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School Board Meet
Jan. 11, 2010

Lance West Is
New Assistant Supt.
Link to previous
school board news.

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: January 11, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Education Service Center, 1119 W. 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 - December 7, 2009 Regular Meeting. -- approved
5) Approval of Purchase Orders and Payment of Purchase Orders - FY2010 General and Building Funds, All District Funds - Approval of Budgets, Reports, Allocations and Investments. -- approved
6) Discussion and Vote to Approve Activity Fund Fundraisers. -- 13 approved
7) Discussion and Review of Property Liability Insurance and Vote to Accept Recommendation of Duncan DuVall, Southwest General, Agency of Record. -- renewing with existing carrier approved

8) Resignation: Genice Cook, Custodian Part-time. -- accepted

9) Hiring of Personnel: -- approved
a) Special Needs Teacher's Assistant MS. -- Nancy Watson
b) MS Math/Science Teacher. -- Keirston? Kirby
c) Assistant Superintendent of Schools. -- Lance West

10) Discussion and Vote to Approve Asst. Supt. as Authorized Official and Certified Authority for all Local, State and Federal Funds for FY2009-2010. -- approved (Lance West)
11) Discussion and Vote to Approve Activity Fund Co-Signers for FY2010. -- approved adding Lance West (to existing Terry Due & Pat Sunday signers)
12) Recognition of School Board Members During National School Board Member Month. -- (See Press Release)
13) Assistant Superintendent's Report. -- Lance West reported on these topics:
* The Pepsi (10 year) contract will expire at end of July. A meeting was held with Pepsi to start negotiations on a potential renewal and Coke has been asked for a bid also.
* The chilling tower at the Middle School suffered frozen pipes during the recent (long-term) freezing temperatures. The tower had been replaced (April 2009) and upgraded following a similar problem in Dec. 2008. The company in charge of maintaining the upgraded tower has provided documentation that the tower (& new tower heater to prevent freezing of fluids in the tower) was functional Nov. 25th when last serviced. An insurance claim is being processed. The classroom heating at the middle school is not impacted but would impact air conditioning later in the year if not fixed by then.
* cost cutting efforts are being implemented where possible including no overtime and no non-essential work/repairs.

14) Superintendent's Report. -- Terry Due reported on these topics:
* School missed 3 days the first week of 2010 (1 for road conditions and the last two primarily for extremely low temperatures compounded by high wind chills). The primary concern for the extreme temperatures was the youngest children on bus routes.
* Reduced state fundng for schools continues to be major concern with $257 less so far this school year and projected to $536 for full year at current reduction rates ...but the rates coul get worse and potentially a million dllars less for the year locally. Federal stimulus dollars have buffered the problem somewhat but will be gone by July 2010. Collinsville schools are in much better shape than many schools which could face more serious shortages.

* Saving the jobs of existing school employees is highest priority.
* Examples of future cost cutting techniques being investigated:
-- cutting back on night custodial crews
-- teachers aids (not special ed)
-- Fewer bus stops to save fuel
-- not filling vacated jobs which might increase student/teachr ratios
-- survival bond issue (text books, heat & air, etc ... not buildings)

15) Announcements. -- Chamber Banquet Jan. 16th
16) New Business: (if any, of an emergency nature or that was not known at the time the agenda was posted). -- none
17) 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.
Terry Due, Supt. of Schools

Posted this 7th day of January, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. on the door of the Education Service Center at 1119 West Broadway, Collinsville, OK 74021.

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

Terry Due's First Board Meet As Superintendent

School Board Member Recognition Month

MS Cooling Tower
Froze Again


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2010 School Board Meeting Dates
January 11, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

February 8, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

March 8, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

April 5, 2010 -- 1st Monday

May 10, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

June 7, 2010 -- 1st Monday

July 12, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

August 9, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

September 8, 2010 --
2nd Wednesday @ 6:00 p.m.

October 4, 2010 -- 1st Monday

November 8, 2010 -- 2nd Monday

December 6, 2010 -- 1st Monday

All meetings start at 7:00 p.m. unless designated otherwise and are held at the Education Service Center at the above address.

Board approved 12/7/09