April 2017 Board Minutes

REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Monday, April 3, 2017

The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Monday, April 3, 2017 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 Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

Members present: Board President, Becky Haliburton; and members, Cindy Gibbs, Bill Wetmore and Jay Sherrill; Assistant Superintendent Dr. Melani Mouse; Samantha Dawes, deputy clerk; and others. Gail LoPresto was absent.

ITEM #1 – INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT, MOMENT OF SILENCE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE – PUTNAM CITY WEST HIGH SCHOOL.

Putnam City West High School Principal, Buster Meeks, introduced Instructional Coach, Carla Young, who led in the Moment of Silence and Pledge of Allegiance. Mrs. Young spotlighted their school’s Guiding Coalition Team and introduced members; Heath Tejeda, Shari Gateley, Lisa Johnston, Jennifer Hill, Terri Woosley, Paula Denner, Lisa Taulman, Perla Carreon, Danna Welch. Carla informed the board of all the different areas the Guiding Coalition Team boosts teacher and student morale. Mrs. Young also showed a video featuring many of the efforts the Guiding Coalition Team implemented within the school.

ITEM #2 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

Patron Greg Clyde told board members that Oklahoma’s budget problems are harming students. He encouraged the board to send a message to state legislators.

ITEM #3 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT

1. Girl Scout Receives National Recognition: Putnam City North High School and Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma held a surprise event on March 20th to honor Katie Francis, a freshman at the school. In front of her classmates, Girl Scout officials announced that Ms. Francis has officially set a world record for Girl Scout cookie sales. She has sold 100,100 boxes of cookies over the course of her Girl Scout career, topping the mark of 100,000 boxes. Ms. Francis also owns the record for most boxes of Girl Scout cookies sold in a single seven-week selling season, 22,200. That same week, Katie appeared on the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. She presented him with the choices of cookies to purchase. He made his selection and then handed her a $5 bill and told her to keep the $1 change as donation. But then the real surprise came when he presented her with a $15,000 donation for Girl Scouts of America. Dr. Mouse congratulated her and said she is very proud!

2. Hamilton Scholarship: Jairo Montelongo, a junior at Putnam City West High School, has been chosen as a Hamilton Scholar. Each year 35 to 40 students across the nation are selected as Hamilton Scholars for their academic, personal, service and entrepreneurial accomplishments. According to the organization, winning students are “high-achieving, service-focused high school juniors with grit, perseverance, and demonstrated need”. The recognition includes funds to pay for college application and testing fees; attendance at an annual leadership conference for five years; participation in an international service project and a peer mentor.

3. State Geography Bee: Last Friday, 7th grade Mayfield student Triston Kipp competed in the State Geographic Bee competition. In the competition, he was one of 100 students from 100 different schools in Oklahoma. He ended up being one of only 4 students that had a perfect score during the preliminary rounds and qualified for the final round of 10 students without having to compete in the tiebreaker round. Triston ultimately tied for 5th place in the final competition.

4. Sonic Drive In: The Sonic Drive-In located at NW 122nd and North Council Road continues to make donations to Will Rogers Elementary. They recently made a donation of an additional $2,000, which brings the grand total to $4,500, that has been donated this year. The funds will be used to purchase additional iPads for the students.

5. Business Professionals of America: Two Putnam City West High School students and three Putnam City High School students qualified for Business Professionals of America national competition thanks to their showings in state competition in early March. Putnam City High senior Jadin Clayton earned first place in SQL Database Fundamentals, while two sophomores from Putnam City High, Mariana Garcia and Lizbeth Rojas, won first place in the Global Marketing Team event. Putnam City West senior Kaleb Minton earned first place in Computer Programming Concepts and second place in JAVA Programming, while fellow senior Santana Spangler-Day took first place in Business Law and Ethics. All five students are eligible to compete in nationals in Orlando in mid-May.

6. Poetry Award Winner: A poem by Chris Johnson, an 8th-grade student at Kenneth Cooper Middle School, was named one of the Top 10 in Creative Communications National Poetry Competition. His poem about fathers will be featured in the organization’s blog and Facebook page. Congratulations to Mr. Johnson!

7. High School Drama and Debate: Seventeen students from the Putnam City North Drama and Debate Team competed at regionals recently and several are now headed to state competition. LaRonn Marzett and Maxwell Breaux were named regional champions in Humorous Duet; LaRonn Marzett was regional runner-up in Monologue; Sydney Mason and Annie Armstrong are state qualifiers in Humorous Interpretation; and LaRonn Marzett and Taylor Vann are state qualifiers in Dramatic Duet. Four Putnam City High students also competed in eight events at regionals. Delaney Johnson made it through round five of Lincoln-Douglas Debate, while David Schmitz placed second in Humorous Interpretation, second in Dramatic Interpretation, and qualified for state in Monologue. David will also represent Oklahoma in Humorous Interpretation at Nationals in Birmingham, Alabama this June.

Dr. Mouse also reminded everyone about the upcoming Job Fair Tuesday, April 11th, at Francis Tuttle Reno Campus.

ITEM #4 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Jay Sherrill thanked Putnam City West for spotlighting their Guiding Coalition Team, and said how fantastic it is that they have this team and encouraged other schools to participate if they aren’t already. Mr. Sherrill said with graduation coming up, and the year quickly going by, he really appreciates the hard work everyone has put in. He said he looks forward to working with the new hires.

Cindy Gibbs applauded Putnam City High School soccer player, Eric Campos, who was featured in the newspaper in March which highlighted Campos helping lead the Putnam City soccer team to a dominating win. Mrs. Gibbs also recognized Dan Pruitt, a baseball player at Putnam City High School, who has recently signed with Oklahoma University. She also commented on former Coach Burtchi who has been chosen as one of ten coaches who will be enshrined in Oklahoma’s Coaching Hall of Fame this summer. She also congratulated the three high school basketball teams who made it to the state basketball tournament. She mentioned the positive attitudes of the players of Putnam City North who are coached by Coach Wagner. Mrs. Gibbs said Putnam City North graduate, Mike Mitchell, was also featured in the newspaper for having done animation in many popular feature films.

Becky Haliburton recognized Toye Mitchell, who is retiring. She also commented on the retirement of Bob Wilson, Lu Ann Wilson and Sandy Milbourn. Mrs. Haliburton said the district is losing a historical amount of knowledge, love and devotion. Mrs. Haliburton said The Foundation banquet will be held Thursday, April 13th. At the banquet Putnam City will recognize alum Chief Ross Swimmer. Becky also recognized 2014 graduate, Lane Ramsey, who is now pitching at Oklahoma University. She also thanked Putnam City West for their presentation. Mrs. Haliburton recognized new principal’s Avery Gilliland and Jeffrey Brown.

ITEM #5 – CONSENT AGENDA: ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS, WHICH CONCERN REPORTS AND ITEMS OF A ROUTINE NATURE NORMALLY APPROVED AT BOARD MEETINGS, WILL BE APPROVED BY ONE VOTE UNLESS ANY BOARD MEMBER DESIRES TO HAVE A SEPARATE VOTE ON ANY OR ALL OF THESE ITEMS. THE CONSENT AGENDA CONSISTS OF THE DISCUSSION, CONSIDERATION, AND APPROVAL OF THE FOLLOWING ITEMS:

a. Minutes for regular board meeting on March 6, 2017.

b. Minutes for special board meeting on March 20, 2017.

c. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 7-05825-120 through 7-07505-062 for March 1, 2017 through March 29, 2017 inclusive for the 2016-2017 school year.

d. Updated January Activity Cash Summary.

e. February Activity Cash Summary

f. Activity Fund Transfer List. 

g. Project Applications.

h. Obsolete and/or Surplus Items.

i. Secondary Contracts.

j. Renewal of contract with Hazelden Publishing for online Lifelines: Suicide Prevention Program Subscription.

k. Overnight Travel.

l. Out of State Trips.

1. Putnam City West High School Step Team students to Garland, Texas on April 8, 2017.

m. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

Jay Sherrill made a motion to approve the consent agenda as presented. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #6 – 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 recommendation of employment of new personnel and reassignments as listed on Attachment A. Jay Sherrill seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #7 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION FOR RENEWAL OF EMPLOYMENT FOR CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATORS AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT C FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

Bill Wetmore made a motion for renewal of employment for certified administrators as listed on Attachment C for the 2017-2018 school year. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, aye.

Cindy Gibbs said she is very grateful for the students in our district to have administrators who work so hard and are so dedicated.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE EMERGENCY FEDERAL CLAIMS APPROVED SIGNATURES FOR THE 2016-2017 SCHOOL YEAR.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve the Emergency Federal Claims Approved Signatures for the 2016-2017 school year. Jay Sherrill seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO GRANT REVISED EASEMENT TO CITY OF OKLAHOMA CITY FOR PUTNAM CITY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL NEW WATER SERVICE PROJECT.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to grant revised easement to City of Oklahoma City for Putnam City North High School New Water Service Project. Bill Wetmore seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY LEAVE DAYS.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve Declaration of Emergency Leave Days. Jay Sherrill seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, aye.

Dr. Mouse explained that this allows all employees to continue their contracts as scheduled and that no days will be added to the school year. All twelve month employees will have two days granted as emergency leave days that can be taken before June 30, 2017.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE EMPLOYMENT OF RED SKY CONSTRUCTORS AS CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT FIRM FOR BLEACHER RENOVATIONS AND UPGRADES AT VARIOUS DISTRICT LOCATIONS. (5% OF CONTRACTED CONSTRUCTION AMOUNT FROM 34-152)

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve employment of Red Sky Constructors as Construction Management Firm for Bleacher renovations and upgrades at various district locations. Bill Wetmore seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE MUTUAL COOPERATION AGREEMENT WITH OKLAHOMA COUNTY FOR THE 2017-2018 FISCAL YEAR.

Bill Wetmore made a motion to approve Mutual Cooperation with Oklahoma County for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. Jay Sherrill seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSION OF ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6400 NORTHWEST 63RD STREET IN WARR ACRES, OKLAHOMA PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B)(3).

Cindy Gibbs made a motion at 5:29 p.m. to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussion of acquisition of real property located at 6400 Northwest 63rd Street in Warr Acres, Oklahoma pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(3). Bill Wetmore seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, 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.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion at 5:41 p.m. to return to open session and to request the Board Clerk to record the minutes of the executive session. Bill Wetmore seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, aye.

MINUTES OF EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board members, Jay Sherrill, Bill Wetmore, Cindy Gibbs and Becky Haliburton met with Assistant Superintendent Dr. Melani Mouse, Chief Financial Officer Shannon Meeks and Chief Operations Officer Cecil Bowles in executive session to discuss the acquisition of real property located at 6400 Northwest 63rd Street in Warr Acres, Oklahoma pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(3).

No action was taken.

ITEM #15 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION APPROVE CONTRACT WITH VICTOR LEE AND SUSANNE CLARK FOR PURCHASE OF REAL PROPERTY AT 6400 NORTHWEST 63RD STREET, WARR ACRES, OKLAHOMA. (150,500.00 FROM 21-156)

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve contract with Victor Lee and Susanne Clark for purchase of real property at 6400 Northwest 63rd Street, Warr Acres, Oklahoma. Bill Wetmore seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, aye.

Becky Haliburton commented that this gets the district one step closer in gaining access to the site from 63rd Street.

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

There was no new business.

ITEM #17 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ADJOURN.

Jay Sherrill made a motion at 5:42 p.m. to adjourn. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM OF INFORMATION: District Policy BF and BF-R7 Transportation Services.


REGULAR BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
Monday, April 17, 2017


The Putnam City Schools Board of Education of Independent School District No. One of Oklahoma County, State of Oklahoma, met in regular session Monday, April 17, 2017 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, April 14, 2017 at 4:30 p.m. in accordance with 25 O.S. § 311.

Members present: President, Becky Haliburton, Vice-President, Gail LoPresto, and members, Cindy Gibbs, Jay Sherrill and Bill Wetmore; Superintendent Dr. Fred Rhodes; Sandy Lemaster, clerk; and others.

ITEM #1 – PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, MOMENT OF SILENCE AND SPOTLIGHT – WESTERN OAKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Western Oaks Elementary School Principal, Stephanie Treadway introduced educators, Diana Fine and Kristi Stoddard from the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Education program which is based out of Western Oaks Elementary School. The central location serves deaf and hearing impaired students from across the district and other districts as well. Currently the program serves 15 students. Western Oaks Elementary School has recently formed an American Sign Language club and it is the largest club at the school. Meetings are well attended and students are excited to learn ASL, affording them the opportunity to communicate with deaf and hearing impaired peers. Students from the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Education program led the Moment of Silence, Pledge of Allegiance and signed the song “America the Beautiful”.

ITEM #2 – GOLDEN APPLE AWARDS – JENNIFER SEAL – PUTNAM CITY SCHOOLS FOUNDATION.

The Putnam City Foundation presented Golden Apple Awards to six people in recognition of their service and dedication to district students. Awards were presented to:

• Pam Fielder, Financial Secretary, Downs Elementary School
• Elizabeth Hannenberg, Teacher, Overholser Elementary School
• Allison Kitchens, Teaching Assistant, Kirkland Elementary School
• Lynne Kluever-Johnson, Parent Volunteer, Dennis Elementary School
• Philip Palmer, M.D., Community Volunteer, Coronado Elementary School
• Rebekah Whittaker, Teacher, Wiley Post Elementary School

Each honoree received a check for $200 as well as the “Golden Apple” award. The honors are given each year to employees and volunteers who promote excellence in education.

ITEM #3 – PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

There was none.

ITEM #4 – SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT.

1. Putnam City North Band: The Putnam City North Marching Band recently surprised the Civic Center audience during the OKC Philharmonic's "Broadway's Best" performance. This performance was one of long time Maestro Joel Levine's final performances before his retirement at the end of this season. When the Philharmonic was beginning to play their final song before intermission, the Putnam City North Marching Band entered the venue from the back and marched through the audience to join the Philharmonic on stage playing “Before the Parade Passes By” from the musical Hello Dolly. Members of the audience described the unannounced, surprise performance as spectacular.

Governor Mary Fallin has nominated the Putnam City North High School Marching Band to be an Official Representative of the State of Oklahoma in the 2018 National Independence Day Parade in Washington, D.C. The National Independence Day Parade is the Official Independence Day Parade of the United States, attended by hundreds of thousands of people.

2. District Fine Arts Students to be Honored by State Superintendent: Seven Putnam City students will be honored at the State Superintendent's Arts Awards of Excellence ceremonies at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie. The ceremonies each year showcase high school seniors who have excelled in fine arts disciplines and who have also been academically talented and active in their communities. Receiving medals from Joy Hofmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, will be:

Band: Jacob Black, Putnam City North High School
Drama/Theater: Brianna Westbury, Putnam City West High School
Orchestra: Noah Bowles, Putnam City West High School; Laura Dees, Putnam City High School; Christopher Lam, Putnam City North High School; Santana Spangler-Day, Putnam City West High School
Vocal Music: Putnam City North High School

The State Superintendent Awards for Arts Excellence are co-sponsored by the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education and The Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma.

3. Orchestra: Putnam City High School and Putnam City North High School orchestras competed in the World Strides Heritage competition in St. Louis, MO, on April 8th. The Putnam City High School Full Orchestra received a Gold rating and 2nd place in the full orchestra division. The Putnam City North Symphony Orchestra received a Silver rating and 2nd place in the string orchestra division, and the Putnam City High School Symphony orchestra received a Gold rating and 1st place in the string orchestra division. Both schools represented Putnam City and the state of Oklahoma very well!

4. Middle School Fine Arts:

Capps: Capps Middle School students taking part in OSSAA solo and ensemble band contest received 23 superior ratings.

Cooper: The Cooper Middle School 7th-grade and 8th-grade choir performed at OSSAA District Contest in late February. They earned superior ratings in both concert and sight-reading and thereby were awarded the OSSAA Outstanding Achievement Award. Cooper band and orchestra students earned a total of 38 superior ratings in their solo and ensemble contests.

Hefner: The Hefner Intermediate Band and Advanced Band performed at OSSAA District Contest on March 9th. Both bands earned superior ratings in concert and sight-reading. Both bands were also awarded the OSSAA Outstanding Achievement Award for their performances. The Hefner Intermediate Orchestra and the Hefner Advanced Orchestra also received superior ratings on stage and sight reading in March, and both groups received the Outstanding Achievement Award as well. At district contest in early March, the Hefner Treble Choir and Advanced Choir earned superior ratings in concert and sight-reading and won the Outstanding Achievement Award.

Mayfield: Mayfield Middle School Band also performed at OSSAA District Contest and received a superior rating in sight-reading. In addition, Mayfield students taking part in OSSAA solo and ensemble band contest received seven superior ratings. On the orchestra side, more than 990 Mayfield students participated in the Putnam City solo and ensemble in early April at Putnam City West High School. All four large ensembles received superior ratings while 35 solos/ensembles also received superior ratings.

Western Oaks: Western Oaks Middle School sent 10 students to take part in 12 events at OSSAA District Vocal solo and ensemble contest in late February. Combined, they returned with 25 superior medals. The following week, three choirs (7/8 Treble, 7/8 Mixed, 7/8 Tenor Bass) competed in the OSSAA Choral Contest. All three choirs received the highest possible honor, the Outstanding Achievement Award, meaning each choir earned superior ratings in both prepared performance and sight-reading.

5. Duke University Program: The Duke Talent Identification Program 7th-grade Talent Search has identified six Hefner 7th-grade students for state recognition and one for grand recognition. Students Carson Brauer, Brooke McIntosh, Jessica McManus, Will Moyano and Ava Smith will receive state recognition at Tulsa University on May 17. Darienne Ogle, who earned a reading score approximately equal to the 90th national percentile rank for college bound seniors taking the tests, will receive grand recognition at Duke University in late May.

6. Teacher of the Game: Congratulations to recent District Teacher of the Year, Carla Young, who was featured as OKC Thunder’s “Teacher of the Game” on April 12, 2017.

7. Bethany Superintendent: We congratulate Executive Director of Elementary Education, Mr. Drew Eichelberger for being named as the next Superintendent of Bethany Public Schools.

8. National Distinguished Principal: We congratulate Arbor Grove principal, Brenda Davis, for being named a finalist for Oklahoma’s National Distinguished Principal award.

9. Putnam City Foundation: We appreciate Jennifer Seal and the Putnam City Foundation Board for their incredible support of Putnam City Schools. The Wall of Fame Banquet last week was one of the highlights of this school year as 1961 Putnam City High Graduate, Chief Ross Swimmer, was honored.

ITEM #5 – COMMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS.

Jay Sherrill congratulated the Golden Apple recipients and thanked them for the impact they make in the lives of district students. Mr. Sherrill also thanked the Foundation and the Foundation Board for everything they do for kids and said the Putnam City Foundation Banquet was fantastic.

Bill Wetmore welcomed honorees to the Golden Apple “club” and said his Golden Apple award is still one of his most prized possessions.

Cindy Gibbs said the Foundation Banquet was beautiful and appreciated the hard work that went into the event. She said Chief Ross Swimmer was a “deserving recipient” of the Putnam City Wall of Fame celebration and she was amazed at his speech. Mrs. Gibbs recently attended an Athletic Counsel meeting and said that district athletic directors and coaches are doing a good job of teaching the value of team work to student athletes. While the district is down this year in All-State athletes, more Putnam City teams went further into district and state competitions than in previous years. Mrs. Gibbs also thanked Stephanie Wallace for the “touching” Western Oaks presentation and said it was a phenomenal idea to combine resources and house the deaf education program at a central location.

Gail LoPresto said the Golden Apple winners are obviously special people and she appreciates the work they do on behalf of the students. She thanked everyone for their concern and support during her husband’s recent illness. Mrs. LoPresto also recognized the quality of work that went into Putnam City High School’s production of “The Wiz”, saying that it was a great evening and a fantastic performance. She said Hefner Middle School recently performed “The Little Mermaid” and said it was very, very good. Mrs. LoPresto reminded schools to let board members know when their students have productions and events so they can attend as many as possible. She also asked for information on recent changes made by the State Board of Education in the A-F grading system. Mrs. LoPresto said the Foundation Banquet was “first class”!

Becky Haliburton thanked Golden Apple honorees for what they mean to Putnam City schools and said the impact they have on children is a blessing to the children and the district. She said the Golden Apple awards are a “neat” way for the district to recognize those that give selflessly to the students. Mrs. Haliburton said the Foundation Banquet was very well done and thought the Skirvin was the perfect location. She thanked Stephanie Treadway for the performance from the deaf education students which “touched her heart”.

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 on April 3, 2017.
b. Financial report and bimonthly bills for purchase order numbers 7-00762-066
through 7-07601-094 for March 30, 2017 through April 11, 2017 inclusive
for the 2016-2017 school year.
c. Activity Fund Transfer List.
d. Obsolete and/or Surplus Items.
e. Secondary Contracts.
f. Overnight Travel.
g. Out of State Trips.
1. Putnam City High School JROTC students to Colorado Springs, CO on June 11-16, 2017.
2. Putnam City West High School Boys’ Track team to Lawrence, KS on April 20-22, 2017.
3. Putnam City North High School Boys’ Basketball team to Las Vegas, NV on December
20-23, 2017.
4. Putnam City High School JROTC students to Kerrville, TX on June 4-10, 2017.
h. Retirements and resignations as listed on Attachment A.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve the consent agenda. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, 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 recommendation of employment of new personnel and reassignments as listed on Attachment A. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #8 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE RENEWAL FOR CERTIFIED STAFF AS LISTED ON ATTACHMENT B FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve renewal for certified staff as listed on Attachment B for the 2017-2018 school year. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.



ITEM #9 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE REVISIONS TO DISTRICT TRANSPORTATION SERVICE – POLICY BF.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve revisions to District Transportation Service – Policy BF. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #10 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CONTRACT WITH DALMARC SIGNS FOR DIGITAL MARQUEE AT PUTNAM CITY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL. ($31,165.00 FROM ACTIVITY FUNDS)

Jay Sherrill made a motion to approve contract with Dalmarc Signs for digital marquee at Putnam City North High School. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #11 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CONTRACT WITH EDDIE WILSON FOR MASTER OF CEREMONIES AT THE NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH POWWOW ON MAY 5, 2017. ($200.00 FROM JOHNSON O’MALLEY GRANT)

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve contract with Eddie Wilson for Master of Ceremonies at the Native American Youth Powwow on May 5, 2017. Bill Wetmore seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #12 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CONTRACT WITH MIKE KIHEGA FOR CONSULTANT AT THE NATIVE AMERICAN YOUTH POWWOW ON MAY 5, 2017. ($150.00 FROM JOHNSON O’MALLEY GRANT)

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to approve contract with Mike Kahega for Consultant at the Native American Youth Powwow on May 5, 2017. Gail LoPresto seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #13 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO APPROVE CONTRACT WITH 5G’S CONSTRUCTION INC. FOR CONDUIT FOR DIGITAL MARQUEE AT PUTNAM CITY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL. ($3,960.00 FROM ACTIVITY FUNDS)

Gail LoPresto made a motion to approve contract with 5G’s Construction Inc. for conduit for digital marquee at Putnam City North High School. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #14 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF DISCUSSING EMPLOYMENT AND/OR APPOINTMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS PURSUANT TO 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

Gail LoPresto made a motion at 5:34 p.m. to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing employment and/or appointment of high school assistant principals pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1). Bill Wetmore seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #15 – 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.

Bill Wetmore made a motion at 6:10 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: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.

MINUTES OF EXECUTIVE SESSION: Board members, Gail LoPresto, Bill Wetmore, Cindy Gibbs, Becky Haliburton and Jay Sherrill met with Superintendent, Dr. Fred Rhodes; Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Melani Mouse; Chief Officer of Human Capital, Patricia Balenseifen; and Executive Director of Secondary Education, Rick Croslin in executive session for the purpose of discussing employment and/or appointment of high school assistant principals pursuant to 25 O.S. §307 (B)(1).

No action was taken.

ITEM #16 – CONSIDERATION OF AND VOTE ON MOTION TO EMPLOY/APPOINT HIGH SCHOOL ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS.

Dr. Rhodes made a recommendation to appoint Isaac McCord as Assistant Principal at Putnam City West High School effective the 2017-2018 school year.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to appoint Isaac McCord as Assistant Principal at Putnam City West High School effective the 2017-2018 school year. Bill Wetmore seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.

Dr. Rhodes made a recommendation to appoint Lisa Geniesse as Assistant Principal at Putnam City High School effective the 2017-2018 school year.

Gail LoPresto made a motion to appoint Lisa Geniesse as Assistant Principal at Putnam City High School effective the 2017-2018 school year. Cindy Gibbs seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.

Dr. Rhodes made a recommendation to employ Lindsey Tennell as Assistant Principal at Putnam City West High School effective the 2017-2018 school year.

Cindy Gibbs made a motion to employ Lindsey Tennell as Assistant Principal at Putnam City West High School effective the 2017-2018 school year. Jay Sherrill seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.

ITEM #17 – 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 6:12 p.m. to adjourn. Jay Sherr
ill seconded the motion. Vote: Sherrill, aye; Wetmore, aye; Gibbs, aye; LoPresto, aye; Haliburton, aye.