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School Board Meet
June 8, 2009

CHS Principal Resigned
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Collinsville Public Schools -- 1119 West Broadway -- Collinsville, OK 74021

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: June 8, 2009 Monday
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Education Service Center, 1119 W. Broadway Collinsville, OK 74021

Collinsville Public Schools
1119 West Broadway
Collinsville, OK 74021

The following items will appear on the agenda at the above scheduled meeting to wit:

NOTE: The Board of Education may discuss, vote to approve, vote to disapprove, vote to table or decide not to
vote on any item on this agenda.

1) Call to Order and Roll Call of Members.
2) Record of Members Present and Absent. -- all present
3) Presentation By The Constituency. -- none
4) Reading of Minutes - May 1, 2009 Special Meeting and May 4, 2009 Regular Meeting. -- approved
5) Approval of Purchase Orders and Payment of Purchase Orders - FY2009 General, Building and Casualty Insurance Recovery Funds, Approval of Budgets, Reports, Allocations and Investments. -- approved
6) Discussion and Vote to Approve Activity Fund Fundraisers. -- none
7) Discussion and Vote to Set Date for Special School Board Meeting in June 2009. -- The board will meet 12:15pm Monday June 29th
8) Discussion and Vote to Accept Milk Bid for FY2009-2010. -- Accepted Highland Dairy bid which was a bit lower than last year. Escalator clauses allow changes.
9) Discussion and Vote to Approve Certification of School District Treasurer. -- Rita Pate was approved (again).
10) Discussion and Vote to Approve School District Permission to Invest Policy for FY2009-2010. -- approved
11) Vote to Approve Certificate and Order of Board of Education to County Clerks and County Treasurers of Tulsa County, Rogers County and Washington County. -- approved
12) Discussion and Vote to Accept Workers Compensation Bids for FY2009-2010 From Agent of Record, G. T. Mitchell Agency. -- accepted bid from Old Glory. Rates up over previous years.

13) Resignations: -- accepted
a) Cory Slagle, High School Principal.
b) Linda Blunt, High School Counselor.
c) Jewell Hendrix, Indian Education Teachers Aide.
d) Rebecca Ferguson, CNP Herald Elem.

14) Hiring of Personnel: -- approved (I have a few of the names but not all and not sure of spelling -- Ted)
a) Middle School 6th Grade Math/Science.
b) Middle School 6-8 English/Social Studies.
c) Middle School Special Needs.
d) Herald 5th Grade.
e) Herald Special Needs.
f) Herald 3rd Grade.
g) Herald 3rd Grade.
h) Child Nutrition - High School 6 hours.
i) Seasonal/Occasional Employees.

15) Assistant Superintendent’s Report. -- Terry Due reported on the following topics:
* Received a $92K low bid for a special needs bus (part of stimulus proposal)
* July 1st completion date for new classroom addition at HS is possible
* Lockers for Herald addition were wrong configuration (smal 2-tiered) and are being upgraded to the proper size/configuration.
* Adding additional locker at HS (9th grade center) which were in the drawings but not in the bid specs.
* Additional storage space: 25x30 metal buildings at HS (near football locker rooms), and at Herald & Wilson. About $17k each from building fund.

16) Superintendent’s Report. -- Pat Herald reported on the following topics:
* A 7-person committee (headed by Janice Pollard, and including teachers, administrators and a parent) will be interviewing for the CHS principal position just vacated by Cory Slagle. It is hoped the position can be filled at the June 29th board meet.
* Lee Ann Due transfering to counselor's role at Wilson (from Herald). Continuing interviews for her replacement at Herald.
* Kelly Harker transfer from K to Pre-K.
* Vickie Sowards from half-day to full-day special education teacher.

Band Directors (L-R): Bruce Roberts, Richard Newhart, Gina Lewis, and Ron Lewis.
* Ron Lewis has requested a move to JrHi director with Richard Newhart stepping up to take over the HS band director's role. There will be some role & salary adjustments but a great team remains in place. Newhart had been with the Collinsville band program before leaving to head the program at Adair and returned to Collinsville in August 2008.
* State announced 1.46% cut in school budgets last week. Will find out soon if it is based on current month or yearly numbers.
* Activity fund corrections required dropped to only two this year (2 hot checks) ... greatly reduced from previous years.
* A proposal for how to spend federal stimulus money available to Collinsville Schools was made by Melodie Garrett and Julie Crutchfield. The proposal will likely be voted on at the June 29th board meet:

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
ARRA Project 643 Preschool $14,220
ARRA Project 622 - IDEA $541,798
ARRA Project 516 - Title One $129,198
Total = $685,216 Collinsville School Allocation

"The overall goals of the ARRA are to stimulate the economy in the short term and invest in education and other essential public services to ensure long term economi health of our nation."
"We must advance ARRA's short-term goals by investing quickly, and we must support ARRA's long-term economic goals by investing wisely, using these funds to strengthen education, drive reforms and improve students from early learning through college."

Project 643 (examples):
* $11,375 -- 13 REDCAT Classroom Amplification Devices (Preschool-K)
* $2,220 -- Sensory Integration Equipment

Project 622 (examples):
* $100,000 -- Special Needs Bus (+ $21,600 Driver & Benefits)
* $50,000 - Daily Living Skills/Transitio Program (room renovations)
* $18,000 -- 19 REDCAT Classroom Amplification Devices (1&3rd grade)
* $14,400 -- Data Facilitator (training over 2 years)
... + smart boards, salaries & much more ...

Project 516 (examples):
* Math teacher salaries, smart board, software, etc.

17) Announcements.
* CEF Golf Tournament in 1 week
* Bill Rule's last board meet -- thanked for his service to Collinsville athletics. Bill left with a parting comment that the final move to class 5A (football) would mark the beginning of "Bad Times" (in terms of athletic financing & being self-supporting) as Tulsa school fans typically don't "travel well" and revenue from visiting schools would drop depending on the conference (likely Metro Lakes).
* Jon Coleman mentioned that the middle school policies had been reviewed and the corporal punishment option had been removed. The penalties for valdalism had been increased to include possible suspension.

18) New Business: (if any, of an emergency nature or that was not known at the time the agenda was posted). -- none
19) Adjournment.

This notice being given and displayed by the authority of the School Board of Independent District, I-6, acting by and through the undersigned.
Pat Herald, Supt. of Schools

Posted this 4th day of June, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. on the door of the Education Service Center at 1119 West Broadway, Collinsville, OK 74021.

=======================-- Ted Wright's comments added in purple

Summer Schedule (& I believe the same at all campuses):

I didn't receive an electronic agenda so will use this photo for now (posted on the ESC door). -- Ted Friday 6:45pm 6/5/2009
{text version received Monday 6/8 and added above]

Previous Coverage: Cory Slagle To Texas Announcement & Reception

Slagle, Blunt, Hendrix & Ferguson Resignations

Middle School & Herald Hires

Band Director
Roles Re-Alignment (Lewis & Newhart)

$685,216 "Federal Stimulus" Spending Proposed
(American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009)

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