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January 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM - Board of Education Regular Meeting

1. Invocation and Flag Salute
1.A. Invocation- Rev. Scott Kinney, Trinity Baptist Church
Speaker(s):  Rev. Scott Kinney
1.B. Flag Salute
Speaker(s):  Leonard Wells
2. Call to Order and Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Mr. Leonard Wells
2.A. Call to Order and Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Mr. Leonard Wells


Board Members attending this meeting included:


Others attending this meeting included: Dr. Jason Simeroth, Superintendent, Dr. Sheli McAdoo- Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Jason Brunk- Assistant Superintendent, Jim Fenrick- Chief Financial Officer, and Jannette Gamble- Administrative Assistant/Board Minute Clerk.

3. Reports/ Comments from Superintendent and/or Staff
3.A. School Board Recognition Month
Speaker(s):  Dr. Simeroth

January is School Board Recognition Month and an opportunity to honor Yukon Public School Board members for their dedication to children and schools.


Their job is to adopt the policies that govern district operations, hire a superintendent, and work with the superintendent to establish a vision, ensure schools are accountable to the community and strongly advocate continuous improvement in student learning. That job entails many meetings; numerous school functions to attend; reams of reports, agendas, proposals and other information to read and study; and a host of difficult decisions to make.  Although they wear many hats in the workday world, school board members put on a collective hat when they get down to the business of leading their school districts. Board members must pull together as a team toward a common goal—helping students achieve. Though they may individually disagree on certain issues, their role as a board is to consistently strive toward that goal.


Board members contribute hundreds of hours, each year, leading their districts. Whether it be crafting policies, hiring top-notch administrators, listening to staff and student concerns or recognizing outstanding programs, board members always keep their eyes on the goal of student achievement.


The time spent in board meetings represents just a small fraction of the hours school board members spend leading their districts. They also work hard at seminars and training sessions to keep abreast of the latest trends in educational leadership, are deeply involved in community activities and spend many hours in the schools and at extracurricular events. Their love for learning, and concern and caring for students, staff and community, drives board members’ desire to lead so students can achieve.


In recognition of their dedicated service, January is designated School Board Recognition Month. This is a time to show appreciation and begin to better understand how local trustees work together to provide a better future for our children. In January, join with others from throughout our district and state to salute the men and women who provide grassroots governance of public schools. Make a special effort to tell each school board member that his or her hard work has been noticed and is truly appreciated.

3.B. Recruitment Report for Certified Class of 2015
Speaker(s):  Dr. Jason Brunk
3.C. National Recognition of the Healthier US School Challenge (HUSSC)-Bronze Level Award.
Speaker(s):  Ms. Emily Forté
Rationale:  All elementary campuses will be receiving a plaque with their name on it as well as a banner and financial incentive.
4. Board Member Communications and Announcements
Speaker(s):  Mr. Leonard Wells
4.A. Individual Board Member Comments
4.B. Upcoming Meetings/ Events:


  • Jan 14:  Lakeview- 5th Gr Musical: Fine Arts Center, 9:15 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.
  • Jan 14: Winter Sports Homecoming Assembly: YHS, 9:53 a.m. BOARD MEMBERS have been invited to attend.
  • Jan 15: Jump Rope for Heart, Shedeck ES, All Day
  • Jan 15: Honor Roll Assembly, Ranchwood ES, 7:50- 8:50 a.m.
  • Jan. 16 JH (YMS) All State Choir Performance: First Church of the Nazarene, Bethany 1:30 p.m. 
    We have one student performing in the Mixed JH Choir and one in the Treble JH Choir.
    The choirs consist of 7, 8, 9 graders who were selected based on audition across our state.
    The 10, 11, 12 All-State Jazz Choir also performs on this concert
  • Jan 19: Admin/School Board Appreciation Lunch: Admin Conference Rm and Lounge, 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
  • Jan 21: Lakeview ES: 4th Gr Honor's Assembly- 6:00 p.m./ 5th Gr Honor's Assembly- 7:00 p.m.
  • Jan. 22- Colla Voce is featured this year in an honors concert at our annual Oklahoma Music Educator. The concert will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church- downtown Tulsa
  • Jan 25-29 Great Kindness Challenge and Food Drive: Lakeview ES
  • Jan. 29 - (YMS)Circle the State with Song Performance- Fine Arts Center, 6:00-7:30 p.m.


  •  Feb 1- Next Board Meeting
  •  Feb 23- Region 10 Meeting- Redlands Community College, El Reno (Please let me know if you are interested, I will make registration arrangements).
5. Communications
5.A. Communications- Request from Patrons to Address the Board- Pursuant to Board Policy AF. Comments can be made only by District Patrons, concerning items listed on the Agenda.
6. Business Items: Consent Docket All of the consent items will be discussed, considered and approved or disapproved by one vote unless the board member desires to have a separate vote on any or all of the consent items.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Leonard Wells
6.A. Minutes from Regular Board Meeting, December 14, 2015
6.B. Encumbrances and Change Orders as recommended by Dr. Jason Simeroth, Superintendent, and Jim Fenrick, Chief Financial Officer
Attachments: (1)
6.C. Treasurer's Report and General Fund Report
6.D. Child Nutrition Report
Attachments: (1)
6.E. Approval of Revision to Policy BH- Sexual Harassment
6.F. Approval of HS Course Description Guide
6.G. Approval of Out of State Travel from Dawna Schweitzer and Michele Hale, to travel to Nashville, on March 31-April 3, 2016 to attend the National Science Teacher Association (NSTA) Conference.
Rationale:  Cost Analysis: Only the registration cost of $530. 00 will be paid by 311 funding
6.H. Approval of Out of State Travel from Tracy McKeown, Stephanie McKinney and Duston Lambakis to travel to Atlanta, Georgia on March 27-April 1, for the National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit.
Rationale:  Cost Analysis: No cost to the district. Paid by DFC Grant
6.I. Approval of Out of State Travel from David Jewell and the Yukon Boys Golf Team 9-12 to travel Forth Worth, TX on March 17-19, 2016 for the Glen Rose Invitational.
Rationale:  Cost Analysis: No Cost to the District. Funded by the Golf Booster Club.
6.J. Approval of Out of State Travel Request from Tiffany Webb and the YHS Cheer (9-12) to travel to Dallas, TX on January 22-24, 2016 for the NCA Senior and Junior High School National Championship.
Rationale:  Cost Analysis: No Cost to the District.
7. New Business:
7.A. New Business-This business, in accordance with Oklahoma Statues, title 25- 311 (A)(9), is limited to any matter not known about or which could not have been reasonably foreseen prior to the time of posting this agenda.
8. Personnel
Speaker(s):  Mr. Leonard Wells
8.A. Personnel-Vote to convene or not to convene, in executive session pursuant to 25 O.S.307 (B)(1) to discuss the resignations, and employment of support and certified personnel, promotions, recommendation of change of assignment and/or transfers, as listed on the attached Exhibit A. Consideration of Superintendent Evaluation will also be discussed during executive session.
Attachments: (1)
8.B. Acknowledge the Board has returned from executive session. Executive session minutes' compliance announcement.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Leonard Wells
8.C. Approval of Personnel Consent Docket as listed.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Leonard Wells
9. Adjournment
9.A. Consideration of and vote on motion to adjourn the meeting.
10. Public Notice/Agenda- The public Notice/Agenda was posted at 600 Maple, Yukon, OK 73099 on the 8th of January, 2016 by 4:00 p.m. by Dr. Jason Simeroth, Superintendent.

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