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December 12, 2016 at 5:30 PM - Superintendent's Report and Pawhuska Public Schools Regular Board Meeting

Agenda
1. Call the meeting to order and recording of members present and absent.
Discussion:  President Bute called the meeting to order. Attendance was recorded.
2. Pledge of Allegiance, Salute to the Oklahoma Flag and Moment of Silence.
Rationale:   (I salute the flag of the State of Oklahoma. Its symbols of peace unite all people.)
Discussion: 

President Bute led the Pledge of Allegiance, Salute to the Oklahoma Flag and Moment of Silence.

 

3. Welcome and Comments from Visitors.
Rationale:  “Visitors wishing to speak before the board on any item on the agenda must complete a card with a name and purpose of address. A time limit may be imposed by the President.”
Discussion: 

President Bute welcomed the visitors. There were no comments.

Also in attendance: Byron Cowan, Kim Hester, Joe Sindelar and Dean Hix

4. Superintendent’s Report:
Rationale: 
Mid-Year Finance Report
Discussion: 

Dr. Neufeld presented a mid year finance calculation preliminary report. She noted that there are some adjustments that are being looked into to help with the district weights, such as gifted, head start counts, and sped counts.

Tolson would like to add G/T to monthly Principal report updating how we are coming along with the update of the g/t count. It's revenue we are losing.

Mr. Cowan has noticed that we do not screen new to the district. Working on getting updated tests for those screenings.

Mrs. Hester is working on the model of the Head start to benefit working with PPS to pay for a teacher to be able to count those students. student count only.

5. Principal's Report
Rationale: 

High School A-F School Report Cards andFocus School Status

Student recognition

Absenteeism concerns in District Schools

Challenges with substitute teachers.

Discussion: 

Sindelar spoke about the fire marshal, getting the building cleaned up; semester testing, A-F school report card, and focus school (filed an appeal this with information from the EOI data)

6. Consent Agenda:
Action(s):
Approval of Consent Agemda passed with a motion by Patricia Counts and a second by Danny Ferguson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.A. Approve minutes from the November 14, 2016 Regular Board Meeting
6.B. Approve Student Activity Account
6.C. Approve Treasurer's Report and Investment Report
6.D. Approve Appropriations, Change orders, and Encumbrances:
Rationale: 

2016-2017 General Fund Encumbrances #127-135, 70129 in the amount of $36169.86

2016-2017 General Fund Change Orders 43, 131 in the amount of $2020.30

2016-2017 Building Fund encumbrances 2137 in the amount of 100.00

2016-2017 Building Fund change orders 2013, 2123 in the amount of $9500.00

2016-2017 Gifts and endowment encumbrances 8117-8118 in the amount of $372.49

7. Discuss and vote to approve District Foster Care Plan.
Rationale:  Presented by Kim Hester.
Action(s):
Vote to approve District Foster care plan passed with a motion by Michael Tolson and a second by Patricia Counts.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
8. Vote to approve, not to approve or table 2017-2018 contract with Barlow and Associates for certified negotiations.
Action(s):
Vote to approve the 2017-2018 contract with Barlow and Associates for certified negotiations passed with a motion by Michael Tolson and a second by Patricia Counts.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
9. Vote to approve the 2015-2016 Financial Audit as presented by Sanders, Bledsoe & Hewett
Action(s):
Vote to approve the 2015-2016 financial audit as presented by Sanders, Bledsoe and Hewett passed with a motion by Michael Tolson and a second by Patricia Counts.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
10. Vote to approve Board Goal Setting Session, to take place December 19, 2016.
Action(s):
Vote to approve Board Goal setting session on December 19, 2016 at 5:30 pm passed with a motion by Patricia Counts and a second by Michael Tolson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion: 

Exec session to discuss targeted goals set

District goals

Online submittal of assignments so kids are ready for college.

11. Vote to approve Facility Use Request from Pawhuska Elks Lodge.
Action(s):
Motion to approve the use of the high school field house for the Elk's hoop shoot passed with a motion by Danny Ferguson and a second by Patricia Counts.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
12. Vote to accept the resignation of David Luelf, 8th grade Math Teacher.
Action(s):
Vote to accept the resignation of David Luelf, 8th grade math teacher passed with a motion by Michael Tolson and a second by Danny Ferguson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
13. Vote to accept the resignation of Ernie Barnett, Jr. High Girls Basketball Coach.
Action(s):
Vote to accept the resignation of Ernie Barnett, Jr., JH basketball coach, passed with a motion by Michael Tolson and a second by Patricia Counts.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
14. New Business:
Action(s):
Dr. Neufeld presented Kenny Bighorse as a maintenance/custodial worker, the motion passed with a motion by Michael Tolson and a second by Danny Ferguson.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
15. Comments from the board:
Discussion: 

Counts thanked all the administrators for their time and presentation of activities in their buildings.

Bute congratulationed Dr. Neufeld on receiving her doctorate.

16. Adjourn:
Rationale: 

This agenda was posted in the Administration office and on the East entrance door of the Administration Building at 12:00 PM Friday, December 9, 2016 and posted on the web site: www.pawhuskadistrict.org

 

 

Lauren A. Stanton

Superintendent's Secretary

Pawhuska Public Schools

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