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School Board Meet
(7pm) Jan. 7, 2008

Baseball/Softball Field House Renamed For Cottingim-Eaton Families
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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: Monday Jan. 7, 2008 -- Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Education Service Center, 1119 West Broadway, Collinsville OK 74021

I was at the concurrent city commission meet until item 8 below. -- Ted

1) Call to Order and Roll Call of Members.
2) Record of Members Present and Absent. -- All Present
3) Presentation by the Constituency. --
4) Reading of Minutes - Dec. 14, 2007 Special Meeting.& Dec. 19, 2007 Special Meeting. --
5) Approval of Purchase Orders and Payment of Purchase Orders - FY2008 General, Building Funds and FY2007 General and Building Fund Reserves and All District Funds - Approval of Budgets, Reports, Allocations and Investments. --
6) Discussion and Vote to Approve Activity Fund Fund-raisers. --

7) Discussion and Review of Property Liability Insurance and Vote to Accept Recomendation of Duncall Duvall, Southwest General, Agency of Record.

8) Bond Issue Information - Ron Evans
I joined this discussion in progress and have several pages of notes, but will summarized briefly that Ron had questions for the board that he said were answered as the discussion concluded. Ron questioned why an auditorium, air conditioning for the HS gym, HS science lab improvements and HS Library improvements
were not on the bond issue ahead of field turf. Having attended most of the school board meetings for the past almost 5 years I have heard these answers many times before. Even more details and rationale for all of the items on the March 4th bond election will be presented to Collinsville school patrons in the 2 months before the vote in meetings and the local media. -- Ted

9) Recognition of School Board Members During National Board Member Month.

10) Approve Update of Professional Development Plan for FY2008. -- approved

11) Hiring of Personnel: Mary Pranger, HS Custodian. -- approved

12) Consideration of Naming the Baseball/Softball Field House. -- Athletic Director Bill Rule and CHS Baseball Coach Tony Reeder both said that the former "Pepsi Building" should be named for the Bob Cottingim and Eaton familes for all the past donations and support for many years to Collinsville schools, but a new donation exceeding $10,000 makes the decision much easier. The vending machine contracts with Pepsi (which have been restricted by nutritional legislation and will expire soon) had supported the building's initial years.

13) Assistant Superintendent's Report. -- Terry Due's report:

  • Some ice storm damage at Herald and VoAg building ... will file insurance claims.
  • The new playground equipment should be completly installed at the ECC by the end of the week.

14) Superintendent's Report.
-- Pat Herald's report:

  • With 5 school days lost due to the December ice storm and only 3 weather days built into the original school calendar, Feb 18th (President's day) is a candidate as a potential makeup day (to be decided at the Feb. 4th board meet) for 1 of the 2 days make-up days. The Feb. 15th parent/teacher conference day can not be used for classes. Spring Break (Mar. 17-21) is currently not being considered for makeup but potentially could be if a significant number of additional day are lost to weather before then.
  • A 25-foot easement on school property near 154th St. N. between 14th & 15th is being discussed with a new adjoining property owner (having been sold by Herb Weaver).

15) Announcements. -- none

16) New Business (if any, of an emergency nature or that was not known at the time the agenda was posted):
-- Resignation: Terry Reed (bus driver) and hiring of Fred Cargill to take over the route -- approved.

-- Resignations (effective at the end of the school year in May):
Robin Hopkins__? (35 years) and Vicki Riggs (23 years) 2nd grade teachers. This early notice allows the school to start the search for replacements now. -- approved

17) Adjournment

Posted Jan. 3, 2008 2:30pm at the door of the Education Service Center at 1119 W. Broadway

-- Ted Wright's comments added in purple

Ron Evans Comments On Bond Issue Priorities
School Board Recognition Month
2008 School Board Meeting Dates
Jan. 7, 2008 - 1st Monday
Feb. 4, 2008 - 1st Monday
Mar. 10, 2008 - 2nd Monday
Apr, 7, 2008 - 1st Monday
May 5, 2008 - 1st Monday
June 9, 2008 - 2nd Monday
July 14, 2008 - 2nd Monday
Aug. 4, 2008 - 1st Monday
Sept. 8, 2008 - 2nd Monday
Oct. 6, 2008 - 1st Monday
Nov. 10, 2008 - 2nd Monday
Dec. 8, 2008 - 2nd Monday