND MAYFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL.

 Bren Smith made a motion to approve MAX Teaching training for Hefner and Mayfield Middle Schools on February 10 and 13, 2014.   Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye;  West, aye.

 ITEM #8 – Consideration of and vote on motion to approve APPOINTMENT OF A BOARD OF EDUCATION LEGISLATIVE LIAISON.

 Becky Haliburton made a motion to approve appointment of Tammy West as Board of Education Legislative Liaison.  Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye.

 ITEM #9 – Consideration of and vote on motion to approve COURSE DESCRIPTION GUIDE FOR 2014-2015.

 Bren Smith made a motion to approve Course Description Guide for 2014-2015.  Becky Haliburton seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye.

 ITEM #10 – Consideration of and vote on motion to GRANT AN EASEMENT TO THE CITY OF OKLAHOMA CITY at Hefner middle school.

 Cindy Gibbs made a motion to grant an easement to the City of Oklahoma City at Hefner Middle School. Becky Haliburton seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye.

 ITEM #11 – SUPERINTENDENT REPORT.

 1.       School Board Appreciation Month:  January is celebrated as “School Board Appreciation” month.  In a time when polls show citizens in our country are expressing frustration due to a disconnect with government in general, we are fortunate that our nation’s schools are still governed by local school boards.  In Putnam City, we are blessed to have five of the most dedicated and supportive board members you will find anywhere.  Our board is composed of a healthy blend of experience ranging from service to the District in this capacity of seventeen years to one year.  This contributes to the great wisdom shown when there are critical decisions to make concerning our students and their future. We honor, respect and appreciate our Board for their willingness to serve. Their commitment to service and public education affects the present and future lives of our children and our communities. Gail LoPresto (17 years), Becky Haliburton (6 years), Tammy West (5 years), Cindy Gibbs (3 years) and Bren Smith (1 year).

 2.       PC  West Boys’ Basketball: The Putnam City West boys’ basketball team won the prestigious 2013 Junior Orange Bowl Basketball Classic that took place in Miami in late December. In addition to Putnam City West, the tournament featured teams from Florida, Washington D.C. and Slovenia. Stephen Edwards and Tyson Jolly were named to the All-Tournament team and Jolly was named the most valuable player in the tournament.  This last weekend, the PC West boys’ basketball team also won the Championship of the 15th Annual Putnam City Invitational Tournament beating out John Marshall, Lawton Ike and #1 ranked Union.  Congratulations to the players and their coaches on their outstanding performance.

 3.       Teacher Grant:  We congratulate Benton Shriver, PC High teacher, for being the recipient of a grant from the Kappa Delta Pi Foundation. He is one of the fifty-six educators from twenty states that is receiving the grant to implement a quality project and incorporate learning tools in the classroom.  His project is focused on the anatomy of the brain. 

 4.       Ballroom Dancing: Four Putnam City ballroom dancing teams were in the top eight teams who recently competed at Rose State College. James L. Dennis won first place and Will Rogers placed third in the competition.

 5.       Student Athlete:  Josue DePaz, a student athlete at PC West, has committed to play soccer at Oklahoma Baptist University.  We are PC Proud of this young man who has demonstrated his ability to excel.  Through hard work and discipline, he will reap the rewards of a quality college education.  The actual signing with OBU is scheduled for Monday, February 3 at 9 am. 

 6.       STEM Grant:  We congratulate Mr. Bob Melton and his team who was recently notified by the State Department of Education that they will be receiving a grant totaling $237,882.00 to fund a summer workshop for teachers entitled, Immersing Middle School Teachers in Research in Mathematics and Science 3.0 (IMSTREMS 3.0)”.  The review committee stated, “The hard work and dedication of your proposal team has allowed us to make this unanimous decision to fund your grant at this time. Thank you for the STEM professional development projects you are implementing and for the difference you are making in the lives of thousands of students and faculty across the state.”   We appreciate the efforts of Mr. Melton to pursue additional sources of funding. 

7.       Early Bird Donations: Kelly Suchy, Smart Start Administrator, reports that the Early Bird program has recently received two donations.  The program received a $7,000 donation from Vivian and Lee Rice.  Mr. and Mrs. Rice are both former Putnam City teachers and also have a grandson who is now attending the Early Bird program.  Additionally, Smart Start Central Oklahoma received a gift totaling $38,000 that named our District Early Bird program as a recipient. The donation was age appropriate educational toys for all the students in our program to assist parents as they work with their child at home. The parents also received a free family pass to the Oklahoma Science Museum.

8.       Donation from Former Student:  We are pleased to announce that Michelle Koehn, a teacher at PC High, has received a $10,000 donation from a former Pirate, Andrew Heaney.  After graduation from PC High, Andrew pitched for OSU and now has recently signed with the Miami Marlins.  Because of his generosity, this donation will help our students attend the Special Olympics for the next several years by funding entrance fees, equipment and warm-ups for the athletes.

9.       Condolences:   This last month, two members of our Putnam City family passed away.  We offer our condolences to the families of Donald Ham and Everett Blasingame.

·         Don Ham, a custodian at PC North, collapsed while on the job and later passed away at the Oklahoma Heart Hospital.  His wife, Lois, served our District as a teacher at Rollingwood Elementary for 33 years.  She said her husband looked forward to going to work each and every day at PC North where he was treated “like family”.  After he retired from Dayton Tire, he felt lost and decided to apply to work for the District.  She commented that being around young people gave him energy and a sense of purpose.

·         Everett Blasingame served as Maintenance Director beginning in 1990.  He was a graduate of Putnam City West High School.  Three years after graduation, he was hired as a custodian in the District and the rest is history.  He proved himself to be very dedicated to the District and loyal to the people he served.  His servant heart was apparent to all with whom he worked.  He loved Putnam City, worked tirelessly and took great pride in serving. 

ITEM #12 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Becky Haliburton congratulated Capps Middle School students and teachers for raising $1,200 through an after-school event, “Dance for the Cure.”  She said she was proud of the leadership students and their teachers from all three high schools saying the students are tremendous leaders who were guided by great teachers.

Bren Smith thanked Stephanie Treadway, Western Oaks Elementary students and teachers for their Spotlight on iPad use at their school.  Mrs. Smith said the orientation at Capps Middle School for Coronado students who will be at Capps next year was excellent and gave young students a chance to get their questions answered.  Mrs. Smith congratulated Coronado Elementary, Kirkland Elementary, Tulakes Elementary, Rollingwood Elementary, Western Oaks Elementary and Will Rogers Elementary for being recognized by the Oklahoma Department of Health as Certified Healthy Schools.  She said she has enjoyed the year that she has served on the Board of Education.

Cindy Gibbs thanked ex-Pirate pitcher Andrew Heaney for his contribution to his former high school.  She also recounted visiting with people new to the area who complimented the district on keeping its facilities in good shape.  Mrs. Gibbs said she was disappointed in the television coverage given to the basketball tournament.

Tammy West said the Bethany Tribune did an excellent job of reporting on the Junior Orange Bowl Classic.  She said middle school students did well in the recent basketball tournament.  Mrs. West said she enjoyed the student performances during the holidays.  She said students at the Smart Start Deville Early Childhood Center were outstanding at their Christmas program. Mrs. West said the next meeting of the Central Oklahoma Parent Legislative Action Committee will be at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28, at Edmond Public Schools.  She also said that the PTA Day at the Capitol is coming up March 6.

ITEM #13  – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING AN INFORMAL EVALUATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT, AS REQUIRED BY DISTRICT POLICY PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. § 307 (B)(1) AND (B)(7).

Becky Haliburton made a motion at 5:45 p.m. to enter into executive session for the purpose of conducting an informal evaluation of the Superintendent as required by District policy pursuant to 25 O.S.§ 307 (B)(1) and (B)(7).   Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, 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.

Bren Smith made a motion at 7:15 p.m. to return to open session and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session.  Becky Haliburton seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye.

MINUTES OF EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board members, Tammy West, Cindy Gibbs, Becky Haliburton and Bren Smith met with Superintendent Rhodes in executive session for the purpose of conducting an informal evaluation of the Superintendent as required by District policy pursuant to O.S. §307 (B)(1) and (B)(7).

No action was taken.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion at 7:16 p.m. to adjourn.   Bren Smith seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; West, aye.



REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

Monday, January 27, 2014                       

 The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Monday, January 27, 2014 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, January 24, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

 

Members present: Board President, Tammy West, Vice President, Gail LoPresto, Becky Haliburton, Bren Smith and Cindy Gibbs, members; Superintendent Dr. Fred Rhodes; Sandy Lemaster, deputy clerk; and others

ITEM #1 – SPOTLIGHT ON OUR SCHOOLS,, MOMENT OF SILENCE AND PLEDGE OF ALlEGIANCE – WILEY POST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Principals, Joel Illgen and Sheryl Rexach, presented the Spotlight on Wiley Post Elementary, Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance. Wiley Post Elementary students are enhancing their creative writing and increasing their civic awareness by participating in card writing projects. The students made cards for patients at the Children’s Center, soldiers, police officers and children in Tawapia, Zambia, Africa.

 ITEM #2 – INFORMATION AND STAFF REPORTS:

 Ø  Report on Mid-Year Allocation – Shannon Meeks, Chief Financial Officer

 Shannon Meeks, Chief Financial Officer, reported that the district will receive approximately $1.2 million more in state funding than originally budgeted. The majority of the increase is due to an increase in enrollment. In particular, an increase in students that are classified as special needs, bilingual or economically disadvantaged, contributed to the additional funding. The district fund balance is estimated to be just under $10.5 million at the end of the fiscal year.  The ending fund balance was originally projected to be $9.69 million.

 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 agenda consists of the discussion, consideration, and approval of the following items:

a.       Minutes for regular board meeting January 13, 2014.

b.      Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers

4-06577-011 through 4-07812-125 for the time period January 6-21, 2014

With the exception of purchase order numbers 4-07732-705 and 4-07761-710

For Triangle A & E inclusive for the 2013-2014 school year.

c.       Cash Summary.

d.      Activity Fund Transfer List.

e.       Project Applications.

f.       Putnam City North contract with Oklahoma Christian University for the May 16, 2014 Senior Brunch.

g.      Fundraisers.

h.      Overnight Travel Requests.

i.        Out of State Trip:

1.      Putnam City High School Cheerleaders to Dallas, Texas January 24-26, 2014.

2.      Putnam City North Pom Squad to Orlando, Florida March 7-9, 2014.

3.      Putnam City North Soccer students to Huntsville, Alabama April 4-5, 2014.

4.      Western Oaks Middle School Fine Arts Department students to Arlington, Texas May 17, 2014.

j.        Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

 

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented.  Gail LoPresto seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; West, aye.  

 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 employment of new personnel as listed on Attachment A.  Bren Smith seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; West, aye.

 ITEM #6 – Consideration of and vote on motion to approve PURCHASE ORDERS 4-07732-705 AND 4-07761-710 FOR TRIANGLE A & E. ($450.00 FROM 14-11).

Becky Haliburton made a motion to approve purchase orders 4-07732-705 and 4-07761-710 for Triangle A & E.  Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, abstain; West, aye.

ITEM #7 – Consideration of and vote on motion to approve REVISIONS TO STUDENT DISCIPLINE, SUSPENSION AND DUE PROCESS – POLICY EG.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve revisions to Student Discipline, Suspension and Due Process – Policy EG. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; West, aye.

ITEM #8 – Consideration of and vote on motion to approve CONTRACT WITH PAXIS INSTITUTE TO PROVIDE TRAINING IN MAY 2014, DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM AND GOOD BEHAVIOR GAME KITS.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve contract with Paxis Institute to provide training in May 2014, Data Collection System and Good Behavior Game Kits. Becky Haliburton seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; West, aye.

ITEM #9 – Consideration of and vote on motion to approve CONTRACT WITH THE FLIPPEN GROUP FOR CAPTURING KIDS’ HEARTS TRAINING AT WINDSOR HILLS ELEMENTARY JUNE 10-12, 2014. ($46,100.00 FROM 11-511).

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve contract with the Flippen Group for Capturing Kids’ Hearts training at Windsor Hills Elementary June 10-12, 2014. Bren Smith seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; West, aye.

ITEM #10 – Consideration of and vote on motion to APPROVE LOWEST/BEST BID OF $1,002,377.00 PLUS ALTERNATES A AND B FROM INNOVATIVE MECHANICAL TO REPLACE HVAC SYSTEM AT PUTNAM CITY NORTH. (79-259).

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve lowest/best bid of $1,002,377.00 plus Alternates A and B from Innovative Mechanical to replace HVAC system at Putnam City North. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; West, aye.

ITEM #11 – Consideration of and vote on motion to APPROVE LOWEST/BEST BID OF $2,673,800.00 PLUS ALTERNATES #1 AND #2 FROM pope contracting TO REPLACE metal standing roof and hvac at PUTNAM CITY high school. (37-161, 38-161).

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve lowest/best bid of $2,673,800.00 plus Alternates #1 and #2 from Pope Contracting to replace metal standing seam roof and HVAC system at Putnam City High School. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; West, aye.

ITEM #12 – SUPERINTENDENT REPORT.

1) Art Awards: We congratulate Putnam City North students Yana Dyachkova and Kamri Douglas who were each honored with the “Judges Awards of Excellence” at the 2014 Youth Impressions Juried Art Show held by the Fine Arts Institute of Edmond. Ms. Douglas also won special recognition for a second piece submitted to the show. There are a total of 812 pieces of artwork in the show, which are on display at the Edmond Community Center.  

2) PC Hosts Science Olympiad: The Science Olympiad tournament hosted by Putnam City High School on January 11 drew 14 teams from across the state. Capps Middle School won first place and Western Oaks Middle School won second place in the middle school division. Putnam City High finished first in the high school division. Many thanks to Putnam City High School for playing host to the tournament and to Science Olympiad Coaches Benton Shriver and Jan Watson for their roles in organizing the event and securing the many volunteer STEM professionals who served as event supervisors. District teams will take part in the tournament at Casady School on February 1st as well as the state tournament at the University of Central Oklahoma on March 1.

3) Anti-Bullying Awareness: The Capps Middle School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) is sponsoring an anti-bullying effort next week. Each day the school will have an announcement with a statistic that pertains to bullying. Students will have a dress-up day each day to help promote bullying prevention. Students will also have a banner in the cafeteria during lunches and will ask students to “Take The Pledge” not to bully. The special week was initiated by 7th graders Lauryn McKenzie and Stephanie Mendoza. Ms. McKenzie actually presented this plan and her research for a FCCLA competitive event and won first place in district competition. She will next take part in regional competition. 

4) Ballroom Dancing: Ballroom dancing has arrived at Capps Middle School! The group that has been working in our elementary schools is now working with one of our 7th-grade classes.

5) PC Centennial:  School year 2014-2015 is the Centennial of Putnam City Schools.  Mr. Steve Lindley, Director of Communications, is chairing our Centennial Committee, which is working on plans to celebrate this milestone in our history.  The Putnam City Museum Committee has produced a Putnam City Centennial book that is now available which tells the complete story of our District from the early days through the present.  A school museum is extremely unique and we encourage everyone to visit the PC Museum, which is located on our central campus.  It is open every Saturday from 10:00 am. to 2:00 pm.  Any student who has attended a Putnam City school in the last 100 years will enjoy viewing the memorabilia housed in our museum because every school is represented.  

 6) Parent Legislative Action Committee (PLAC): We encourage everyone to attend the PLAC meeting this coming Tuesday, January 28th at 7:00 pm.  This month’s meeting is being hosted by Edmond Schools and will be at the Edmond Administration Building at the corner of Danforth and Kelly. Legislators that will be on the panel Tuesday evening include: Senator Clark Jolley (District 41), Senator Susan Paddack (District 13),

Representative Scott Martin (District 46) and Representative Scott Inman (District 94).

 ITEM #13 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Becky Haliburton invited everyone to attend the Putnam City North vs. Putnam City basketball game on Friday, February 7th. There will be a silent auction with prizes awarded at halftime of the boy’s game. The silent auction is part of “Heisman Week” activities where students raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation. Mrs. Haliburton said an updated list of prizes can be found on Putnam City North’s website.

Bren Smith said Rollingwood Elementary Donuts for Dads event was a wonderful way to start the day. She also enjoyed visiting Tulakes and Kirkland Elementary schools this week.  Mrs. Smith also mentioned a survey that will be distributed to principals by the Putnam City Foundation. The focus of the survey is to review community partnerships within each individual school and to identify what is effective and where the schools need additional support.

Cindy Gibbs appreciates teachers throughout the district investing and building strong relationships with their students.

Gail LoPresto thanked Wiley Post and Shannon Meeks for their presentations. She appreciates the efforts of Capps Middle School and their anti-bullying campaign which was started by two Capps students.  

Tammy West invited patrons to enjoy the competition and sportsmanship of the Putnam City West vs. Putnam City basketball games on Friday, January 31st. She participated in interviews for Mr. & Mrs. Patriot and is excited and proud of the high quality young people in our district. She encouraged all parents to attend Parent Legislative Action Committee meetings. Also, Parents’ Day at the Capital on February 20th is a good opportunity for parents to get involved in the future of their children’s education.

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

There was no new business.

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

Gail LoPresto made a motion at 5:48 p.m. to adjourn.   Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion.  Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; West, aye.