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School Board Meet
October 10, 2011

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Collinsville Public Schools
1119 West Broadway
Collinsville, OK 74021

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: October 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) Requests to Address the Board. -- John Roach with a construction management service company explained advantages of that service for future schoool construction projects.
4) Reading of Minutes – September 7, 2011 Regular Meeting. -- approved
5) Approval of Purchase Orders and Payment of Purchase Orders – FY2012 General, Building and Casualty Insurance Recovery Funds and All District Funds - Approval of Budgets, Reports, Allocations and Investments.
-- approved
6) Discussion and Vote to Approve Activity Fund Fundraisers. -- ~30 were approved
7) Presentation of FY10-11 Testing Results – Karen Peper and Lisa Rader. -- significant improvement in test scores in 2011 from 2010. Middle school scores were already solid and showed the least jump but Herald and high school scores showed big jumps. Wilson is not tested. The main improvement was achieved by improvement in communication between administrator, and teachers at the various campuses. The EDIT process was credited with helping the improvement. "No Child Left Behind" heightened the pressure on continually improving test scores. The rules are constantly changing and starting in 2014 the process will change completely.

8) Discussion and Vote to Approve FY12 Contract for Vocational Programs. -- approved, state contract (same as last years) for agriculture and family consumer science. A portion of the salaries are reimbursed.

9) Discussion and Vote to Approve Gifted/Talented Education Plan and Committee Members. -- approved, the committee meets and adjust the program for improvement but follows the basic state plan.
10) Discussion and Vote to Approve CheckCare Service Agreement. -- approved (with a no vote by Joe Hampton). The service will attempt to collect returned checks with a $25 fee to the check writer. The number of returned checks has increased in recent years ... mostly from fundraiser sales and lunch payments. The school will typically attempt a no fee repayment before transfering to CheckCare collection.
11) Discussion and Vote to Approve Testing Incentives for High School and TAP Schedule Change – Jon Coleman. -- approved, "Cardinal Card" program to encourage CHS student to take all 7 EOI subject tests seriously (instead of just the 4 required to graduate). The "rewards" would be available to seniors who had passed all 7 tests and include a once per month early release from the last hour, freer entrance to sportsevents, free personalization for a yearbook purchased by student, an additional unexcused absence for semester test exemption purposes. The new program would begin in Nov. 2011. The school district would benefit from the increase in test scores and students would be encouaged to take additional courses (like algebra II) helping with college prep. The TAP (Teacher Advisory Period) borrowed from 5 minutes each class period on Thursdays was moved to 12:50-1:40 9 (between 5th & 6th hour)..
12) Discussion and Vote to Approve Changes to District Board of Education Policy Book. -- Tabled
13) Annual District Student Drop-out Report – Jon Coleman. -- There were no middle school drop outs for FY 2010-2011 and only 3 from CHS (with 1 re-entering). This was a significant improvement from 2009-2010 total of 18 and 2008-2009 total of 23.

14) Resignations: -- accepted
a) Tammy Smith – ECC Kindergarten TA.
b) Missy Patterson – Herald Special Needs TA.

15) Proposed Executive Session to Discuss Personnel and Hiring of Classified Personnel, Pursuant to Section 307 (B)(1) of the Open Meeting Law, O§, so that the Board May Return to Open Session And Vote to Hire or Not Hire Classified Personnel for FY2012.
16) Vote to Convene in Executive Session.
17) Vote to Acknowledge Return of Board to Open Session.
18) Executive Session Minutes Compliance Announcement. -- no action taken
19) Declare Items Surplus and No Longer Needed by District. -- approved, 8 art room tables damaged by rain after roof damage + a failed microwave.
20) Discussion and Vote to Approve PayPal Services. -- Tabled, a planned payment system for meals (through the parent portal) would have a 2.9% charge + a 30 cent fee for each transaction. More details need to be worked out for passing those fees onto the purchaser (instead of the school) before implementing the plan.

21) Hiring of Personnel: -- approved
a) Elizabeth Stamper – Herald Special Needs TA – 6 and 1/2 Hrs.
b) Nicholas Mendez – ECC Kindergarten TA – 6 Hrs.
c) Denetta Marler – MS PE Aide – P/T 2-1/2 Hrs. (new position).

22) Assistant Superintendent’s Report. -- none
23) Superintendent’s Report. -- Terry Due reported for Jim Riley that softball & volleyball seasons had ended and football & cross country were still in progress. The Lady's Cross Country team is ranked #1.
24) Announcements. -- none
25) New Business: (if any, of an emergency nature or that was not known at the time the agenda was posted). -- approved, bus driver Michelle Koscheski has requested to ask for voluntary/donated sick leave from other school employees. She has had surgery for an injured arm and won't be able to drive again until Dec or Jan depending on additional surgeries.
26) 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 6th day of October, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. on the door of the Education Service Center at 1119 West Broadway, Collinsville, OK 74021.

=======================Ted Wright's comments added in purple

"Cardinal Card" EOI Incentive Program

Vocational Program Contract Continued

CheckCare Service For Returned Checks

Executive Session

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