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School Board Meet
(7pm) July 14, 2008

Cheryl Hunt Will Be New Wilson Principal
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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 July 14, 2008 -- Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Education Service Center, 1119 West Broadway, Collinsville OK 74021

1) Call to Order and Roll Call of Members.
2) Record of Members Present and Absent. -- Donna Sears out of town
3) Presentation by the Constituency. -- none
4) Reading of Minutes - June 9, 2008 Regular Meeting and June 26th Special Meetings.. -- approved
5) Approval of Purchase Orders and Payment of Purchase Orders - FY2009 General, Building Funds and FY2009 General and Building Fund Reserves and All District Funds - Approval of Budgets, Reports, Allocations and Investments. -- approved
6) Discussion and Vote to Approve Activity Fund Raisers. -- band anf football fund raisers approved
7) Discussion and Vote to Join or Not Join OSSBA for FY2009 -- joining approved

8) Resignation:
-- approved
--a) Corsair Thurman, Wilson Principal
--b) Jennifer Quinten, Wilson Elem. Teacher
--c) Margretta Cooper, Asst. Choral Director
--d) Angele Crowe, TA ECC
--e) Robert Koeliner, Custodian Herald Elem

9) Hiring of Personnel to Fill Current Vacancies: -- approved (except b & e)
--a) Special Ed. Para Herald -- Karen Bowman
--b) 2 HS Spec Ed Paras -- (deferred)
--c) 1 MS Spec Ed Para -- Crystal Martin (moving from Claremore)
--d) Wilson Elementary Principal -- Cheryl Hunt
--e) Wilson Elementary Teacher -- (deferred)
--f) Elementary Music Wilson -- Sara Gilmartin (had been 1/2 time)
--g) Elementary Counselor -- Ashley Boomer (Coaches wife) ... from Clarm.Seq.
--h) Asst. Choral Director -- Jana Schubert Shilling (Dec. TU grad) ... had already been hired by Adair and had to be released for Collinsville job

10) Vote to Approve Lease/Purchase of Copier for Middle School.-- approved (for Library ... old one quit last year)
11) Permission to Move Insurance Casualty Recovery Fund (86) to General or Building Fund for FY2009. -- appproved
12) Discussion and Vote to Approve Working Agreement for FY2009 for Certified Personnel. -- approved, with only some of requested items (step increase, earlier and increased Dec. stipend, increased summer range) but not duty free lunch, not direct deposit.
13) Discussion and Vote to Approve Terry Due as Authorized Official and Certificial Authority for all Local State and Federal Funds for FY2009. -- approved

14) Discussion and Vote on Cost Saving Measures for 2008-2009 School Year. -- approved (with a stated goal of no layoffs or cuts in daily bus routes)
* activity trips outside an 80 mile radius will be charged $1/mile for bus transportation (or 50c/mile for vans) ... from the activity budget to the transportation budget (not from students). ... with exceptions for OSSAA playoffs
* class field trips would be charged $1/student
* will look for ways to trim about $100k cost ... with only $20K covered by grant
* Textbooks -- fortunate to have extra $100K bond money this year
* Technology -- fortunate to have $300K available this year ... but may trim
* 4 day work week successful (again) in summer
* more closely monitor heating/cooling in school facilities ... especially weekends ... with thermostat adjustments

15) Discussion and Vote to Increase CNP - Breakfast Cafeteria Prices. -- approved change to $1.15 for elementary breakfasts and $1.25 for secondary breakfast. Extra milk price adjustments were dicsussed but not changed. Other meal prices were adjusted last year.
16) Declare Surplus and No Longer Needed by the District. -- Football Jerseys in December 2008. -- approved, the football jerseys will be 8 years old at the end of this season and will be offerred as incentive to football players selling enough gold cards in current fund raiser.

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

  • HS Commons -- wall tile complete, floor tile in progress, ceiling and sound system soon. On schedule.
  • Field Turf -- might be complete by Sat/Sunday this week. (see 7/14 photos) with sand/rubber filler to be added by then.
  • Fence at Herald playground to restrict construction zone entry & sidewalk from 3rd grade to bus area

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

  • reminder to board members to support Wendell Johnson at school board state meeting
  • Thank You again to City/Economic Development Authority with school bond funding assist.

19) Announcements. -- 3 three buses raised $900 to $1K each at auction

20) New Business (if any, of an emergency nature or that was not known at the time the agenda was posted):
-- Cara Jones turned in her resignation earlier in the day Monday (July 14th). The board tentatively accepted her resignation pending approvaol by the Oologah board for Cara's new position as assistant principal there. Cara was a middle school teacher here as well as the cheer leading sponsor and tennis coach.

21) Adjournment

Posted June 10th, 2008 3pm at the door of the Education Service Center at 1119 W. Broadway

-- Ted Wright's comments added in purple

Corsair Thurman Resignation as Wilson Elementary Principal

Breakfast Cafeteria Price Increase

Margretta Cooper Resigning As Asst. Choral Director

Cara Jones Resignation Received Same Day As Board Meet