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May 4, 2020 at 6:00 PM - Board of Education Special Meeting

Minutes
1. Call to Order and Roll Call
Speaker(s):  Mr. Leonard Wells
2. Reports/ Comments from Superintendent and/or Staff
Speaker(s):  Dr. Jason Simeroth
Discussion:  Last week of distance learning.  Resources are listed online and will be there all summer.  
May 25, move from school feeding program to the summer feeding program.  We will reduce the number of sites.  
This week teachers are coming back into their sites so they can pack to move into Redstone.  We will phase into allowing teachers back in to prepare for next year.  
We had a walk-thru at Redstone and am still cautiously optimistic that we will be ready to open August 13.  
Dr. Simeroth also bragged on the food services group for the phenomenal job they have done.  Mr. Workman's group of maintenance folks are doing a tremendous job of maintaining the buildings and prepping for next year.  Principals are doing a wonderful job - helping with serving lunches.  Teachers and the curriculum team are doing amazing work preparing and providing distance learning.  Lakeview and Independence new signs are going in!
Plans are now being prepared for so that the last quarter of 19-20 will be worked into the new 20-21 school year.
3. Board Member Communications and Announcements
Discussion:  Mrs. Hawthorne asked about celebrating seniors.  We have plans for a July 18, celebration at the HS football field.  Mrs. Barlow is working with her senior leadership to make decisions on what will be coming out for seniors.  The virtual graduation will be on the Facebook live page and it will be looped and available for download.  The specifics for that will be sent out as soon as it is available.
Mr. Cunningham asked about the monument for the class.  There is still in the works a plaque for the high school.
Mr. Van Meter wanted to add to Dr. Simeroth thanking everyone for the efforts they are putting in place at this difficult time.
Mrs. Cunningham has received emails from parents.  They are happy for the teachers presence online and teachers are emailing students. Thank you so much teachers for all you are doing.  The administrative team is doing such a great job and working together doing all you can to make things happen and we have had phenomenal response from our staff, parents, and community.
Mr. Wells I also want to thank our teachers, administrators and everyone who works for the district.  I also feel for our seniors.  
4. Finance Consent Docket- All of the finance consent items will be discussed, considered and approved or disapproved by one vote unless a board member desires to have a separate vote on any or all of the consent items.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Leonard Wells
Action(s):
I move to approve all business items on the Finance Consent Docket Passed with a motion by Mrs. Suzanne Cannon and a second by Mr. Chris Cunningham.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
4.A. Encumbrances and Change Orders as recommended by Dr. Jason Simeroth, Superintendent, and Jim Fenrick, Chief Financial Officer
4.B. Treasurer's Report(s) and General Fund Report(s)
Attachments: (2)
4.C. Child Nutrition Report
Attachments: (1)
5. Business Item - Separate Vote
Rationale:  Minutes of the April 6, Special Board Meeting
Action(s):
I move we approve the minutes of the April board meeting Passed with a motion by Mr. Chris Cunningham and a second by Mrs. Suzanne Cannon.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
5.A. Minutes of the April 6, Special Board Meeting
Attachments: (1)
6. Business Consent Docket: All of the consent items will be discussed, considered and approved or disapproved by one vote unless a board member requests to have a separate vote on any or all of the consent items.
Speaker(s):  Mr. Leonard Wells
Action(s):
I move to approve Consent Docket as presented Passed with a motion by Mr. Rex Van Meter and a second by Mrs. Suzanne Cannon.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
6.A. Lease Contract with Links to Learning
Rationale:  Last year's contract was August 1, 2019, to May 31, 2020.  This year's contract is June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021, thereby adding two months to the contract length.  The negotiation leading to the addition of two months had the property owner requesting $6,000 per month for ten months, our new contract is for $4,000 per month for 12 months.  The hours of use are also more strictly defined in this new contract.
SUMMARY: This last year we paid 4,000 for 10 months (40,000) and he wanted 6,000 for ten months (60,000), that's 20,000 increase.
The new contract is 4,000 for twelve months (48,000) so in the long run we pay 8,000 more annually, not the 12,000 increase he requested.
We really have no option because we need the space, we are looking at options with our next bond issue.
Attachments: (1)
6.B. Youth & Family Services Contract
Rationale:  This contract is exactly the same as the 19-20 school year contract.
Attachments: (1)
6.C. Paid Lunch Equity
Rationale:  According to the attached form, we should raise the lunch prices and average of $0.24 but there is a ceiling of $0.10.  We are requesting a raise in prices of $0.10.
Attachments: (1)
6.D. Oklahoma Hearing Solutions Contract 
Rationale:  This is the renewal of the same contract we had last year.  
6.E. Jeana Parker Speech Language Pathologist Contract
Rationale:  This is the renewal of the same contract as last year.
Attachments: (2)
6.F. Sign Language Services Resources, Inc. contract
Rationale:  This is a renewal of an existing contract.
Attachments: (2)
7. Personnel Docket:
Speaker(s):  Mr. Leonard Wells
Action(s):
I move we approve the personnel as listed Passed with a motion by Mrs. Suzanne Cannon and a second by Mr. Chris Cunningham.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Goals:
  • PERSONNEL- We will recruit, retain, and compensate highly motivated educators that are committed to professional growth and excellence.
7.A. Approval of Personnel Items as listed.
8. Adjournment
Action(s):
I move we adjourn Passed with a motion by Mrs. Michele Hawthorne and a second by Mr. Chris Cunningham.
No Action(s) have been added to this Agenda Item.
Discussion:  Time:  6:39pm
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