School Board Meet
January 8, 2014

2014- 2015 Voluntary Separation Program
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Collinsville Public Schools
1902 West Maple
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: January 8, 2014
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Education Service Center, 1902 West Maple, 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. -- (Absent: Memory Ostrander) & (Present: Stout, Johnson, Reed, & Oder)
3) Requests to Address the Board. -- None
4) Reading of Minutes – December 9, 2013 Regular Meeting. -- Approved
5) Approval of Purchase Orders and Payment of Purchase Orders – FY2014 General and Building Funds All District Funds - Approval of Budgets, Reports, Allocations and Investments. -- Approved
6) Discussion and Vote to Approve Activity Fund Fundraisers. -- Approved (one for FFA)
7) Discussion and Vote to Approve the 2014-2015 School Calendar -- Approved
(Graphic Format & Text Format (doc) .... for next year) (also photos at bottom of this page)

8) Presentation of the A-F Report Card for the Collinsville School District. Cara Jones -- Each Principal described the efforts at their campus to improve student performance (which hopefully also improves A-F state measures for the schools). Each has remediation efforts in addition to the normal instruction to target students with the most need in reading and math. Arlin stacy had an entertaining video spoof of some "alternative" approaches at his campus before the real approaches were presented by Jenifer Salley. The high school received an "A" and the other campuses received "B-" in the controversial state scores released in November 2013.

9) Discussion and Vote to Approve Changes to the Collinsville Board of Education Policy Book. -- none

10) Proposed Executive Session to Discuss Personnel and Hiring of Certified and 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 Certified and Classified Personnel for FY2014.
11) Vote to Convene in Executive Session.
12) Vote to Acknowledge Return of Board to Open Session.
13) Executive Session Minutes Compliance Announcement.
-- In Executive Session from 8:01 to 854pm

14) Discussion and Vote to Approve Extra Duty Spring Coaches Assignments. -- Approved: The spring head coaches are the same as last year with the exception of Toni Slagle as Head Girls Golf Coach. [Martinez: Boys Soccer; Schubert: Girls Soccer; Tesar: Boys Track; Rogers: Girls Track; Sparksx2: Tennis; Reeder: Baseball; Pratt: Boys Golf]
15) Discussion and Vote to Approve Collinsville Public Schools Voluntary Separation Program for 2014-2015 School Year. -- Approved, The current 3 year program of $400 per month to early retirees expires this July. The new 3 year program would begin August 1, 2014 but new participants must be committed before May 1st. The first program saved the district several hundred thousands. It is estimeted 10 to 15 additional early retirees would sign up this time.
16) Discussion and Review of Property Liability Insurance and Vote to Accept Recommendation of Aaron Reinhardt, AAI, Wilcox & McGrath Insurance, Agent of Record. -- Approved (OSMRT), OSIG was only other choice.
17) Recognition of School Board Members during National School Board Member Month. -- see press release.

18) Assistant Superintendent’s Report.-- Lance West reported on these topics:
* The chilling tower at the middle school had a small leak that has now been repaired but replacing the gylocol was a lengthy exrecise during the freezing weather and Travis Darland was thanked for his efforts.
* Several heaters were repaired recently
* Federal Programs ... including Indian Ed resources which are now being more actively used in the remediation efforts described above in item 8 (A-F Report Cards).
* Professional Development Day (Jan. 3rd)
* Upcoming construction (new elementary first): bid notification documents submitted to Tulsa World. Jan. 23rd contractors info meet before bids. Feb. 6th bids will be opened. Likely special board meet Feb. 19th to act on bids received. Final drawings for the high school improvements expected by the end of January and that bid process can begin.
* Technology" Windows XP support ends soon ... will be switching to Windows 7 (~$7K)

19) Superintendent’s Report. -- Terry Due reported on these topics:
* Terry commended the principals (& their great staffs) for all their A-F efforts. They have great teachers that received "B" grades for "A" efforts.

* 5 "snow days" used leaving just 2 built into the existing schedule (see schedule to right with May 22 as last day of classes).
* Recent state funding info indicates local loss of $191K ... "but we will make ends meet". Most other surrounding districts have even largers losses.
* Congratulations and thanks to the school members for their efforts (year rouind) not just the January school board recognition month.

20) Announcements.
* Wendell Johnson commented positively on the new executive director of the Oklahoma State School Board (Shawn Hime from Enid)
* Athletic Director Jim Riley took the opportunity to brag on the CHS athletic programs continued success ... calling it the "best deal in town". Jim also commented positively on the selection of the sports program success as one of 2013 top stories by this web site.

21) New Business: (if any, of an emergency nature or that was not known at the time the agenda was posted).
* The board accepted the (same day) resignation of April Richardson (para). The board then approved the (timely same day) hiring of Alisa Ruth to replace her as para-professional. She is a Special Education major and daughter of a Herald teacher.
22) 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.

By: ________________________________
Terry Due, Supt. of Schools

Posted this 6th day of January 2014 at 12:00 p.m. on the door of the Education Service Center at 1902 West Maple, Collinsville, OK 74021.

Ted Wright comments in purple

A-F School Report Cards

School Calendar
(For Next Year)

Spring Extra Duty Coaches

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2014 School Board
Meeting Dates
Jan. 8, 2014
2nd Wednesday
Feb. 10, 2014
2nd Monday
Mar. 10, 2014
2nd Monday
April 7, 2014
1st Monday
May 5, 2014
1st Monday
June 2, 2014
1st Monday
July 7, 2014
1st Monday
Aug. 4, 2014
1st Monday
Sept. 8, 2014
2nd Monday
Oct. 6, 2014
1st Monday
Nov. 3, 2014
1st Monday
Dec. 8, 2014
School Calendar
Friday Dec. 6, 2013 unscheduled bad weather day
Monday Dec. 9, 2013 unscheduled bad weather day
Tuesday Dec. 10, 2013 unscheduled bad weather day
Monday Jan. 6, 2014 unscheduled bad weather day
Tueday Jan. 7, 2014 unscheduled bad weather day

Next School Year (2014-2015)