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School Board Meet
October 8, 2012

Brian Phillips' Death:
"Big Time Loss"
Link to previous
school board news.
Oct. 8, 2012 School Board Agenda in pdf format

1-2. All members present: Ostrander, Stout, Johnson, Oder, Sears
3. No requests to address board.
4. MInutes approved

5. Jeff B. Mills, Ph.D. (Executive Director of the Oklahoma State School Boards Association) presented the "Platnium Level" award to Collinsville school board member Wendell Johnson. This is only the 4th time this award (the highest state level OSSBA attainable) has been presented in Oklahoma. Senator Rick Brinkley also had few words of praise for Mr. Johnson who had family and friends at the meeting to wittness the award.
Sample Previous Awards: (Nov. 2003 Level 2) & (Nov. 2006 Level 3) & (Nov. 2007 Level 4) & (Sept. 2008 Level 5)

6.Expenditures Approved
7. Twenty fundraisers were approved ... including two late additions for Brian Phillips. Another was a golf fundraiser for Rusty Flanary that has already been held.
8. Approved $40 for title paper work start on the 4 new buses ... although the first payment is not due until Sept. 2013.
9. Approved contract for Career Tech funding support of local Vo-Ag program (same as last year).
10. Approved Gifted & Talented Education Plan and committee.
11. Only three students have "dropped out" of Collinsville High School in the past year was reported by CHS Principal Jon Coleman. The loss of those 3 is regrettable but still lower than the state average. Those are the only three not tracked to another school or home schooling.
12. A 1986 vintage (non functional) welder was voted as surplus to allow auction.
13-16. Executive session (completed at 8:40pm)
17. Accepted resignations of Williams & Pranger.
18) Approved Hiring of Kelly Whitely (replacing Williams as 1st grade teacher) and Shirley Creekmore and Joan West (mother of Lance West and a retired principal ... who will help with tutoring and remediation at Herald).

19. Lance West reported on these topics:
* Teachers seem pleased with the new professional development schedule which has the days spread more evenly throughout the year (with Sept. 28th the most recent)
* Building upgrades have slowed at other campuses (after summer activity flurry) with recent efforts focused on remodeling at the new ESC building (former church across from the football field). Some moves will begin in the next few weeks as phone switchovers occur.
* 4 new busses here and in use
* Technology upgrades continue (for example wifi and laptop carts).

20. Terry Due reported on these topics:
* Death of CHS Teacher/Coach Brian Phillips (late Friday evening Oct. 5th)
---- Can't say enough good things about Brian
---- He never complained about his health issues (Cystic Fibrosis)
---- Not sure we can replace him ... a big time loss
---- Will likely cover some high school classes during the Thursday funeral with elementary teacher as so many high school teachers will attend
---- All saddened: admin/teachers/students/community
* State Softball Tournament Thursday (in OKC) -- Lady Cards -vs- Carl Albert
* Just missed State Volleyball Tournament with tie-breaker loss in final points
* CCC Band at Bixby Contest: 1st in 5A & 3rd overall
* Junior High Volleyball: both 7th & 8th conference champs
* State School A-F report cards were delayed Monday ... not enough credit for growth. Expect Band better for Collinsville schools.
* The school now owns the church (closing Friday) where ESC is moving soon.

21. Announcements: District school board meet Thursday in Sand Springs.

Ted Wright's comments added in purple

Declare Surplus Welder

New Busses Here

Resignations / Hires

Wendel Johnson Rare State Award

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Remaining 2012 School Board
Meeting Dates

November 5, 2012 1st Monday

December 10, 2012 2nd Monday