November 2014 Board Minutes

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

                                                                    Monday, November 3, 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, November 3, 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, October 31, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – CENTENNIAL/INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – CENTRAL ELEMENTARY.

Central Elementary Principal, Barbara Crump, shared a video demonstrating the school’s “passion, commitment and belief of integrating technology” into the classroom. Central Elementary was nominated for an Apple Distinguished School. Apple recognizes schools for “innovation, leadership, and educational excellence.” The video was submitted with Central’s application and winners will be announced within a few weeks. Mrs. Crump also led the Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 – INFORMATION AND STAFF REPORTS:

➢    STEM Presentation – Cora James

Putnam City has implemented a pilot STEM program this year for 4th and 5th grade students at Coronado Heights Elementary, Hilldale Elementary and Western Oaks Elementary. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Putnam City Science Coordinator, Cora James, explained that STEM removes barriers between the subject areas which have been traditionally taught in isolation and enables students to see practical applications for real world problems. Ms. James explained that the STEM initiative does not only assist in preparing “college-ready” students but there is an anticipated 17% increase in STEM careers over the next few years. There are currently 560 students participating at the three elementary schools.

Coronado PEAK teacher, Ruth Jones, introduced 4th grade students, Dana Deloney and Jesus Ramirez. The students explained their project was to make a building out of toothpicks and marshmallows and the goal was to move the building onto a foundation made of Jell-O without the building collapsing. Jesus and Dana were the first students to complete the project successfully in their class.

Jessica Sims, 4th grade STEM teacher at Western Oaks Elementary said she has 102 fourth grade STEM students. The students have been working on a wheel and axle car project. Student Justn Hasbell thought outside the box. Justn's goal was to build a car that would go far when it was tested on the ramp. Justn's car went 164 inches and, so far, has gone the furthest of all the classes.

Western Oaks Elementary 5th grade STEM teacher, Toni Humphrey introduced 5th grade students Dailyn Otzoy and DJ Fearce. Dailyn's project was making a car with supplies provided by the teacher. Dailyn used rubber bands to power the car without an engine. DJ Fearce's robotics project included creating code for the robot on the computer. To do this DJ broke the project down into small steps. He is looking forward to building the robot in STEM.

Sean McAnulty, Hilldale 4th and 5th grade STEM teacher, introduced Elizabeth Crenshaw. Elizabeth built a parachute experimenting with paper and plastic bags. She discovered the parachute went three seconds slower when using only a plastic bag instead of a brown paper bag. She has learned that parachutes are used to slow down space shuttles. Mr. McAnulty said he is discovering that STEM is helping students learn how to work in a group and think critically about what they are doing.

ITEM #3 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There was none.

ITEM #4 – SUPERINTENDENT REPORT.

Prior to the Superintendent Report, Jennifer Strong with Sodexo introduced Dwane Drake who was recently hired as the Director of Child Nutrition for Putnam City. Mr. Drake has worked in campus food services at the university level for more than twenty years and eighteen years of that with Sodexo. Prior to that, Mr. Drake was an Executive Chef with Doubletree Hotels. Mr. Drake was welcomed to the Putnam City District.

1.      Putnam City Cancer Classic: Last Saturday, nearly one thousand participated in the 7th Annual Putnam City Cancer Classic 5K/Fun Run to benefit cancer research at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF).  This year’s location, near the Oklahoma River at Wheeler Park, created a very festive atmosphere with participants such as Big Truck Tacos, Aloha Sno Cones and a climbing wall provided by the ROTC.  Putnam City Schools and the OMRF have a long time partnership, which has provided funds for cancer research as well as opportunities for Putnam City students through programs such as Junior Scientist and the Fleming Scholars. This Centennial year, the goal is to raise $100,000 to donate to OMRF.  The funds raised by the Cancer Classic will go toward reaching this goal.

2.      Public Personnel Employee of the Year:  Congratulations to Coronado Heights Elementary teacher, Tracey Deathe, for receiving the honor of being named the Public Personnel Employee of the Year at the “24th Annual Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns” Awards Luncheon.  Ms. Deathe has been teaching special education at Coronado for 25 years and has worked relentlessly to improve the quality of life for countless students who have had the privilege of having her as their teacher and advocate.  She has made it her life mission to provide a better life for special needs students, which has included becoming a foster parent to students for sometimes up to a year. We are very proud of Ms. Deathe and commend her on her lifelong career of serving students.

3.      Putnam City North Graphic Design Students: Also awarded at the “24th Annual Mayor’s Committee on Disability Concerns” Awards Luncheon were Graphic Design students from Putnam City North High School. Kimberly Ma (1st Place) and Hunter Thephachanh (3rd Place) received honors in the poster/billboard contest. In addition to placing, Kimberly received $500 and her winning design will be displayed on billboards throughout the metro area.  Hunter received $200 for his award winning design.

4.      Putnam City High Yearbook Award:  We congratulate the staff of the 2013-2014 Putnam City High School yearbook. At the Oklahoma Scholastic Media contest held October 27th at the University of Oklahoma, the 2014 Treasure Chest yearbook received “Highest Honors” in Division I. The staff of the 2014 yearbook received near perfect scores in photography and design, thanks in part to individual awards won by Sammi Rocha (Outstanding Photography) and Isaias Torres (Outstanding Achievement in Design).

5.      National ‘LifeChanger of the Year’ Award: Wiley Post Elementary second grade teacher, Neeli Boyd, has been nominated for the 2014-2015 National LifeChanger of the Year Award.  This award annually recognizes and rewards K-12 school district educators and employees who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

ITEM #5 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Becky Haliburton remarked that all of the STEM students presenting were “precious”. Mrs. Haliburton also mentioned that some patrons had recently addressed board members regarding children with dyslexia. Mrs. Haliburton requested a presentation at a future board meeting regarding how the District serves students with dyslexia.

Bren Smith thanked Barbara Crump for her presentation and wished Central Elementary “good luck” in the Apple Distinguished School selection process. She reminded everyone that November 4th is Election Day and encouraged everyone to vote.

Tammy West expressed appreciation to everyone for their presentations.  She asked if fundraising exemptions had been implemented yet. Dr. Rhodes indicated that the District is awaiting guidelines from the State Department of Education before implementing fundraising exemption policy. Mrs. West said West Fest was “delightful” and that she noticed a marked improvement in elementary orchestra. She enjoyed the United States Army Rock band performance in support of the JROTC at Putnam City West. Mrs. West took guests to the performance and the students' behavior was impeccable. She also remarked on the Putnam City Cancer Classic and the good job that Isaac McCord does as the Master of Ceremony for the event. She said the Marzano side-by-side coaching session was well received by assistant principals. She shared feedback from an e-mail she received saying the session was valuable and a "good use of professional development time". Mrs. West also asked for prayers for former Putnam City West drama teacher, Linda Brown whose daughter recently passed away.

Cindy Gibbs congratulated Putnam City North girls' cross country team for making it to the state competition. She feels the District’s investment in elementary athletic programs is making a difference. Mrs. Gibbs expressed appreciation for how students are receiving the STEM program. She also said that Putnam City North and Putnam City West baseball teams are selling holiday hams for fundraising for their programs.  Anyone interested in purchasing a ham can contact the schools for details.

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

a.   Minutes for regular board meeting October 20, 2014.

b.   Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 5-06759-117 through 5-07769-093 for the time period October 14 – 28, 2014 for the 2014-2015 school year.

c.   Cash Summary for September.

d.  Activity Fund Transfers.

e.   Project Applications.

f.    Declaration of Obsolete and/or Surplus Items.

g.   Will Rogers Elementary contract with author, Bobby Bright, Old Farm Press for December 15, 2014.

h.   Fundraisers.

i.    Overnight Travel Requests.

j.    Out of State Trips:

1.   Putnam City West Basketball students to Dallas, Texas November 28-30, 2014.

2.   Putnam City West Basketball students to Las Vegas,Nevada December 16-20, 2014.                 

3.   Putnam City North Soccer students to Kingsport, Tennessee March 26-29, 2015.

4.   Hefner Middle School Band students to Arlington, Texas May 9, 2015.

k.   Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

 

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

ITEM #7 – Consideration of and vote on recommendation of employment of new personnel and reassignments as listed ON ATTACHMENT A.

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

ITEM #8 – Consideration of and vote on MOTION TO APPROVE THE 2014-2015 FISCAL YEAR OPERATING BUDGET.

Tammy West made a motion to approve the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year Operating Budget.  Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

The District started the 2014-2015 Fiscal Year with a Beginning General Fund Balance of $15,512,034. Revenue is projected at $125,871,064 and anticipated Expenditures are $131,153,551. The Ending General Fund Balance is projected to be $10,229,547.

ITEM #9 – Consideration of and vote on motion to approve new board policy eo – virtual education.

Bren Smith made a motion to approve new Board Policy EO – Virtual Education.  Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

The current enrollment in the virtual school program is approximately 180 students.

ITEM #10– Consideration of and vote on motion to approve APPLICATION AND LETTER OF AGREEMENT FOR CUSTOM WORK BY AT&T AT ARBOR GROVE ELEMENTARY. ($35,349.09 FROM 72-278)

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve Application and Letter of Agreement for Custom Work by AT&T at Arbor Grove Elementary.  Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #11– Consideration of and vote on motion TO APPROVE LOWEST/BEST BID FROM INNOVATIVE MECHANICAL TO REPLACE EXTERIOR COOLING TOWER AND CONTROLS AT PUTNAM CITY NORTH. ($633,600 from 78-259)

Becky Haliburton made a motion to approve lowest/best bid from Innovative Mechanical to replace exterior cooling tower and controls at Putnam City North. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE LOWEST/BEST BASE BIDS PLUS ALTERNATIVES 1, 2, 3 AND 4 FROM HOMCO CONSTRUCTION. ($113,300 FROM 38-286, 31-286)

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve lowest/best base bids plus alternatives 1, 2, 3 and 4 from Homco Construction. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

The bid covers replacement of windows and doors at Mayfield Middle School and Harvest Hills Elementary.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE REQUEST FOR MAPS FUNDS FOR ROOF AND HVAC SYSTEM AT LAKE PARK ELEMENTARY. ($2,630,550 FROM 24-000, 21-000)

Tammy West made a motion to approve request for MAPS funds for roof and HVAC system at Lake Park Elementary. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PROPERTY PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 2024 N. EAGLE LANE. (24-000)

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve Property Purchase Agreement for property located at 2024 N. Eagle Lane. Bren Smith seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE REQUEST FOR MAPS FUNDS FOR PROPERTY PURCHASE LOCATED AT 2024 N. EAGLE LANE. (24-000)

Tammy West made a motion to approve request for MAPS funds for property purchase located at 2024 N. Eagle Lane. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

Becky Haliburton requested an e-mail update to Board Members on the remaining MAPS balance following the items approved at this meeting.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY AND RESOLUTION AT PUTNUM CITY WEST HIGH SCHOOL.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve Declaration of Emergency and Resolution at Putnam City West High School. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

The boilers went out at Putnam City West and a Declaration of Emergency needs to be declared to bypass the twenty-one day bid process to expedite getting heat on in the buildings.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE PURCHASE ORDER NUMBERS 507835092 AND 507836092 TO REPLACE BOILERS AT PUTNAM CITY WEST HIGH SCHOOL.

Tammy West made a motion to approve purchase order numbers 507835092 and 507836092 to replace boilers at Putnam City West High School. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

The cost of boilers and installation is $209,060 from 21-259. There should be no disruption of class and it will take about two weeks for installation to be complete.

ITEM #18 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

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

Becky Haliburton made a motion at 5:44 p.m. to adjourn.  Tammy West seconded the motion.  Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

Items of Information were distributed to the Board Members in the Agenda packet regarding Board Policy BB – District Property and Facilities; Board Policy BC – Safety Programs; Board Policy DA – General Personnel Policies;  Board Policy EB – Curriculum and Instruction and Board Policy EG – Student Discipline, Suspension and Due Process. There was no discussion and no action was taken.

 


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING

                                                                   Monday, November 17, 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, November 17, 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, November 14, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

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

ITEM #1 – CENTENNIAL/INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE, MOMENT OF SILENCE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – KIRKLAND ELEMENTARY.

Drew Eichelberger led the Centennial/Inspirational Message on behalf of Kirkland Elementary. Kirkland Elementary is named after Denver D. Kirkland who was the eighteenth superintendent for the Putnam City District. He served as the superintendent for fourteen years from 1950 – 1964. During that time district enrollment grew by more than 10,000 students. The district was transformed under Mr. Kirkland’s watch with ten new schools added during his tenure. Mr. Kirkland’s legacy to the district illustrates the power of vision and commitment. He put himself in the right place at the right time, saw what needed to happen and had the foresight and drive to make sure goals were accomplished.

Mr. Eichelberger also led the Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance.

ITEM #2 – INFORMATION AND STAFF REPORTS:

➢    Dropout Report – Rick Croslin, Executive Director of Secondary Education

 

Executive Director of Secondary Education, Rick Croslin, provided board members with the updated dropout statistics for Putnam City for the 2013-2014 school year. Overall, Putnam City schools maintained a 1% dropout rate which is lower than the state average of 2.3 %. Middle Schools had six dropouts which was an overall decrease of eighteen students compared to the 2012-2013 school year. High School dropouts totaled ninety which was an increase of fifteen students over the 2012-2013 school year.

Mr. Croslin reported that the district and sites take numerous steps to identify and assist students that are at risk for dropping out of school. Mayfield Middle School counselors meet with at risk students every two or three weeks to assist them with challenges that might hinder their attendance or education. Putnam City High School holds grade level meetings to identify those at risk students and to build relationships with the students so the district can better assist them. A new program that has been implemented is a Freshman program at Putnam City Academy. Students that are having difficulties adjusting to the high school environment are transferred to the Academy for the remainder of their Freshman year with the goal to return back to their home school for their Sophomore year.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education defines a “dropout” as - “Any student who is under the age of nineteen and has not graduated from high school and is not attending any public or private school or is otherwise receiving an education pursuant to law for the full term the schools of the school district in which he/she resides are in session.” If the district can document that the student is pursuing their education within another in-state district or through an alternative program, that student is no longer considered a dropout. However, it is very difficult to track students that move out of the state or even to another country because many times the receiving school does not request transcripts or records. This is particularly true of middle school students who do not have a transcript yet so there is no transcript request from another state.

ITEM #3 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There was none.

ITEM #4 – SUPERINTENDENT REPORT.

1. Wal-Mart Grant: We congratulate Will Rogers Elementary for receiving a $1,000 grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation through the Local Facility Giving Program.

2. Eagle Scout: Putnam City High student, Reilly Otto, is to be highly commended for recently receiving his Eagle Scout Award.  As part of his Eagle Scout project, Reilly organized a food drive awareness month at the Dorothy Day Center on State Street. Thanks to his efforts, the Center received $800 in cash donations, 1,000 pounds of food and 10 additional volunteers.  Boy Scout Troup 599 collected and sorted the food, which totaled nearly 200 hours of volunteer work. We congratulate Reilly on this accomplishment of obtaining Eagle Scout status; the highest honor awarded a scout.

3. Social Studies Secondary Teacher of the Year. Hefner Middle School social studies teacher, Glenda Coleman, was recently named the Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies, Secondary Teacher of the Year.  We congratulate her for receiving this honor, which shows her colleagues recognize her as a true professional who exemplifies dedication to her students.

4. FIRST Lego League Grant: We congratulate Northridge Elementary for receiving a FIRST Lego League/ Robotics grant from the State Department of Education.  Three teams of students recently participated in competition, which included events such as robot game, robot design, teamwork and presentation. Prior to competition, the teams accepted a challenge based on current, real-world issues. The team’s coach guided students to research and solve a real-world problem based on the Challenge theme.  Based on their findings, students presented their research and solutions.  Then they built an autonomous robot using engineering concepts.

5. Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship: Our congratulations to Putnam City North student, Angela Nwankwo, for receiving the 2014 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Scholarship.  This $5,000 scholarship is awarded by the Oklahoma Heritage Association to students who have demonstrated civic / community involvement, academic achievement and knowledge and pride of our state.

ITEM #5 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Tammy West congratulated Glenda Coleman on being named the secondary social studies teacher of the year. She also recognized Tammy Jensen of Putnam City West for being named Advisor of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Student Councils. Mrs. West enjoyed Western Oaks Middle School’s production of “Hawk” and Putnam City West’s presentation of “Harvey”. She was also able to attend many of the Veterans Day assemblies and said they left her feeling “humbled, proud and grateful”.

Gail LoPresto also commented on the Veterans Day assemblies, recognizing the hard work that goes into them and the sense of pride throughout the district.

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 AGENDA CONSISTS OF THE DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION, AND APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

a.       Minutes for regular board meeting November 3, 2014.

b.      Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 5-07317-062

through 5-08249-710 for the time period October 29 through November 11, 2014

for the 2014-2015 school year.

c.       Activity Fund Transfers.

d.      Project Applications.

e.       Declaration of Obsolete and/or Surplus Items.

f.       Fundraisers.

g.      Overnight Travel Requests.

h.      Out of State Trips:

1.      Putnam City High School Soccer students to Huntsville, Alabama

March 18-23, 2015.                                                                                   

2.      Putnam City High School Cheerleaders to Dallas, Texas

January 23-25, 2015.

3.      Putnam City High School Basketball students to Trophy Club, Texas

December 29-31, 2014.

i.        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; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON RECOMMENDATION OF EMPLOYMENT OF NEW PERSONNEL AND REASSIGNMENTS AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT A.

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

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION DETERMINING THE MATURITIES OF, AND SETTING A DATE, TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE OF THE $18,000,000 BUILDING  BONDS OF PUTNAM CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT, VOTED AND APPROVED ON AUGUST 26, 2014; AND DESIGNATING BOND COUNSEL FOR THIS ISSUANCE OF BONDS.

Becky Haliburton made a motion to approve Resolution and schedule a Special Board meeting to be held on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 12:00 pm in the board room of the district’s administration building for the sale of $18,000,000 building bonds and naming Terry Hawkins of Phillips Murrah as the bond counsel.  Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF STEPHEN L. SMITH CORPORATION TO ASSIST IN PREPARATION AND REPORTING AS IT PERTAINS TO CONTINUING DISCLOSURE.

Becky Haliburton made a motion to approve employment of Stephen L. Smith Corporation to assist in preparation and reporting as it pertains to continuing disclosure. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

The Stephen L. Smith Corporation will advise the District and monitor compliance for the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative.

ITEM #10– CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PARTICIATION IN THE MUNICIPALITIES CONTINUING DISCLOSURE COOPERATION INITIATIVE.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve resolution authorizing participation in the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation Initiative.  Bren Smith seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

The Putnam City Schools Financial Advisor, Stephen L. Smith Corporation, recommends the District join the MCDC Initiative as provided by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  The initiative provides procedures to self-report instances of material misstatements in bond offering documents, should there be any.

ITEM #11– Consideration of and vote on motion TO APPROVE CONTRACT WITH SOLUTION TREE FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH DR. SHARON KRAMER. ($6,500.00)

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve contract with Solution Tree for Professional Development with Dr. Sharon Kramer. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY BB – DISTRICT PROPERTY AND FACILITIES.

Tammy West made a motion to approve revisions to Board Policy BB – District Property and Facilities. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY DA – GENERAL PERSONNEL POLICIES.

Tammy West made a motion to approve revisions to Board Policy DA – General Personnel Policies. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY BC – SAFETY PROGRAMS.

Becky Haliburton made a motion to approve revisions to Board Policy BC – Safety Programs.  Bren Smith seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY EB – CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve revisions to Board Policy EB – Curriculum and Instruction. Tammy West seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY EG – STUDENT DISCIPLINE, SUSPENSION AND DUE PROCESS.

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

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN OWNER AND ARCHITECT WITH ARCHITECTURE, INC. FOR PUTNAM CITY HIGH SCHOOL RE-ROOF PROJECT. (6.5% OF THE CONTRACTED CONSTRUCTION AMOUNT)

Becky Haliburton made a motion to approve Agreement between Owner and Architect with Architecture, Inc. for Putnam City High School re-roof project. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #18 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE AGREEMENT BETWEEN OWNER AND ARCHITECT WITH ARCHITECTURE, INC. FOR COOPER MIDDLE SCHOOL CHILLER/COOLING TOWER REPAIRS PROJECT. (6.5% OF THE CONTRACTED CONSTRUCTION AMOUNT)

Tammy West made a motion to approve Agreement between Owner and Architect with Architecture, Inc. for Cooper Middle School chiller/cooling tower repairs project. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.

ITEM #19 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON NEW BUSINESS.

There was no new business.

ITEM #20 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Becky Haliburton made a motion at 5:35 p.m. to adjourn.  Tammy West seconded the motion.  Vote:  Haliburton, aye; Smith, aye; West, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye.