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School Board Meet
(7pm) May 7, 2007

Basketball Coach Hired
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All persons interested in attending the Regularly Scheduled School Board Meeting for Collinsville Public Schools, Independent District I-6, should make plans to attend the meeting at the following date, time and place to wit: Date: Monday May 7, 2007 -- Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Education Service Center, 1119 West Broadway, Collinsville OK 74021

Note: I missed items 1-6 while at the city commission meet -- Ted

1) Call to Order and Roll Call of Members.
2) Record of Members Present and Absent. -- all present
3) Presentation by the Constituency.
4) Reading of Minutes - April 9, 2007 Regular Meeting and May 3, 2007 Special session (bids for building bonds $1,020,000).
5) Approval of Purchase Orders and Payment of Purchase Orders - FY2007 General, Building Funds and Building Bond 2006 and FY06 General, Building Fund Reserves and All District Funds - Approval of Budgets, Reports, Allocations and Investments.
6) Discussion and Vote to Approve Activity Fund Fund-raisers.
7) Discussion and Vote to Accept Bids for Copier at ESC and Riso at ECC.
-- approved
8) Discussion and Vote to Approve Financial Accounting Software for FY2007-2008.
-- approved (with Syntech since 1997 ... $554/month lease)
9) Discussion and Vote to Approve Temporary Appropriations for Fiscal Year 2007-2008.
-- approved (allows expenditures starting in July before final estimates completed)
10) Discussion and Vote to Approve Supplemental Appropriations for General Fund for FY2007.
-- approved (~$427K above amounts known in January)
11) Discussion and Vote to Approve Professional Development for FY2007-2008 - Michelle Borthick.
-- approved (multi-page plan for teacher development. One new item of interest this year was a professional session to teach "coping skills" to teachers for helping students with English as a 2nd language have less frustration and be better able to learn. High school students also serve as mentors to help these students.

12) Resignations: -- accepted
--a) John Hall, HS Math
--b) Mary Whitaker, MS Art
--c) Ken Chronister, HS Asst. Principal
--d) George Vincent, P/T HS Custodian
--e) Shirley Hunter, HS Snack Bar P/T

13) Proposed Executive Session to Discuss Employment or Non Re-Employment of Certified Personnel for FY2007-2008, Pursuant to Section 307 (B)(1) of the Open Meeting Law, so the board may return to open session and vote to approve Employment or Non Re-Employment of Certified Personnel for FY2007-2008 School Year as Discussed.
-1415-16 Executive session steps ...

17) Vote to approve Superintentendant's Recommendation to Hire Personnel for FY2007-2008 School Year.
-- approved
--a) HS Boys Head Basketball Coach (Ryan Christian)
--b) High School Math (Michelle Sparks)

18) Hiring of Personnel to Fill Current Vacancies: -- approved
--a) Cindy Shannon, P/T HS Custodian
--b) Cherisa McCorkle, MS Special Needs T.A.

19) Assistant Superintendent's Report. -- Terry Due's report:

  • Disappointment that this years seniors were not able to practice on their own "finished" track (many competing at the state tournament last weekend) but the delays had the side effect of a better track. The base surface was applied this week. The final (red) surface will be applied on a day when it is dry and the wind calm as it is sprayed on.
  • Early Childhood Center (ECC) -- bus loop (now the parent's loop) nearly complete ...parking area 4/5s complete ...road next to Sportsplex still not paved ... sheet rock up ... tile 98% done ...about 95% of furniture and equipment from current ECC (former church) building will move to the new building keeping the new furniture bill to ~$25K ... the current ECC building will likely be recommended for sale after the move.

20) Superintendent's Report.
-- Pat Herald's report:

  • Extra $175 million available to the State for educational use from energy industry based on a recent news story

21) Announcements.

  • Graduation night (May 15th) leave early or go via Oologah as Highway 20 to Claremore is in "terrible shape" due to construction. The graduation will be held at the Claremore Expo Center starting at 7:30pm. The doors open at 6:30. 146 seniors are set to graduate this year.

22) New Business (if any):

Resignations (received after the agenda was posted) were accepted for Ryan Powell & Tommy Nichols. Mr. Nichols has worked for Collinsville Schools for 33 years (38 total).

23) Adjournment

Herald Principal & CHS Assistant Principal Resignations
Ryan Christian Will Be The CHS Basketball Boys Head Coach