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School Board Meet
Jan. 10, 2011

Personnel Exec. Session
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Collinsville Public Schools
1119 West Broadway
Collinsville, OK 74021

Wendell -- Steve -- Memory -- Donna -- Joe -- (Board Recognition Letter)

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 10, 2011
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. -- Band Director Ron Lewis provided informationto the board on the performance by the Collinsville Middle School Honor Band at the OMEA convention in Tulsa next week. This is a big honor for the relatively new band. Ron stated this was part of his vision for enhancing the younger band to feed the high school band rather than 7th & 8th graders going directly into the high school group as they had for many years. There will be a free practice performance Tuesday Jan. 18th (at Broken Arrow's Performing Arts Center 7pm at 701 S. Main-BA). The formal concert for the music educators will be 2 days later Thursday Jan. 20 7:30pm ($5) at the Tulsa Convention Center (3rd & Houston - Tulsa).
Dec. 2010 Concert

4) Reading of Minutes – December 6, 2010, 2010 Regular Meeting. -- Approved
5) Approval of Purchase Orders and Payment of Purchase Orders – FY2011 General and Building Funds and All District Funds - Approval of Budgets, Reports, Allocations and Investments. -- Approved
6) Discussion and Vote to Approve Activity Fund Fundraisers. -- Six Approved

7) Proposed Executive Session to Discuss Personnel, Pursuant to Section 307 (B)(1) of the Open Meeting Law,O§, so that the Board May Return to Open Session With No Board Vote Intended.
8) Vote to Convene in Executive Session.
9) Vote to Acknowledge Return of Board to Open Session.
10) Executive Session Minutes Compliance Announcement.
-- No action was taken.

11) Resignations: -- Accepted
a) Janice M. Smith, HS English.
b) Sara Green, Wilson TA.
c) Teresa Embrick, Herald Custodian.
d) Sheri Warnock, Bus Driver, Van 3 Hours.
e) Colley Hunt – Special Needs ECC.

12) Hiring of Personnel: -- Approved
a) Special Education Teacher – Wilson Elementary, Jaime Crow.
b) Sheri Warnock, CNP Cashier – 6 Hours- HS.
c) Christina Funkhouser – Bus Driver – 3 Hours.

13) Discussion and Review of Property Liability Insurance and Vote to Accept
Recommendation of Duncan DuVall, Southwest General, Agent of Record. -- Approved, bid of OSRMT $111K (had been %107K last year) ... see correction below:

Good Morning Ted,

I was just catching up on cville and read through the article on the board
meeting and noticed one important mistake. On agenda #13, the review of property liability insurance, the bid that the board accepted was for $86,022.00 from OSRMT. "Oklahoma Schools Risk Management Trust." This is a newer company specializing in schools that has been sponsored by the OSSBA.

The bid of $111,780.00 was what our last insurer (Chandler Insurance Managers Inc.) had brought to the table. I want to mention that as always when comparing insurance quotes that you must have a solid "apples to apples" comparison, I must add that not only was the bid a considerable savings for our district, we also came out with a lower deductible.

Lance West's past history in the insurance field certainly paid off on this
project. Lance did a great job with investigating and doing a thorough
investigation in this matter.

I apologize for not being more clear in our meetings, and in making sure that we provide the documentation for you to write on your website. You do a great job for our school and our community in providing coverage of so many different topics. I honestly don't know how you do it all. A Hearty Thank you.

Sincerely, Steve Stout --
(Jan. 18, 2011)

14) Employee Request to Use Sick Leave Sharing Policy 1 – Carolyn Harrington – Support Personnel - Custodian – HS. -- Approved, long-time employee suffered 3 heart attacks since Dec. 2 and has used all sick and personal days.
15) Recognition of School Board Members During National School Board Member Month.
16) Assistant Superintendent’s Report. -- Lance West reported on these topics:
* Title I budget approved
* Title II committee formed ... to bolster teaching ... meeting monthly
* Automotive insurance ...recommendation by Herb Weaver at State Farm to increase deductibles on school cars will likely be acted on. With only 4 $100 deductibles taken in the past 4 years will likely shift to a $500 deductible and save overall on premiums. WIll need bids for board to approve later.
* "EDIT" still going well -- Title II paying -- benchmark testing more frequently -- good prep for 2014 national testing requirements.

17) Superintendent’s Report. -- Terry Due reported on these topics:
* New Governor (Mary Fallin) & New State School Superintendent (Janet Barresi)
* Young wrestling program encouraging results including 2nd team finish at Cushing
* Basketball teams competing
* MS Honor Band (see Lewis comments above)
* Winter weather has been good so far -- no snow days (yet) ... will check bus routes at 4am (Tuesday) to decide 2nd day of current snow/re-freeze.
* Check for State Aid received ... still expect 201-12 to be toughest when federal stimulus dollars go-away.

18) Announcements. -- none
19) New Business: (if any, of an emergency nature or that was not known at the time the agenda was posted). -- none
20) 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, 2011 at 11:45 a.m. on the door of the Education Service Center at 1119 West Broadway, Collinsville, OK 74021.

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(Revised 8/9/2010)
Collinsville Public Schools --
2010-2011-- School Calendar


Parent/Teacher Conference Day February 14 & 15, 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Student Non-Attendance Day February 18

President’s Day (Non-Calendar Day) February 21

Third Quarter Ends March 4

43 Days Taught, 1 Professional Day, 1 Non-Calendar Days

Fourth Quarter Begins March 7

Spring Break (Non-calendar Days) March 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 2011

Non-Calendar Days (Bad Weather) April 8, 15, 22

Last Day of Classes May 19

Professional Day May 20

46 Days Taught, 1 Professional Day, 8 Non-Calendar Days

Totals: 175 Days Taught

5 Professional Days

25 Non-Calendar Days

Amended 8/9/10