Wendell Johnson called
meeting to order at 7:05pm - Donna Sears arrived a few minutes late.
of Purchase Orders and Payment of Purchase Orders - FY 2004 General, Building
and Child Nutrition Funds and All District Funds - Approval of Budgets, Reports,
Allocations and Investments: Child Nutrition funds have enough
left over to help with bond issue. Money could be used to buy new conventional
oven for Herald Elementary since they will have to shuttle food to the MS
next year due to renovations. The floor in the HS Commons Area could also
be retiled. Also need new walk-in freezer and refrigerator. ---approved
6.) Cara Plumlee's fundraisers
approved for new uniforms and warm-ups for varsity cheer.
7.) Michelle Borthick
presented the Professional Development Plan for 2005. She introduced Donna
Flanary Meyer as this year's teacher of the year. Borthick also presented
idea for MS and HS department meetings to discuss what is being taught- other
teachers have no idea what other teachers are teaching. Elementary schools
will also do this. Meetings will begin in August. Leon Hadley was recognized
for taking the math department. Educational grant writing will also begin
at meetings. ALL APPROVED- Board applauded Borthick on a job well done.
8.) Approved: Reading
Sufficiency Plan for Fiscal Year 2005.
9) Approved: Audit
Contract for the 2003/2004 Fiscal Year.
10) Approved: Temporary Appropriations for the 2004-2005 Fiscal Year.
11.) Renewal Agreement
with Syntec Systems for student accounting software. This is Collinsville's
7th year with the group. Collinsville was the "pilot school" and
now Syntec isa premier product. In June of 2005, every school will be given
an ID number and each student will also have an ID - ths will be mandatory
to check attendance. ---APPROVED
12.) Child Nutrition lunch
collections was $15,274.42. Board must authorize what this money will be spent
on. Board was assured by Mr. Creech and Ms. Pate that the excess money wasn't
because of lunches being overpriced it is because we are creating more revenue
because we're feeding more kids. The funds will be carried over. This money
helps to finish out salaries and buy necessities. --APPROVED
13.) APPROVED: Sick Leave
Sharing for Becky Darland
14.) Bill Rule presented
discussion on the purchase of digital sport video equipment. Discussion lasted
about 45 minutes. Coach Craig was present and helped in its presentation.
This program would benefit all sports, has many features such as play tracking,
stats, play makers, pitch graphing, etc. Glenpool was the 1st school in the
area to have this system, gives schools an advantage. Roughly $15,000 for
just the football program (laptop and desktop) plus $7,000 extra for an "all
sports" package. The program offers 24/7 tech help and school would never
have to pay for an update. The money is available. Mr. Johnson relayed that
he would be more apt to spend the money on all sports instead of just football.
Ted Clark questioned advantage and why football should be the sport to receive
the laptop and desktop, but believes that the advantage is there but he needs
more info on pricing and if other coaches are interested. The program wil
also send a staff team the first week of June to help train the coaches. Pat
Herald was uncomfortable not knowing the exact price- it kept changing. Coaches
believe that this program would give us the upper hand in our conference and
make it fair for students in all sports. Board decided to approve just the
football package $15,500 but to learn more about all sports package later.
15.) Reluctantly approved
a) Craig Creech, Asst. Superintendent (1-1-05)
b) Margaret Creech, Herald Elem. Teacher.
c) Kitty Overmyer, Speech Pathologist.
d) Jo Arnold, GT Teacher Herald Elementary.
e) Joe Ogden, Technology Director.
f) Terry Turnage, Teachers' Aide.
g) Belinda Fink, MS Custodian.
h) Sally Ridley, MS Reading Lab Teachers' Aide.
i) Nelda Hudson, Wilson Teachers' Aide.
16.) retire to exectutive
session at 8:35
-- Cara Cooper 5/7/2004