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Post 4 School Board Resignation: Ted Clark
Teacher-Support Personnel Working Agreements

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: Aug. 7, 2006 -- Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Education Service Center, 1119 West Broadway, Collinsville OK 74021

The following appeared 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 except Ted Clark.
3) Presentation by the Constituency.
4) Reading of Minutes - July 10, 2006 Regular Meeting.
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.-- approved

7) Resignation of Board Member, Post #4. -- The resignation of Ted Clark was "reluctantly" accepted by the remaining board (Joe Hampton, Wendell Johnson, Memory Ostrander and Donna Sears). Ted's letter is below and the planned replacement process is discussed under the Superintendent's Report.

August 3, 2006 -- To The Collinsville School Board Of Education

It has been my pleasure to serve in the capacity of board member for the past several years.

I have enjoyed being a part of the educational process and the business portions of the district. I have also enjoyed working closely with other board members, administration and staff of the schools.

It is with regret that I must tender my resignation from the board at this time.

I would not choose to end this tenure, except that my sister has taken a teaching position, and I feel she will be a credit to the school.

With that in mind, please accept this resignation and be certain that I will continue to be a major supporter of Collinsville schools.

-- Ted Clark

8) Discussion and Vote to Accept Transportation Bid for School Year 2007. -- Herb Weaver's State Farm bid was the only bid and was accepted (~$20K) and also coveres the three new buses which will hopefuuly arrive just in time for school start.

9) Resignations: -- accepted
--a) Mary Beth Lykins, H.S. English
--b) Tina Kirkpatrick, M.S. Math
--c) Peggy Peterson, H.S. Chemistry; Amended

10) Vote to Approve School District Accreditation and School Improvement Status Report from State Departmentt of Education. -- The report was accepted.
11) Discussion and Vote to Approve Terry Due as Authorized Official and Certified Authority for All Local, State and Federal Funds. -- approved

12) Proposed Executive Session to Discuss Negotiations for Certified and Support Personnel, Pursuant to Section 307 (B)(2) and Hiring of Personnel, Pursuant to Section 307 (B)(1) of the Open Meeting Law so the Board May Return to Open Session and Vote to Approve or Not Approve Working Agreements for Certified and Support Personnnel for FY2007 and Hiring of Personnel..
13) Vote To Convene in Executive Session.
14) Vote To Acknowledge Return of Board to Open Session. ~9pm
15) Executive Session Minutes Compliance Announcement.
16) Discussion and Vote to Approve Working Agreement for FY2007 Certified Personnnel. -- The multi-page agreement was approved by the board and included the following topics:
* the pay increase approved by the legislature was added to current salaries
* $55 stipend for each unused personal day
* add step 30 (but not 31) to the salary schedule
* increase homebound/homebase pay to $7.50 per half hour (from $6.25).
* increase non--absence incentive days to 120 payable when a teacher leaves the district or retires.
* increase compensation range to $2200-$2750 (from $2200-2500) for a teacher teaching a sixth hour (on their planning period).
* increase the National Honor Society compensation range to 500-750 (from 250-500)

17) Discussion and Vote to Approve Working Agreement for FY2007 Support Personnnel. -- approved

18) Discussion and Vote to Hire Personnel: -- approved
--a) High School English. -- Keli Harrell
--b) Middle School Math. -- Melody McCoy
--c) Special Education-Severe/Profound.. -- n/a
--d) Choral Music. -- n/a
--e) Middle School English/Social Studies. -- Connie Plumlee
--f) M.S. Reading Literacy Lab Teacher's Aide. -- Patty Shafer
--g) Wilson Elementary School Secretary. -- Joyce Hodge
--h) Wilson Elementary Cafeteria Manager. -- Ruth Corn
--i) FT CNP Cook. -- Perryetta Metzger
--j) FT CNP Cook. -- Patricia Hunt
--k) Wilson Elementary Para T.A's - -- Sara Green

19) Discussion and Vote to Increase Substitute Teacher Pay.-- approved

20) Assistant Superintendent's Report.
Terry Due reported on the following topics:
* Multi Clean will be used for custodial service at ECC and the Middle School
* putting in drains at track this week ... hit rock at about 5 feet ... had expected at about 7 feet
* ECC footings dug ... hit fiber optics at about 3 feet which were spec'd to be at 5 feet ... back on schedule now.

21) Superintendent's Report.
Pat Harrold reported on the following topics:

* With the resignation of post #4 board member (Ted Clark) the board has 60 days to either appoint a replacement or call a special election. Boards typically make an appointment to avoid the cost and delay of an election. Advertisements with qualifications and the post 4 boundaries will be advertised in the Aug 16th and 23rd newspaper editions. Interested/qualified candidates need to pick up information packets at the Education Service Center (1119 W. Broadway) and return their application by August 31 to be considerd for the appointment.
* New teachers will report this Friday
* Oklahoma State University (OSU) has released information comparing 9 CHS graduates in the Spring 2006 class with 2980 total OSU freshman (the CHS grads had a 3.301 first semester GPA while the overall group had a 2.740 GPA). The CHS ACT scores were greater to or equal to each of the overall group's scores. In a comparison of the 35 CHS grads who are undergraduates at OSU verses a 17,155 total, the CHS group still faired well with their 2.965 GPA vs 2.996 for the total group.
* Two long standing transportation court cases have settlements reached which matched State Farm's original offers for medical bills only.

22) Announcements.
23) New Business. 2 additional resignations came in Aug, 7th and were accepted: Lori Stout (reading lab) and Patrice Sullivan.
24) 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, Superintendent

Posted Aug. 3rd (on the door of the Education Service Center at 1119 W. Broadway)